Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today features subjects commonly discussed, including reservations, poverty, sovereignty, casinos, taxation, the problem of solid waste on reservations, and the lives of urban Indians, among other contemporary issues.
While various attempts to document Native American history in the United States have been made, rarely have Indians been considered in relation to the individual states which they inhabited both before and after statehood.
2009 ed. The most comprehensive resource available on creation myths from around the world—their narratives, themes, motifs, similarities, and differences—and what they reveal about their cultures of origin.
Documents the surprisingly varied musical practices among North America's First Peoples, both historically and in the modern context. Showcases the innovative ways First Nations musicians are drawing on their traditional musical practices to create their own expressions in hip hop, jazz, blues, symphonic compositions, and many other genres.
2006 ed. A comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism, tracing many facets of the history of colonial growth and imperialism. Also addresses the ideology and theories behind colonialism and imperialism, and the major issues at the core of the debate on colonialism and its consequences.
This detailed study is the only reference work of its kind to address Spain's conquest of Central and South America, providing in-depth coverage of native and European ideologies, political motivations, and cultural practices of the region.
The Inca Empire existed for fewer than 100 years, yet ruled more subjects than either the Aztecs or the Maya and occupied a territory stretching nearly 3000 miles. The Incas left no system of writing; what we know of them has been gleaned from the archaeological record and accounts written following the Spanish invasion. In this A-to-Z encyclopedia, Gary Urton and Adriana von Hagen, together with over thirty contributors, provide a broad introduction to the fascinating civilization of the Incas, including their settlements, culture, society, celebrations, and achievements.