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Briefly looks at efforts made in Maine, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Canada to provide some form of political representation which would increase Aboriginals' ability to influence government operations.
Study examines three options that have been recommended for improving Aboriginal representation at the federal level in Canada. Looks at examples from Maine, New Zealand, and the Sami parliaments in Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
Author explores different aspects of Passamaquoddy society and culture using several different traditional dances as a mode of discussion.
Prepared for GINTC 7102 Cultural Specialization Class, Lesley College.
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American Indian Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 1, Spring, 1993, pp. 193-207
Article examines the ways that the settler colonial narrative “erased” the reality that members of the Abenaki nation continued to reside in Western Maine following Dummer’s War (1722-1727) and present evidence to support this case.
Report includes the following papers:
Report of the Chief by J. Walter Fewkes
The Osage Tribe: Two Versions of the Child-Naming Rite by Francis La Flesche
Wawenock Myth Texts from Maine by Frank G. Speck
Native Tribes and Dialects of Connecticut: A Mohegan-Pequot Diary by Frank G. Speck
Picuris Children's Stories by John P. Harrington and Helen H. Roberts
Iroquoian Cosmology - Second Part by J. N. B. Hewitt
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4, Fall, 2018, pp. 454-487
Article explores the unique structure of land tenure developed within the Penobscot Nation; this dual land system allowed for both private lots and land held in commons, it also allowed married Indigenous women to own property in the 1800s.
New Familiar Abenakis and English Dialogues: The First Ever Published on the Grammatical System
New Familiar Abnakis and English Dialogues: The First Vocabulary Ever Published in the Abnakis Language ...
"Comprising: the Abenakis alphabet, the key to the pronunciation and many grammatical explanations, also synoptical illustrations showing the numerous modifications of the Abenakis verb, &c. : to which is added the etymology of Indian names of certain localities, rivers, lakes, &c., &c."
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 21, no. 4, 1997, pp. 1-28
Argues that a closer look at humour, in the work of Rowlandson, provides readers with a greater understanding of the Algonquian side of early cross-cultural relations and reveals the ways in which cultural discomfort and disharmony are not rare, but rather integral concepts for early American identity.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 32, no. 1, 2008, pp. 135-186
Book reviews of:
African Creeks: Estelvste and the Creek Nation by Gary Zellar.
Archaeology of the Lower Muskogee Creek Indians, 1715–1836 by H. Thomas Foster II with contributions by Mary Theresa Bonhage-Freund and Lisa O’Steen.
Art of the Northwest Coast by Aldona Jonaitis.
Big Medicine from Six Nations by Ted C. Williams.
Casino and Museum: Representing Mashantucket Pequot Identity by John J.