The following is an excerpt from Rising from the Ashes edited by William Willard, Alan G. Marshall, and J. Diane Pearson (June 2020). Chapter 2: Nimiipuu Peoplehood, Survival, and the Indian TerritoryBy J. Diane Pearson On October 5, 1877, an estimated … Continue reading Excerpt: Rising from the Ashes
Launched in 1961 as UNP’s first trade imprint, Bison Books reflects the Press’s commitment to general-interest books that appeal to the educated reader. Originally published as inexpensive paperbacks, Bisons (as they became known) quickly caught on, publishing well-known authors from … Continue reading The Bison Classic Editions
The following is an excerpt from Walks on the Ground: A Tribal History of the Ponca Nation, a record of Ponca elder Louis V. Headman’s personal study of the Southern Ponca people, spanning seven decades. Afterword History tells us the influx of … Continue reading Excerpt: Walks on the Ground
The following is an excerpt from The Grass Shall Grow: Helen Post Photographs and the Native American West by Mick Gidley (February). Dialogic Power In 1829 newspapers carried accounts of a speech attributed to the Muskogee leader Speckled Snake in … Continue reading Excerpt: The Grass Shall Grow
UNP Staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the titles where our noses have been buried. January Staff Reading List Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised … Continue reading What We’re Reading
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Standing Up to Colonial Power: The Lives of Henry Roe and Elizabeth Bender Cloud by Renya K. Ramirez! About … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday Standing Up to Colonial Power!
Linda M. Waggoner is an independent scholar specializing in Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) history and a Native genealogy and research consultant for tribes and museums. She is the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist and Starring … Continue reading From the Desk of Linda M. Waggoner: The Year of the Basket Maker
Hunter Howe Cates is a journalist, author, filmmaker, and creative marketing professional. He is also the author of the newly-released Oklahoma’s Atticus: An Innocent Man and the Lawyer Who Fought for Him (Bison Books, 2019). Save Your Story Your grandfather has … Continue reading From the Desk of Hunter Cates: Save Your Story
The following is an excerpt from Starring Red Wing! by Linda M. Waggoner (November 2019). She is also the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. From Chapter 2: Ochsegahonegah at the Lincoln Institute It was a … Continue reading Excerpt: Starring Red Wing!
Robert Aquinas McNally is the author of The Modoc War: A Story of Genocide at the Dawn of America’s Gilded Age (Bison Books, 2017), which won a 2018 Commonwealth Club of California gold medal for the year’s best book on California. … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Aquinas McNally: California’s Genocide Steps into the Light