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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

Editors: Robert Warrior and Jean M. O’Brien
Participates in the process of framing, deploying, and otherwise critically challenging the local and global contours of Indigenous studies

As the journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) is based in North America but seeks to bridge the distances across the Indigenous world. The editors of NAIS are committed to creating a dynamic intellectual space for the communication and dissemination of excellent scholarship related to Indigenous Studies.

NAIS is the recipient of the 2015 award for Best New Journal from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.



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  • Volume 3 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 3 - Issue 1

    Fed by Spirits: Mamâhtâwisiwin in René Highway’s New Song . . . New Dance by June Scudeler
    The Community Became an Almost Civilized and Christian One: John Stewart’s Mission to the Wyandots and Religious Colonialism as African American Racial Uplift by Sakina M. Hughes
    Fantasies of Sovereignty: Deconstructing British and Canadian Claims to Ownership of the Historic North-West by Adam Gaudry
    Making Indigenous Culture the Foundation of Indigenous Governance Today: The Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative of Nova Scotia, Canada by Maura Hanrahan
    Bloodsucking Colonizers and the Undead Anishinabe: History, Cultural Continuity, and Identity in Drew Hayden Taylor’s The Night Wanderer by Kristin Burnett and Judith Leggatt
    That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia by Arica L. Coleman. Review by Jessica Bardill
    Tracing Roots directed by Ellen Frankenstein. Review by Cara Krmpotich
    Formations of United States Colonialism edited by Alyosha Goldstein. Review by Juliana Hu Pegues
    Native Tongues: Colonialism and Race from Encounter to the Reservation by Sean P. Harvey. Review by Lauren Alexandra Harmon
    Science and Sustainability: Learning from Indigenous Wisdom by Joy Hendry. Review by Jada Renee Koushik
    Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hi‘iaka by ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui. Review by Leilani Basham
    We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sámi Americans by Ellen Marie Jensen. Review by Troy Storfjell
    Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane. Review by Shari M. Huhndorf
    This Is Our Life: Haida Material Heritage and Changing Museum Practice by Cara Krmpotich and Laura Peers. Review by Denise Nicole Green
    Great Lakes Creoles: A French–Indian Community on the Northern Borderlands, Prairie du Chien, 1750–1860 by Lucy Eldersveld Murphy. Review by Jacob C. Jurss
    Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood by Chantal Norrgard. Review by Chelsea D. Frazier
    The Old People by A. J. Perry. Review by Eliana Ramage
    Proud and Determined: A History of the Stockbridge Mohicans, 1734–2014 by Jeffrey Siemers. Review by Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez
    Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life across the Borders of Settler States by Audra Simpson. Review by Brendan Hokowhitu
    When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory by Mary Jane Warde. Review by Jameson R. Sweet
    The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua. Review by David A. Chang
    Notes from the Field
    Stories in and outside DNA: Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Informed Consent by Yuko Kurahashi
    Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Māori, and the Question of the Body by Tony Ballantyne. Review by Nēpia Mahuika
  • Volume 2 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 2 - Issue 2

