1st Edition

The World of Indigenous North America

Edited By Robert Warrior Copyright 2015
    676 Pages
    by Routledge

    676 Pages
    by Routledge

    The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature, socio-linguistics, geography, sciences, and gender studies, among others, in order to make sense of the Indigenous experience.

    Covering both Canada's First Nations and the Native American tribes of the United States, and alluding to the work being done in indigenous studies through the rest of the world, the volume reflects the critical mass of scholarship that has developed in Indigenous Studies over the past decade, and highlights the best new work that is emerging in the field. The World of Indigenous North America is a book for every scholar in the field to own and refer to often.

    Contributors: Chris Andersen, Joanne Barker, Duane Champagne, Matt Cohen, Charlotte Cote, Maria Cotera, Vincente M. Diaz, Elena Maria Garcia, Hanay Geiogamah, Carole Goldberg, Brendan Hokowhitu, Sharon Holland, LeAnne Howe, Shari Huhndorf, Jennie Joe, Ted Jojola, Daniel Justice, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Jose Antonio Lucero, Tiya Miles, Felipe Molina, Victor Montejo, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Val Napoleon, Melissa Nelson, Jean M. O'Brien, Amy E. Den Ouden, Gus Palmer, Michelle Raheja, David Shorter, Noenoe K. Silva, Shannon Speed, Christopher B. Teuton, Sean Teuton, Joe Watkins, James Wilson, Brian Wright-McLeod


    Section 1: Preludes

    Chapter 1: Cahokia and the Earthworks of North America

    Chapter 2: The Mayan Universe

    Chapter 3: Anasazi

    Chapter 4: Indigenous Alaska

    Chapter 5: Mexico

    Section 2: Geographies

    Chapter 6: Yoemem

    Chapter 7: Native Architecture

    Chapter 8: Removal

    Chapter 9: Urban Landscapes

    Section 3: Survival and Persistence

    Chapter 10: Revitalized Languages

    Chapter 11: Indigenous Scientists

    Chapter 12: Recognition and Rebuilding

    Chapter 13: Whaling

    Section 4: Aesthetics

    Chapter 14: Music from Screech Songs to Hip Hop

    Chapter 15: Film

    Chapter 16: Writing

    Chapter 17: The History of Books in the Indigenous Americas

    Chapter 18: Drama

    Section 5: Institutions

    Chapter 19: Government and Governance

    Chapter 20: Courts, Police, and the Law

    Chapter 21: Education

    Chapter 22: Health

    Section 6: An Indigenous World?

    Chapter 23: South America

    Chapter 24: Hawai'i

    Chapter 25: Pacific

    Chatper 26: Maori

    Chapter 27: Australia

    Section 7: A Complex, Modern World

    Chapter 28. Sexualities

    Chapter 29: Gender

    Chapter 30: Afro-Native Realities

    Chapter 31: Chicano Indigeneity

    Chapter 32: Disability in the Indigenous Americas


    Robert Warrior is Director of American Indian Studies and Native American House, and Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    The scale and breadth of this collection make it a landmark in the development of indigenous studies. The volume bursts with ideas and insights that challenge disciplinary and cultural preconceptions, while opening an array of new pathways for research and debate. Together, these authors teach us the immense potential and complex meanings embedded in the term "Indigeneity" and call us to think anew about the people it describes.
    —Frederick E. Hoxie, author of This Indian Country: American Indian Political Activists and the Place They Made

    A wide-ranging selection and impressive reflection of the kind of work that has transformed Indigenous Studies in recent years—by many of the scholars who have brought about that transformation.
    —Colin G. Calloway, author of Pen and Ink Witchcraft: Treaties and Treaty Making in American Indian History

    Readers will value this volume for its authoritative voices, the breadth of its geographic sweep, but especially for conveying what editor Robert Warrior calls "an indigenous presence and persistence."
    —Paul V. Kroskrity, Chair, American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

    We are in the midst of revolutionary development for Native American and Indigenous studies. Skillfully guided by Robert Warrior and featuring a range of important voices, The World of Indigenous North America will help lead the way in this exciting and productive efflorescence across disciplines.
    —Chadwick Allen, 2013-14 President of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

    Capacious in scope, steeped in analytical rigor, and carefully woven together with an expert editorial hand, this collection of wide-ranging essays brings together some of the most exciting scholarship in the field of Indigenous Studies. At once accessible and challenging, this volume is a must read for scholars, students, and lay readers alike.
    —Daniel M. Cobb, author of Native Activism in Cold War America: The Struggle for Soverignty

    Warrior, a highly respected Native scholar and writer, has gathered a “broadly imagined portrait” of Indigenous studies. This collected volume outlines some of the most important intellectual and material concerns driving current scholarship and emerging from tribal communities...Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries.
    -N. B. Barnd, Oregon State University, CHOICE Review