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Walter Echo Hawk

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Walter Echo Hawk is a member of the Pawnee Nation, and a nationally known lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist whose legal experience includes cases involving Native American religious freedom, prisoner rights, water rights, treaty rights, and reburial/repatriation rights. For more information about Walter click here.

He will be at the University of Minnesota on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN), 125 Fraser Hall at 12:00 pm

and at Birch Bark Books Friday, November 19th @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

His latest book is titled In the Courts of the Conqueror: The Ten Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided. You can see a preview of this book at Amazon.com.

Reviews
"In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided." Library Journal 135.12 (2010):97.

Attocknie, D.. "Echo-Hawk explains manifest injustice. " Native American Times 1 Oct. 2010,Ethnic NewsWatch (ENW), ProQuest. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.

Variety of articles available through the University of Minnesota Libraries*

"Walter Echo-Hawk fights for his people's right to rest in peace--not in museums." People 32.10 (1989):42.

"ABA announces excellence award for minority lawyers." Human Rights 23.2 (1996):2.

For other published materials by Walter Echo Hawk visit the
University of Minnesota Libraries or check out this de.li.cious bundle.

*NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml


New Gale Virtual Reference Titles Available

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Gale Virtual Reference titles: http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=11144

Includes:
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages
Encyclopedia of management
New encyclopedia of Africa
Comparative guide to American suburbs
Religious Right: A Reference Handbook
Value of a Dollar: Prices & Incomes in the United States
Working Americans series
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life
Worldmark encyclopedia of the nations
American environmental leaders
Countries of the world and their leaders yearbook 2010
Iran Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Islamic Republic
Battleground: Environment
Foodways and Folklore: A Handbook

NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml

Race Relations Abstracts

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Title: Race Relations Abstracts
Description: Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, immigration studies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 40,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.
URL: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15779


NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml

Two New Online Encyclopedia's

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* Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society
http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/moreinfo.phtml?id=15128
This encyclopedia is arranged with nearly 600 entries in alphabetical order. The individual essays range in length from 500 to 6,000 words (118 entries are more than 2,000 words), accompanied by more than 200 visuals, including photographs, tables, figures, and maps.


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* Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America
http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/moreinfo.phtml?id=1733
Essays on 152 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats, covering their history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language and religion. Each essay is 5,000 to 20,000 words in length and includes black-and-white photographs, usually of people in native dress or engaged in a traditional activity. The information for each ethnic group includes a brief history of the country of origin, immigration statistics and a history of migration to America, and information on traditions and customs, language, religion, political involvement, and employment. Brief biographies of immigrants who have made a contribution to American society are followed by lists of newspapers and radio and TV stations serving the group, organizations, museums and research centers, and a brief bibliography.


NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml

North American Indian Thought and Culture

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This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images.

Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.

This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in spring 2008.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/naitac

NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml

This release of Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

Early Encounters in North America uses PhiloLogic software, developed at the University of Chicago, to enable in-depth browsing and searching of the bibliographic, image and full-text elements within the database.

This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in fall 2007.

http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/eena

NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:

http://www.lib.umn.edu/about/collections.phtml

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