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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. It aims to be 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 19 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 19 - Issue 1

    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
  • Volume 18 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 18 - Issue 2

    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
  • Volume 18 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

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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
  • Volume 17 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Articles
    Editor's Commentary
    Rhetoric and American Indians
    Numipu Among the White Settlers
    An Ideographic Analysis of American Indian Sovereignty in the State of Utah: Enabling Denotative Dissonance and Constructing Irreconcilable Conflict
    Nunavut: The Construction of a Regional Collective Identity in the Canadian Arctic
    The Monacan Indian Nation: Asserting Tribal Sovereignty in the Absence of Federal Recognition
    Developing a Voice: The Evolution of Self Determination in an Urban Indian Community
    Without Treaty, without Conquest: Indigenous Sovereignty in Post-Delgamuukw British Columbia
    From Clan to Kwáan to Corporation: The Continuing Complex Evolution of Tlingit Political Organization
    Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo by Kenn Harper; The Riddle of the Bones: Politics, Science, Race, and the Story of Kennewick Man by Roger Downey; Skulls Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity by David Hurst Thomas; The Settlement of the Americas: A New Prehistory by Thomas D. Dillehay
    Without Reservation by Jeff Benedict
    Book Reviews
    A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World by Robert Bringhurst; Nine Visits to the Mythworld by Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas, translated by Robert Bringhurst
  • Volume 17 - Issue 1 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Rhetoric and American Indians
    Annoted Bibliograpy of the Basic Literature Needed for an Understanding of Tribal Governance
    The Great Sioux Supreme Court
    United States v. Yellow Sun et al. (The Pawnee People): A Case Study of Institutional and Societal Racism and U.S. Justice in Nebraska from the 1850s to 1870s
    Numipu among The White Settlers
    Governance Within the Dine Nation: Have Democratic Traditions Taken Hold?
    Ramona Redeemed: The Rise of Tribal Political Power in California
    Welfare Reform On Rosebud Reservation: Implications For Tribal Policy
    The Border Crossed Us: Border Crossing Issues of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
    An Ideographic Analysis of American Indian Sovereignty in the State of Utah: Enabling Denotative Dissonance and Constructing Irreconcilable Conflict
    Aboriginal Land Claims and Self-Government in Canada's North
    The Political Participation of Inuit Women in the Government of Nunavut
    Without Treaty, Without Conquest: The Reassertion of Sovereignty in Post-Delgamuukw British Columbia
    Developing a Voice: The Evolution of Self-Determination in an Urban Indian Community
    Monacan Indian Nation
    From Clan to Kwan to Corporation: The Continuing Complex Evolution of Tlingit Political Organization
    Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations, by Vine Deloria Jr. and David E. Wilkins
    Book Reviews
    All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life, by Winona LaDuke
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    Guest Editors' Introduction
    Guest Editors' Introduction
    Articles
    Indian Summer
    Localism and Low Power Television on the Flathead Indian Reservation
    Images of Native People as Seen Through the Eyes of the Blackbird
    Video América Indigena/Video Native America
    Rhetorical Dimensions of Native American Documentary
    Old Cowboys, New Indians: Hollywood Frames the American Indian Movement
    The Best of Both Worlds: Otherness, Appropriation, and Identity in "Thunderheart"
    An Interview with Robert J. Conley
    Smoke or Signals?: American Popular Culture and the Challenge to Hegemonic Images of American Indians in Native American Film
    The Toughest Indian in the World, by Sherman Alexie and Women on the Run, by Janet Campbell Hale
    One Stick Song, by Sherman Alexie
    Your Story Will Be Told, by Roberta Hill
    The Heartsong of Charging Elk, by James Welch
    Teaching Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues
    Chihuly's Pendletons and Their Influences on His Work, by Dale Chihuly
    Rooted in Barbarous Soil. People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California, by Kevin Starr and Richard J. Orsi, editors
    The Last of the Ofos, by Geary Hobson
    Video and Book Reviews
    "Hand Game": The Native North American Game of Power and Chance, a video by Lawrence Johnson
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    Editor's Commentary and Acknowledgments
    Editor's Commentary and Acknowledgments
    Articles
    The Diabetic Plague in Indian Country: Legacy of Displacement
    Pain Management and Health Policy in a Western Washington Indian Tribe
    Sociodemographic and Health Care System Factors Influencing Cervical Cancer Screening among Young American Indian Women
    Child Sexual Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Indian Country
    Access and Barriers to Food Items and Food Preparation among Plains Indians
    Improved Health Status for Native Hawaiians: Not Just What the Doctor Ordered
    A Pilot Study to Assess the Health Needs and Statuses among a Segment of the Adult American Indian Population of Los Angeles
    Major Health Issues among Female Alaska Natives
    Conducting Sacred Research: An Indigenous Experience
    Risk and Protective Factors for Depression and Health Outcomes in American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescents
    The Challenges of Medicaid Managed Care for Native Americans
    Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences, by Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy
    "A Political History of the Indian Health Service," by Abraham B. Bergman, David C. Grossman, Angela M. Erdrich, John C. Todd, and Ralph Forquera.
    Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity, by David Hurst Thomas.
    Reviews
    Primary Care of Native American Patients: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Epidemiology, edited by James M. Galloway, M.D., Bruce W. Goldberg, M.D., and Joseph S. Alpert, M.D.
  • Volume 15 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

    Table of Contents, Volume 15 - Issue 2

    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Anna Lee Walters' Ghost Singer Links Native Diasporas in Time and Space: An Anthropology of Late Capitalism
    Something Wicked This Way Comes: Warnings by Simon Ortiz and Martin Cruz Smith
    Joy Harjo and Her Poetics as Praxis: A "Postcolonial" Political Economy of the Body, Land, Labor, and Language
    The Ecological Politics of Leslie Silko's Almanac of the Dead
    The Real Thing: An Essay on Authenticity
    How Scholarship Defames the Native Voice . . . and Why
    Lady Luck or Mother Earth? Gaming as a Trope in Plains Indian Cultural Traditions
    There is No Word for Feminism in My Language
    For We Are the Children of the Stars
    Old Snake's Beautiful Daughter Has Come Home. Gardens in the Dunes by Leslie Marmon Silko
    On the Rez By Ian Frazier
    Indigenous Aesthetics: Native Art, Media, and Identity, by Steven Leuthold
    Madchild Running, by Keith Egawa
    At the Desert's Green Edge, by Amadeo Rea
    Zolbrod and the Sacred. Review of Reading the Voice, Native American Oral Poetry on the Written Page by Paul Zolbrod
    Books On This Desk: Brief Reviews
    Reviews
    Writing Into the Political Winds. Aurelia: A Crow Creek Trilogy, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
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    Articles
    "Kill the Indian and Save the Man!" Charles Eastman Surveys His Past
    Policy Analysis of the Land into Trust Acquisition Provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act: Tribal Opportunities, Obstacles, and Opposition
    Sacred Places, Scarred Spaces
    There Are Indians in the Museum of Natural History
    Mobilizing the Unrepresented: Indian Voting Patterns and the Implications for Tribal Sovereignty
    An Ethnohistory of Pentecostalism among the Crow Indians of Montana
    Constructing "The Navajo": Visual and Literary Representation from Inside and Out
    The Origin of Public Bison Herds in the United States
    Rediscovering the Sacred: From the Secular to a Postmodern Sense of the Sacred
    Jesus, Too, Is One of the Holy People: Navajo Visions of the Sacred in the World Today
    That the People Might Live by Jace Weaver
    Wakinyan: Lakota Religion in the Twentieth Century by Stephen E. Feraca
    Nez Perce Texts by Archie Phinney
    Book Reviews
    American Indian Sovereignty and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Masking of Justice by David E. Wilkins
  • Volume 14 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Introduction
    Introduction
    Articles
    American Indian Studies: An Overview
    On Translating Magical Texts
    Talking to the Animals and Taking Out the Trash: The Functions Of American Indian Literature
    The Native American Scholar: Toward a New Intellectual Agenda
    Token and Taboo: Native Art in Academia
    Racial and Ethnic Studies, Political Science, and Midwifery
    Indigenous Intellectual Sovereignties: A Hemispheric Convocatoin
    Centering Words: Writing a Sense of Place
    Internationalization of an Indigenous Anticolonial Cultural Critique of Research Methodologies: A Guide to Indigenist Research Methodology and Its Principles
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Native Americans in America: A Theoretical and Historical Overview
    Ancient Symbols/Contemporary Tools: Forging Counterhegemonic Coalitions in Ecuador
    The Treaty of Waitangi and Its Relationship to Contemporary American Indian Sovereignty Issues
    The Braziliam Geography of Indianness
    A Strategy of Resistance: The "Actorvism" of Russell Means from Plymouth Rock to the Disney Studios
    Land Reform
    Constructing Conflict: The Functioning of Synecdoche in the Endangered Wolf Controversy
    San Carlos and White Mountain Apache Attitudes toward the Reintroduction of the Mexican Wolf to Its Historic Range in the American Southwest
    The Continuing Impact of Manifest Dstiny in a Small Town
    Dual or Duel Fiesta System? The Politics of Identity in Southern Mexico
    An Indian Artifact Collection in Court: Whose Family Heirlooms?
