Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-6808-1 • Hardback • July 2016 • $111.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4422-6809-8 • eBook • July 2016 • $105.50 • (£82.00)
Todd Leahy is the Conservation Director for the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Among his publications are “Beef Instead of Bayonets” in the Chronicles of Oklahoma and the forthcoming “American Indian Water Rights and the Unitary Waters Theory” in American Indian Law Review. His most recent publications concern sportsmen’s issues and conservation, which can be found in The Hill, The Albuquerque Journal, The Santa Fe New Mexican and numerous other news outlets.
Nathan Wilson he has taught history the University of New Mexico, Fort Hays State University, Central Michigan University, Oklahoma State University, and was recently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa where he offered courses in the American West, Native America, and American Popular Culture. Currently, he is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed articles, essays, and reviews to both scholarly and commercial publications.
Editor’s Foreword JonWoronoff
Map of Native American Movements
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Appendix: Indian Voices from Native American Movements
About the Authors
Leahy and independent scholar Wilson provide around 250 dictionary entries tracing Native American organizations, movements, events, leaders, and issues. Entries range from a few sentences (e.g., American Indian Community House in NYC) to a few pages (e.g., American Indian Movement)…. [T]his unique work suits beginning researchers needing brief background information and ready-reference collections that do not already own the original.
Summing Up: Recommended. Beginning students; general readers.
— Choice Reviews
Todd Leahy, conservation director for the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, and Nathan Wilson have authored a second edition of a work first published in 2008…. The work begins with four introductory sections. The first is a map of the United States’ 48 contiguous states entitled ‘Map of Native American Movements.’ There are 16 spots on the map but there is no explanation as to why those locales are significant. It is followed by ‘Acronyms and Abbreviations.’ The ‘Chronology’ begins with the occupation of Monte Verde in present-day Chile at c. 12,500 B.C.E. and concludes with a mention that in 2015 the health of American Indians continues to be an issue…. The final section is the ‘Introduction,’ which is a 34-page essay that provides an overview of American Indian history.... [The authors] contextualize the entries included in the main body of the work. The dictionary includes approximately 250 entries.... The work concludes with an 18-page bibliography. Fewer than 15 books and articles included in that section were published within the last 10 years. Of those, many are obituaries…. [T]his work would serve as a good ready-reference tool for public libraries due to its coverage of the American Indian Rights movement of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
— American Reference Books Annual