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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management
From before the time Raven stole the sun and shed light on the world below, the Gitxaa/la people have lived in their territories along the north coast of British Columbia. Gitxaa/la laws (Ayaawk) and history (Adaawk) describe in precise detail the relationships of trust, honor, and respect that are appropriate for the well-being and continuance of...
Horace Poolaw, Photographer of American Indian Modernity
Horace Poolaw, Photographer of American Indian Modernity

Laura E. Smith unravels the compelling life story of Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw (1906–84), one of the first professional Native American photographers. Born on the Kiowa reservation in Anadarko, Oklahoma, Poolaw bought his first camera at the age of fifteen and began taking photos of family, friends, and noted leaders in...

Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715 (Indians of the Southeast)
Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715 (Indians of the Southeast)
Epidemics and Enslavement is a groundbreaking examination of the relationship between the Indian slave trade and the spread of Old World diseases in the colonial southeastern United States. Paul Kelton scrupulously traces the pathology of early European encounters with Native peoples of the Southeast and concludes that, while...
Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis (American Lives)
Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis (American Lives)
She begins, in the morning, by casing her joints: Can her ankles take the stairs? Will her fingers open a jar? Peel an orange? But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner, who went to bed one night an active professional and healthy young mother, and woke the next morning literally out of joint. With wrists and elbows no longer...
  
   
   
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