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Journal/Periodical
v. ill. 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. ill. 23 cm.
Media & Microtext Center
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxiv, 459 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Disease processes among American Indians and Alaska Natives often have distinct manifestations that need to be considered by clinicians and health policy makers involved with these populations. Equally important, all aspects of Indian life--including health--are governed by the special relationship between Indian tribes and the U.S. federal government. In American Indian Health, Everett R. Rhoades brings his extensive expertise to bear on these themes--he is an American Indian physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases; from 1982 to 1993 he served as assistant surgeon general, and he was the first Indian director of the Indian Health Service. In this book, Rhoades gathers experts to present a comprehensive assessment of the health of American Indian peoples and the delivery of health services to them. The book is organized into four parts. Part I describes the migration and history of aboriginal peoples in North America, health conditions before Columbus, and demographic characteristics of Indians. Part II discusses the relations of Indian nations to the U.S. government, the history and organization of the Indian Health Service, and data sources for the Indian population. Part III forms the bulk of the book (chaps. 7-22); it addresses specific health problems, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, injury, suicide, and alcoholism. Part IV looks at the interaction of traditional Indian and modern Western medicine, cultural considerations involved in providing care to Indians, and research ethics. "The volume fills a previously vacant niche for scholars, students, policymakers, and clinicians with regard to the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. American Indian Healthdeserves a place on the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in this field, as it stands alone as a single-volume reference about health and health care of American Indians and Alaska Natives"--JAMA "This book tells one of the great untold tales of health care in the United States: the campaign to improve the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives. The true richness of this book lies in the beginning and the end. Its opening chapters start with a fascinating look at the origins of aboriginal populations of North America and their health conditions before Columbus. Then, the authors take us to an insightful historical and contemporary view of Indian-white relations and the history and organization of the Indian health care systems. The ending of the book covers such essential topics as traditional Indian medicine, cultural considerations in providing care to this population, conducting research among American Indians/Alaskan Natives, and the future of Indian health care in the United States."--Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine "This very needed book gives an overview of the history and current state of American Indian health with an emphasis on the role of the Indian Health Service. The book is important reading for scholars and students of public health and Indian policy, and it offers valuable insights to those working in public health programs in the developing world. It is also a very useful text for courses in public health, sociology, and epidemiology."--Philip A. May, The University of New Mexico "American Indian Health is a detailed, authoritative, and well-written volume that will be of great value to all those interested in American Indian/Native American health and public health in general." --Journal of Community Health "Well written and authoritative, and, in many parts, energetic and spirited. It provides excellent insights into the political and administrative arena of Indian health, as well as a review of some of the most important disease entities. In addition, it does so from a native perspective, blending in and emphasizing the cultural aspects of illness with the medical perspectives of those illnesses."--James M. Galloway, Lancet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801863288 20160527
Disease processes among American Indians and Alaska Natives often have distinct manifestations that need to be considered by clinicians and health policy makers involved with these populations. Equally important, all aspects of Indian life - including health - are governed by the special relationship between Indian tribes and the U.S. federal government. For American Indian Health, Everett R. Rhoades has gathered a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners to present a comprehensive assessment of the health of American Indian peoples today and the delivery of health services to them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801869044 20160528
Green Library
Book
