Reviews

Author: 
Jane E. Simonsen
Reviewer: 
Katherine M. Osburn

Osburn on Simonsen, 'Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919'

Jane E. Simonsen. Making Home Work: Domesticity and Native American Assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 288 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5695-6; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3032-1.

Reviewed by Katherine M. Osburn (Department of History, Tennessee Technological University) Published on H-AmIndian (March, 2007)

Author: 
Patricia Lerch
Reviewer: 
Thomas E. Ross

Ross on Lerch, 'Waccamaw Legacy: Contemporary Indians Fight for Survival'

Patricia Lerch. Waccamaw Legacy: Contemporary Indians Fight for Survival. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004. xvi + 168 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5124-3; $57.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1417-0.

Reviewed by Thomas E. Ross (Department of Geography, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke) Published on H-AmIndian (March, 2007)

The People of the Falling Star

Author: 
Huston Smith
Reviewer: 
Christopher Vecsey

Vecsey on Smith, 'A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom'

Huston Smith. A Seat at the Table: Huston Smith in Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. xxi + 266 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24439-9.

Reviewed by Christopher Vecsey (Department of Religion, Colgate University) Published on H-AmIndian (March, 2007)

They Talk, We Listen

Author: 
Albert Furtwangler
Reviewer: 
Mary Wright

Wright on Furtwangler, 'Bringing Indians to the Book'

Albert Furtwangler. Bringing Indians to the Book. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. xii + 226 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-98523-7.

Reviewed by Mary Wright (American Indian Studies and Department of History, University of Washington) Published on H-AmIndian (March, 2007)

Books, Pens and Paper Put Blinders on Colonizing Missionaries in the American West

Author: 
Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Robbie Ethridge, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tyler Boulware

Boulware on Pluckhahn and Ethridge, 'Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians'

Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Robbie Ethridge, eds. Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. xi + 283 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5287-5; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1500-9.

Reviewed by Tyler Boulware (Department of History, West Virginia University) Published on H-AmIndian (February, 2007)

Author: 
Greg O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Michelene Pesantubbee

Pesantubbee on O'Brien, 'Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830'

Greg O'Brien. Choctaws in a Revolutionary Age, 1750-1830. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. xxvii +166 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-8622-1.

Reviewed by Michelene Pesantubbee (Department of Religious Studies, University of Iowa) Published on H-AmIndian (February, 2007)

The New Leaders

Author: 
Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Robbie Ethridge, eds.
Reviewer: 
Tyler Boulware

Boulware on Pluckhahn and Ethridge, 'Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians'

Thomas J. Pluckhahn, Robbie Ethridge, eds. Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. xi + 283 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5287-5; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1500-9.

Reviewed by Tyler Boulware (Department of History, West Virginia University) Published on H-AmIndian (February, 2007)

Author: 
Clyde Ellis, Luke Ellis Lassiter, Gary H. Dunham, eds.
Reviewer: 
Megan L. MacDonald

MacDonald on Ellis and Lassiter and Dunham, 'Powwow'

Clyde Ellis, Luke Ellis Lassiter, Gary H. Dunham, eds. Powwow. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005. vii +309 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8032-6755-8.

Reviewed by Megan L. MacDonald (American Studies Program, Purdue University) Published on H-AmIndian (February, 2007)

Pan-Indian or Intertribal: The Identity of Powwow Dancing

Author: 
Robert C. Galgano
Reviewer: 
Robert Jackson

Jackson on Galgano, 'Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico'

Robert C. Galgano. Feast of Souls: Indians and Spaniards in the Seventeenth-Century Missions of Florida and New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005. xii + 212 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-3648-4.

Reviewed by Robert Jackson (Office of Federal Acknowledgment, U.S. Department of the Interior) Published on H-AmIndian (January, 2007)

Author: 
Brewster E. Fitz
Reviewer: 
Sharon Holm

Holm on Fitz, 'Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman'

Brewster E. Fitz. Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004. xii + 288pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-3584-7.

Reviewed by Sharon Holm (Birkbeck College, University of London) Published on H-AmIndian (January, 2007)

Textual Healing: The Syncretic World View of Leslie Marmon Silko

Author: 
James B. LaGrand
Reviewer: 
Dave Beck

Beck on LaGrand, 'Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-1975'

James B. LaGrand. Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-1975. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002. xii + 284 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02772-7; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07296-3.

Reviewed by Dave Beck (Native American Studies Department, University of Montana) Published on H-AmIndian (December, 2006)

Author: 
David La Vere
Reviewer: 
Jahue Anderson

Anderson on Anderson, 'The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875' and La Vere, 'The Texas Indians'

Gary Clayton Anderson. The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. 494 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-3698-1.David La Vere. The Texas Indians. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. xiv + 383 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58544-301-7.

Author: 
Daniel Heath Justice
Reviewer: 
Phillip Round

Round on Justice, 'Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History'

Daniel Heath Justice. Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006. xvi + 277 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-4639-5.

Reviewed by Phillip Round (Department of English, University of Iowa) Published on H-AmIndian (December, 2006)

Author: 
Kathy M'Closkey
Reviewer: 
Orit Tamir

Tamir on M'Closkey, 'Swept under the Rug: A Hidden History of Navajo Weaving'

Kathy M'Closkey. Swept under the Rug: A Hidden History of Navajo Weaving. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002. 336 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-2831-1.

Reviewed by Orit Tamir (Department of Behavioral Sciences, New Mexico Highlands University) Published on H-AmIndian (November, 2006)

The More They Weave the Poorer They Become

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