Help! Native American Book Needed

Tamarina (
23 Aug 1995 10:34:02 -0400

I was asked 2 days ago to teach an undergrad anthro class called Cultures
of the World. I'm planning on using books on the Jun-twasi, the Mayan
descendants of Guatemala, and "Neighborhood Tokyo"- but I really want to
include an ethnography and contemporary life history of a North American
Indian group. I was thinking of doing "Lakota Woman" and Lakota of the
Rosebud- but does anyone out there have any suggestions about another,
more recent, ethnography ( or for that matter, another life history)? I'd
be really interested if anyone could point me to a good, concise
Northeastern ethnography (An Iroquois one would be great- unfortunately, I
think "The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca" would be a little dense for
this course) and an accompanying life history- I may even go back and
re-read "Papago Woman" and see how that has held up -or even "Old Man
Coyote"!. in any case, if anyone has any ideas, please e-mail them to
Tamarina or leave them here- thanks in advance!