Overview of Indian Peoples

The materials on this page are intended for use by students enrolled in CORE 116 The Sacred Journey and ANTH 329 North American Indians. This page and its references are periodically up-dated.

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Indian Gathering at River Front Park, Spokane, Washington 1995


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Bibliography - General Overview:

Bahr, Diana

2003  Viola Martinez - California Paiute: Living in Two Worlds.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Benedict, Ruth

1923 The Concept of the Guardian Spirit in North America. Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association, Number 29.

Biolsi, Thomas, edited

2004 A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians.  Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing

Brown, Joseph Epes

1982 The Spiritual Legacy of the American Indian. Crossroads.

Furst, Peter and Jill Furst

1982 North American Indian Art. New York: Rezzoli.

Gill, Sam

2005 Native American Religions: An Introduction. Second Edition. Belmont, CA.: Wadsworth.

1983 Native American Traditions: Sources and Interpretations. Belmont, CA,: Wadsworth.

Gill, Sam and Irene Sullivan

1992 Dictionary of Native American Mythology. Santa Barbara, California:

Hultkrantz, Ake

1953 Conceptions of the Soul Among North American Indians: A Study in Religious Ethnology. Ethnographical Museum of Sweden.

1973 Prairie and Plains Indians. E. J. Brill.

1979 The Religions of the American Indians. University of California Press.

1987 Native Religions of North America: The Power of Visions and Fertility. New York: Harper and Row.

Hymes, Dell

1981 In vain I tried to tell you: Essays in Native American Ethnopoetics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Klein, Laura and Lillian Ackerman

1995 Women and Power in Native North America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Kroeber, Karl, ed.

1981 Traditional Literature of the American Indian. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. 

La Barre, Weston

1969 The Peyote Cult. Schocken.

Minnis, Paul

2000  Ethnobotany: A Reader.  Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Nabokov, Peter and Robert Easton

1989 Native American Architecture. Oxford University Press.

Oswalt, Wendell

1999 This Land Was Theirs: A Study of North American Indians. Sixth Edition. Mayfield.

Radin, Paul

1956 The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology. (Extensive Winnebago Materials). Crown.

Ramsey, Jarold

1977 Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country. (A nice Nez Perce section). University of Washington Press. 

Reyhner, Jon and Jeanne Eder

2004 American Indian Education: A History.  University of Oklahoma Press.

Sherzer, Joel and Anthony Woodbury, ed.

1987 Native American Discourse: Poetics and rhetoric. Cambridge, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney: Cambridge University Press.

Spencer, Robert and Jesse Jennings, et al.

1977 The Native Americans: Ethnology and Background of the North American Indians. Harper and Row.

Stewart, Omer

1987 Peyote Religion. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.

Sturtevant, William, ed.

1978-1998 Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 4, History of Indian-White Relations; vol. 5, Arctic; vol. 6, Subarctic; vol. 8, California; vol. 9, Southwest; vol. 10, Southwest; vol. 11, Great Basin; vol. 12, Plateau; vol. 15, Northeast; vol. 17, Languages. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. (also provides excellent bibliographic information)

Swann, Brian, ed.

1983 Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press. (only a few stories)

1987 Recovering the Word: Essays on Native American Literature. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.

1992 On the Translation of Native American Literatures. Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press.

1994 Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literature of North America. New York: Random House. (an excellent collection of stories)

Tedlock. Dennis

1983 The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Tedlock, Dennis and Barbara Tedlock, ed.

1975 Teachings from the American Earth: Indian Religion and Philosophy. Liverright.

Thompson, Stith

1929 Tales of the North American Indians. Indiana University Press.

Walker, Deward, ed.

1970 Systems of North American Witchcraft and Sorcery. University of Idaho.

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Callicott, J. Baird and Michael Nelson

2004  American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study.  Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall

Helm, June, ed.

Nelson, Richard

Speck, Frank

Cree Hunters of Mistassini (film)

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Mooney, James

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Aginsky, Burt W. and Ethel G. Aginsky

de Angulo, Jamie

Heizer, Robert, ed.

Kroeber, A. L.

Kroeber, Theodora

Ray, Verne

Sarris, Greg

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Great Basin:

Allen, W. A.

D'Azevedo, Warren, ed.

Downs, James

Lowie, Robert

Madsen, Brigham

Miller, Wick

Park, Willard

Steward, Julian

Smith, Anne

Whiting, Beatirce

Wood, Nancy

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