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
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!
The following books are now available in paperback this month. April Twilights Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the … Continue reading New in Paperback!
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!
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in November. Anna Weir: One of my favorite parts of working in … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Native American Histories, Baijiu, and Other November Books
Anna Weir is a Publicist at UNP. I’m excited to return to Deadwood, South Dakota this week (October 4-6) to represent UNP at at the annual South Dakota Festival of Books. Sponsored each year by the South Dakota Humanities Council, … Continue reading South Dakota Festival of Books
The following is an excerpt from Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity by Gerald Vizenor (September 2019). From Chapter 4: Natives of the Progressive Era: Luther Standing Bear and Karl May The Progressive Era of the late nineteenth century and the … Continue reading Excerpt: Native Provenance
Books Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final David A. F. Sweet Praise from Publishers Weekly: “Sportswriter Sweet presents this clear-eyed account of the scandalous end to the 1972 Olympic men’s basketball final… Sweet’s excellent reporting sheds light … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories: Language, Archaeology, and Ethnography by David V. Kaufman, available now. From the introduction The Mississippi Valley is the heartland of early North American civilizations. The region is … Continue reading Excerpt: Clues to Lower Mississippi Valley Histories
Hayes Peter Mauro is an associate professor of art and design at CUNY’s Queensborough Community College. His newest book is Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in America (August 2019). A Note on Historiography History may be done in any number of … Continue reading From the Desk of Hayes Peter Mauro: A Note on Historiography