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Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians

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Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

All too frequently, Native Americans have little control over how they and their ancestors are researched and depicted in scholarly writings. The relationship between Native peoples and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom.

In this timely and illuminating anthology, ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. They offer distinctive, frequently self-critical perspectives on several important issues: the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various methods of data collection, the veracity and role of oral histories, the suitability of certain genres of scholarly writing for the study of Native Americans, the marketing of Native culture and history, and debates about cultural essentialism. Some contributors propose alternative forms of scholarship. Special attention is also given to the experiences, responsibilities, and challenges facing Native academics themselves.

With lively prose and telling arguments, Natives and Academics lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

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The relationship between Native Americans and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom. With lively prose and telling arguments, NATIVES AND ACADEMICS lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

About the Author

Devon A. Mihesuah is an associate professor of history at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is the author of Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary and American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities.

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ISBN:
9780803282438
Editor:
Mihesuah, Devon A.
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Editor:
Mihesuah, Devon A.
Editor:
Mihesuah, Devon Abbott
Author:
Mihesuah, Devon A.
Author:
Mihesuah, Devon Abbott
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Research.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Historiography.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 25a
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.55 lb

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