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Can you help me make the Great Native American Novel reading list?

I like to learn about different places and cultures by reading fiction set in those places and with characters from those cultures. Can you recommend to me a contemporary novel about American Indians? I'm particularly interested in books about Native American communities in the continental US. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Dec 7, 2013 - 17 answers

 

Looking for a Native American place name for a location in Vermont

My family and I have a chance to name a minor new road in Rutland County, Vermont. We would like to honor it with a Native American place name that is appropriate to the region. Can you help us find such a name? [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Sep 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you stage Peter Pan in a way that is respectful to Native Americans?

Is there a way to stage Peter Pan that is respectful to Native Americans? [more inside]
posted by straight on Mar 11, 2013 - 26 answers

Once again I require awesome history books plz

I need to stop reading wikipedia at work, so please give me books instead [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

The Turquoise Door in Austin is closing? But . . . but . . .

Since the Turquoise Door in Austin, Texas is closing on December 31st, 2012, where does a person go in order to find jewelry of that sort? [more inside]
posted by Seamus on Nov 27, 2012 - 1 answer

More about Thunderbirds! And not the car or the email client

Does anyone have any recommendations for books/websites/other resources about Thunderbirds? And I don't mean the car or the email client. I'm looking for anything at all about both the various Native American mythological traditions (Southwestern American in particular) or the cryptozoological urban legends about the things. My Amazon and web searches have, well, mostly gotten me cars, email clients, and turquoise jewelry.
posted by whitneyarner on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Help with self-identification

Identity crisis filter: ethnicity edition. Did you grow up one ethnicity, and choose another later in life? Do you identify with one ethnicity over another, even though both are in your lineage? Did you deny your ethnicity throughout life, then later claim it? I need some help working through my ethnicity self-identification, also in the ways of culture appropriation. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Mar 8, 2012 - 20 answers

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background?

How complete are DNA tests at determining ethnic / racial background? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Mar 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Help a librarian with Native American genealogy question!

I'm a reference librarian trying to help a patron find some information. The father of her children claimed to be Native American, but she is no longer in contact with him. She does have his first and last name and social security number, but no other information. She would like to find out whether he was telling the truth and what tribe he was part of, and share that information with her kids. I've told her that her best bet is to check the tribal rolls in the area that he lived, but she hasn't had any luck there. Any other suggestions?
posted by crowyhead on Jan 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Anarchism in North America

Book suggestions: Anarchism among Native Americans [more inside]
posted by gauche on Jan 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Do people still wear that?

I inherited a bunch of Native American jewelry (several hundred pieces in total) several years ago. I'm thinking about selling some of it, but I'm not sure of the value. Do I need to find a specialist to appraise it? Can you recommend one near St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by DaddyNewt on Dec 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for NPR show

I'm looking for an NPR segment or show that aired in the last year or so. In this story, the issues of diabetes and obesity on Native American reservations were discussed. [more inside]
posted by anansi on Jun 5, 2011 - 5 answers

How to store/transport a warbonnet?

What is the best way to store and transport a Native American Double Trailer Warbonnet (like this one)? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Aug 24, 2010 - 7 answers

I rather like this person, let's not accidentally curse her..

Help me not bungle up some esoteric part of this dreamcatcher crafting project! [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on May 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Am I singing an offensive song to the children?

Is this children's song offensive and should I stop singing it at our playgroup? [more inside]
posted by taff on May 26, 2010 - 64 answers

Oh, Father, Where Were Thou?

How can I track down the reservation my father was born on and adopted out of? [more inside]
posted by _paegan_ on Apr 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Can Native American tribal courts issue a death sentence?

Can Native American tribal governments impose the death penalty, and has this ever happened? For some reason my Google-fu is failing me.
posted by evariste on Feb 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me learn more of the Dine

I'm wanting to learn more about the Navajo Nation. Any recommendations for good resources? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on Jul 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a connection between Italians and Native Americans?

While traveling in Italy, I happened to notice Native American tattoos on more than one youngish Italian man. Was this just a coincidence, or is there a preoccupation or admiration of Native American culture among Italians? [more inside]
posted by Paul KC on Jun 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Why is Red Sacred?

I'm trying to reconcile the significance of red cloth to the natives in Eirik the Red's Saga. Can anyone point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on May 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Wendigo myth in the Northwest

Is the Wendigo purely a Northeast American (and Canadian) myth? If so is there a Northwest equivalent?
posted by Artw on Apr 29, 2008 - 15 answers

Seeing the industrial and political landscape of the southwest

I'm taking a road trip through the southwest, and I'd like to see places with an interesting backstory or that show you "behind the scenes." I'm interested in places with political, economic, environmental, or industrial significance. Can you recommend some? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Sep 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Hiring on the res?

How do I advertise my open job positions within the Native American community? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Feb 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Books on Native Americans

Looking for advice on some good books about Native American Indians. [more inside]
posted by heylight on Oct 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Hi-Res Image Need of Specific Dawes Rolls Page

Need High-Res image of one particular Dawes Roll page. I have a low-res image, but I can't read some of the words. Longish story within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Aug 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Can you tell me how to get... how to get this song...

SongFilter: Have you heard an Indian/Native American version of the Sesame Street song? Know where to find a copy? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

I'd like to visit a Native American Reservation.

I'd like to visit a Native American Reservation. [more inside]
posted by jur777 on Aug 18, 2005 - 11 answers

How to target an ad to Native Americans?

I need to design / lay out an ad targeting Native Americans, specifically those considering an MBA. Please help me not offend anyone. [more inside]
posted by MarvinTheCat on Aug 15, 2005 - 13 answers

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