American Indian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues (Hardcover)
This collection of essays brings to college students and the general public a scholarly, yet accessible and provocative text in Native American Studies. The contributors draw upon their expertise in such diverse disciplines as economics, education, film studies, history, linguistics, literature, museum studies, popular culture, and religion. Each essay highlights a particular aspect of Native American experience, from the oppressive indoctrination of boarding schools to the successful strategic planning of Indian casinos to the exciting creativity of Native American literature. In addition, many of the essays introduce the reader to the disciplines through which we can approach this important and fascinating topic, engagingly taking the reader through the process of how historians or economists or literary scholars go about their work.
Dane Morrison is Assistant Professor of History at Salem State College and Visiting Lecturer at Tufts University, both in Massachusetts. He is the author of A Praying People: Massachusett Acculturation and the Failure of the Puritan Mission. 1600-1690 (Peter Lang, 1995).