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Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies


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Chris Andersen and Jean M. O'Brien

PART ONE: EMERGING FROM THE PAST Chapter One: Historical Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies: Touching on the Past, Looking to the Future Jean M. O'Brien Chapter Two: Literary Reflections on Indigenous Literary Nationalism: On Home Grounds, Singing Hogs, and Cranky Critics
Daniel Heath Justice Chapter Three: History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies
Pauline Turner Strong Chapter Four: Reclaiming the Statistical "Native": Quantitative Historical Research Beyond the Pale
Chris Andersen and Tahu Kukutai PART TWO: ALTERNATIVE SOURCES AND METHODOLOGICAL REORIENTATIONS I. Reframing Indigenous Studies Chapter Five: Recovering, Restorying, and Returning Nahua Writing in Mexico
Kelly McDonough Chapter Six: Mind, Heart, Hands: Thinking, Feeling, and Doing in Indigenous History Methodology
K. Tsianina Lomawaima Chapter Seven: Relationality: A Key Presupposition of an Indigenous Social Research Paradigm
Aileen Moreton-Robinson Chapter Eight: Standing With and Speaking as Faith: A Feminist-Indigenous Approach to Inquiry
Kim TallBear Chapter Nine: Stepping In It: How to Smell the Fullness of Indigenous Histories
Vicente Diaz Chapter Ten: Intellectual History and Indigenous Methodology
Robert Warrior Chapter Eleven: A Genealogy of Critical Hawaiian Studies, Late 20th to 21st Century
Noenoe K. Silva Chapter Twelve: Placing the City: Crafting Urban Indigenous Histories
Coll Thrush II. All in the Family Chapter Thirteen: "I do still have a letter:" Our Sea of Archives"
Alice Te Punga Somerville Chapter Fourteen: History with Nana: Family, Life, and the Spoken Source
Aroha Harris Chapter Fifteen: Elder Brother as Theoretical Framework
Robert Innes Chapter Sixteen: Histories with Communities: Struggles, Collaborations, Transformations Amy E. Den Ouden Chapter Seventeen: Places and Peoples: Sami Feminist Technoscience and Supradisciplinary Research Methods
May-Britt Ohman, Uppsala University Chapter Eighteen: Oral History
William Bauer, Jr. III. Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Chapter Nineteen: Status, Sustainability, and American Indian Women in the Twentieth Century
Jacki Thompson Rand Chapter Twenty: Representations of Violence: (Re)Telling Indigenous Women's Stories and the Politics of Knowledge Production
Shannon Speed Chapter Twenty-One: Feminism and History, Sources and Methods in Indigenous History Mishuana Goeman Chapter Twenty-Two: History and Masculinity
Brendan Hokowhitu Chapter Twenty-Three: Indigenous is to Queer as . . . : Queer questions for Indigenous Studies
Mark Rifkin IV. Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture Chapter Twenty-Four: State Violence, History, and Maya Literature in Guatemala
Emilio de valle Escalante Chapter Twenty-Five: Pieces Left Along the Trail: Material Culture Histories and Indigenous Studies
Sherry Farrell Racette, in conversation with Alan Corbiere and Crystal Migwans Chapter Twenty-Six: Authoring Indigenous Studies in Three Dimensions: An Approach to Museum Curation
Gabrielle Tayac Chapter Twenty-Seven: Future Tense: Indigenous Film, Pedagogy, Promise
Michelle Raheja V. Indigenous Peoples In and Beyond the State Chapter Twenty-Eight: Stories as Law: A Method to Live by
Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark Chapter Twenty-Nine: Metis in the Borderlands of the Northern Plains in the Nineteenth Century
Brenda Macdougall and Nicole St-Onge Chapter Thirty: Plotting Colonization and Recentering Indigenous Actors: Approaches to and Sources for Studying the History of Indigenous Education
Margaret D. Jacobs Chapter Thirty-One: Laws, Codes, and Informal Practices: Building Ethical Procedures for Historical Research with Indigenous Medical Records
Mary Jane Logan McCallum Chapter Thirty-Two: Toward a Post-Quincentennial Approach to the Study of Genocide
Jeffrey Ostler Chapter Thirty-Three: Revealing, Reporting, and Reflecting: Indigenous Studies Research as Praxis in Reconciliation Projects
Sheryl Lightfoot

About the Author

Chris Andersen (Michif) is Professor and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. He is the author of "Metis": Race, Recognition and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood (2014). Jean O'Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She has authored five books, including Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England (2010).


"This book is a valuable collection of essays for anyone teaching or researching any aspect of Indigenous studies. It is an especially useful tool for young scholars who intend to work with indigenous communities, no matter what discipline they represent."

Dawn Marsh, Purdue University, USA

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