Alaska Native Studies

ALASKA (LIFETIME)

ALASKA (LIFETIME)
$23.00
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188309540871488

ALASKA NATIVE CULTURES AND ISSUES

ALASKA NATIVE CULTURES AND ISSUES
$17.00

Making up more than ten percent of Alaska's population, Native Alaskans are the state's largest minority group. Yet most non-Native Alaskans know surprisingly little about the histories and cultures of their indigenous neighbors, or about the important issues they face. This concise book compiles frequently asked questions and provides informative and accessible responses that shed light on some common misconceptions. With responses composed by scholars within the represented communities and reviewed by a panel of experts, this easy-to-read compendium aims to facilitate a deeper exploration and richer discussion of the complex and compelling issues that are part of Alaska Native life today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781602230910
Publication Date: 
2010-07-14
Publisher: 
University of Alaska Press

ALASKA NATIVE WRITERS, STORYTELLERS AND ORATORS

ALASKA NATIVE WRITERS, STORYTELLERS AND ORATORS
$21.00
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074470805014

ALASKA NATIVES AND AMERICAN LAWS: THIRD EDITION

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$96.00
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Now in its third edition, "Alaska Natives and American Laws" is still the only work of its kind, canvassing federal law and its history as applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska.Covering 1867 through 2011, the authors offer lucid explanations of the often-tangled history of policy and law as applied to Alaska s first peoples. Divided conceptually into four broad themes of indigenous rights to land, subsistence, services, and sovereignty, the book offers a thorough and balanced analysis of the evolution of these rights in the forty-ninth state.This third edition brings the volume fully up to date, with consideration of the broader evolution of indigenous rights in international law and recent developments on the ground in Alaska."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781602231757
Author: 
Voluck, David A
Publication Date: 
2012-11-14
Publisher: 
University of Alaska Press

ANCESTORS AND RELATIVES: GENEALOGY, IDENTITY, AND COMMUNITY

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Genealogy has long been one of humanity's greatest obsessions. But with the rise of genetics, and increasing media attention to it through programs like Who Do You Think You Are? and Faces of America, we are now told that genetic markers can definitively tell us who we are and where we came from.
The problem, writes Eviatar Zerubavel, is that biology does not provide us with the full picture. After all, he asks, why do we consider Barack Obama black even though his mother was white? Why did the Nazis believe that unions of Germans and Jews would produce Jews rather than Germans? In this provocative book, he offers a fresh understanding of relatedness, showing that its social logic sometimes overrides the biological reality it supposedly reflects. In fact, rather than just biological facts, social traditions of remembering and classifying shape the way we trace our ancestors, identify our relatives, and delineate families, ethnic groups, nations, and species. Furthermore, genealogies are more than mere records of history. Drawing on a wide range of evidence, Zerubavel introduces such concepts as braiding, clipping, pasting, lumping, splitting, stretching, and pruning to shed light on how we manipulate genealogies to accommodate personal and collective agendas of inclusion and exclusion. Rather than simply find out who our ancestors were and identify our relatives, we actually construct the genealogical narratives that make them our ancestors and relatives.
An eye-opening re-examination of our very notion of relatedness, Ancestors and Relatives offers a new way of understanding family, ethnicity, nationhood, race, and humanity.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780199773954
Author: 
Zerubavel, Eviatar
Publication Date: 
2011-11-08
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, USA

ANOTHER CULTURE, ANOTHER WORLD (P)

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Explore the great diversity and common humanity of Alaska's cultural mosaic.
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9781578333011
Author: 
Father Michael Oleksa
Publication Date: 
2016-08-07
Publisher: 
Association of Alaska School B

BLUEBOOK: UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION

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9780692400197
Publication Date: 
2015-05-11
Publisher: 
Harvard Law Review Association

BREAKING THE ICE (P)

