So You Want to Write about American Indians

So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous ...

Author: Devon A. Mihesuah

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803204744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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So You Want to Write about American Indians? is the first of its kind an indispensable guide for anyone interested in writing and publishing a novel, memoir, collection of short stories, history, or ethnography involving the Indigenous peoples of the United States. In clear language illustrated with examples many from her own experiences Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Abbott Mihesuah explains the basic steps involved with writing about American Indians. So You Want to Write about American Indians? provides a concise overview of the different types of fiction and nonfiction books written about Natives and the common challenges and pitfalls encountered when writing each type of book. Mihesuah presents a list of ethical guidelines to follow when researching and writing about Natives, including the goals of the writer, stereotypes to avoid, and cultural issues to consider. She also offers helpful tips for developing ideas and researching effectively, submitting articles to journals, drafting effective book proposals, finding inspiration, contacting an editor, polishing a manuscript, preparing a persuasive résumé or curriculum vitae, coping with rejection, and negotiating a book contract.

Who Can Speak and Who Is Heard Hurt

A code of professionalism needs to be established so that scholars' actions while visiting Indian Country, and researching and writing about American Indians will respect both sides. Such codes and responsibilities need to be taught to ...

Author: Mahmoud Arghavan

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839441039

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Ethnic diversity, race, and racism have been subject to discussion in American Studies departments at German universities for many years. It appears that especially in the past few decades, ethnic minorities and 'new immigrants' have increasingly become objects of scholarly inquiry. Such research questions focus on the U.S. and other traditionally multicultural societies that have emerged out of historical situations shaped by (settler) colonialism, slavery, and/or large-scale immigration. Paradoxically, these studies have overwhelmingly been conducted by white scholars born in Germany and holding German citizenship. Scholars with actual experience of racial discrimination have remained largely unheard. Departing from a critique of practices employed by the German branch of American Studies, the volume offers (self-)reflective approaches by scholars from different fields in the German Humanities. It thereby seeks to provide a solid basis for thorough and candid discussions of the mechanisms behind and the implications of racialized power relations in the German Humanities and German society at large.

American Indians

Unless readers are educated about the basic nuances of the tribe or topic of interest, they will not recognize misinformation when they encounter it. ... Mihesuah, Devon A. So You Want to Write About American Indians?

Author: Devon A. Mihesuah

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780932863959

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities provides an informative and engaging Indian perspective on common misconceptions concerning American Indians which afflict public and even academic circles to this very day. Written in a highly accessible stereotype/reality format, it includes numerous illustrations and brief bibliographies on each topic PLUS these appendices: * Do's and Don'ts for those who teach American Indian history and culture * Suggested Guidelines for Institutions with Scholars who Conduct Research on American Indians * Course outline for American Indian history and culture survey with suggested projects * Outline for course "American Indian Women in History" with extensive bibliography An American Indian perspective on discrimination issues WIDELY ENDORSED BY AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARS "Professor Mihesuah goes beyond simply providing responses to common stereotypes. She provides the reader with assistance in efforts to improve understanding of her peoples. Each of the chapters provides solid information to challenge myths and stereotypes. Excellent photographs are interspersed throughout the book.... The implications of this book for social work practice are extensive... A valuable contribution" Journal of Multicultural Social Work "A precious primer on Native Americans for anyone who can handle the truth about how the West was won." Kam Williams, syndicated "This book should be read by every educator and included in the collections of every school and university library." Flagstaff Live "Mihesuah's work should be required reading for elemetary and upper level teachers, college instructors and parents. Let us hope it finds a wide readership in mainstream circles." Joel Monture, MultiCultural Review "Devon Mihesuah has provided precious insight into the racial identity and cultural struggles of American Indians as they strive to succeed in modern America. She has successfully challenged harmful stereotypes and racism in this significant book... If an accurate history is to be learned, then society must accept the truth of cultural pluralism and give equal and fair treatment to Native Americans and other minorities... As an American Indian and a university scholar of history, I applaud Devon Mihesuah for successfully confronting the literature of false portrayal and negative images of Indian people." Dr. Donald L. Fixico, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States

Cornel Pewewardy, “'I'Is for Indigenous: Renaming Ourselves in Our Own Terms,” MultiCultural Review 12, no. ... about American Indians (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998); Mihesuah, So You Want to Write about American Indians?

