indianz.com
Home Whats New on Indianz.Com? News Relationships Forums
  About

Match case
Sort Order:
Exclude: News Archive Indian Gaming In The Hoop
Search entries from:
Results per weblog:
Book Review: Forced removal of Cherokee Nation in Driven West (12/14)
"The genocidal removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands is one of the most shameful episodes in American history. Over and over, A.J. Langguth reports in his unfocused but nonetheless scarifying account, U.S. presidents proclaimed that it would be...

Charles Trimble: Recommendations for good books about Indians (12/06)
I often receive unsolicited books from publishers, requesting that I review them. This puts pressure on me feeling that, out of courtesy or gratitude, I need to give the books a positive review – pressure that I don’t like, because...

Book Review: Mythology and history in The Killing of Crazy Horse (12/06)
"Making narrative out of a life like that of Crazy Horse presents the biographer with a daunting set of challenges. Shrouded in the mythology of the West and the mystery of his indomitability, Crazy Horse is a shadowy figure,...

Book Review: War in Vietnam affects man's life in 'Extra Indians' (11/22)
"It's one of life's more infuriating facts that things we do when we are too young to do things wisely affect us well into our old age. Tommy Jack, the protagonist of Eric Gansworth's "Extra Indians," is one of the...

LA Times Blog: Fox News attacks Obama's Sitting Bull reference (11/18)
"I take a special interest in Sitting Bull because my great-great-uncle, Julius Meyer, was an interpreter and trader who lived in Omaha from the late 1860s into the 20th century. Uncle Julius not only befriended Sitting Bull but took him...

Fox News site wrong over claim that Sitting Bull 'killed' Custer (11/17)
Fox News erroneously claims Sitting Bull, the famous Lakota chief, "killed" Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer during the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. Sitting Bull did not actually participate in the battle, according to historians. But Fox News was quick...

Book Review: Jim Thorpe's life being told in 'Native American Son' (11/08)
"Jim Thorpe and Kobe Bryant both won Olympic gold medals (Thorpe for the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912, Bryant for basketball in 2008). Both got paid for playing sports before competing in the Olympics (Bryant earned millions with the...

Book Review: Politics and prejudices in 'The Killing of Crazy Horse' (11/08)
"As a kid growing up in the 1940s and '50s, Thomas Powers spent countless afternoons running around the neighborhood, cap gun in hand, lost in the classic game of cowboys and Indians. Decades later, a childhood fascination culminates in...

TC Daily Planet: Native theater and literature thrive in Minneapolis (11/04)
"There has been quite a bit of buzz recently about Native American writers, particularly with the landmark production of Native writer Louise Erdrich's Master Butchers Singing Club at the Guthrie Theater. In fact, the Native writing scene here in the...

Philadelphia chooses two Indian authors for 'One Book' project (10/26)
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has chosen books from two Indian authors for its literacy project. One Book, One Philadelphia is encouraging residents to read "War Dances" and "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," both by Sherman Alexie...

NPR: 'Yellow Dirt' examines history of uranium at Navajo Nation (10/25)
"In her book Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, former Los Angeles Times reporter Judy Pasternak documents the toxic legacy of uranium mining in the Navajo lands of northeastern Arizona, where radioactive dust...

Book Review: 'Yellow Dirt' a disturbing look at Navajo uranium (10/18)
"I first heard about radiation poisoning on the Navajo Reservation in the late 1960s. I was a teenager living on the reservation. My father was one of the white millers employed by the Vanadium Corporation of America (VCA) to...

Man sends donation of 20000 books to Pine Ridge Reservation (10/12)
Schools on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are receiving 20,000 books thanks to the efforts of one man. Dave Rhody, who lived on the reservation as a child, organized a book drive for elementary, middle school, high school...

Mary Pember: Review of 'Last Great Battle of The Indian Wars' (10/12)
"I have dodged the bullet this year. Columbus Day has come and gone and not a single editor asked me to write about the “Native American reaction” to a holiday honoring an Italian guy who got lost and hung...

Turtle Talk: New Justice Breyer book discusses Cherokee cases (10/07)
"Justice Breyer’s new book on constitutional law, Making Our Democracy Work, includes an entire chapter on the Cherokee cases. Justice Breyer long has invoked the plight of the Cherokees in talks he has given at various law schools and...

Book Review: Short stories of Indian man in 'Cheyenne Madonna' (09/20)
"This magical short-story collection concerning Jordan Coolwater begins in 1826 when four Cheyennes search for Galveston Bay. A "heatwave gauze ... rose off the plain and made things shimmer and seem not as they were," author Eddie Chuculate writes....

Book Review: Navajo Nation poisoned by uranium in 'Yellow Dirt' (09/20)
"Studded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel — though you will wish that the bad guys got punished as...

Missouri school board upholds ban on award-winning Alexie book (09/10)
A public school board voted 7-0 to ban an award-winning Sherman Alexie book from the curriculum and voted 7-2 to keep the book off the library shelves. Critics said the "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was...

