American Anthropological Association Meeting Preview

The University of Nebraska Press will be attending the AAA meeting this week in Washington, DC. Stop by booth 115 to browse news books and catch up with Senior Editor Matt Bokovoy and Publicity Manager Rosemary Sekora. Tweet about our books during the meeting using the hashtag #AmAnth17. Below are just a few of the new books you’ll find at the booth. 

 

A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, 50th Anniversary Edition

Drawings by Amos Bad Heart Bull
Text by Helen H. Blish
Introduction by Mari Sandoz
Introductions to the new edition by Emily Levine and Candace Greene

​This remarkable pictographic history—drawn by Amos Bad Heart Bull (Oglala Lakota) between 1890 and 1913 with text by Helen H. Blish—showcases the ethnology and history of the Lakotas. This fiftieth anniversary edition provides a fresh perspective on the drawings with digital scans of the recently-discovered photograph plates, which were created from the original ledger art in the 1920s.

White Gold: Stories of Breast Milk Sharing

By Susan Falls

This new addition to the Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series is an interdisciplinary account of breast milk sharing in the United States that shows how sharing “white gold”—a scarce, valuable, even mysterious substance—is a mode of enacting parenthood, gender, and political values that also provides a sustainable mode of community-making between strangers.

America’s Digital Army: Games at Work and War

By Robertson Allen

Also in the Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series, America’s Digital Army is an ethnographic study based on scholar Robertson Allen’s years of behind-the-scenes ethnographic fieldwork within the work environments of the video game developers, military strategists, enlisted soldiers, and defense contractors who produced the official U.S. Army video game, America’s Army.

Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Bolivia

By Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal

This book examines the political dimension of indigenous media production and distribution.

Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet

By Rosalyn R. LaPier

As the newest book in the New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies Series, this book presents a nuanced look at the history of the Blackfeet and their relationship with the natural world.

Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son

By Mary F. Ehrlander

This biography illuminates the remarkable life of Walter Harper, a traditionally raised Koyukon Athabascan of Irish-Athabascan descent who was a leader of his people during his brief life.