    The State and the American Indian: Who Gets the Indian Child?
    Social Theory and the Disjuncture between Predicted Outcomes and Student Experiences during the Gilded Age
    AIDS: The New Smallpox among Native Americans
    The General Allotment Act "Eligibility" Hoax: Distortions of Law, Policy, and History in Derogation of Indian Tribes
    Ants and Orioles: Showing the Art of Pima Poetry, Donald Bahr, Lloyd Paul, and Vincent Joseph, with foreword by Paul Zolbrod
    Heeni: A Tainui Elder Remembers with Mary Katharine Duffie
    Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality, by Luana Ross
    Book Reviews
    Insights on HIV/AIDS: Native Children to Children, produced by Rosenda Reins Production, directed by Beverly Singer; Her Giveaway: A Spiritual Journey with AIDS, produced by Skyman-Smith, directed by Mona Smith
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    SPECIAL SECTION ON SOVEREIGNTY
    Sovereignty-A Navajo Perspective
    Intellectual Self-Determination and Sovereignty: Implications for Native Studies and for Native Intellectuals
    Intellectual Self-Determination and Sovereignty: Looking at the Windmills in Our Minds
    "Ethnic" Assimilates "Indigenous": A Study in Intellectual Neocolonialism
    Indians and Open-Ended Political Rationality
    Gaming: The Apex of a Long Struggle
    Her "Wrongs and Claims": Sarah Winnemucca's Strategic Narratives of Abuse
    The Hidden Violence in Grand Avenue
    Reinventing the Enemy's Language: Contemporary Native Women's Writings Of North America, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird; The River of History by Gloria Bird
    Book Reviews
    Two-Spirit People, edited by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, And Sabine Lang
  • Volume 12 - Issue 2 Contents Purchase This Issue

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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    A Tribute to Alfonso Ortiz (1939-97)
    Indian Presence with No Indians Present: NAGPRA and Its Discontents
    Zitkala Sa: Sentimentality and Sovereignty
    Navajo Christianity: Historical Origins and Modern Trends
    Processing the Native American through Western Consciousness: D.H. Lawrence and the Red Indians of the Americas
    "The Volation of the Earth": Elizabeth Cook-Lynn's From the River's Edge in the Historical Context of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Dam Project
    Impossible Mission: A History of the Legal Control of Native Drinking in Alaska
    Rethinking Indigenous Underdevelopment in the United States
    Hotline Healers: An Almost Browne Novel by Gerald Vizenor
    Indian Lives: A Photographic Recoord from the Civil War to Wounded Knee by Ulrich W. Hiesinger
    Book reviews
    Remnants of the First Earth by Ray A. Young Bear
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    Editor's Commentary
    Editor's Commentary
    Articles
    Who Stole Native American Studies?
    Outing, Relocation, and Employment Assistance: The Impact of Federal Indian Population Dispersal Programs in the Bay Area
    Native American Authors and Their Communities
    Indian Gaming: Players and Stakes
    The Contest Powwow versus the Traditional Powwow and the Role of the Native American Community
    Speaking of Home: The Idea of the Center in Some Contemporary American Indian Writing
    Telling about Bear in N. Scott Momaday's The Ancient Child
    "We Think in Terms of What Is Fair": Justice versus "Just Compensation" in Elizabeth Cook-Lynn's From the River's Edge
    Native American Loanwords in American English
    Why No Iroquois Fiction?