Book Review: The Lakotas and their struggle for 'The Black Hills' (09/03)
"The legendary Black Hills encompass an area about 120 miles long and between 40 and 50 miles wide. Most of this often wild and beautiful terrain lies in southwestern South Dakota. A portion is across the border in Wyoming....

Podcast: Author examines Indian land ownership in Oklahoma (08/12)
"David A. Chang teaches history at the University of Minnesota and is the author of The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929, out now from the University of North Carolina Press....

VOA News: Author of best-selling book on 'Fierce Comanches' (08/12)
"In the 19th century, U.S. settlement of the western plains was held back for decades primarily by one Native American Indian tribe, the Comanches, who ranged over an area that comprises much of the present states of Texas, Oklahoma,...

Book Review: How a Congressional staffer changed Indian policy (07/16)
"The following registers a 10 on the chutzpah meter, the platinum standard for subjective book reviews: Noodling a volume about a critical period in the struggle for Indian self-determination — a publication supported by a foundation that I'm involved...

Book Review: Demonization of Indian tribes in 'The Blue Tattoo' (07/08)
"I just read a book called “The Blue Tattoo” by Margot Mifflin. As I am in Island Park, Idaho, at a remote family-owned cabin (built 1953), reading is about my only option in terms of media entertainment. I want to...

Navajo Nation photographer spends a year documenting tribe (06/30)
Don James, a member of the Navajo Nation, spent a year on the reservation to document his tribe through photography. James limited himself to $100 a week. He met Navajos from all walks of life and was welcomed into...

Review: Washington politics and the 'Wounded Knee' massacre (06/29)
"Leaders on the Sioux reservations in South Dakota heard reports in early 1890 of an Indian prophet who foretold of the potential for renewal of their world — a land of plenty without whites — through a mystical Ghost...

NPR: Interview with author of book on Comanche Chief Parker (06/24)
"In 1836, a 9-year-old pioneer girl named Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped during a Comanche raid in North Texas. She was strapped onto the back of a horse and taken north, back into the Plains where the powerful American...

Review: A history of Indian relations in 'Making of Minnesota' (06/21)
"Mary Lethert Wingerd's "North Country: The Making of Minnesota" is a history of the Indian experience in Minnesota, from the first encounters with Europeans to the removal of tribes in the aftermath of the Sioux Uprising. This era is...

Review: A Comanche battle in 'Empire of the Summer Moon' (06/17)
"All American schoolchildren learn of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, in which General George Custer and the federal cavalry got trounced by Indians in present-day Montana. Far fewer know about the desperate, brutal struggle that played out just...

Review: A Comanche leader in 'Empire of the Summer Moon' (06/11)
"If Custer illustrates how the spotlight of history sometimes shines on the wrong actor, Quanah Parker exemplifies the more deserving who get left in the shadows. One hopes a better fate awaits “Empire of the Summer Moon,” S. C....

Book Excerpt: Alaska Native traditions in 'The Fate of Nature' (06/10)
"During my visits to Chenega, I heard people criticize one another's commitment to traditional values along with many other bad things they said about one other. Bitter grudges and resentment seemed to lie just below the surface, directed against...

Review: Little news about Bighorn Battle in 'The Last Stand' (06/04)
"Few events in American history have generated as much commentary as the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, and George Armstrong Custer has become one of those contested figures who have been mythologized to the point of caricature: glorified as...

NYT: The Sopranos meets Indian Country in 'Scalped' series (06/04)
"Welcome to the world of “Scalped.” Setting: South Dakota’s fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. Volume six of this series, published by Vertigo and written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R.M. Guera, enters the softcover list at no. 5...

Public Radio: How to save planet with indigenous knowledge (05/19)
"For thousands of years, human societies were shaped by their environment, and through that relationship, we developed survival methods that were both healthy and sustainable. Today, as people try to shape the environment to fit our needs, we not...

Charles Trimble: Decolonization and Native communities (04/13)
I had long viewed decolonization, as a wish for an atavistic return to long-gone tribal societies of our ancestors – societies we tend to view as gentle and gracious, and free of all the greed and trash that aliens brought...

Review: Squaxin Island poacher is bad guy in 'Shell Games' (04/09)
"Doug Tobin is in prison now, a felon who for decades used the Seattle area as his base for poaching and selling shellfish, especially a type of clam known as a geoduck. As the environmental reporter for The Seattle Times,...

Navajo Nation librarian wins honor for national organization (04/08)
Irving Nelson, the library program supervisor of the Navajo Nation, has been named Librarian of the Year for 2010 by Reader to Reader, a national nonprofit. Nelson was selected for promoting literacy on the reservation. He started his career...

Quileute Nation selling items inspired by 'Twilight' series (03/31)
The Quileute Nation of Washington has started a website to sell items inspired by the Twilight series of movies and books. Some of the items on Twilight at Quileute are hand-made by tribal members and include necklaces made by students...

