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Art in Our Lives

2010. Edited by Cynthia Chavez Lamar and Sherry Farrell Racette with Lara Evans

Art in Our Lives grew out of the conversations of a group of Native women artists who spoke frankly about the roles, responsibilities, and commitments in their lives while balancing this existence with their art practice.

At the Hems of the Lowest Clouds

2003. Gloria J. Emerson; Forward by N. Scott Momaday

These poems, paintings, and personal reflections draw upon an ancient culture while crafting new visual and poetic “legends” to enrich our understanding of the significant places and stories that mark the traditional lands of the Navajo people.

Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan

2018. Edited by Paul F. Reed and Gary M. Brown

Often overshadowed by the Ancestral Pueblo centers at Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, the Middle San Juan is one of the most dynamic territories in the pre-Hispanic Southwest, interacting with Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde as well as the surrounding regions.

Becoming Indian

2011. Circe Sturm

Becoming Indian explores the social and cultural values that lie behind this phenomenon and delves into the motivations of these Americans—from so many different walks of life—to reinscribe their autobiographies and find deep personal and collective meaning in reclaiming their Indianness.

Beyond Red Power

2007. Edited by Daniel M. Cobb and Loretta Fowler

How do we explain not just the survival of Indian people in the United States against very long odds but their growing visibility and political power at the opening of the twenty-first century? Within this one story of indigenous persistence are many stories of local, regional, national, and international activism that require a nuanced understanding of what it means to be an activist or to act in politically purposeful ways.

The Fabric of Indigeneity

2016. ann-elise lewallen

The author synthesizes ethnographic field research, museum and archival research, and participation in cultural-revival and rights-based organizing to show how women craft Ainu and indigenous identities through clothwork and how they also fashion lived connections to ancestral values and lifestyles.

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