    Coyote Discovers America: The Cultural Survival of the Trickster in the Novels of Thomas King
    The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita
    Killing the White Man's Indian: The Reinvention of Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century by Fergus M. Bordewich
    Book Reviews
    Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls: Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War by Tom Holm; Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee by Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior
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    Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls: Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War
    I Can Carry on from Here: The Relocation of American Indians to Los Angeles
    The Anasazi Legacy of the Jurassic Sun
    The Exaggeration of Despair in Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues
    The Absence of Angels by W.S. Penn
    Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions by Robert Allen Warrior
    They Called It Prairie Light: The Story of Chiloco Indian School by K. Tsianina Lomawaima
    500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indains edited by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
    Life and Death in the Mainstream of American Indian Biography
    Dancing Song for Susan TallBear
    Speech by General John J. Sheehan, U.S. Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command to the Sioux Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, Eagle Butte, South Dakota, 4 September 1995 Analysis: PTSD in Native American Vietnam Veterans: A Reassessment
    Literary Criticism
    Ella Deloria: Varied Intercourse
    Ethnic Studies
    The Use of Racial and Ethnic Terms in America
    Sociology / Medicine
    Cultural Identity and Control of Diabetes among Members of the Omaha Tribe in Nebraska
    Readings
    The Nightway: A History and a History of Documentation of a Navajo Ceremonial by James C. Faris
    Review Essays
    The Great Loney: Hybridization and Self-Vindication in The Death of Jim Loney by James Welch
    Poetry
    O'odham Himdag: The O'odhamWay
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    Political Science
    Treaty Rights: Twenty Years after the Boldt Decision
    Women's Studies
    Race, Gender, and Social Control: Voices of Imprisoned Native American and White Women
    Writing for Survival: Continuity and Change in Four Contemporary Native American Women's Autobiographies
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    Memoir: Indian Newspapers, or "Say, ain't you some kind of Indians?"
    Commentary
    History
    The Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Roots of American Indian Activism
    Literature and Mythology
    The Dethronement of Yata
    Readings
    Isanti Graveyard
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    Political Science
    The Cloaking of Justice: The Supreme Court's Role in the Application of Western Law to America's Indigenous People
    Literary Art Criticism
    Pipe Carriers of the Red Atlantis: Prophecy/Fantasy by William Willard, Ph.D. Ethnic Cleansing: Homestyle
    Aesthetics
    An Indigenous Aesthetic? Two Noted Videographers: Burdeau and Masayesva
    Anthropology
    Echoes of Mythical Creation: Snakes, Sex, Voice
    Dance
    Aztec Conchero Dance Tradition: Historic, Religious, and Cultural Significance
    Readings
    Selu: Seeking the Corn-Mother's Wisdom by Marilou Awiakta
    Where the Buffalo Roam
    Wisdomkeepers: Meeting with Native American Spiritual Elders by Steve Wall and Harvey Arden
    Cante Ohitike Win: Images of Lakota Women from the Pine Ridge Reservation by Carolyn Reyer
    Singing an Indian Song: A Biography of D'Arcy McNickle by Dorothy S. Parker
    Will Rogers by Ben Yagoda
    The Fus Fixico Letters by Alexander Posey
    The Indian Woman in Love Medicine
    Report: How to Enroll in an Indian Tribe
    Music Review: John Trudell's Johnny Damas and Me
    Essay: Some Thoughts about Biography
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    Anthropology
    Swallow Dizziness, the Laughter of Carnival, and Kateri by David Kozak Religion and Ritual among the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico
    Federal Indian Policy
    U.S. Citizenship: The American Policy to Extinguish the Principle of Lakota Political Consent by Edward C. Valandra The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Peyote in Employment Division vs. Smith
    Literature/ Criticism
    Searching for Evidence of Colonialism at Work: A Reading of Louise Erdrich's Tracks
    Women's Studies
    Intermarriage and Assimilation: The Beginning or the End?
    Readings
    The Way of Evil: Linda Hogan's Mean Spirit
    Black Eagle Child by Ray A. Young Bear
    The Disharmonic Convergence: Leslie Silko's Almanac of the Dead
    I See By My Get-up by Ron Querry
    The Art of Pandering: Dorris' and Erdrich's The Crown of Columbus
    Whither T-himdag
    The "Fry-Bread"