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Everything You  Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
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“I had a profoundly well-educated Princetonian ask me, ‘Where is your tomahawk?’ I had a beautiful woman approach me in the college gymnasium and exclaim, ‘You have the most beautiful red skin.’ I took a friend to see Dances with Wolves and was told, ‘Your people have a beautiful culture.’ . . . I made many lifelong friends at college, and they supported but also challenged me with questions like, ‘Why should Indians have reservations?’ ” What have you always wanted to know about Indians? Do you think you should already know the answers—or suspect that your questions may be offensive? In matterof-fact responses to over 120 questions, both thoughtful and outrageous, modern and historical, Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist Anton Treuer gives a frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of what’s up with Indians, anyway. • What is the real story of Thanksgiving? • Why are tribal languages important? • What do you think of that incident where people died in a sweat lodge? White/Indian relations are often characterized by guilt and anger. Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask cuts through the emotion and builds a foundation for true understanding and positive action.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. 2nd Half title page
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Ambassador
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Terminology
  2. pp. 7-14
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  1. History
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. Religion, Culture & Identity
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. Powwow
  2. pp. 68-78
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  1. Tribal Languages
  2. pp. 79-85
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  1. Politics
  2. pp. 86-127
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  1. Economics
  2. pp. 128-137
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  1. Education
  2. pp. 138-145
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  1. Perspectives: Coming to Terms and Future Directions
  2. pp. 146-158
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  1. Conclusion: Finding Ways to Make a Difference
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 165-166
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  1. Recommended Reading
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 171-178
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 179-190
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  1. Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 191-192
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  1. Back cover
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