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Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and indigenous rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting transformation in domestic politics as the indigenous peoples of the North gained an increasingly prominent role in the governance of their homeland. This work is based on field research conducted by the author during his nine-year residency in the Western Arctic. Zellen discusses the major conflicts facing Alaskan Natives, from the struggle to regain control over their land claims to the Native alienation from the corporate structure and culture and the resulting resurgence in tribalism. He shows that while the forces of modernism and traditionalism continued to clash, these conflicts were mediated by the structures of co-management, corporate development, and self-government created by the region's comprehensive land claims settlements. Breaking the Ice gives testimony to the achievements of Alaskan Natives through peaceful negotiation, and argues that the age of land claims has transmuted this same tribal force into something else altogether in the North: a peaceful force to spawn the emergence of new structures of Aboriginal self-governance.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780739119426
Author: 
Zellen, Barry Scott
Publication Date: 
2008-03-19
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Publisher: 
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Lexington Books

ETOK A STORY OF ESKIMO POWER

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This biography of Charles Edwardsen, Jr. (Etok), an Eskimo radical, is the story of the struggle to protect Alaska Native land rights and way of life in the face of the relentless onslaught of Western culture.
Etok is a contradiction in terms -- wild-eyed and mystic, by turns incredibly rude and terribly vulnerable, but always politically astute. He is both a product of his own ancient culture and a prophet of our times. Etok is the only book which gives an account -- from the Alaska Native point-of-view -- of how Alaska Natives organized and fought to obtain the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. As such, it is a valuable part of Alaska history. It is a story that should make every Native American proud.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780918339591
Author: 
Hugh Gregory Gallagher
Publication Date: 
2001-10-31
Publisher: 
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Vandamere Press

EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY (P)

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A rare and often intimate glimpse at the resilience and perserverance of Native women who face each day positively and see the richnes in their lives.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781555916916
Author: 
Wilma Mankiller
Publication Date: 
2011-05-01
Publisher: 
Fulcrum Publishing

Indigenous Peoples and Languages of Alaska (new map)

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$15.00

This exquisitely illustrated and extensive map charts the peoples and languages of Alaska natives. The author, who founded the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and directed it until 2000, was responsible for assembling the archive of Alaska Native language documentation and has for more than two decades worked to bring the world s attention to the enormity of the language endangerment crisis. A central contribution to the field of Alaska studies, "Indigenous People and Languages of Alaska" offers a unique geographic perspective and reflects the most up-to-date, contemporary research.It will serve as an essential resource for Native and linguistic researchers."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781555001131
Author: 
West, Colin Thor
Publication Date: 
2011-12-31
Publisher: 
Alaska Native Language Center

KUSIQ (P)

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If you are a casual reader who wants an intriguing glimpse into Eskimo life, a novice oral historian who wants to know how it is done right, or a student of Alaska who wants an Inupiat perspective of the changes that swept the western Arctic this century, read Kusiq.
(Journal of the West)

A vivid 'inside' account of an observant Eskimo male who mastered much of the traditional subsistence technology and lore and who lived through the end of commercial whaling, the development and decline of introduced reindeer herding and the fur market, and through World War II and its aftermath. In its scope as well as in the presentation of historical, cultural, and linguistic context,Kusiq is far more extensive than [other] autobiographies.
(American Indian Culture and Research Journal)

Kusiq represents a new wave in literature, the expressions of cultural awakenings among native American cultures, the attempt to redefine the native world in written form, to recast history, a history for too long the domain of the white system.
(ARCTIC)

It would be difficult to find a better, more interesting first-person account of Eskimo life during the first half of this century. [It is] second in an ambitious series of oral histories developed by the University of Alaska Press.
(Scan-A-Book)

The collaborators for this book include William Schneider, curator of oral history at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Leona Kisautaq Okakok, manager of the Arctic Education Foundation at the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; and James Mumigana Nageak, coordinator of bilingual and multicultural instruction at the North Slope Borough School District. Schneider recorded and compiled Bodfish's stories, while Okakok and Nageak, both Inupiaq Eskimo language specialists, contributed their skills in interviewing, translating, and clarifying Inupiaq concepts. The book contains twelve chapters of Bodfish's narrative, background and commentary by the collaborators, and information on pronunciation, personal names, genealogical relations, and place names.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780912006444
Author: 
Waldo Bodfish Sr.
Publication Date: 
1991-02-01
Publisher: 
University of Alaska Press