Sherman Alexie receives national honor for 'War Dances' (03/24)
Author Sherman Alexie has won the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for "War Dances," his latest collection of short stories. Alexie, who is Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, was selected out of field of nearly 350 works. The judges said...

Hundreds seek roles in film from Indian author's book (02/15)
Hundreds of Native men, women and children turned out for a casting call in Montana over the weekend with the hopes of landing a role in a movie based on "Winter in the Blood." James Welch, who was of...

Review: Sherman Alexie reaches out with 'War Dances' (12/02)
"Sherman Alexie's short story "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" is a mighty high standard for any contemporary American writer to match. The fusion of emotion and image, sympathy and grace, the fluidity and power of its language, make...

Blog: Palin book misattributes Cheyenne man's quote (12/01)
"There have been so many lies and distortions pointed out in Sarah Palin's Going Rogue since it was released last week that her memoir has already become something of a gag line. But perhaps the most embarrassing gaffe so far...

Interview: Sherman Alexie discusses alcoholism (11/02)
The Big Think interviews author Sherman Alexie (Spokane / Coeur d'Alene) about his new works, old works and being an alcoholic. "Sherman Alexie: My name is Sherman Alexie and I’m the bantamweight champion of the world. No, I’m a...

Interview: Sherman Alexie ticks people off (10/09)
Sherman Alexie (Spokane / Coeur d'Alene) is releasing "War Dances," a new collection of short stories that he says doesn't always portray Indians in the best way. "I'm going to get grief from certain people about not having likable...

Book describes journey of Alutiiq masks (10/08)
Giinaquq (Like A Face), the University of Alaska Press best-selling book of 2009, describes how the Alutiiq people on Kodiak Island reconnected with ceremonial masks that were taken from them in the late 1800s. A French anthropologist collected more...

Interview: Sherman Alexie looking for trouble (10/05)
The Oregonian asks author, poet, director comedian and basketball fan Sherman Alexie (Spokane / Coeur d'Alene) about his penchant for stirring up trouble on just about any issue. "If I stay in my circle and stay with the Indian...

Book Review: Indian health issues in 'Broken' (10/02)
"Author Lisa Jones describes the postapocalyptic conditions in which Native Americans live today. Imagine a country owning the rights to the air we breathe, or the right to sleep. This is the way Native Americans once viewed the earth. They...

Sherman Alexie: 'War Dances' in The New Yorker (08/03)
"A few years ago, after I returned home to Seattle from a trip to Los Angeles, I unpacked my bag and found a dead cockroach, shrouded by a dirty sock, in a corner. Shit, I thought. We’re being invaded....

Book Review: Little River Band in 'Our People' (07/27)
"As I read " People, Our Journey: The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians," I kept thinking about a question I was asked years ago -- and that has lingered in my mind ever since -- toward the end...

Quileute Nation opens doors to 'Twilight' fans (07/07)
The Quileute Nation of Washington is welcoming fans of the hugely popular "Twilight" franchise to the reservation. The tribe hired a public relations company to answer questions related to the book and film series. Business is up 30 percent at...

High school won't ban Sherman Alexie's book (06/23)
Students at a public high school in Illinois will be allowed to read "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," the award winning-book from Spokane/Coeur d'Alene author Sherman Alexie. Some parents complained about vulgar and racial language in the...

Blog: Sherman Alexie on 'Kindle' book reader (06/09)
"As noted by Kassia Kroszer and others, Sherman Alexie recently expressed some controversial remarks in relation to the eReader. At a BookExpo panel, Alexie called the Amazon Kindle “elitist” and said that he wanted to hit a woman sitting...

Books Blog: Comanche author Paul Chaat Smith (06/03)
"Non-natives charmed by The Education of Little Tree, Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, and Thunderheart, for starters, might find in Paul Chaat Smith's Everything You Know About Indians Is Wrong , a bracing wake-up call. In...

Review: America's 140-year war against Nez Perce (05/13)
"The story of Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Percé being driven into exile by the U.S. Army has been told and retold. Because the tale is compelling, because it was well-documented by personal accounts of the time...

Blog: Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong (04/29)
"On one of the first springtime Saturdays in April, I managed to slip down to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to catch its associate curator, Paul Chaat Smith, read from his latest book Everything You Know...

Alexie recalls struggles at off-reservation school (03/09)
Author Sherman Alexie faced discrimination when he attended a school off the Spokane Reservation in Washington. Alexie, who is Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, was mocked as the only Indian student at the school. "I was so scared of them,"...

Interview: Sherman Alexie on sports and other things (03/05)
"The Lumberjack: You’re a huge basketball fan, right? Sherman Alexie: Mmhmm. LJ: Are you still a Sonics fan after their relocation to Oklahoma City (renamed the Thunder) or have you changed your loyalty to the Portland Trailblazers? Alexie: (Laughs)...

Opinion: Giago one of the 'haves' in Indian Country (03/04)
The following is the opinion of Steve Hendricks, the author of The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country. Tim Giago writes that I unfairly impugned the honor of the late Clive and Agnes...