    The Botany of Emergence: Kanaka Ontology and Biocolonialism in Hawaiʻi by Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller and Noenoe K. Silva
    The Polynesian Problem and Its Genomic Solutions by Maile Arvin
    Photographing the Places of Citizenship: The 1922 Crow Industrial Survey by Angela Parker
    “Bending the Light” toward Survivance: Anishinaabec-Led Youth Theater on Residential Schools by Margot Francis
    Building the Red Earth Nation: The Civilian Conservation Corps–Indian Division on the Meskwaki Settlement by Eric Steven Zimmer
    The Erotic in Contemporary Native Women’s Poetry in Canada by Jennifer Andrews
    The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs by Emma Anderson. Review by Steven Williams
    The Students of Sherman Indian School: Education and Native Identity since 1892 by Diana Meyers Bahr. Review by Erica Neeganawedgin
    Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse by Barbara Brotherton, Sheila Farr, and John Haworth. Review by Dan Taulapapa McMullin
    Feminismos Desde Abya Yala: Ideas y proposiciones de las mujeres de 607 pueblos en Nuestra America by Francesca Gargallo Celetani. Review in Spanish by M. Aránzazu Robles Santana
    Feminisms from Abya Yala: Women’s Ideas and Propositions of 607 Peoples in Our America by Francesca Gargallo Celetani. Review in English by M. Aránzazu Robles Santana
    Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence by Boyd Cothran. Review by C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa
    Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Politics of Recognition by Glen Sean Coulthard. Review by Lorenzo Veracini
    Fort Marion Prisoners and the Trauma of Native Education by Diane Glancy. Review by Curtis F. Foxley
    A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty, edited by Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua, Ikaika Hussey, and Erin Kahunawaikaʻala Wright. Review by Gregory Rosenthal
    Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence by Tracy Devine Guzmán. Review by Jessica Carey-Webb
    Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation by Robert Alexander Innes. Review by Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
    Yupik Transitions: Change and Survival at Bering Strait, 1900–1960 by Igor Krupnik and Michael Chlenov. Review by Jessica Leslie Arnett
    Gathering Together: Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870 by Sami Lakomäki. Review by John P. Bowes
    A Dangerous Idea: The Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights by Peter Metcalfe with Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy. Review by Beth Leonard
    For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, edited by Nancy Mithlo. Review by Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote
    That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America by David L. Moore. Review by Kathleen Carty
    Choctaw Resurgence in Mississippi: Race, Class, and Nation Building in the Jim Crow South, 1830–1977 by Katherine M. B. Osburn. Review by Nicholas A. Timmerman
    Sacred Wilderness by Susan Power. Review by Penelope Kelsey
    The Power of the Talking Stick: Indigenous Politics and the World Ecological Crisis by Sharon J. Ridgeway and Peter J. Jacques. Review by Kathie Beebe
    Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas by Roberto Cintli Rodriguez. Review by Arturo Aldama
    Indigenous Peoples, National Parks, and Protected Areas: A New Paradigm Linking Conversation, Culture, and Rights, edited by Stan Stevens. Review by Robert Pahre
    American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation across the Centuries by Pauline Turner Strong. Review by Kiara M. Vigil
    The Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward Curtis’s The North American Indian by Shamoon Zamir. Review by Cortney Smith
    Book Reviews
    Métis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood by Chris Andersen. Review by Jill Doerfler
    Web Site Review
    American Indian Histories and Cultures, Adam Matthew Digital. Review by Marisa Elena Duarte
  • Volume 2 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 2 - Issue 1

    2014 NAISA Presidential Address: Centering the “I” in NAISA by Chadwick Allen
    Re-storying Maori Legal Histories: Indigenous Articulations in Nineteenth-Century Aotearoa New Zealand by Nepia Mahuika
    Traje’s Future: Gendered Paths in Guatemala by Joyce Bennett
    “This Long Looked For Event”: Retrieving Early Contact History from Penobscot Oral Traditions by Annette Kolodny
    Framing Chief Leschi: Narratives and the Politics of Historical Justice by Lisa Blee. Review by Jeffrey Ostler
    Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork by Lois S. Dubin. Review by Joyce Rain Anderson
    A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family by Susan Fanshel. Review by Lloyd L. Lee
    Indian Resilience and Rebuilding: Indigenous Nations in the Modern American West by Donald L. Fixico. Review by Geoff Hamilton
    Oral History of the Yavapai by Mike Harrison and John Williams, edited by Sigrid Khera and Carolina C. Butler. Review by T. Robert Przeklasa
    Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood by Sam McKegney. Review by Kyle T. Mays
    Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions: New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ethnohistory edited by Lee M. Panich and Tsim D. Schneider. Review by Raquel Escobar and D. B. H. Lehman
    A World You Do Not Know: Settler Societies, Indigenous Peoples, and the Attack on Cultural Diversity by Colin Samson. Review by Jacob C. Jurss
    Buried in Shades of Night: Contested Voices, Indian Captivity, and the Legacy of King Philip’s War by Billy J. Stratton. Review by Rebecca M. Lush
    Island Queens and Missionary Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai’i’s Pacific World by Jennifer Thigpen. Review by Seth Archer
    Settler -tate Apologies to Indigenous Peoples: A Normative Framework and Comparative Assessment by Sheryl Lightfoot
    Contested Spaces of Early America edited by Juliana Barr and Edward Countryman. Review by Coll Thrush
  • Volume 1 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 1 - Issue 2

