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The Resource Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality, Donald L. Fixico

Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality, Donald L. Fixico

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Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality
Title
Call for change
Title remainder
the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality
Statement of responsibility
Donald L. Fixico
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For too many years, the academic discipline of history has ignored American Indians or lacked the kind of open-minded thinking necessary to truly understand them. Most historians remain oriented toward the American experience at the expense of the Native experience. As a result, both the status and the quality of Native American history have suffered and remain marginalized within the discipline. In this impassioned work, noted historian Donald L. Fixico challenges academic historians--and everyone else--to change this way of thinking. Fixico argues that the current discipline and practice of American Indian history are insensitive to and inconsistent with Native people's traditions, understandings, and ways of thinking about their own history. In Call for Change, Fixico suggests how the discipline of history can improve by reconsidering its approach to Native peoples. He offers the "Medicine Way" as a paradigm to see both history and the current world through a Native lens. This new approach paves the way for historians to better understand Native peoples and their communities through the eyes and experiences of Indians, thus reflecting an insightful indigenous historical ethos and reality."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fixico, Donald Lee
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E76.8
LC item number
.F59 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians of North America
  • North America
Label
Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality, Donald L. Fixico
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-232) and index
Contents
The complexity of American Indian history -- Native ethos of "seeing" and a natural democracy -- The first dimension of Indian-white relations -- The second dimension of interacting Indian-white relations -- The third dimension of physical and metaphysical reality -- A cross-cultural bridge of understanding -- Oral tradition and language -- Power of earth and woman -- Coming full circle
Control code
815824861
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780803243569
Lccn
2012043316
Other control number
40022472171
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)815824861
Label
Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality, Donald L. Fixico
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-232) and index
Contents
The complexity of American Indian history -- Native ethos of "seeing" and a natural democracy -- The first dimension of Indian-white relations -- The second dimension of interacting Indian-white relations -- The third dimension of physical and metaphysical reality -- A cross-cultural bridge of understanding -- Oral tradition and language -- Power of earth and woman -- Coming full circle
Control code
815824861
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780803243569
Lccn
2012043316
Other control number
40022472171
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)815824861

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