Native American and Indigenous Studies

The Rez Road Follies: Canoes, Casinos, Computers, and Birch Bark Baskets The Rez Road Follies Canoes, Casinos, Computers, and Birch Bark Baskets Jim Northrup 1999 Fall
The popular Native American writer’s humorous and hard-hitting tales.
Voyageur Country: The Story of Minnesota’s National Park Voyageur Country The Story of Minnesota’s National Park Robert Treuer 1998 Spring
Examines the beauty, history, and controversy of Voyageurs National Park.
Tribal Secrets: Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions Tribal Secrets Recovering American Indian Intellectual Traditions Robert Warrior 1994 Fall
“Robert Warrior writes at once to the memories of tribal survivance and the critical confidence of his generation; he ascertains intellectual histories that have been largely unconsidered in other studies of Native American Indians . . . a courageous comparative textual criticism.” --Gerald Vizenor, University of California, Berkeley
A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe A Concise Dictionary of Minnesota Ojibwe John D. Nichols and Earl Nyholm 1995 Spring
This up-to-date resource for the linguistic and cultural heritage of the Anishinaabe contains ancient and modern words and meanings.
Portage Lake: Memories of an Ojibwe Childhood Portage Lake Memories of an Ojibwe Childhood Maude Kegg John D. Nichols, Editor 1993 Fall
In this volume, Minnesota Anishinaabe elder Maude Kegg of the Mille Lacs Reservation reminisces about her childhood. Building birchbark and reedmat wigwams, boiling maple sap into syrup and harvesting turtles and wild rice are related in lyric detail. Dictated to John D. Nichols in Kegg’s native language, these compelling stories of traditional Ojibwe life appear in English translation on facing pages with the original Ojibwe text in a standardized orthography.
Daughters of the Dreaming Daughters of the Dreaming Diane Bell 1993 Fall
This new edition, which is based on research done in the 1970s, includes an epilogue in which Bell reflects on her original fieldwork from the perspective of the 1990s, examining the changes in the field and in feminist theory and practice.
Amerindian Images and the Legacy of Columbus Amerindian Images and the Legacy of Columbus Rene Jara and Nicholas Spadaccini, Editors 1992 Fall
“Offers a well-informed and academically creative reading of texts which foster the so-called colonial imaginary in relation to Spanish and Portuguese colonial enterprises in the Americas.” --Guido A. Podesta
Red Lake Nation: Portraits of Ojibway Life Red Lake Nation Portraits of Ojibway Life Charles Brill 1992 Spring
Movingly documents, in words and pictures, the life of the Red Lake band on a ‘closed reservation’ in northern Minnesota.
Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles Bearheart The Heirship Chronicles Gerald Vizenor 1990 Spring
Bearheart, Gerald Vizenors first novel, overturns “terminal creeds” and violence in a decadent material culture. American civilization has collapsed and Proude Cedarfair, his wife, Rosina, and a bizarre collection of disciples, are forced on a pilgrimage when government agents descend on the reservation to claim their sacred cedar trees for fuel. The tribal pilgrims reverse the sentiments of Manifest Destiny and travel south through the ruins of a white world that ran out of gas.
Griever: An American Monkey King in China Griever An American Monkey King in China Gerald Vizenor 1990 Spring
Griever de Hocus, accompanied by his rooster, Matteo Ricci, plays havoc with the monolithic institutions of the People’s Republic of China in Vizenor’s inspired retelling of the classic Chinese Journey to the West. Fiction.
The People Named the Chippewa: Narrative Histories The People Named the Chippewa Narrative Histories Gerald Vizenor 1984 Fall
Ranging in time and space from Madeline Island and the reservations of northern Minnesota to the urban reservation of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Vizenor recounts the experiences of the Chippewa and their encounters with the white people who “named” them.