xv, 583 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • (Note: * indicates new reading.) Forward: Jose Barreiro I. PEOPLES AND NATIONS: FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS. *A. Definitions and Diversity, Phillip Wearne. *B. The Crucible of American Indian Identity: Native Tradition Versus Colonial Imposition in Postconquest North America, Ward Churchill. C. To the U.S. Census Bureau, Native Americans are Practically Invisible, John Anner. *D. Is Urban a Person or a Place? Characteristics of Urban Indian Country, Susan Lobo. II. THE HIDDEN HERITAGE. A. Mis Misa: The Power Within AKOO-Yet That Protects The World Darryl Babe Wilson. B. Perceptions of America's Native Democracies: The Societies Colonial Americans Observed, Donald A. Grinde, Jr. and Bruce E. Johansen. C. One More Smile for a Hopi Clown, Emory Sekaquaptewa. D. Latin America's Indigenous Peoples: Changing Identities and Forms of Resistance, Michael Kearney and Stephano Varese. E. Mexico: The Crisis of Identity, Alexander Ewen. III. THE AMERICAN INDIAN STORY (HISTORY). A. The Black Hills: The Sacred Land of The Lakota and Tsistsistas Mario Gonzalez. B. The Rediscovery of Hawaiian Sovereignty, by Poka Laenui. C. The Sword and the Cross: The Missions of California, Jeannette Henry Costo. *D. Creating a Visual History: A Question of Ownership, Theresa Harlan. E. Directions in People's Movements, John Mohawk. IV. "THE ONLY GOOD INDIAN !": RACISM, STEREOTYPES, AND DISCRIMINATION. *A. Mythical Pleistocene Hit Men, Vine Deloria, Jr. B. The Pocahontas Perplex: The Image of Indian Women in American Culture, Rayna Green. *C. Reprise/Forced Sterilizations: Native Americans and the "Last Gasp of Eugenics, " Bruce Johansen. D. Renegades, Terrorists, and Revolutionaries: The Government's Propaganda War Against The American Indian Movement, Ward Churchhill. V. ALL MY RELATIONS: FAMILY AND EDUCATION. A. Asgaya-dihi, Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis. *B. Traveling Traditions, Deanna Kingston. C. The Spirit of the People has Awakened and is Enjoying Creation Through Us: An Interview with Jeanette Armstrong, Okanagan, Dagmar Thorpe. D. Civilize Them with a Stick, by Mary Brave Bird (Crow Dog) with Richard Erdoes. E. Urban American Indian Preschool, by Susan Lobo. *F. Protagonism Emergent: Indians and Higher Education, Jeffrey Wollock. VI. SPIRITUALITY. A. Alone on the Hilltop, by John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erodes. B. My World is a Gift of My Teachers, by Frank R. LaPena. *C. Who Owns Our Past? The Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects, Russell Thornton. D. Battling for Souls: Organizing the Return of Sacred Textiles to the Community of Coroma, Bolivia, Victoria Bomberry. E. The Great Pretenders: Further Reflections on WhiteShamanism, Wendy Rose. VII. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT. A. Indigenous Environmental Perspectives: A North American Primer, by Winona LaDuke. B. Native American Labor and Public Policy in the United States, Alice Littlefield. C. The Dealer's Edge: Gaming in the Path of Native America, Tim Johnson. D. All We Ever Wanted Was To Catch Fish, NARF Legal Review. E. Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture, Haunani-Kay Trask. *F. The Struggle Over Land on Central America's Last Frontier, Mac Chapin. VIII. COMMUNITY WELL-BEING: HEALTH, WELFARE, AND JUSTICE. A. Yes is Better Than No, Byrd Baylor. B. Gathering, Gary Paul Nabhan. C. The Epidemiology of Alcohol Abuse Among American Indians: The Mythical and Real Properties, Philip A. May. D. Young Once, Indian Forever, Joan Smith. E. Punishing Institutions: The Story of Catherine "Cedar Woman", Luana Ross. IX. NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS, STRUGGLE, AND REVITALIZATION. A. Voices of Indigenous Peoples: Epilogue, Oren Lyons (Joagquisho, Onondaga Nation). *B. Ethnic Reorganization: American Indian Social, Economic, Political, and Cultural Strategies for Survival, Joane Nagel and C. Matthew Snipp. C. Reflections of Alcatraz, Lanada Boyer. *D. Hawaiian Language Schools, Leanne Hinton. E. A "New Partnership" for Indigenous Peoples: Can the United Nations Make a Difference, Russel Lawrence Barsh. F. Indigenous Peoples Seattle Declaration on the Occasion of the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization, November 30-December 3, 1999. Appendix A. Native Media. Appendix B. Indigenous Peoples' Organizations. Appendix C. Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada. Appendix D. American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Credits. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130307323 20160528
For courses in Introduction to American Indians in departments of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies, Anthropology, American Studies, Sociology, History, Women's Studies. This unique reader presents a broad approach to the study of American Indians through the voices and viewpoints of the Native Peoples themselves. Multi-disciplinary and hemispheric in approach, it draws on ethnography, biography, journalism, art, and poetry to familiarize students with the historical and present day experiences of native peoples and nations throughout North and South America--all with a focus on themes and issues that are crucial within Indian Country today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780130307323 20160528
Green Library
Database topics
American History; Anthropology and Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity
Indexes works from the sixteenth century to the present, including monographs, essays, journal articles, dissertations and U.S. and Canadian government publications. Areas covered include native American topics and issues, including education, anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, and legal and medical research.
This bibliography, from Human Relations Areas Files (HRAF), contains the citations from the cumulative eight volumes of the Ethnographic bibliography of North America as well as additional new citations.

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