Books

September 02, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his brilliant book The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990) Robert A. Williams says that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court “were well aware of the historical paternity of this bastardized” (illegitimate) doctrine of discovery.

August 30, 2015
By:
Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The following is an excerpt from a book project by Dina Gilio-Whitaker.
August 12, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M.

June 28, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

A repetitious pattern may be repeated to the point of being boring or tiring. Yet, obviously, not every pattern of repetition is tedious.

June 22, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

“To many men the sense of domination is sweet...” writes Leonard Barnes in his book Empire or Democracy (1939).

June 15, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

I recently came across the book Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992), edited by Richard H. Brown.

June 11, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engr

April 24, 2015
By:
Ed Rice

Our campaign to end the use of Native American nicknames and mascots by Maine’s public schools has reached the last community, Skowhegan, still clinging to the tenets protected by acceptable institutional racism.

April 20, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his book Captives of Sovereignty (2010), Jonathon Havercroft points out that a number of contemporary political philosophers (Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Michae

April 03, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

Although the United States has forcibly imposed patterns of domination on the original Native nations of this continent, it is typical to see the courts of the United States and most legal scholars use the words “conquest,” “conqueror,” and “conquering” and not th

March 09, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

Professor Colin Calloway's new book, The Victory With No Name, chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S.

September 23, 2014
By:
Ed Rice

As my plane winged its way to Cleveland last week, to give a library talk in praise of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis and against the Cleveland Indians’ continuing use of Chief Wahoo, I began imagining myself as being something like the Jimmy Stewart character in “Mr.

August 19, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

I started to read S.C. Gwynne's book, Empire of the Summer Moon, about Quanah Parker and the U.S. war against the Comanche, but I don't know if I'll finish it.

August 09, 2014
By:
Peter d'Errico

Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry (Herald Press) offers an extraordinary challenge to the torturous history and continuing damage of Christian colonialism in North America.

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