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Forbes, Jack D.

Works: 112 works in 307 publications in 3 languages and 9,761 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Interviewee, Compiler
Classifications: E78.S7, 970.1
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Apache, Navaho, and Spaniard by Jack D Forbes( Book )

39 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on extensive research in Spain, Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and California, Apache, Navaho, and Spaniard tells of the Spanish advance in the seventeenth century into northern Mexico and the Southwest, and of the American Indian response. Focusing on the Apache, Navaho, and neighboring nations, Jack Forbes reveals how long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships existing between the indigenous communities were upset by Spanish exploitation and slave-raiding, causing rebellions and widespread armed resistance that blunted the growth of the Spanish Empire."--Jacket
The Indian in America's past by Jack D Forbes( Book )

16 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using varied sources, recalls the horrors of Indian slavery, enforced acculturation and the devastating impact of tobacco and disease. Includes chapters on the settlers views of Indians (positive and negative), United States policy, race mixture
Warriors of the Colorado; the Yumas of the Quechan Nation and their neighbors by Jack D Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American discovery of Europe by Jack D Forbes( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is investigates the voyages of Americas Native peoples to the European continent before Columbuss 1492 arrival in the 2New World. 3 The product of over twenty years of exhaustive research in libraries throughout Europe and the United States, Jack D. Forbes employs a vast number of primary and secondary sources to paint a clear picture of the diverse and complex societies that comprised the Americas before 1492 and reveals the surprising Native American involvements in maritime trade and exploration. Starting with an encounter by Columbus himself with mysterious people who had apparently been carried across the Atlantic on favorable currents, Forbes proceeds to a detailed discussion of ocean currents and then to exploring the seagoing expertise of early Americans in the Caribbean, on the coasts of Greenland, and beyond. He also discusses theories of ancient migrations, the evidence for human origins in the Americas, and other early visitors coming from Europe to America, including the Norse. The book closes with a discussion of Native travelers to Europe after 1493, when they came mostly as slaves. The provocative, extensively documented, and heartfelt conclusions of The American Discovery of Europe present an open challenge to received historical wisdom. This book will be of lasting importance to Native people and redefine the way future scholarship views American history. - Publisher
Native Americans of California and Nevada by Jack D Forbes( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was written as an introduction to the evoltuion of Natie American peoples in California and Nevada with emphasis on the historical and cultural experiences which have contributed to present day conditions of native communities. It also provides an introduction to the basic concept of Indian studies curricula
Africans and Native Americans : the language of race and the evolution of Red-Black peoples by Jack D Forbes( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Africans and Native Americans : color, race, and caste in the evolution of red-black peoples by Jack D Forbes( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only approved Indians : stories by Jack D Forbes( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen short stories on life as an Indian in today's America. In An Incident in a Tour Among the Natives, an Indian writer is coveted by a white woman seeking a sexual experience with a savage, while in A City Indian Goes to School, an Indian teenager succeeds in overcoming alcoholism
Nevada Indians speak by Jack D Forbes( Book )

