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    • The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre

    • A detailed narrative of the events and conflicts that led to the 1863 Bear River massacre of over two hundred Shoshoni men, women, and children at the hands of volunteer soldiers from California.
    • American Indian
    • I Am Looking to the North for My Life

    • Shows how two countries struggled to control a potentially explosive border situation while steadfastly looking the other way as the valiant culture of the Sioux came to its bitter fate.
    • American Indian
    • Ute Tales

    • A collection of distinctive Ute animal and human tales that offers a rich source of Ute culture for anyone interested in the peoples of the Great Basin.
    • American Indian
    • Kinaaldá

    • An acknowledged classic, this work remains the most complete “outsider” account of an important Navajo ceremony for the onset of a girl's puberty.
    • American Indian
    • American Indian English

    • An examination of the varieties of Indian English and the linguistic and sociolinguistic characteristics of language use among Navajo, Hopi, Mojave, Ute, and many other American Indian Tribes.
    • Linguistics / American Indian
    • Shoshone Tales

    • A collection of prized Western Shoshone tales set primarily in the “Time when Animals Were People,” the legendary past when animals had the power of speech and established human customs.
    • American Indian
    • The Road on Which We Came

    • Crum, an enrolled tribal member, wrote the first comprehensive history of the Great Basin Shoshone, presenting the tribe as an active force in their own history.
    • American Indian
    • Navaho Legends

    • A collection of Navajo oral traditions fully faithful to the 1897 original by Washington Matthews, containing richly detailed legends that remain among the most complete sources of Navajo culture.
    • American Indian
    • Havasupai Legends

    • Written in consultation with some of the last Havasupai shamans, this book details religious beliefs, customs, healing practices, and legends of the Havasupai.
    • American Indian / Anthropology
    • The Night Chant

    • A detailed description of a nine-day Navajo ceremony of healing rites, songs, myths, and prayers performed only during “frosty weather” as observed by ethnologist and linguist Washington Matthews.
    • American Indian
    • The Mountain Chant

    • This updated volume discusses the nine-day winter Navajo healing ceremony intended to cure disease, bring rain, and invoke the unseen powers for general benefit.
    • American Indian
    • The Kachina and the Cross

    • A weaving of archaeology, anthropology, and history that tells a dramatic story of conflict between the Pueblo Indians and Franciscan missionaries of seventeenth-century Spanish New Mexico.
    • American Indian
    • I, the Song

    • An introduction to the rich and complex classical North American poetry that grew out of and reflects Indian life before the European invasion.
    • American Indian / Poetry
    • Reading and Writing the Lakota Language

    • This elementary grammar of Lakota is the first written by a native speaker and includes conjugation, syntax, sentence construction and a special emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation.
    • Linguistics / American Indian
    • Itzaj Maya Grammar

    • A landmark contribution to the study of discourse in Maya language that centers on the Itzaj Maya language, a member of the Yukatekan Maya language family spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize.
    • Linguistics / American Indian
    • Navajo Places

    • This volume is the most ambitious attempt yet to preserve the Navajo place-names of their traditional homeland in the Four Corners region.
    • American Indian
    • Standing Flower

    • A chronicle of the life of Irving Pabanale (Standing Flower), who worked on the Hopi tribal police force, served as a judge, and became a medicine man during the early to mid twentieth century.
    • American Indian
    • An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language

    • Provides basic information on Shoshoni phonology and grammar, containing exercises for students and sections on culture that discuss topics like presentation of self, eye contact, and other non-verbal behavior.
    • Linguistics / American Indian
    • Indians in Yellowstone National Park

    • This newly revised popular history presents prehistoric uses of the Park and human influences on its ecosystem.
    • American Indian / Western History / Archaeology
    • Navajo and Photography

    • An enlightening juxtaposition of cultures that calls attention to the inability of non-Navajo photographers, of yesterday and today, to capture the experiences and history of the Navajo people.
    • American Indian
    • Weaving a Legacy

