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George Horse Capture has taught American Indian studies at Montana State University and served as curator of the Plains Indian Museum in Cody, Wyoming.Chandler Jackson is director of the John F. Reed Library at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.Duane Champagne is professor of sociology at UCLA and has authored over 75 publications. He is also the editor of AltaMira's series, Contemporary Native American Communities.
Chapter 2 Opening Keynote: Activating Indians into National Politics
Part 3 American Indian Identity
Chapter 4 Activism: Time to Change: Native American References in Sports
Chapter 5 What's in a Label? Native American Identity and the Rise of a Tradition of Racism
Chapter 6 Tribal Nationalism: The Concept of a Governmental Recognition of Tribes and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
Chapter 7 The Chinook Nation and Its Struggle for Federal Recognition
Chapter 8 An Overview of Indian Populations
Part 9 Art and Expression
Chapter 10 Native Art
Chapter 11 Challenges in Managing Culturally Sensitive Collections at the National Museum of the American Indian
Chapter 12 Repatriation in the 21st Century: Art We Still Fighting the Skull Wars?
Chapter 13 Today's American Indian Tribes and Their Museums
Part 14 Education
Chapter 15 Indian Education: State and Federal
Chapter 16 What Can Universities Contribute to Indigenous Language Immersion Programs? :A Case Study from Southern California
Chapter 17 Language Immersion: The American View
Chapter 18 Since Lewis and Clark: Are Tribal Colleges Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
Chapter 19 American Indian Issues for the Next Fifty Years
Chapter 20 The Rise and Fall of Native American Studies in the United States
Part 21 Media
Chapter 22 Getting Coverage in the Mainstream Press
Chapter 23 Indian Country Today: Your Newspaper
Part 24 Politics and Law
Chapter 25 Voting Rights in Indian Country
Chapter 26 Federal Indian Policy in the 21st Century
Chapter 27 An Overview and Patterns in Federal Indian Law
Part 28 The Environment and Land
Chapter 29 As Long as the Water Flows: A Century of Blackfeet Water Lost from the St. Mary Canal and the Milk River Drainage
Chapter 30 How the Land Was Taken: The Legacy of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for Native Nations
Chapter 31 Concluding Keynote: From Battlefields to Boardrooms: A Rich Complexity of Enduring Pride and New Achievements
Useful for Indian studies classes and collections and for general readership. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries/levels.
— Choice Reviews
This collection is a valuable compendium of historical background and contemporary perspectives on a very wide spectrum of issues and topics of concern to American Indians from an illustrious assembly of Native and other scholars and thinkers in 21st century Indian affairs. It is very pleasant, easy but immensely informative reading. This volume should be read cover to cover by anyone claiming an interest in North American Indians, past or present.
— J. Anthony Paredes, Professor Emeritus, Florida State University
Each chapter is a true jewel, with different facets and perspectives, as befits the diverse backgrounds of the presenters. This is a superb text for any American Indian Studies course.... A must for any student of historical and contemporary Indian issues, this book is also a great source of readers wanting to understand the current state of affairs of INdian nations, particularly those of the northern plains.
— Shannon D. Smith; Montana The Magazine of Western History, Spring 2009
In the age of Native political resurgence, American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow brings together important Native voices to better understand the past and to more fully grasp the meaning of today's events, so we can more appropriately fulfill the visions of tomorrow. This book throws valuable light on important contemporary issues of American Indian nations, from identity to art and expression, from education to media, and from politics and law to environment and land. It highlights significant recent achievements of American Indians and serves as a must-read for those that view American Indian culture, history, policy, and peoples as frontiers of thought.
— Manley Begay, Director, Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy