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Wicazo Sa Review

Association for American Indian Research

Wicazo Sa Review
Editor: James Riding In
The essential source for new thought in Native American studies.

During the past two decades, Native American Studies has emerged as a central arena in which Native American populations in the United States define the cultural, religious, legal, and historical parameters of scholarship and creativity essential for survival in the modern world. Founded in 1985, Wicazo Sa Review is a journal in support of this particular type of scholarship, providing inquiries into the Indian past and its relationship to the vital present. Its aim is to become an interdisciplinary instrument to assist indigenous peoples of the Americas in taking possession of their own intellectual and creative pursuits.

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  • Volume 30 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Editor’s Commentary
    Centering Indigenous Nations within Indigenous Methodologies
    American Indian Female Leadership
    Of Subjection and Sovereignty: Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal Governments in the Twenty-First Century
    State of Indigenous America Series
    Should Trees Have Legal Standing in Indian Country?
    Articles
    Transgressive Adoptions: Dakota Prisoners’ Resistances to State Domination Following the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War
    Reviews
    Masculindians: Conversations about Indigenous Manhood by Sam McKegney
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    Articles
    Keeping It Real: Simon Ortiz Resists “The San Francisco Indians”
    Diné Political Leadership Development on the Path to Sustainability and Building the Navajo Nation
    “Geronimo!” The Ideologies of Colonial and Indigenous Masculinities in Historical and Contemporary Representations about Apache Men
    The Right to Be Free of Fear: Indigeneity and the United Nations
    John Milton Oskison: Tales of the Old Indian Territory and Essays on the Indian Condition, edited and with an introduction by Lionel Larré
    Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869–1933 by Cathleen D. Cahill
    Mass Incarceration Is the New Racism The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
    Little Crow, Leader of the Santee War of 1862 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier’s End by Scott W. Berg
    Reviews
    Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography by John Joseph Mathews, edited and with an introduction by Susan Kalter
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    Special Issue: A Tribute to Russell Means
    Editor’s Commentary
    Almost Too Much for the Average Indian
    Twentieth-Century American Indian Political Dissent and Russell Means
    The Life and Legacy of an Oglala Lakotah Patriot: Russell Charles Means
    Remembering a Lakotah Warrior: Russell Means
    Russell Means: Why He Matters to You
    Russell Means Interview: November 30, 2011, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona
    Tribally Based Suicide Prevention Programs: A Review of Current Approaches
    Anishinaabe Syndicated: A View from the Rez by Jim Northrup
    Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations by Mishuana Goeman
    Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations by Michael Taylor
    Articles
    Decolonizing the Master Narrative: Treaties and Other American Myths
    Reviews
    If You’ve Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You’ve Lost Your Way: An Introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy by Russell Means and Bayard Johnson
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    Articles
    Remembering the Thirty-Eight: Abraham Lincoln, the Dakota, and the U.S. War on Barbarism
    Native American Narratives as Ecoethical Discourse in Land-Use Consultations
    In the Light of Reverence and the Rhetoric of American Indian Religious Freedom: Negotiating Rights and Responsibilities in the Struggle to Protect Sacred Lands
    Rousing a Curiosity in Hewitt’s Iroquois Cosmologies
    Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies by Chadwick Allen
    Native American Adoption, Captivity, and Slavery in Changing Contexts edited by Max Carocci and Stephanie Pratt
    Reviews
    Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities by Sonya Atalay
  • Volume 27 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Articles
    A Healing Journey
    Rerighting The Historical Record: Violence Against Native Women And The South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault
    Interdisciplinarity, Native Resilience, and How the Riddles Can Teach Wildlife Law in an Era of Rapid Climate Change
    The Autoethnography of William Whipple Warren
    Culturally Appropriate Evaluation of Tribally-Based Suicide Prevention Programs: A Review of Current Approaches
    The Assassination of Hole in the Day by Anton Treuer
    Plagues, Politics, and Policy: A Chronicle of the Indian Health Service, 1955-2008 by by David H. DeJong
    Reviews
    White Man’s Water: The Politics of Sobriety in a Native American Community by Erica Prussing
  • Volume 27 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Introduction
    Guest Editor’s Introduction: Curatorial Practice and Native North American Art
    Articles
    Indigenous Curatorial Practices and Methodologies
    This Place Called Home: Curating from an Insider’s Perspective
    Moving Beyond the Expected: Representation and Presence in a Contemporary Native Arts Museum
    Unexpected Parallels: Commonalities between Native American and Outsider Arts
    Sundays with Harry: An Essay on a Contemporary Native Artist of Our Time
    Reading Beneath the Surface: Joe Feddersen’s Parking Lot
    American Indian Art: Teaching and Learning
    No Word for Art in Our Language? Old Questions, New Paradigms
    In the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided by Walter R. Echo-Hawk
    Reviews
    The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder, and Other True Stories from the Nebraska–Pine Ridge Border Towns by Stew Magnuson
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    Editor’s Commentary JAMES RIDING IN
    The Proper Way to Advance the Indian: Race and Gender Hierarchies in Early Yakima Newspapers MICHELLE M. JACOB AND WYNONA M. PETERS
    Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and their Path to Leadership DENISE K. LAJIMODIERE
    Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England by Jean O’Brien AMY E. DEN OUDEN
    Forgotten Voices: Death Records of the Yakama, 1888-1964 by Clifford E Trafzer and Robert R. McCoy MICHELLE M. JACOB
    X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent by Scott Richard Lyons ANDREA SMITH
    Deep Waters: The Textual Continuum in American Indian Literature by Christopher B. Teuton LAUREN GREWE and MATT COHEN
    Building One Fire: Art and Worldview in Cherokee Life by Chadwick Corntassel Smith, Rennard Strickland with Benny Smith ELLEN CUSHMAN
    Sequoyah Rising: Problems in Post-Colonial Tribal Government by Steve Russell TOM HOLM
    Indigenous Albuquerque By Myla Vicenti Carpio ANDREA SMITH
    Articles
    Casting a Spell: Acts of Cultural Continuity in Carlisle Indian Industrial School’s The Red Man and Helper JENNIFER BESS
    Interview
    Unspoken Intimacies, The Miko Kings, HIU, and Red/Black Convergences: A Conversation with LeAnne Howe LAROSE DAVIS
    Reviews
    The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan: Leadership and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Native America edited by Joanna Brooks KAY YANDELL
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    Articles
    Contesting Scientists’ Narrations of NAGPRA’s Legislative History: Rule 10.11 and the Recovery of “Culturally Unidentifiable” Ancestors
    Tutelo Heights Short-Term “Two Row” Lessons Central to Long-Term Mediation in the Grand River Valley
    “We’re Taking the Genius of Sequoyah into This Century”: The Cherokee Syllabary, Peoplehood, and Perserverance
    The Legacy of Little Wolf: Rewriting and Rerighting Our Leaders Back into History
    Insurgent Research
    The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929 by David Chang
    Unearthing Indian Land: Living with Legacies of Allotment by Kristin T. Ruppel
    Seeking Recognition: The Termination and Restoration of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, 1855-1984 by David R. M. Beck
    Navajo Courts and Navajo Common Law: A Tradition of Tribal Self-Governance by Raymond D. Austin
    Reviews
    Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation by Malinda Maynor Lowery
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    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    The State of Indigenous America Series
    Ten Indian Health Policy Challenges for the New Administration in 2009
    Articles
    Native Historians Write Back: The Indigenous Paradigm in American Indian Historiography
    Identifying and Understanding Indigenous Cultural and Spiritual Strengths in the Higher Education Experiences of Indigenous Women
    Humor and Healing in the Non-Fiction Works of Jim Northrup
    Hopi Sovereignty as Epistemological Limit
    Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee by Akim D. Reinhardt
    Rance Hood: Mystic Painter by James J. Hester and Rance Hood
    How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V. F. Cordova edited by Kathleen Dean Moore, Kurt Peters, Ted Jojola, and Amber Lacey, with a foreword by Linda Hogan
    The Sioux in South Dakota History edited by Richmond L. Clow
    Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders by Teresa Wilkins
    Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century by Fay A. Yarbrough
    Reviews
    Opening Archaeology: Repatriation’s Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice edited by Thomas Killion
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    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    Guest Editors’ Introduction
    Guest Editors’ Introduction
    Articles
    Navigating Our Own “Sea of Islands:” Remapping a Theoretical Space for Hawaiian Women
    From the “F” Word to Indigenous/Feminisms
    Felt Theory: An Indigenous Feminist Approach to Affect and History
    Henry Roe Cloud: A Granddaughter’s Native Feminist Biographical Account
    Captivating Eunice: Membership, Colonialism, and Gendered Citizenships of Grief
    Securing the Navajo National Boundaries: War, Patriotism, Tradition, and the Diné Marriage Act of 2005
    Decolonizing Rape Law: A Native Feminist Synthesis of Safety and Sovereignty
    Notes Toward a Native Feminism’s Spatial Practice
    What Does Justice Look Like? The Struggle for Liberation in Dakota Homeland by Waziyatawin
    Native Hubs: Culture, Community, and Belonging in Silicon Valley and Beyond by Reyna K. Ramirez
    Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey
    Writing Home: Indigenous Narratives of Resistance by Michael Wilson
    Reviews
    American Indian Politics and the American Political System, 2nd Edition by David E. Wilkins
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    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    The State of Indigenous America Series
    Ten Indian Health Policy Challenges for the New Administration in 2009
    Articles
    Native Historians Write Back: The Indigenous Paradigm in American Indian Historiography
    Identifying and Understanding Indigenous Cultural and Spiritual Strengths in the Higher Education Experiences of Indigenous Women
    Humor and Healing in the Non-Fiction Works of Jim Northrup
    Hopi Sovereignty as Epistemological Limit
    Ruling Pine Ridge: Oglala Lakota Politics from the IRA to Wounded Knee by Akim D. Reinhardt
    Rance Hood: Mystic Painter by James J. Hester and Rance Hood
    How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V. F. Cordova edited by Kathleen Dean Moore, Kurt Peters, Ted Jojola, and Amber Lacey, with a foreword by Linda Hogan
    The Sioux in South Dakota History edited by Richmond L. Clow
    Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders by Teresa Wilkins
    Race and the Cherokee Nation: Sovereignty in the Nineteenth Century by Fay A. Yarbrough
    Reviews
    Opening Archaeology: Repatriation’s Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice edited by Thomas Killion
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    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    Articles
    Native America Writes Back: The Origin of the Indigenous Paradigm in Historiography
    Looking After Gdoo-naaganinaa: Precolonial Nishnaabeg Diplomatic and Treaty Relationships
    Culture as Prevention: Assisting High-Risk Youth in the Omaha Nation
    Is American Indian Studies for Real?
    The Future of American Indian Studies in the Time of Global Warming
    American Indian Studies Association–Student Association
    The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories by Jacqueline Shea Murphy
    The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men by Vine Deloria Jr.
    Architect of Justice: Felix S. Cohen and the Founding of American Legal Pluralism by Dalia Tsuk Mitchell
    Matter, Magic, and Spirit: Representing Indian and African American Belief by David Murray
    Sacred Claims: Repatriation and Living Tradition by Greg Johnson
    Apocalypto directed by Mel Gibson
    Selected Papers from the Ninth Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
    Presidential Address: American Indian Studies: Our Challenges
    Reviews
    New Indians, Old Wars by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
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    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    Articles
    One-Sided Interest Convergence: Indian Sovereignty in Organizing and Litigation
    Thief, Slave Trader, Murderer: Christopher Columbus and Caribbean Population Decline
    The Peoplehood Matrix: A New Theory for American Indian Literature
    The Searchers and Navajos: John Ford’s Retake on the Hollywood Indian
    Not Just the Peace Pipe but also the Lance: Exploring Different Possibilities for Indigenous Control over Criminal Justice
    Teaching Smoke Signals: Fatherhood, Forgiveness, and “Freedom”
    Drinking and Sobriety among the Lakota Sioux by Beatrice Medicine
    Deadliest Enemies: Law and the Making of Race Relations on and off Rosebud Reservation by Thomas Biolsi and Not Without Our Consent: Lakota Resistance to Termination, 1950–59 by Edward Charles Valandra
    Buffalo Nation: American Indian Efforts to Restore the Bison by Ken Zontek
    Poem
    To the Disappearance:
    Reviews
    Wisconsin Indian Literature: Anthology of Native Voices by Kathleen Tigerman
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    Reviews
    Native American Voices on Identity, Art, and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem edited by Lucy Fowler Williams, William S. Wierzbowski, and Robert W. Preucel
    For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook edited by Waziyatawin Angela Wilson and Michael Yellow Bird
    Reflections on Historical and Contemporary Indigenist Approaches to Environmental Ethics in a Comparative Context
    “The Sword of Damocles?” The Gila River Indian Community Water Settlement Act of 2004 in Historical Perspective
    “No Place to Go”: The Thomas Indian School and the “Forgotten” Indian Children of New York
    Watching Navajos Watch Themselves
    Editor’s Commentary
    Editor’s Commentary
    Articles
    Speaking Sovereignty: Indigenous Languages and Self-Determination
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    Guest Editor's Commentary
    Guest Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    "If They Want Navajo to Be Learned, Then They Should Require It in All Schools": Navajo Teenagers’ Experiences, Choices, and Demands Regarding Navajo Language
    Native Teacher Understanding of Culture as a Concept for Curricular Inclusion
    The Future of Navajo Nationalism
    Contemporary Navajo Writers’ Relevance to Navajo Society
    Hwéeldi Bééhániih: Remembering the Long Walk
    On the Justice of Charging Buffalo: “Who Stole American Indians Studies?” Redux
    Remember This! Dakota Decolonization and the Eli Taylor Narratives by Waziyatawin Angela Wilson In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors, edited by Waziyatawin Angela Wilson The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction by Robert Warrior
    History Is in the Land: Multivocal Tribal Traditions in Arizona’s San Pedro Valley by T. J. Freguson and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh
    Writing the Cross Culture: Native Fiction on the White Man’s Religion, edited by James Treat
    Justice as Healing: Indigenous Ways, edited by Wanda D. McCaslin
    Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom by Taiaiake Alfred
    Special Discussion: Competing Viewpoints about Ward Churchill and American Indian Studies
    Scandal
    Reviews
    Decolonization Matters: Featured Review Essay
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Chairmen, Presidents, and Princesses: The Navajo Nation, Gender, and the Politics of Tradition
    The Web of Justice: Restorative Justice Has Presented Only Part of the Story
    Almost Invisible: The Brotherhood of North American Indians (1911) and the League of North American Indians (1935)
    Making Peace with Crow Dog's Ghost: Racialized Prosecution in Federal Indian Law
    Indigenous Bodies in Colonial Courts: Anthropoligcal Science and the (Physical) Laws of the Remaining Human
    "Never Again": Kevin Gover's Apology for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    "Indigenizing the Academy": Keynote Talk at the Sixth Annual American Indian Studies Consortium Conference, Arizona State University, February 10–11, 2005
    To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Native American Boarding Schools by John Bloom
    Reviews
    Coacoochee's Bones: A Seminole Saga by Susan A. Miller
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Reflecting on Twenty Years of the Wicazo Sa Review
    An Origin Story
    From Sovereignty to Minority: As American as Apple Pie
    Sovereign Decisions: A Plan for Defeating Federal Review of Tribal Law Applications
    "White Man Has No Right to Take Any of It": Secwepemc Water-Rights Struggles in British Columbia
    The As-Told-To Native [Auto]biography: Whose Voice Is Speaking?
    Teaching American Indian Studies to Reflect American Indian Ways of Knowing and to Interrupt Cycles of Genocide
    The Missing directed by Ron Howard
    Articles
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (1990): Where the Native Voice Is Missing
    Reviews
    Battle for the BIA: G. E. E. Lindquist and the Missionary Crusade against John Collier by David W. Daily
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    The Beginning and the End: Lewis and Clark among the Upper Missouri River People
    The Lewis and Clark Story, the Captive Narrative, and the Pitfalls of Indian History
    Wahtohtana héda Ñyut^achi Mahín Xánje Akípa: The Year the Otoe and Missouria Meet the Americans
    Lewis and Clark among the Tetons: Smoking Out What Really Happened
    Now I Will Speak (Nawah Ti Waako’): A Sahnish Perspective on What the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Others Missed
    Voyage of Domination, “Purchase” as Conquest, Sakakawea for Savagery: Distorted Icons from Misrepresentations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Medical Diplomacy and the American Indian: Thomas Jefferson, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the Subsequent Effects on American Indian Health and Public Policy
    Indians Want Their Side Told during Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
    Special Features
    Lewis and Clark Journey: The Renaming of a Nation
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Lewis Cass and the Politics of Disease: The Indian Vaccination Act of 1832
    The Problem of The “White Indians” of the United States
    The Ohlone/Costanoan–Esselen Nation of Monterey, California: Dispossession, Federal Neglect, and the Bitter Irony of the Federal Acknowledgement Process
    Unacknowledged Tribes, Dangerous Knowledge: The Muwekma Ohlone and How Indian Identities are “Known”
    “What It Must Have Been Like!”: Critical Considerations of Pre-Contact Ohlone Cosmology as Interpreted Through Central California Ethnohistory
    Cultural Sovereignty and Native American Hermeneutics in the Interpretation of the Sacred Stories of the Anishinaabe
    Justice, Law, and the Lens of Culture
    One Vote Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words: Ethnic Identity and Political Change in Huehuetla, Puebla
    Review Essay
    In the Bear’s House and The Indolent Boys: N. Scott Momaday on Old Bears and American Indian Boarding Schools
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Peoplehood: A Model for the Extension of Sovereignty in American Indian Studies
    Indian ™ USA
    DNA, Blood, and Racializing the Tribe
    The Politics of Scientific Objections to Repatriation
    She Bathes in a Sacred Place: Rites of Reciprocity, Power, and Prestige in Alta California
    Rohonas and Spotted Lions: The Historical and Cultural Occurrence of the Jaguar, Panthera onca, Among the Native Tribes of the American Southwest
    Madonna Of The Maquiladora, by Gregory Frost
    Kinaalda: A Navajo Rite of Passage, a film by Lena Carr
    Film and Book Reviews
    Democracia Indigenia: Municipal Elections in Huehuelta, Puebla, Mexico, a video by Pacho Lane and Albert Wahrhaftig