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In Indian Voices, Alison Owings takes readers on a fresh journey across America, east to west, north to south, and around again. Owings's most recent oral history—engagingly written in a style that entertains and informs—documents what Native Americans say about themselves, their daily lives, and the world around them.

Young and old from many tribal nations speak with candor, insight, and (unknown to many non-Natives) humor about what it is like to be a Native American in the twenty-first century. Through intimate interviews many also express their thoughts about the sometimes staggeringly ignorant, if often well-meaning, non-Natives they encounter—some who do not realize Native Americans still exist, much less that they speak English, have cell phones, use the Internet, and might attend powwows and power lunches.

Indian Voices, an inspiring and important contribution to the literature about the original Americans, will make every reader rethink the past—and present—of the United States.

About the Author

ALISON OWINGS is the author of Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year (Rutgers University Press) and Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1 A Man of the Dawn: Darrell Newell (passamaquoddy)

2 "Indians 101": Elizabeth Lohah Homer (Osage)

3 A Trio of Lumbees: Pamela Brooks Sweeny, Curt Locklear, and Mary Ann Cummings Jacobs

4 Elders of the Haudenosaunee: Darwin Hill (Towanda Seneca) and Geraldine Green (Cattaraugus Seneca)

5 City Kid: Ansel Deon (Lakota/Navajo)

6 The Drum Keeper: Rosemary Berens (Ojibwe)

7 "How's everybody doing tonight?": Marcus Frejo, aka Quese IMC (Pawnee/Seminole)

8 Tales from Pine Ridge: Karen Artichoker, with Heath Ducheneaux and Dwanna Oldson (Lakota)

9 "Get over it!" and Other Suggestions: Patty Talahongva (Hopi)

10 The Former President: Claudia Vigil-Muniz (Jicarilla Apache)

11 Practicing Medicine: Harrison Baheshone (Navajo)

12 The Kin of Sacajawea: Emma George and Summer Morning Baldwin (Lehmi Shoshone)

13 Indian Humor: Carol Craig (Yakama)

14 Powwow Power: Yom Phillips (Kiowa)

15 Relearning for Life: Henry Frank (Yurok)

16 Eskimo Ice Cream: Christine Guy (Yup'ik)

17 Aloha from Hawai'i: Charles Ka'upu Jr.

Conclusion

Notes

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813554181
Author:
Owings, Alison
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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