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From: duckydebbiem12/12/00 9:39 PM 
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 578.1 
Now that I'm practically done with finals, I can finally relax and do some fun reading. I took a women's studies class and read 5 books in 10 weeks, which is probably the most reading I've ever done in awhile. So now I'm ready to read up on some good Native books for fun. Do any of you have any suggestions?

Debbie :)
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Debbie Mitchell
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From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/12/00 11:02 PM 
To: duckydebbiem  (2 of 15) 
 578.2 in reply to 578.1 
What WOmen's Study class Debbie?
I had to take WOmen, Minorities and News....and I'm a guy...LOL
Still got 3 finals left...
Glad yer done.

Tim

 

 
From: duckydebbiem12/13/00 8:47 AM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 15) 
 578.3 in reply to 578.2 
<What WOmen's Study class Debbie? >

The Women's studies class was also cross listed as an African American studies class too: "Her stories: Autobiographies by African American Women."

The books covered the period from slavery to the Civil Rights Movement:
an author who was born and raised a slave in the south,
an author born a 4th generation free black in Philadelphia and lived around the Civil War and Reconstruction period,
an author born and raised in the south and investigated lynches after the Civil War,
an author who was born and raised in an all-black town in Florida and took part in the Harlem Renaissance,
and an author who took part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 50-60's.

No, I'm not a feminist. I took the class because I needed a writing class and because I like to read biographies.

It was a valuable class to take as a future teacher, because it really opened my eyes to how our American education is so Eurocentric. I've always know that our education system is Eurocentric, but it doesn't leave much room for other cultures. It's important to incorporate other cultural aspects in the class, especially those reflecting the cultures of the students.

So just because you're a man, it doesn't mean that the class won't be valuable to you. You'll learn how women were a large part of our history, but yet they faced sexism in our patriarchal society and their voices were suppressed. Women took part in our struggles in America, but yet their voices were suppressed by those in power-the men.

Good luck on your finals!!!

Debbie :)


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Debbie Mitchell
Senior in Math w/ teacher cerification
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From: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/00 11:14 AM 
To: duckydebbiem  (4 of 15) 
 578.4 in reply to 578.1 
All by Ward Churchill --

"Indians Are Us?"
"Fantasies of the Master Race: Literature, Cinema and the Colonization of
American Indians"
"A Little Matter of Genocide -- Holocaust Denial in the Americas 1492 to the
Present"
"Agents of Oppression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party
and the American Indian Movement"

LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME - by James W. Loewen

"BIA: We're Not Your Indians Anymore" - Various; Akwesasne Notes.
Wisdom Sits In Places - Keith Basso.
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee - Dee Brown.
Of Earth and Elders: Visions and Voices From Native America- - Serle Chapman.
The Trail of Many Spirits - Serle Chapman.
The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash - Johanna Brand.
Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner - Elizabeth Cook-Lynn.
Custer Died For Your Sins - Vine Deloria, Jr.
Behind The Trail of Broken Treaties - Vine Deloria,
We Talk, You Listen - Vine Deloria, Jr.
God Is Red - Vine Deloria, Jr.
American Indians, American Justice - Vine Deloria, Jr.
Red Earth, White Lies - Vine Deloria, Jr.
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee - Renee Sansom Flood.
Native Americans - Jack Forbes.
Reinventing The Enemy's Language - Joy Harjo/Gloria Bird.
In Mad Love and War - Joy Harjo.
The State of Native America: Genocide, Colonization and Resistance - M.
Annette Jaimes.
Wasi'chu: The Continuing Indian Wars - Bruce Johansen/Roberto Maestas.
Now That The Buffalo's Gone - Alvin M. Josephy.
In The Absence of the Sacred - Jerry Mander.
Mankiller: A Chief and Her People - Wilma Mankiller.
In The Spirit of Crazy Horse - Peter Matthiessen.
Indian Country - Peter Matthiessen.
From The Heart of Crow Country - Joseph Medicine Crow.
House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday.
The Man Made of Words - N. Scott Momaday.
The Soul of An Indian- Ohiyesa (Charles Eastman).
Speaking for the Generations - Simon J. Ortiz.
My Life Is My Sun Dance- Leonard Peltier.
Black Elk's Story: Distinguishing Its Lakota Purpose- Julian Rice.
Once They Moved About Like The Wind - David Roberts.
Great Pretenders: Further Reflections on White Shamanism - Wendy Rose.
Women of the Apache Nation - Henrietta Stockel.
Cheyenne Memories - John Stands In Timber.
Roots of Oppression - Steve Talbot.
Blue Horses Rush - Luci Tapahonso.
American Indian Holocaust and Survival - Russell Thornton.
Stickman- John Trudell.
Survivor's Medicine - E. Donald Two Rivers.
Wisdom's Daughters - Steve Wall.
Neon Powwow - Anna Lee Walters/Various.
Book of the Hopi - Frank Walters.
Native Roots- Jack Weatherford.
Killing Custer - James Welch/Paul Stekler.
The Earth Shall Weep - James Wilson.
Blood of the Land - Rex Weyler.

To name a few. LOL

I have been saving this list that was recomended on another discussion board for myself. LOL Gonna work my way down it!

Mel

 

 
From: duckydebbiem12/13/00 11:35 AM 
To: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 15) 
 578.5 in reply to 578.4 
Thanks for the list of reccommendations. I've read some Sherman Alexie books, but haven't read any other books by natives. I checked out two books from the library:

1) "American Indian Stereotypes in the world of children" by Hirschfelder, Molin, Wakim

2) "American Indian Ethnic Renewal: Red Power and the resurgence of identity and culture" by Nagel.

They both sound interesting and I hope to finish them by next week and start on some of the ones in your list.

Debbie :)
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Debbie Mitchell
Senior in Math w/ teacher cerification
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From: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/00 11:44 AM 
To: duckydebbiem  (6 of 15) 
 578.6 in reply to 578.5 
Well you are welcome! I am working my way through the list myself. Problem is finding the time to read with the kids around all the time! But I will!!!!!! Determined! LOL

Mel

 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/13/00 6:48 PM 
To: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 15) 
 578.7 in reply to 578.4 
Holy Crap Mel...you read all these?
 

 
From: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/14/00 5:35 AM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 15) 
 578.8 in reply to 578.7 
Working on it actually. I saw this list on another message board that I belong to, I thought it was a good comprehensive list that I need to read. So I saved it. LOL

So when someone asked, I thought, well. . . LMAO!

 

 
From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/14/00 9:12 PM 
To: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 15) 
 578.9 in reply to 578.8 
Great post.
Glad you were here.

Tim

 

 
From: Melissa (RunngDear) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/16/00 9:43 AM 
To: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 15) 
 578.10 in reply to 578.9 
Hey no problem. LOL If I have the info, I'll share it. LOL

 

 
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