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Call for Change: The Medicine Way of American Indian History, Ethos, & Reality


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For too many years, the academic discipline of history has ignored American Indians or lacked the kind of open-minded thinking necessary to truly understand them. Most historians remain oriented toward the American experience at the expense of the Native experience. As a result, both the status and the quality of Native American history have suffered and remain marginalized within the discipline. In this impassioned work, noted historian Donald L. Fixico challenges academic historians—and everyone else—to change this way of thinking. Fixico argues that the current discipline and practice of American Indian history are insensitive to and inconsistent with Native peoples traditions, understandings, and ways of thinking about their own history. In Call for Change, Fixico suggests how the discipline of history can improve by reconsidering its approach to Native peoples.

He offers the “Medicine Way” as a paradigm to see both history and the current world through a Native lens. This new approach paves the way for historians to better understand Native peoples and their communities through the eyes and experiences of Indians, thus reflecting an insightful indigenous historical ethos and reality.

About the Author

Donald L. Fixico is Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Affiliate Faculty of American Indian studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He is the author of numerous books, including The American Indian Mind in a Linear World: American Indian Studies and Traditional Knowledge and The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century: Tribal Natural Resources and American Capitalism.

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Fixico, Donald Lee
University of Nebraska Press
Fixico, Donald
Fixico, Donald L.
Native American Studies
Native American-General Native American Studies
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