Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Native American Books

For king and Kanata : Canadian Indians and the First World War / / Timothy C. Winegard.

D639.I56 W55 2012

Imprint: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, c2012. 


The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front. When the call to arms was heard at the outbreak of the First World War, Canada’s First Nations pledged their men and money to the Crown to honour their long-standing tradition of forming military alliances with Europeans during times of war, and as a means of resisting cultural assimilation and attaining equality through shared service and sacrifice. Initially, the Canadian government rejected these offers based on the belief that status Indians were unsuited to modern, civilized warfare. But in 1915, Britain intervened and demanded Canada actively recruit Indian soldiers to meet the incessant need for manpower.

Chikasha stories. Volume one, Shared spirit / / by Glenda Galvan ; illustrations by Jeannie Barbour.

E99.C55 G35 2011

Imprint: Sulphur, Okla. : Chickasaw Press, c2011.    

A beautifully illustrated volume of traditional Chickasaw stories. In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, premier Chickasaw storyteller and tribal elder Glenda Galvan tells traditional stories drawn from the tribe’s oral traditions. Illustrating the tales are original artworks by award-winning Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour. This long-awaited and much-needed volume, a groundbreaking work for the Chickasaw Press, is the first of an important series of books intended to revive and maintain the storytelling tradition. 

Pueblos indígenas en Panamá : una bibliografía / / compiladores, Julia Velásquez Runk ... [et al.].

F1576.P2 P84 2011

Imprint: Panamá : Acción Cultural Ngóbe, 2011.

Indigenous peoples in Panama: A bibliography is a new 540-page contribution compiled by STRI research associate Julia Velásquez Runk and colleagues Mónica Martínez, Blas Quintero and Jorge Sarsaneda. This is an exhaustive bibliography on the seven indigenous groups of Panama plus a bibliography of indigenous peoples of Panama in general. An introductory chapter explains the contents of the book.  

City Indians in Spain's American empire : urban indigenous society in colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1530-1830 / / edited by Dana Velasco Murillo, Mark Lentz, and Margarita R. Ochoa.

E59.C58 C57 2012

Imprint: Brighton ; Portland : Sussex Academic Press, 2012.

This book brings together the pioneering work of scholars of urban Indians in colonial Latin America. An important but understudied segment of colonial society, urban Indians composed a majority of the population of Spanish America's most important cities. The geographic range, chronological scope, and thematic content of urban native studies is addressed by examining such topics as the role of natives in settling frontier regions, inter-ethnic relations, notaries and chroniclers, and the continuation of indigenous governance. 

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