Louisiana

American Native Tribes Join Relief Efforts

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
StarPhoenix, September 9, 2005, p. A13
Description
History of Native American settlements in the Lower Mississippi Valley and the impact of the Indian Removal Act of 1883 when discussed in relation to Native American assistance after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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Brackish Bayou Blood: Weaving Mixed-Blood Indian Creole Identity Outside the Written Record

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
L. Rain Cranford-Gomez
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, 2008, pp. 93-108
Description
Illustrates converging narratives, oral traditions and dialogues that root Louisiana Creoles to an Indigenous history. The Louisiana Creoles are a métis/mestizo people separate but linked to their land and kinship ties.
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Cherokee Women and the Trail of Tears

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Theda Perdue
Journal of Women's History, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring, 1989, pp. 14-30
Description
Comments on role women play in removal, how removal affected their lives, and questions whether their views differed from those of men.
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Compass of Compassion: Reflections on a Choctaw Vision of Alliances and Unrecognized Peoples Following Katrina

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
John Brown Childs
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Special Issue: Indigenous Locations Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster, 2008, pp. 85-91
Description
Looks at Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, in light of a class system that marginalizes people and then leaves them at the mercy of federal bureaucrats who pretend they don't exist.
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Gallstones and Gallbladder Cancer in Southwestern Native Americans

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Albert B. Lowenfels
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 16, no. 3, 1992, pp. 77-86
Description
Findings indicate that Native Americans were more likely to have gallstones than non-Native Americans. This finding is significant in that large stones also carry a greater risk for gallbladder cancer.
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George Bush May Not Like Black People, But No One Gives a Dam about Indigenous Peoples: Visibility and Indianness after the Hurricanes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
C. Richard King
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Special Issue: Indigenous Locations Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster, 2008, pp. 35-42
Description
Looks at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the stark racial inequalities and class disparities in plain sight within the United States.
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History and Current Status of the Houma Indians

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ann Fischer
Midcontinent American Studies Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, Indian Today, Fall, 1965, pp. 149-163
Description
Tells the story of the Houma Indians who lived along the bayous through LaFourche and Terrebonne Parishes in Louisiana.
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Introduction: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster

Alternate Title
Beyond Invisibility and Disaster
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Andrew Jolivette
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Special Issue: Indigenous Locations Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster, 2008, pp. 3-9
Description
Looks at the aftermath of the August 29, 2005 hurricane, named Katrina, and the devastation to Indigenous communities located in Louisiana and beyond.
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Koasati Traditional Narratives

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Paulo Correia
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 126, no. 499, Winter, 2013, pp. 94-95
Description
Book review of: Koasati Traditional Narratives translated by Geoffrey D. Kimball.
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Kowassaaton Ilhaalos: Let us Hear Koasati: Developing and Implementing the Koasati Language Project

Alternate Title
American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Bertney Langley
Linda Langley
Description
Introduces the project, lists the goals, states the methods, projects the outcomes and suggests language revitalization activities. Chapter from American Indian Language Development Institute: Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking From Our Heart edited by Candace K. Galla, Stacey Oberly, G.L. Romero, Maxine Sam, Ofelia Zepeda.
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The Last Indian in the World

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carolyn Dunn
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, 2008, pp. 79-84
Description
Looks at the lack of voice for Native Americans in the media, where everything is put in terms of black and white, and argues that what happened in New Orleans was a forced relocation of a population.
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Monique Verdin's Louisiana Love: An Interview

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kirstin L. Squint
Monique Verdin
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 1, Winter, 2018, pp. 117-133
Description
Interview with co-producer and co-writer of My Louisiana Love, a documentary which details the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the BP oil spills on her family and community.
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Ordinary and Extraordinary Trauma: Race, Indigeneity, and Hurricane Katrina in Tunica-Biloxi History

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Brian Klopotek
Brenda Lintinger
John Barbry
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Special Issue: Indigenous Locations Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster, 2008, pp. 55-77
Description
Describes how some individuals, of theTunica-Biloxi tribe, came to terms with their feelings of grief and rage after hurricane Katrina.
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Poverty Point, a Late Archaic Site in Louisiana

Alternate Title
Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 46, pt. 1
E-Books
Author/Creator
James A. Ford
Clarence H. Webb
Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History
Description
Forms part of Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, v. 46 (p.[1]-136).
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[Reclaiming Native American Cultures: Proceedings of the Native American Symposium]: Part Three: Native American History and Mythology

Alternate Title
John Collier and the Controversial Resignation of Indian Commissioner Charles Burke, 1921-1929
Native American Symposium ; 2nd, 1997
Reclaiming the Feminine in the Chitimacha Creation Myth
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Ginger R. Davis
Carlon Andre
Carole McAllister
Description
John Collier and the Controversial Resignation of Indian Commissioner Charles Burke, 1921-1929 by Ginger R. Davis examines the federal Native American policy, and Burke's assimilationist policy and the end of his administration. Reclaiming the Feminine in the Chitimacha Creation Myth by Carlon Andre and Carole McAllister discusses ways in which French influence altered and disturbed Chitimacha of Louisiana's oral traditions.
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Tales of Wind and Water: Houma Indians and Hurricanes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
T. Mayheart Dardar
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 2, Special Issue: Indigenous Locations Post-Katrina: Beyond Invisibility and Disaster, 2008, pp. 27-34
Description
Looks at how the Houma peole have returned to rebuild their lives after two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita.
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