Author: Donna L. Gilton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538138410

Category: American literature

Page: 408

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"This second edition of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S. and elsewhere, elaborating on people, businesses, and organizations that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials"--

American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment

“A Brief History of the War with the Indians in New England.” In So Dreadful a Judgment: Puritan Responses to King Phillip's War, 1676–1677, edited by Richard Slotkin and James K. Folsom, ... So You Want to Write About American Indians?

Author: Jason Edward Black

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781626744851

Category: History

Page: 228

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Jason Edward Black examines the ways the US government’s rhetoric and American Indian responses contributed to the policies of Native-US relations throughout the nineteenth century’s removal and allotment eras. Black shows how these discourses together constructed the perception of the US government and of American Indian communities. Such interactions—though certainly not equal—illustrated the hybrid nature of Native-US rhetoric in the nineteenth century. Both governmental, colonizing discourse and indigenous, decolonizing discourse shaped arguments, constructions of identity, and rhetoric in the colonial relationship. American Indians and the Rhetoric of Removal and Allotment demonstrates how American Indians decolonized dominant rhetoric through impeding removal and allotment policies. By turning around the US government’s narrative and inventing their own tactics, American Indian communities helped restyle their own identities as well as the government’s. During the first third of the twentieth century, American Indians lobbied for the successful passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 and the Indian New Deal of 1934, changing the relationship once again. In the end, Native communities were granted increased rhetorical power through decolonization, though the US government retained an undeniable colonial influence through its territorial management of Natives. The Indian Citizenship Act and the Indian New Deal—as the conclusion of this book indicates—are emblematic of the prevalence of the duality of US citizenship that fused American Indians to the nation, yet segregated them on reservations. This duality of inclusion and exclusion grew incrementally and persists now, as a lasting effect of nineteenth-century Native-US rhetorical relations.

American Indians in the Early West

1999, 2004) and New Worldsfor All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking ofEarly America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University ... from a native perspective comes from Devon Abbott Mihesuah, So You Want to Write about American Indians?

Author: Sandra K. Mathews

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098231

Category: History

Page: 327

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Thousands of years of American Indian history are covered in this work, from the first migrations into North America, through the development of specific tribal identities, to the turbulent first centuries of encounters with European settlers up until 1800. * Images, diagrams, drawings, and photographs illustrate and photographs show the diversity of regional and cultural attributes of numerous American Indian tribes and their homelands * Regional maps illuminate the diversity of topography of the Southwest, Plains, Plateau, Northwest, and Alaskan regions

Recovering Our Ancestors Gardens

By planting gardens, engaging in more exercise and sport, and eating traditional foods, Native peoples can emulate the health and fitness of their ancestors."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Devon Abbott Mihesuah

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803232532

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 194

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By planting gardens, engaging in more exercise and sport, and eating traditional foods, Native peoples can emulate the health and fitness of their ancestors."--BOOK JACKET.

Urban American Indians Reclaiming Native Space

2005. McNickle, D'arcy. Native American Tribalism: Indian Survivals and Renewals. New York: Oxford University Press. 1978. Mihesuah, Devon A. So You Want to Write about American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars.

Author: Donna Martinez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440832086

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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An outstanding resource for contemporary American Indians as well as students and scholars interested in community and ethnicity, this book dispels the myth that all American Indians live on reservations and are plagued with problems, and serves to illustrate a unique, dynamic model of community formation. • Presents information on an important topic—the growing number of American Indians living in urban areas—and sheds light on cultural problems within the United States that are largely unknown to the average American • Familiarizes readers with the policies of the U.S. federal government that created diasporas, removals, reservations, and relocations for American Indians • Encourages readers to consider fresh perspectives on urban American histories and exposes readers to a thorough analysis of colonial space, race, resistance, and cultural endurance • Written by expert scholars and civic leaders who are themselves American Indian

American Indians at Risk 2 volumes

North American Indians: A Comprehensive Account. 3rd ed. ... American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34 (1): 27–31. LaDuke, W. 1999. All Our Relations: Native ... So You Want to Write aboutAmerican Indians?:A Guide for Writers, ...

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397653

Category: Social Science

Page: 811

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This essential reference work enables a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges in the lives of American Indians and Alaskan Natives today, carefully reviewing their unique problems and proposing potential solutions. • Provides a current and comprehensive analysis of contemporary problems facing American Indians • Documents the challenges of American Indians, identifies how they are qualitatively different from those of other minority groups in the United States, and presents potential solutions • Evaluates the effectiveness of both proposed and implemented solutions to problems in American Indian culture • Written by experts on American Indian affairs, including many who have lived, worked, and taught in Indian country, and are American Indians themselves

Term Paper Resource Guide to American Indian History

Because Indians have been objectified and used as foils or scapegoats in many books, be sensitive to tribal identities and avoid the pitfalls of stereotyping. The book So You Want to Write About American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, ...

