The essays employ a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and range widely across time and space. The introduction and first section consider the origins and legacies of various strands of interpretation, while the second part examines the relationship among culture, power, and creativity. The third part focuses on the cultural construction and experience of history, and the volume closes with essays on identity, difference, and appropriation in several historical and cultural contexts. Aimed at a broad interdisciplinary audience, the volume offers an excellent overview of contemporary perspectives on Native peoples.
The contributors include: Jeffrey D. Anderson, Mary Druke Becker, Margaret Bender, Robert Brightman, Jennifer S.H. Brown, Thomas Buckley, Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., Regna Darnell, Raymond DeMallie, David W. Dinwoodie, Frederick W. Gleach, Michael E. Harkin, Joseph C. Jastrzembski, Sergei A. Kan, Robert E. Moore, Peter Nabokov, Larry Nesper, Jean M. O’Brien, Pauline Turner Strong, Greg Urban, and Barrik Van Winkle.