    • Examines the changes of the iconic weaved willow baskets of the Owens Valley Paiute and Panamint Shoshone tribes in the context of the region’s dramatic social history.
    • American Indian
    • Art of the Warriors

    • A book on the North American Plains rock art spanning at least 5,000 years, ranging from finely drawn polychrome shield-bearing warrior pictographs to crudely pecked abstract petroglyphs.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • Mountain Spirit

    • This volume discusses the many groups that visited or lived in Yellowstone in prehistoric and historic times, putting to rest the pervasive notion that Indians did not inhabit the area.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • The Long Walk

    • Tells the story of the eight-thousand Navajo men, women and children forced from their sacred homeland and marched over 300 miles to Bosque Redondo, a barren reservation in New Mexico.
    • American Indian
    • Splendid Heritage

    • A stunning catalog of American Indian artifacts. Represents the commitment of American collectors to share the beauty and significance of hundreds of ethnographic treasures with a worldwide audience.
    • American Indian
    • We Shall Remain

    • Offers a powerful perspective on the American Indian tribes of the Great Basin region now known as Utah. Produced in collaboration with the five principle nations of the Great Basin: the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo...
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Splendid Heritage

    • A deluxe edition featuring an embossed slip case and embossed bear claw necklace print.
    • American Indian
    • Sherman Alexie

    • A collection of essays on the works of Sherman Alexie, this excellent volume sets a new standard for literary criticism.
    • Literary Criticism / American Indian
    • Two Toms

    • Presented as an engaging narrative, Johnson’s book reveals details about the Shoshone culture as it chronicles the story of the friendship between these two men of different backgrounds.
    • American Indian
    • Forced to Abandon Our Fields

    • A record of interviews with 34 Pima elders that put a face on the depth of hardships facing many Indians in the late nineteenth century.
    • Western History / American Indian
    • As If the Land Owned Us

    • A fascinating and much-needed study of the life and times of the little-known White Mesa Utes
    • American Indian
    • Troubled Trails

    • A fresh study of the Meeker Affair from the points of view of both the Utes and the non-Indian participants
    • American Indian / Western History
    • Becoming White Clay

    • An archaeological, historical, and ethnographic study of the Jicarilla Apache
    • American Indian / Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Navajo Tradition, Mormon Life

    • Navajo Jim Dandy became a Mormon as part of the LDS Placement program and found a way to combine the traditions and beliefs of both
    • American Indian / Mormon Studies
    • Life’s Journey—Zuya

    • A fascinating look at Lakota lifeways and history through the voices of medicine men and White Hat's personal stories.
    • American Indian
    • Northern Paiute­–Bannock Dictionary

    • The vast amount of detail provided for each entry makes this a valuable resource for linguists, native speakers, and those wishing to learn and preserve the Northern Paiute and Bannock languages.
    • American Indian / Linguistics
    • American Indian Treaties

    • The volume provides a comprehensive list of American Indian treaties and examines their historical context and meanings.
    • American Indian / History
    • Decoding Andean Mythology

    • The first comprehensive exploration of the rich mythology and folktales of the Andean cultural area
    • Folklore Studies / American Indian Studies
    • Ephemeral Bounty

    • An archaeological study of ephemeral wooden structures reveals new information on the final chapter of autonomous Ute history in Colorado
    • Archaeology / American Indian Studies
    • Pisskan

    • A comprehensive exploration of the interplay of archaeological research and public education at ancient North American bison-kill sites
    • Archaeology / American Indian Studies
    • Making Lamanites

    • Traces the experiences of students in the Indian Student Placement Program to reveal how and why many of these Native youth adopted a new notion of Indianness
    • Mormon Studies / American Indian Studies
    • The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians

    • Explores the social, cultural, and economic consequences of the railroad for the Pueblo Indian
    • American Indian Studies / Western History

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