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On Display at Clarkston: 2019

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

January 2019

Indigenous Issues Web Pages

American Indian College Fund
American Indian College Fund: Education is the Answer
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for nearly 30 years, consistently receiving top ratings from national independent charity watchdog organizations.

BIA Tribal Map
US Bureau of Indian Affairs

A map of registered Native American tribes divided into Bureau of Indian Affairs regions. Click on a thumbtack to see each tribe's loccation and for links to its web site. Due to the Trail of Tears, many Southern tribes such as the Cherokee and Choctaw are in Oklahoma.
Eileen H. Kramer

First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute
First Nations Development Institute
Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.With the support of individuals, foundations, corporate and tribal donors, First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance & training, advocacy & policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas…

Indigenous Religions
People's of the World
Ishi in Two Worlds
Gambling on Authenticity

Indigenous Peoples Movement
Indigenous Peoples Movement
Indigenous Peoples Movement
The Indigenous Peoples movement is a grassroots initiative to unite ALL indigenous voices & bring positive change. We are a collective of various Indigenous peoples from all over the world, from all nations, uniting in the stand against issues that directly affect our lands, peoples, and respective cultures. This is a place where we can stand together, speak our truths and collaborate.It will start with a march……but that is just the beginning.

US Bureau of Indian Affairs
US Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

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Dying Words
All the Indians have Died Off
Indigenous Experience Today
Indian Voices

Stand for Indigenous Rights

This is dual display. One half is a repeat of the 2018 Martin Luther King The other half commemorates the Indigenous Peples's March on Washington which took place January 18, 2019. Though experts do not fully agree on who is an indigenous person (The map at the First Nations Institute leaves the continental United States complete blank,

while Greaves includes pepoles of European decent.) though the definition of ally is more inclusivv, this display features books and web sites that deal with indigenous and native American social issues, history, culture, and resistance.

Books on Indigenous Cultures, Peoples, and Issues

Brusch, Stephen B. and Doreen Stabinsky. Valuing Local Knowledge: Indigenous Pepole and Intellectual Property Rights.
Island Press, 1996.
Call # GF21 .V37 1996
hile tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of biological diversity and for meeting the needs of local people. This volume brings together world-renowned scientists and conservationists to address the biological and socioeconomic value of forest remnants and to examine practical efforts to conserve those remnants.

de la Cadena, Marisol, Orin Starn, and Wener-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Indigenous Experience Today.
New York, Berg, 2007.
Call # GN380 .I523 2007
A century ago, the idea of indigenous people as an active force in the contemporary world was unthinkable. It was assumed that native societies everywhere would be swept away by the forward march of the West and its own peculiar brand of progress and civilization. Nothing could be further from the truth. Indigenous social movements wield new power, and groups as diverse as Australian Aborigines, Ecuadorian Quichuas, and New Zealand Maoris, have found their own distinctive and assertive ways of living in the present world.

Curtis, Edward S. Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks,
Minneapolis MN, Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, 2015.
Call # E77.5 .C75 2015
This collection presents a selection of vintage photographs by the renowned photographer Edward S. Curtis. Featuring both iconic and rarely seen images from the more than 40,000 photographs Curtis took in his quest to document the physical and spiritual lives of the Native peoples of North America, this volume explores Curtis' artistry, his mastery of the photographic process, and his commitment to preserving for posterity the traditional lifeways of Native Americans in the early twentieth century.

Davis, Wade, K. et. al. Book of Peoples of the World: A Guide to Cultures.
National Geographic, 2007.
Call # GN378 .P4616 2007
As cultures and languages disappear from the Earth at a shocking rate, it becomes all the more urgent for us to know and value the world s many ethnic identities. National Geographic's Book of Peoples of the World propels that important quest with concern, authority, and respect. Created by a team of experts, this hands-on resource offers thorough coverage of more than 200 ethnic groups - some as obscure as the Kallawaya of the Peruvian Andes, numbering fewer than 1,000; others as widespread as the Bengalis of India, 172 million strong.

Dennis, Yvonne Wakim, Arlene B. Hierschfelder, and Shannon Rothenberger Flynn. Native American Almanac.
Dennis, Yvonne Wakim, Arlene B. Hierschfelder, and Shannon Rothenberger Flynn.
Call # E77 .D394 2016
he impact of early encounters, past policies, treaties, wars, and prejudices toward America's Indigenous peoples is a legacy that continues to mark America. The history of the United States and Native Americans are intertwined.

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne and Dina Gilo-Whitaker. "All the Real Indians Died Off:" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans.
Beacon Press, 2016.
Call # E76.8 .D85 2016
In this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing how these ideas evolved, and drawing from history, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indgenous Peoples' History of the United States.
eacon Press, 2014.
Call # E76.8 .D86 2014
oday in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally-recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.

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Evans, Nicholas. Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What they Have to Tell Us.
Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Call # P40.5.E53 E93 2010
The next century will see more than half of the world’s 6,000 languages become extinct, and most of these will disappear without being adequately recorded. Written by one of the leading figures in language documentation, this fascinating book explores what humanity stands to lose as a result.

