American Indians at Risk, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Jeffrey Ian Ross
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  • ISBN-10: 0313397651
  • ISBN-13: 9780313397653
  • DDC: 323.1197
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 856 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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American Indians face problems in their lives on a daily basis that most other Americans never contend with, and their challenges—which in some cases are similar to those of other minority groups in the United States—are still qualitatively unique. American Indians at Risk gives readers a broad overview of what life in Indian country is like, addressing specific contemporary social issues such as alcoholism, unemployment, and suicide. The author goes beyond detailed descriptions of the problems of American Indians to also present solutions, some of which have been effective in addressing these challenges. Each chapter includes a "Further Investigations" section that presents helpful ideas for additional research.



  • Jeffrey Ian Ross

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to American Indians at Risk.
1: Crime, Criminal Justice, and Violence.
2: Introduction to Crime, Criminal Justice, and Violence in American Indian Communities.
3: American Indian Gangs.
4: Corruption on Indian Reservations.
5: Criminal Victimization of Native Americans.
6: Criminal Violence in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
7: The Current State of Indian Country Corrections in the United States.
8: Hate Crimes against Native Americans: Contexts and Consequences1.
9: Policing Indian Country: Law Enforcement on Reservations.
10: Native Youth Delinquency.
11: Selected Bibliography.
12: Culture.
13: Introduction to Culture in American Indian Communities.
14: Indigenous Peoples and the Borders on the North American Continent.
15: Language Loss and Language Revitalization in American Indian Communities.
16: Contemporary Issues in Native American Religion.
17: Representing Native Americans in Sports.
18: Selected Bibliography.
19: Family.
20: Introduction to the Family in American Indian Communities.
21: Child Maltreatment in Indian Country.
22: Indian Children at Risk of Child Sexual Abuse: Historical and Contemporary Themes.
23: Native Americans and Domestic Violence.
24: Native Elders.
25: Selected Bibliography.
26: Health.
27: Introduction to Health in American Indian Communities.
28: “The Sore That Does Not Heal”: Native Americans and Cancer.
29: “Closing the Gap”: The Diabetes Mellitus Epidemic among American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
30: Health Transitions, Health Care, and Health Inequities among American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Title Page.
1: Health.
2: American Indian and Alaskan Native Mental Health Issues.
3: Native Americans and the Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs.
4: Native Americans, Environmental Harms, and Justice.
5: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity in American Indians and Alaska Native Children and Families.
6: The Status of HIV/AIDS, Risk Behaviors, Prevention, and Intervention among U.S. American Indian and Alaska Native Populations.
7: Wiping the Tears of American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Suicide Risk and Prevention.
8: Selected Bibliography.
9: Work and Society.
10: Introduction to Work and Society in American Indian Communities.
11: Contemporary Social Pressures Facing American Indians.
12: Housing Pressures Facing American Indians.
13: Improving American Indian Education through Best Practices.
14: Native American Employment and Unemployment Issues.
15: “Rationally Designed to Further Indian Self-Government”: American Indians and Affirmative Action.
16: Gambling: A Blessing and a Curse.
17: Time for a New Paradigm for American Indian Policy and Law?.
18: Selected Bibliography.
Primary Documents.
Crime and Criminal Justice.
Work and Society.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.