Author: Patrick LeBeau

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313352720

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Major help for American Indian History term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the first Indian contact with European explorers in 1535 to the Native American Languages Act of 1990. Coverage includes Indian wars and treaties, acts and Supreme Court decisions, to founding of Indian newspapers and activist groups, and key cultural events. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to American Indian History is a superb source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The provided topics typify and chronicle the long, turbulent history of United States and Indian interactions and the Indian experience.

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military

They include Susan Miller and James Riding In, eds., Native Historians Write Back: Decolonizing American Indian History (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2011); Devon Mihesuah, So You Want to Write About American Indians?

Author: Geoffrey Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317743330

Category: History

Page: 244

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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity into the field of military history, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades at the intersection of these two fields. The discussion goes beyond the study of battles and generals to look at the other peoples who were involved in American military campaigns and analyzes how African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos helped shape the course of American History—both at home and on the battlefield. The book also includes coverage of American imperial ambitions and the national response to encountering other peoples in their own countries. The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race in the American Military defines how the history of race and ethnicity impacts military history, over time and comparatively, while encouraging scholarship on specific groups, periods, and places. This important collection presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field.

American Indian Workforce Education

A Word on Terminology A variety of terms has been used and is being used in research about American Indians. Depending on the preference of authors, ... So you want to write about American Indians? A guide for writers, students, ...

Author: Carsten Schmidtke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317302315

Category: Education

Page: 218

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In this collection of original essays, contributors critically examine the pedagogical, administrative, financial, economic, and cultural contexts of American Indian vocational education and workforce development, identifying trends and issues for future research in the fields of vocational education, workforce development, and American Indian studies.

A Literary History of Mississippi

... American Indigenous Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism (2003), Recovering Our Ancestors' Gardens: Indigenous Recipes and Guide to Diet and Fitness (2005), So You Want to Write about American Indians? A Guide for Writers, ...

Author: Lorie Watkins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496811905

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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With contributions by Ted Atkinson, Robert Bray, Patsy J. Daniels, David A. Davis, Taylor Hagood, Lisa Hinrichsen, Suzanne Marrs, Greg O'Brien, Ted Ownby, Ed Piacentino, Claude Pruitt, Thomas J. Richardson, Donald M. Shaffer, Theresa M. Towner, Terrence T. Tucker, Daniel Cross Turner, Lorie Watkins, and Ellen Weinauer Mississippi is a study in contradictions. One of the richest states when the Civil War began, it emerged as possibly the poorest and remains so today. Geographically diverse, the state encompasses ten distinct landform regions. As people traverse these, they discover varying accents and divergent outlooks. They find pockets of inexhaustible wealth within widespread, grinding poverty. Yet the most illiterate, disadvantaged state has produced arguably the nation's richest literary legacy. Why Mississippi? What does it mean to write in a state of such extremes? To write of racial and economic relations so contradictory and fraught as to defy any logic? Willie Morris often quoted William Faulkner as saying, "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi." What Faulkner (or more likely Morris) posits is that Mississippi is not separate from the world. The country's fascination with Mississippi persists because the place embodies the very conflicts that plague the nation. This volume examines indigenous literature, Southwest humor, slave narratives, and the literature of the Civil War. Essays on modern and contemporary writers and the state's changing role in southern studies look at more recent literary trends, while essays on key individual authors offer more information on luminaries including Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Margaret Walker. Finally, essays on autobiography, poetry, drama, and history span the creative breadth of Mississippi's literature. Written by literary scholars closely connected to the state, the volume offers a history suitable for all readers interested in learning more about Mississippi's great literary tradition.

Elements of Indigenous Style

In So You Want to Write About American Indians, Devon Abbott Mihesuah writes, “If you plan on writing about Natives you must know much more about them, such as tribal history, their language, religion, gender roles, appearances, ...

Author: Gregory Younging

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550597165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. This guide features: - Twenty-two succinct style principles. - Advice on culturally appropriate publishing practices, including how to collaborate with Indigenous Peoples, when and how to seek the advice of Elders, and how to respect Indigenous Oral Traditions and Traditional Knowledge. - Terminology to use and to avoid. - Advice on specific editing issues, such as biased language, capitalization, and quoting from historical sources and archives. - Case studies of projects that illustrate best practices.