Garrison, Alan and Greg Obrien Editors. The Native South: New Histories and Enduring Legacies.
University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
Call # EBook Central E78.S65.N385 2017
In The Native South, Tim Alan Garrison and Greg O’Brien assemble contributions from leading ethnohistorians of the American South in a state-of-the-field volume of Native American history from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Spanning such subjects as Seminole–African American kinship systems, Cherokee notions of guilt and innocence in evolving tribal jurisprudence, Indian captives and American empire, and second-wave feminist activism among Cherokee women in the 1970s, The Native South offers a dynamic examination of ethnohistorical methodology and evolving research subjects in southern Native American history.
ProQuest EBook Central

Gercken, Becca and Julie Pelletier Editors. Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming and the Novel Savage, and the Not-so-new Indian.
Michigan State University Press, 2018.
Call # EBook Central E98
In the decades since the passing of the Pamajewon ruling in Canada and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in the United States, gaming has come to play a crucial role in how Indigenous peoples are represented and read by both Indians and non-Indians alike. This collection presents a transnational examination of North American gaming and considers the role Indigenous artists and scholars play in producing depictions of Indigenous gambling. In an effort to offer a more complete and nuanced picture of Indigenous gaming in terms of sign and strategy than currently exists in academia or the general public, Gambling on Authenticity crosses both disciplinary and geographic boundaries.
ProQuest EBook Central

Gibbon, Piers and Jane Houston. Tribe: Endangered Peoples Around the World.
Firefly Books, 2010.
Call # GN380 .G53 2010
Presents the cultures, beliefs, and societal patterns of over two hundred indigenous peoples and describes their degrees of integration with other societies and the integrity of their indigenous identities.

Graham, Harvey. Indigenous Religions: A Companion.
Cassell, 2000.
Call # BL380 .I56 2000
Indigenous religions are the majority of the world's religions. This Companion shows how much they can contribute to a richer understanding of human identity, action, and relationships. An international team of contributors discuss representative indigenous religions from all continents.

Greaves, Thomas C. Endangered Peoples of North America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive.
Greenwood Press, 2001.
Call # E98.E85 E53 2002
Surveys the threats to and responses of tribal and ethnic groups in the United States and Canada.

Hendry, Joy. Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous People and Self-Representation.
Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.
Call # GN495.6 .H46 2005
This book focuses on the renewal (or rekindling) of cultural identity, especially in populations previously considered 'extinct'. At the same time, Hendry sets out to explain the importance of ensuring the survival of these cultures. By drawing a fine and textured picture of these cultures, Hendry illuminates extraordinary diversity that was, at one point, seriously endangered, and explains why it should matter in today's world.

Local Knowledge  Reclaiming Culture

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Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America.
University of California Press, 1961.
Call # E90.I8 K7
shi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T.T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology.

Malonado Alvarado, Benjamin and Lois Meyer. New World of Indigenous Resistance: Noam Chomsky and Voices from North South, nad Central America.
City Lights Books, 2010.
Call # P85.C47 N48 2010
Indigenous societies today face difficult choices: can they develop, modernize, and advance without endangering their sacred traditions and communal identity? Specifically, can their communities benefit from national education while resisting the tendency of state-imposed programs to undermine their cultural sovereignty, language, and traditions? According to Lois Meyer and Benjami;n Maldonado, these are among the core questions being raised by indigenous societies whose comunalidad-or communal way of life-is at odds with the dictates of big business and the social programs of the state.

Mander, Jerry, Victoria Tauli-Corpus, and International Forum on Golbalization. Pradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Globalization.
Sierra Club Books, 2006.
Call # GN380 .P37 2006
Author and cultural critic Jerry Mander and coeditor Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a leader of the global indigenous peoples movement and chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, have gathered an impressive international roster of contributors to document the momentous collision of worldviews that pits the forces of economic globalization against the Earth's surviving indigenous peoples.

Maybury-Lewis, David. Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State.
Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
Call # GN380 .M392 1997
Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and the State provides a concise introduction to the process of modernization and its effect on tribalism and ethnic parochialism. Part of the 'Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change' series, this text focuses on key issues affecting indigenous and ethnic groups worldwide

Oberg, Leroy. Native America: A History.
Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.
Call # EBook Central E77.O247 2018
Placing the experiences of native communities at the heart of the text, historian Michael Leroy Oberg focuses on twelve native communities whose histories encapsulate the principal themes and developments in Native American history and follows them from earliest times to the present.
ProQuest EBook Central

Owings, Allison. Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans.
Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Call # E98.E85 O85 2011
This work is a contemporary oral history documenting what Native Americans from 16 different tribal nations say about themselves and the world around them. Have you ever sat down for an intimate conversation with a Lakota, Pawnee, Navajo, Yakama, Hopi, or Tonawanda Seneca, among members of other tribal nations, and listened to them talk about their lives and what it is like to be a Native American in the United States today?

Sissons, Jeffrey. First Peoples: Indigenous Cultures and Their Futures.
Reaktion Books, 2005
Call # GN380 .S57 2005
Argues, controversially, that far from disappearing in the face of global capitalism, indigenous cultures today are as diverse as they ever were. Rather than being absorbed into a uniform modernity, indigenous peoples are anticipating alternative futures and appropriating global resources for their own, culturally specific needs.

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Swann, Brian Editor. Sky Loom: Native American Myth, Story, and Song.
University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
Call # E98.F6 S55 2014
Sky Loom takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through literary traditions older than the "discovery of the New World."

Treuer, Anton. Atlas of Indian Nations.
National Geographic, 2013.
Call # G1106.E1 N3 2013
Combining more than 100 maps with more than 300 illustrations, National Geographic's Atlas of Indian Nations delivers an unparalleled portrait of the Native American journey. Created with the expertise of National Geographic cartographers and editors, and written by Ojibwe award-winning author and scholar Anton Treuer, this compelling volume is the essential historical atlas for any library...

Treuer, Anton. Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life.
Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012.
Call # E93 .T738 2012
Novelist, David Treuerk examines Native American reservation life--past and present--illuminating misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation while also exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture.

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