Starting November 2013, the American Indian Collections at the University of Minnesota blog will be moving to blogger. You can find the new site at this url: http://amincollections.blogspot.com/
University Libraries' co-sponsor the American Indian Cultural House Film Series. All films shown are available in our collections.
THEME: Misappropriation of Culture
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian
Location: Walter SMART Learning Commons PN1995.9.I48 R44 2010
David Wilkins, faculty in the Department of American Indian Studies, was recently featured in a story on This American Life. The story, Part one of an episode titled Tribes, is about a tribe in California called the Chukchansi who are fighting over enrollment.
Books by David Wilkins
The hank adams reader : An exemplary native activist and the unleashing of indigenous sovereignty(2011). . Golden, Colo.: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub.
Deloria, V. (2011). The legal universe : Observations on the foundations of american law. Golden, Colo.: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum.
Documents of native american political development : 1500s to 1933(2009). Oxford ; New York: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press.
Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (2007). American indian politics and the american political system. Lanham, Md.: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield.
Cohen, F. S., 1907-1953. (2006). In Robertson L. G. (Ed.), On the drafting of tribal constitutions. Norman: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press.
Native voices : American indian identity and resistance(2003). In Grounds R. A., Tinker G. E. (Eds.), . Lawrence: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas.
Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (2003). The navajo political experience. Lanham, Md.: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littefield.
Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (2001). Uneven ground : American indian sovereignty and federal law. Norman; Norman Okla.]: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press.
Deloria, V. (1999). Tribes, treaties, and constitutional tribulations. Austin: Austin : University of Texas Press.
Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (1997). In ebrary I. (Ed.), American indian sovereignty and the U.S. supreme court the masking of justice. Austin: Austin : University of Texas Press.
Harvard University's Tozzer Library recently digitized Photographs of North American Indians. ca. 1850-1879.
More information on this collection can be found here:
Jean M. O'Brien to Speak at Inaugural Wilbert H. Ahern Distinguished Lecture
University of Minnesota, Morris campus
The lecture will be streamed online
Event Date/Time: Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 7:30 pm
Location: HFA Recital Hall
Jean O'Brien, PhD, University of Minnesota
Other works by Jean O'Brien
"'Vanishing' Indians in Nineteenth-Century New England: Local Historians' Erasure of Still-Present Indian People". O'Brien, Jean, Sergei Kan and Pauline Turner Stong, eds., New Perspectives on Native North America, 2006.
"O'Brien, Jean. "'Our Old and Valuable Liberty': A Natick Indian Petition in Defense of Their Fishing Rights, 1748." Early Native Literacies in New England: A Documentary and Critical Anthology. N.p.: University of Massachussetts, 2008.
O'Brien, J. (1995). Divorced from the Land: Accommodation Strategies of Indian Women in Eighteenth-Century New England. In Gender, kinship, power: an interdisciplinary and comparative history (pp. pp. 319-333). New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
The American Indian Student Cultural Center will be hosting their final event for Native American Heritage Month on November 30, 2012.
Fall Round Dance
Friday, 30 November at 4:30 pm
Saint Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN 55108
Sports mascots have been a tradition for decades. Along with the usual lions and tigers, many schools are represented by Native American images. Once considered a benign practice, numerous studies have proved just the opposite: that the use of Native American mascots in educational institutions has perpetuated a shameful history of racial insensitivity. The Native American Mascot Controversy provides an overview of the issues that have been associated with this topic for the past 40 years. The book provides a comprehensive and critical account of the issues surrounding the controversy, explicating the importance of anti-Indian racism in education and how it might be challenged. A collection of important primary documents and an extensive list of resources for further study are also included. Expounding the dangers and damages associated with their continued use, The Native American Mascot Controversy is a useful guide for anyone with an interest in race relations.