Thinking in Indian

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-19
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

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Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader presents the Native perception of philosopher-thinker-activist John Mohawk (Sotsisowah). An elder of the Seneca Nation and a deeply rooted Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) traditionalist, Mohawk's intellectual approach is keenly universal while founded in the practice of his ancient longhouse culture. A participant and leader in the Native traditional movement, John Mohawk's gifted oratory and clear thinking became the basis of a substantial current of Native activism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Foreword: Remembrance of Sotsisowah, August 30, 1945- December 10, 2006,p. ix
Introduction: John Mohawk's Essential Legacy: "The Sovereignty Which is Sought Can Be Real"p. xiii
Earth Spirit
The Creator's Wayp. 3
All Children of Mother Earthp. 7
Hopi and Haudenosaunee: Sharing Prophetic Traditionsp. 14
Wild and Slow: Nourished by Traditionp. 20
The Sacred in Nature: Mythology Can Change Our Mindsp. 24
Enduring Seedsp. 27
Indians and Sugar: Thoughts on Nutrition, Diseasep. 29
Indigenous Economics
The Darkening Horizonsp. 43
Our Strategy for Survivalp. 53
Present Potential, Future Realityp. 60
Indian Economic Development: The US Experience of an Evolving Indian Sovereigntyp. 65
Sovereignty Requires New Institutions, Problem-Solving Skillsp. 76
Regaining Control of Our Lives: The Promise of Appropriate Technologyp. 79
Technology As Enemy: A Short Historyp. 91
Small, Indian, and Beautiful: Development through Appropriate Technologyp. 104
Nation and Governance
The "Disappearing Indian": Twentieth-Century Reality Disproves Nineteenth-Century Predictionp. 111
The Future Is the Familyp. 118
Indian Nations, the United States, and Citizenshipp. 130
Review: The Spirit of Regeneration: Andean Culture Confronting Western Notions of Developmentp. 141
Review: American Indian History: Five Centuries of Conflict and Coexistencep. 144
Native Rights
The Confusing Spectre of White Backlashp. 153
The Great Bowhead Controversy: "We Are the People of the Whale"p. 161
The Longest Walk: Vignettes of the Dayp. 170
The Iroquois Land Claimsp. 182
Rights of Indigenous Women Are Advancing on Several Frontsp. 188
Political Philosophy
Traditionalism: The Wave of the Futurep. 195
Traditionalism: An Organizing Tool for Community Survivalp. 203
Marxism: Perspectives from a Native Movementp. 213
Racism: An American Ideologyp. 224
Thoughts from an Autochthonous Center: Postmodernism and Cultural Studiesp. 232
Thoughts of Peace: The Great Lawp. 240
We Are By Nature Social Animalsp. 249
Western Peoples, Natural Peoples: Roots of Anxietyp. 259
Words of Peace-A Six Nations Traditionp. 271
Clear Thinking: A Positive Solitary View of Naturep. 274
Afterword: A Constellation of Memoriesp. 279
Creditsp. 281
Indexp. 283
About the Editorp. 291
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