Moving to Blogger!

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:

American Indian Films

David Wilkins on This American Life

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

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The hank adams reader : An exemplary native activist and the unleashing of indigenous sovereignty(2011). . Golden, Colo.: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub.

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Deloria, V. (2011). The legal universe : Observations on the foundations of american law. Golden, Colo.: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum.

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Documents of native american political development : 1500s to 1933(2009). Oxford ; New York: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press.

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Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (2007). American indian politics and the american political system. Lanham, Md.: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield.

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Cohen, F. S., 1907-1953. (2006). In Robertson L. G. (Ed.), On the drafting of tribal constitutions. Norman: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press.

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Native voices : American indian identity and resistance(2003). In Grounds R. A., Tinker G. E. (Eds.), . Lawrence: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas.

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Wilkins, D. E. (. E., 1954-. (2003). The navajo political experience. Lanham, Md.: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littefield.

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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.

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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 Digitizes American Indian Portraits

Harvard University's Tozzer Library recently digitized Photographs of North American Indians. ca. 1850-1879.

More information on this collection can be found here:

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Event Announcement: Fall Round Dance

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
Northstar Ballroom
Saint Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN 55108

Collections Spotlight: Mascots

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The Native American mascot controversy : a handbook

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.

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