Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians by Devon Abbott MihesuahNatives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians by Devon Abbott Mihesuah

Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American Indians

EditorDevon Abbott Mihesuah

Paperback | April 1, 1998

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Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

All too frequently, Native Americans have little control over how they and their ancestors are researched and depicted in scholarly writings. The relationship between Native peoples and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom.

In this timely and illuminating anthology, ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. They offer distinctive, frequently self-critical perspectives on several important issues: the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various methods of data collection, the veracity and role of oral histories, the suitability of certain genres of scholarly writing for the study of Native Americans, the marketing of Native culture and history, and debates about cultural essentialism. Some contributors propose alternative forms of scholarship. Special attention is also given to the experiences, responsibilities, and challenges facing Native academics themselves.

With lively prose and telling arguments, Natives and Academics lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

Devon A. Mihesuah is an associate professor of history at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is the author of Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary and American Indians: Stereotypes and Realities.
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Title:Natives and Academics: Researching and Writing about American IndiansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:213 pages, 8 × 5.26 × 0.46 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:UNP - Nebraska Paperback

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ISBN - 10:0803282435

ISBN - 13:9780803282438

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The relationship between Native Americans and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom. With lively prose and telling arguments, NATIVES AND ACADEMICS lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship

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"The joy of this book is that Indians speak for themselves, and speak very well indeed!"—Book Talk: New Mexico Book League
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