UNC Press is raffling off the two inaugural volumes in our new series, Critical Indigeneities. To help us celebrate, enter to win copies of: Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance by Stephanie Nohelani Teves The Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging by Kristina M. Jacobsen To enter, simply follow us on… Continue Reading Time for another UNC Press book giveaway: Enter to win two new books in Native American and Indigenous studies!
It was lovely, this old plantation house, perched, as it was, atop a hillside. Striking in its grandeur. Alluring in its light. I could almost believe, staring up at the glowing, Palladian window panes, that the year was 1806, that Cherokees still possessed the lands of northern Georgia, that the wealthy Cherokee family who once dwelled in this home would appear at a doorway in waistcoats and bustles. Continue Reading Excerpt: The House on Diamond Hill, by Tiya Miles
Author Rose Stremlau gives examples of financial savvy during Cherokee allotment between 1887 & 1934 that slowed the predatory efforts of the federal government. Continue Reading Rose Stremlau: Indigenous Financial Literacy
The majority of human civilizations across time and place have not organized themselves into nuclear family units based on monogamous, heterosexual coupling. Native North American societies provide hundreds of alternative examples. Continue Reading Rose Stremlau: History’s Definition of an American Family
The commissioner of Indian affairs urged that “[the Indian] must be imbued with the exalting egotism of American civilization so that he will say ‘I’ instead of ‘We’ and ‘This is mine’ instead of ‘This is ours.'” Continue Reading Encouraging selfishness on the reservation: An excerpt from Cahill’s Federal Fathers & Mothers
Cathleen Cahill writes about changes at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Continue Reading Cathleen Cahill on “Not Your Great-Great-Grandmother’s BIA”
Phillip Round, author of Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880, recently sat down for an interview on Iowa Public Radio. He joined American Indian studies lecturer James Coppoc and short story author Eddie Chuculate to discuss the history and current state of Native American literature. Beyond his broad knowledge on Native… Continue Reading Listen: Phillip Round on Native American Literature
Monday, the New York Times ran a story about Native American language resuscitation occurring at Stony Brook University, where scholars are trying to revive the Shinnecock and Unkechaug languages of two of the Indian tribes that called Long Island home in the past. The process is proving to be difficult–few written examples of the language… Continue Reading New Malinda Maynor Lowery Post at First Peoples