advice on ethnographies

Sat, 12 Nov 1994 05:44:29 -0800

I have a student who has just gotten interested in anthropology.
She is deaf, and we have had some interesting conversations about
deaf culture. She is also interested in learning more about American
Indians, particularly the Sioux. I would be very interested in learning
if any anthropologists have studied and written about the culture of the
deaf; and would also greatly appreciate any recommendations concerning
highly readable ethnographies on American Indians (my own interests
are more along the lines of symbolic appropriations of peoples, as
reflected in such writings as Robert Berkhofer, Jr., The White Man's
Indian: Images of the American Indian from Columbus to the Present,
and Nash's Red, Black, and White).
Thanks very much for any assistance you can give me.
Susan Parman