LIVING OUR CULTURES, SHARING OUR HERITAGE

LIVING OUR CULTURES, SHARING OUR HERITAGE
$29.00
over-sized soft cover, 312 pages, color photos
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9781588342782

NATIVE UNIVERSE: VOICES OF INDIAN AMERICA (P)

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This gorgeous volume draws from the vast archives of the National Museum of the American Indian and the voices of some of the most prominent Native American scholars, writers, activists and tribal leaders. More than 300 full-color illustrations depict the artistry and culture of our hemisphere’s diverse indigenous peoples. With its insightful, firsthand prose, the book is a reminder that the ancient philosophies and folkways are just as valuable and relevant in today’s world as they were generations ago.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426203350
Publication Date: 
2008-10-21
Publisher: 
National Geographic

OUR VOICES: NATIVE STORIES of ALASKA and the YUKON

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Storytelling is a precious, vibrant tradition among the Native peoples of the Far North. Collected here for the first time are stories from the communities of interior Alaska and the Yukon Territory. These are the tales the people tell about themselves, their communities, and the world they inhabit. Our Voices showcases twenty storytellers and writers who represent a full range of Athabaskan and related languages of Alaska and the Yukon. Both men and women recount popular tales of ancient times that describe the origins of social institutions and cultural values, as well as meaningful, sometimes intimate stories about their own lives and families or the history of their people. As representatives of an art transmitted through countless generations and now practiced with renewed interest and vigor by people reclaiming their cultural heritage, these narratives create a broad, brightly colored, richly detailed picture of the world of the Far North, present and past."
ISBN/SKU: 
9780803289840
Publication Date: 
2001-08-31
Publisher: 
University of Nebraska Press

REAL INDIANS (LIFETIME)

REAL INDIANS (LIFETIME)
$40.00
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267308197775223

REIMAGINING INDIAN COUNTRY (P)

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For decades, most American Indians have lived in cities, not on reservations or in rural areas. Still, scholars, policymakers, and popular culture often regard Indians first as reservation peoples, living apart from non-Native Americans. In this book, Nicolas Rosenthal reorients our understanding of the experience of American Indians by tracing their migration to cities, exploring the formation of urban Indian communities, and delving into the shifting relationships between reservations and urban areas from the early twentieth century to the present. With a focus on Los Angeles, which by 1970 had more Native American inhabitants than any place outside the Navajo reservation, Reimagining Indian Country shows how cities have played a defining role in modern American Indian life and examines the evolution of Native American identity in recent decades. Rosenthal emphasizes the lived experiences of Native migrants in realms including education, labor, health, housing, and social and political activism to understand how they adapted to an urban environment, and to consider how they formed--and continue to form--new identities. Though still connected to the places where indigenous peoples have preserved their culture, Rosenthal argues that Indian identity must be understood as dynamic and fully enmeshed in modern global networks.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781469617565
Author: 
Rosenthal, Nicolas G
Publication Date: 
2014-07-31
Publisher: 
University of North Carolina Press

RIFLES, BLANKETS & BEADS (P)

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Volume 216 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series Whoever heard of a party at which the hosts lavishly give away presents, refusing to accept any gifts in return, keeping little for themselves? This is the custom of the Northern Athapaskan potlatch, a tradition that has long fascinated Americans. In Rifles, Blankets, and Beads, William E. Simeone explores the potlatch and its role in balancing competition and cooperation among the Tanacross people, a Northern Athapaskan culture. According to Simeone, the potlatch tradition helps the Tanacross people uphold standards of acceptable behavior through curbing competitiveness and stressing the ideals of cooperation. Simeone also examines Northern Athapaskan leadership practices, the introduction of trade goods into Athapaskan culture, and the complexities of cultural identity for the Tanacross. "Simeone's analysis is sophisticated and overwhelmingly convincing. . . . Simeone circulated his manuscript among some of the Tanacross people for comment before its publication, and I count the book as another success in the current trend for western anthropologists and historians to consult closely with the Natives about whom they write in a mutual effort to achieve deeper understanding for all concerned."--Catharine McClellan, Alaska History
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806135083
Author: 
Simeone, William
Publication Date: 
1994-12-31
Publisher: 
University of Oklahoma Press

RIGHT TO BE COLD (P)