Written as I Remember It

Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. Mihesuah, Devon Abbott. So You Want to Write aboutAmerican Indians? Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Author: Elsie Paul

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774827133

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Long before vacationers discovered BC's Sunshine Coast, the Sliammon, a Coast Salish people, called the region home. In this remarkable book, Sliammon Elder Elsie Paul collaborates with a scholar, Paige Raibmon, and her granddaughter, Harmony Johnson, to tell her life story and the history of her people, in her own words and storytelling style. Raised by her grandparents who took her on their seasonal travels, Paul spent most of her childhood learning Sliammon ways, teachings, and stories and is one of the last surviving mother-tongue speakers of the Sliammon language. She shares this traditional knowledge with future generations in Written as I Remember It.

Gathering Places

... the wishes of Ruth Buck and several members of the Ahenakew family, who at that time wanted only the positive emphasized. ... about the contributions of knowledge bearers, Mihesuah, So You Want to Write about American Indians?;

Author: Carolyn Podruchny

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774818452

Category: HISTORY

Page: 344

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British traders and Ojibwe hunters. Cree women and their metis daughters. These people and their complex identities were not featured in history writing until the 1970s, when scholars from multiple disciplines began to bring new perspectives to bear on the past. Gathering Places presents some of the most innovative approaches to metis, fur trade, and First Nations history being practised today. By drawing on archaeological, material, oral, and ethnographic evidence and exploring personal approaches to history and scholarship, the authors depart from the old paradigm of history writing and offer new models for recovering Aboriginal and cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

So You Want to Be a Writer

Starting with the dime novels describing the exploits of both famous lawmen and infamous outlaws, not to mention the Native American Indians, this new genre sparked a curiosity and fascination that survives to this day.

Author: Dennis S Martin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312995222

Category: Self-Help


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A book about all types of writing. Recognizing, discovering and developing as a writer.

Community Based Archaeology

“More Tips: What Ifa Cooperative Extension Professional Must Work with Native American Institutional Review Boards? ... American Antiquity 56, no. 1 (1991): 121–30. ... So You Want To Write about American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, ...

Author: Sonya Atalay

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273368

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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“Community Based Participatory Research in archaeology finally comes of age with Atalay’s long-anticipated volume. She promotes a collaborative approach to knowledge gathering, interpretation, and use that benefits descendant communities and archaeological practitioners, contributing to a more relevant, rewarding, and responsible archaeology. This is essential reading for anyone who asks why we do archaeology, for whom, and how best can it be done.” – George Nicholas, author of Being and Becoming Indigenous Archaeologists “Sonya Atalay shows archaeologists how the process of Community Based Participatory Research can move our efforts at collaboration with local communities beyond theory and good intentions to a sustainable practice. This is a game-changing book that every archaeologist must read.” – Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action

Iskwewak Kah Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak

So You Want to Write About American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. Mitchell, W.O. Jake and the Kid. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985. Monkman, Leslie.

Author: Janice Acoose

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9780889615762

Category: Canadian literature

Page: 120

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Now in its second edition, this groundbreaking work of literary and cultural criticism analyzes representations of Indigenous women in Canadian literature. By deconstructing stereotypical images of the “Indian princess” and “easy squaw,” Janice Acoose calls attention to the racist and sexist depictions of Indigenous women in popular literature. Blending personal narrative and literary criticism, this revised edition draws a strong connection between the persistent negative cultural attitudes fostered by those stereotypical representations and the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Acoose decolonizes written English by interweaving her own story with reflections on the self-determination of her female ancestors and by highlighting influential Indigenous female writers who have resisted cultural stereotypes and reclaimed the literary field as their own. This important text urges both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to move beyond words to challenge the harmful attitudes that condone violence against Indigenous women. Thoroughly updated and featuring new photographs, questions for critical thought, and a discussion of Indigenous women’s literary voices that have emerged in the past twenty years, the second edition of Iskwewak is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of Indigenous studies, women’s studies, and literature.

New Treaty New Tradition

Mihesuah, Devon A. Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998). –. So You Want to Write About American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars ...

Author: Carwyn Jones

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774831710

Category: History

Page: 232

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Legal traditions respond to social and economic environments. Māori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a timely examination of how the resolution of land claims in New Zealand has affected Māori law and the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples as they attempt to exercise self-determination in a postcolonial world. Combining thoughtful analysis with Māori storytelling, Jones’s nuanced reflections on the claims process show how Western legal thought has shaped treaty negotiations. Drawing on Canadian and international examples, Jones makes the case that genuine reconciliation can occur only when we recognize the importance of Indigenous traditions in the settlement process.