Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today, 1st Edition

  • Russell M. Lawson
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  • ISBN-10: 0313381453
  • ISBN-13: 9780313381454
  • DDC: 970.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 730 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This essential reference examines the history, culture, and modern tribal concerns of American Indians in North America.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: People and Places.
2: Borderlands: Change, Resistance, and Assimilation.
3: Family: Traditional Kinship in the Modern World.
4: Indian City Life.
5: Indian Demographics: Definitions, Numbers, and Politics.
6: Urban Indians: The Impact of Urbanization.
7: Women: Changes in Identity and Power.
8: Economy and Work.
9: Advertising and Indian Identity.
10: American Indian Poverty in Urban Areas.
11: American Indian Poverty on Reservations.
12: Gaming and Casinos.
13: Tourist Industry: Economic and Social Costs and Benefits.
14: Tribal Economic Diversification.
15: Unemployment.
16: Learning, Literacy, and Languages.
17: Indian Colleges and Universities: Boarding Schools to Native American Studies.
18: Indian Schools: History of Schooling Models.
19: Literacy and Illiteracy.
20: Native American Deaf.
21: Public Education: Current Issues and Legislation.
22: Red English: Language and American Indian English.
23: Health: Body and Mind, Private and Public.
24: Domestic Abuse.
25: Healthcare of American Indians.
26: The Indian Child Welfare Act.
27: Orphans.
28: Psychological and Emotional Problems.
29: Sexual Issues.
30: Substance Abuse.
31: Traditional Healing and Modern Medicine.
32: Ideas and Identity: Issues of Indian Identity, Spirituality, Traditional and Modern Thought.
33: Cultural Preservation: Artifacts, Traditions, and Laws.
34: Fake Indians: Modern Day Native American Identity.
35: Historic Preservation: American Indian Inclusion and Contributions.
36: Indian Mascots.
37: Indian Ways of Knowing.
38: Indians and Civilization: Shaping Society into the Future.
39: Kennewick Man and the Controversy over Ownership of Indian Remains.
40: Missionaries and the Translation of the Bible into Indigenous Languages.
41: Modernization of American Indian Culture.
42: National Museum of the American Indian: Contributing to American Culture.
43: Native Spirituality and Christianity.
44: Repatriation.
45: Scientists: Supporting the Development of American Indians in Science.
46: Stereotypes.
Title Page.
1: Sovereignty and Dependence: Rights, Reservations, Recognition.
2: American Indian Athletes: Individual Contributions in the Face of Challenges.
3: American Indian Smoke Shops: Struggles for Economic Independence.
4: Bureau of Indian Affairs: A Historical and Contemporary Mission.
5: Federal Recognition.
6: Federal Reservations.
7: Indian Civil Rights.
8: Indian Sovereignty.
9: Indians and the U.S. Constitution.
10: Race Relations.
11: Racism.
12: Reservations and College Athletics: Identifying and Nurturing Talent.
13: State Recognition.
14: Law, Politics, and Conflict.
15: American Indians and the Military.
16: Genocide.
17: Grassroots Politics: Historical and Contemporary Activism.
18: Indian Tribal Courts and the U.S. Court System.
19: Indian Trust Lands Managed by the Federal Government.
20: Indians and Congress.
21: Law Enforcement in Indian Country.
22: Leadership: Formal and Informal Leadership within Tribes.
23: Political Activism: Examining the Issues.
24: Prisons and Indians.
25: Red Power: The American Indian Movement.
26: Tribal Government: Local Decision-Making and Law Enforcement.
27: American Indian Expression.
28: American Indian Art: Maintaining Culture, Tradition, and Identity.
29: American Indian Theater and Performance: Political, Cultural, and Artistic Empowerment.
30: Film Media about Indians: Representations and Misrepresentations.
31: Film Media by Indians: Native Voices.
32: Fraudulent Indian Art.
33: Music: Vibrant Elements of American Indian Culture.
34: Print Media by Indians: Words and Ideas of American Indians.
35: Environment.
36: American Indians and Solid Waste.
37: Climate Change.
38: Environmental Racism.
39: Nuclear Waste.
40: Pollution.
41: Preserving Habitats.
42: Tribal Land Use.
43: Canadian Indians and Other Aboriginal Peoples.
44: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Government.
45: Biocolonialism: Genetic Science and Aboriginal Peoples.
46: Contemporary Issues of Aboriginal People in Canada.
47: Human Rights of Indigenous People Worldwide.
48: Missionaries to Canada's First Nations.
49: Worldwide Indigenous Activism.
About the Editor and Contributors.