    The Silence of Ely S. Parker: The Emancipation Sublime and the Limits of Settler Memory by Mark Rifkin
    “To Bid His People Rise”: Political Renewal and Spiritual Contests at Red Jacket’s Reburial by Lauren Grewe
    Rethinking Participatory Research with Indigenous Peoples by Janice Cindy Gaudet
    Imagine Lennon as Choctaw Code Talker: Indigenized Beatles in LeAnne Howe’s Miko Kings by Michael Snyder
    Introduction: Indigeneity, Palestine, and Israel by Jean M. O’Brien and Robert Warrior
    The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Eric Cheyfitz
    Inter/Nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies by Steven Salaita
    Response to Steven Salaita’s “Inter/Nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies” by Eric Cheyfitz
    Response to Eric Cheyfitz’s “The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” by Steven Salaita
    Cultural Survival in Action: Ola Cassadore Davis and the Struggle for dził nchaa si’an (Mount Graham) by Joel T. Helfrich
    Indigeneity: Collected Essays edited by Guillermo Delgado-P. and John Brown Childs. Review by Marie Schnitzler
    Victims of Benevolence: The Dark Legacy of the Williams Lake Residential School by Elizabeth Furniss. Review by Evan J. Habkirk
    Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations by Mishuana Goeman. Review by Gina Starblanket
    At the Border of Empires: The Tohono O’odham, Gender, and Assimilation, 1880-1934 by Andrae M. Marak and Laura Tuennerman. Review by Seth Schermerhorn
    Telling It to the Judge: Taking Native History to Court by Arthur J. Ray. Review by Camie Augustus
    Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science by Kim TallBear. Review by Jessica Bardill
    Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond by Ann M. Axtmann. Review by Katrina Phillips
    Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience by Audrey Geyer. Review by Kyle T. Mays
    Special Forum:
    Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from Indigenous Studies
    Notes from the Field
    Dickinson College Builds Carlisle Indian Industrial School Resource Center by Malinda Triller Doran
    Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan by Mark Z. Christensen. Review by Kelly S. McDonough
  • Volume 1 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 1 - Issue 1

    Editors’ Introduction by Jean M. O’Brien and Robert Warrior
    2010 NAISA Presidential Address: Practicing Native American and Indigenous Studies by Robert Warrior
    Imaginary Lines: Transcending the St. Croix Legacy in the Northeast Borderlands by Rachel Bryant
    American Indian Removal Beyond the Removal Act by John P. Bowes
    Juxtaposing Epistemologies, Inscribing Maya Poetics. Stxaj no' anima / Oración salvaje by Daniel Caño. Review by Amy Olen
    The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native American Charter School by Noelani Goodyear-Ka’ōpua. Review by Vanessa Anthony-Stevens
    The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King. Review by Maggie Walter.
    Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums by Amy Lonetree. Review by Eric S. Zimmer
    Dinéjí Na`nitin: Navajo Traditional Teachings and History by Robert S. McPherson. Review by Richard T. Mace
    Changing is not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930 edited by Robert Dale Parker. Review by Michael P. Taylor.
    Conversations with Remarkable Native Americans by Joëlle Rostkowski. Review by Caroline Laurent
    Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney by Linda Scarangella McNenly. Review by Katrina Phillips
    Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of Empire by Nicholas Thomas. Review by Coll Thrush
    Strong Hearts, Native Lands: The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism by Anna J. Willow. Review by Signa A. Daum Shanks
    Weaving Material Objects and Political Alliances: The Chitimacha Indian Pursuit of Federal Recognition by Daniel H. Usner
    Notes from the Field
    The Lost Letter of Mary Ann Battis: A Troubling Case of Gender and Race in Creek Country by Tiya Miles
    Tonto as Taxidermy by Chadwick Allen