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 Embracing Fry Bread    Embracing Fry Bread
Confessions of a Wannabe
Roger Welsch

In Embracing Fry Bread Welsch tells the story of his lifelong relationship with Native American culture, which, beginning in earnest with the study of linguistic practices of the Omaha tribe during a college anthropology course, resulted in his becoming an adopted member and kin of both the Omaha and the Pawnee tribes.

 From Gods to God From Gods to God
How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends
Avigdor Shinan and Yair Zakovitch
Translated by Valerie Zakovitch

The ancient Israelites believed things that the writers of the Bible wanted them to forget: myths and legends from a pre-biblical world that the new monotheist order needed to bury, hide, or reinterpret.

 American Naval History, 1607-1865 American Naval History, 1607-1865
Overcoming the Colonial Legacy
Jonathan R. Dull

For its first eighty-five years, the United States was only a minor naval power. Its fledgling fleet had been virtually annihilated during the War of Independence and was mostly trapped in port by the end of the War of 1812. How this meager presence became the major naval power it remains to this day is the subject of American Naval History, 1607–1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy.

 How to Cook a Tapir How to Cook a Tapir
A Memoir of Belize
Joan Fry

In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long “working honeymoon” in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest.

 Bicycling beyond the Divide Bicycling beyond the Divide
Two Journeys into the West
Daryl Farmer

Daryl Farmer, at the time a twenty-year-old two-time college dropout, did what lost men have so often done in this country: he headed west. Twenty years later and seventy pounds heavier, with the yellowing journals from that transformative five-thousand-mile bicycle trek in his pack, Farmer set out to retrace his path.

 Honne, the Spirit of the Chehalis Honne, the Spirit of the Chehalis
The Indian Interpretation of the Origin of the People and Animals
Narrated by George Sanders
Collected and arranged by Katherine Van Winkle Palmer

Honne, the Spirit of the Chehalis embodies a narrative tour de force that interweaves episodes (that stand alone in ordinary tellings) into an integrated series of installments.

 Tiny Surrealism Tiny Surrealism
Salvador Dalí and the Aesthetics of the Small
Roger Rothman

Although one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Salvador Dalí has typically been considered no more than peripheral to the dominant practices of modernism. Roger Rothman’s Tiny Surrealism argues that this marginal position itself should be examined as a coherent response to modernism.

 Smoke Signals Smoke Signals
Native Cinema Rising
Joanna Hearne

Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right.

 On Records On Records
Delaware Indians, Colonists, and the Media of History and Memory
Andrew Newman

Bridging the fields of indigenous, early American, memory, and media studies, On Records illuminates the problems of communication between cultures and across generations.

 Defending Whose Country? Defending Whose Country?
Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War
Noah Riseman

Defending Whose Country? is a comparative study of the military participation of Papua New Guineans, Yolngu, and Navajos in the Pacific War. In examining the decisions of state and military leaders to bring indigenous peoples into military service, as well as the decisions of indigenous individuals to serve in the armed forces, Noah Riseman reconsiders the impact of the largely forgotten contributions of indigenous soldiers in the Second World War.

 Cultural Construction of Empire Cultural Construction of Empire
The U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico
Janne Lahti

From 1866 through 1886, the U.S. Army occupied southern Arizona and New Mexico in an attempt to claim it for settlement by Americans. Through a postcolonial lens, Janne Lahti examines the army, its officers, their wives, and the enlisted men as agents of an American empire whose mission was to serve as a group of colonizers engaged in ideological as well as military, conquest.

 Curious Unions Curious Unions
Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961
Frank P. Barajas

César E. Chávez came to Oxnard, California, in 1958, twenty years after he lived briefly in the city as a child with his migrant farmworker family during the Great Depression. This time Chávez returned as the organizer of the Community Service Organization to support the unionization campaign of the United Packinghouse Workers of America.