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Now in paperback, one of Canada's most passionate environmental and human rights activists addresses the global threat of climate change from the intimate perspective of her own Arctic childhood

The Arctic ice is receding each year, but just as irreplaceable is the culture, the wisdom that has allowed the Inuit to thrive in the Far North for so long. And it's not just the Arctic. The whole world is changing in dangerous, unpredictable ways. Sheila Watt-Cloutier has devoted her life to protecting what is threatened and nurturing what has been wounded. In this culmination of Watt-Cloutier's regional, national, and international work over the last twenty-five years, The Right to Be Cold explores the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture, of which her own background is such an extraordinary example. This is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780143187646
Author: 
Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
Publication Date: 
2016-02-29
Publisher: 
Penguin Books Canada

ROOTS OF TICASUK: AN ESKIMO WOMAN'S FAMILY STORY POD

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Ticasuk, a 20th-century Inupiat Eskimo woman, writes a true and compelling account of generations of an Alaskan Native Family.
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9780882401171
Author: 
Ticasuk
Publication Date: 
1981-05-31
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Alaska Northwest Books

SAFETY FOR NATIVE WOMEN

SAFETY FOR NATIVE WOMEN
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A powerful presentation of the impact of colonization of American Indian tribes on the safety of Native American women and the changes to address such violence under the Violence Against Women Act. This essential reading reviews through the voices and experiences of Native women the systemic reforms under the Act to remove barriers to justice and their safety. It places the historic changes witnessed over the last twenty years under the Act in the context of the tribal grassroots movement for safety of Native women. Legal practitioners, students and social justice advocates will find this book a powerful and inspirational resource to creating a more just, humane, and safer world.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781500918514
Author: 
Agtuca, Jacqueline
Publication Date: 
2014-08-31
Publisher: 
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

SHANDAA: IN MY LIFETIME

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The late centenarian Belle Herbert's lively memories of nineteenth century life on the upper Yukon River, recounted here in Gwich'in Athabaskan with English translations, cover topics such as hunting, traveling, marriage, religion, and cooking. These are experiences from a full life, shared across generations and between cultures.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780912006307
Author: 
Herbert, Velle
Publication Date: 
1988-08-31
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Publisher: 
University of Alaska Press

SHARING OUR STORIES OF SURVIVAL (P)

SHARING OUR STORIES OF SURVIVAL  (P)
$46.00
A general introduction to the social and legal issues involved in acts of violence against Native women, this book's contributors are lawyers, social workers, social scientists, writers, poets, and victims. In the U.S. Native women are more likely than women from any other group to suffer violence, from rape and battery to more subtle forms of abuse, and Sharing Our Stories of Survival explores the causes and consequences of such behavior. The stories and case-studies presented here are often painful and raw, and the statistics are overwhelmingly grim; but a countervailing theme also runs through this extremely informative volume: Many of the women who appear in these pages are survivors, often strengthened by their travails, and the violence examined here is human violence, meaning that it can be changed, if only with much effort and education. The first step is to lay out the truth for all to see, and that is the purpose accomplished by this book.
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9780759111257
Publication Date: 
2007-10-14
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Publisher: 
Altamira Press

TEACHING SPIRITS: UND NATIVE AMER RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS (P)

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Teaching Spirits offers a thematic approach to Native American religious traditions. Within the great multiplicity of Native American cultures, Joseph Epes Brown has perceived certain common themes that resonate within many Native traditions. He demonstrates how themes within native traditions connect with each other, at the same time upholding the integrity of individual traditions. Brown illustrates each of these themes with in-depth explorations of specific native cultures including Lakota, Navajo, Apache, Koyukon, and Ojibwe. Brown demonstrates how Native American values provide an alternative metaphysics that stand opposed to modern materialism. He shows how these spiritual values provide material for a serious rethinking of modern attitudes - especially toward the environment - as well as how they may help non-native peoples develop a more sensitive response to native concerns. Throughout, he draws on his extensive personal experience with Black Elk, who came to symbolize for many the greatness of the imperiled native cultures.
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9780199739004
Author: 
Brown, Joseph
Publication Date: 
2010-03-11
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Oxford University Press, USA