7 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthology presents Indian works which reflect the attitudes of the native Indian people of the State of Nevada, commencing with the possible first White-Indian contact in the 1820's when Anglo American fur trappers and Mexican traders entered the Great Basin. The writer points out in the Preface that no effort has been made to exclude native letters or speeches which might be considered derogatory toward the Indian. Actual photographs of Indians are interspersed throughout the document, along with a "representative selection of Indian material" which portrays the Nevada Indian experience as objectively as possible. Insofar as is possible, the language, spelling, and punctuation of the original sources have been preserved. The document is divided into 5 parts: (1) Tavido! The White Man Arrives; (2) Warfare and Conquest; (3) Rebellions, Reservations, and Broken Promises; (4) The Long Struggle; and (5) The Present and the Future. (El)
Aztecas del norte; the Chicanos of Aztlan by Jack D Forbes( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to examine the Indian heritage of the Mexican Americans of the Southwest. It covers Mexican American history from the time of the Aztecs to the present. In the introduction, the Mexican approach to United States history is discussed. Topics covered are: the Tollecayotl and Mexicayotl heritage; the northward movement; Mexicans as second-class Americans in the Southwest; their self-identity; Mexican religion and education; Mexican Americans organizing for the future; and La Raza Unida. Some thoughts expressed originally in the Nahuan language of Nahuatl are given. (Nq)
Afro-Americans in the Far West : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is designed to acquaint school personnel with data relevant to the Afro-American in the western United States. The first five chapters ("The Significance of the Afro-American People, ""We Are All Africans, ""The West's Afro-American Heritage, ""Afro-Americans in the West Today," and "American Negro Cultural Characteristics: An Overview") provide a definition of "Afro-American and historical and cultural information about the status of the Afro-American in the West from 1530 to the present. Chapter 6 ("Segregation and Integration: The Multi-Ethnic or Uni-Ethnic School") outlines arguments for and against types of school integration and recommends the "integrated multi-cultural school." The seventh chapter ("Suggestions for Teachers and Administrators") offers suggestions for establishing a school atmosphere to provide greater motivation for Afro-American students as well as suggestions for curriculum changes and fuller use of the total educational resources of a community. The final chapter ("Guide to Resources and Further Reading") lists more than 300 items (including books, pamphlets, periodicals, and audio-visual materials) concerned with Afro-Americans of the Far West; African history and culture; the Afro-American past; contemporary issues; the education of culturally different and low-income groups; race formation and mixture; black arts; and effects of conquest, colonialism and cultural change. (Sg)
Columbus and other cannibals : the wétiko disease of exploitation, imperialism, and terrorism by Jack D Forbes( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes's Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America'smost influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before
The education of the culturally different : a multi-cultural approach by Jack D Forbes( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culturally different pupil is distinguished from the culturally disadvantaged in this essay. The single-cultural orientation of most american schools has created educational disadvantages for many students. The culturally different student who doesn't fit into the mono-cultural school retaliates by withdrawal, whereupon he is labeled as culturally deprived, and more programs of a mono-cultural orientation are directed toward him. The author sees the mono-cultural school in a multi-cultural society as unrealistic and destined to continue to produce failures among culturally different students. The remedy, in the form of multi-cultural, regionally relevant schools, is advocated. These schools should be responsive to the different cultural heritage, the different language, and the cultural assets of the respective communities they serve. A bibliographical essay presents sources on the education of culturally different and low-income groups and sources dealing with the effects of conquest, colonialism, and culture change. (Sf)
Mexican-Americans : a handbook for educators by Jack D Forbes( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately five million persons of mexican ancestry reside in the states of california, arizona, new mexico, texas, and colorado. A large number have also made homes in the greater chicago area and in other industrial centers. Mexican americans have played a vital role in the industrial, agricultural, artistic, intellectual, and political life of the southwest. For thousands of years mexico has been a center for the dissemination of cultural factors and the mexican american people of the united states have served as a cultural bridge for the diffusion northward. The mexican american community is described as being proud of its mexican background and is experiencing difficulty in acculturation. Mexican american youth often make valuable contributions to the schools by bringing a varied background of experiences and skills, bilingualism, cultural factors, homemaking skills, and practical work experience. Sixteen suggestions are presented to teachers and administrators that would help provide transfer of training for all students into a mixed anglo mexican culture. The publication concludes with a listing of supplementary audiovisual aids and instructional materials which are available for classroom use at both the elementary and secondary school level. (Js)
California Indian education; report of the first All-Indian Statewide Conference on California Indian Education by Jack D Forbes( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conference on california indian education was held in march, 1967, at stanislaus state college. The conference participants include administrators and teachers from representative schools with a high proportion of indian students in california, anthropologists and social scientists from various colleges, and indians from representative areas throughout california. The objectives of the conference were--(1) to interest a representative cross-section of the california indian adult population in the education of their children, (2) to involve indian people in planning the improvement of the education of their children, (3) to unify the indian people and use their collective strength toward the common goal of improved education, and (4) to identify the problems of indian education and find ways of solving those problems. Several recommendations for methods to improve the education of california indians evolved from this conference and are included in this report. (Es)
Red blood by Jack D Forbes( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbus & andere Kannibalen : die indianische Sicht der Dinge by Jack D Forbes( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wétiko-Seuche : eine indianische Philosophie von Aggression und Gewalt by Jack D Forbes( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middle Continent people by Jack D Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racism, scholarship, and cultural pluralism in higher education by Jack D Forbes( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education cannot be discussed apart from the social conditions surrounding it, since the school is not immune from cultural, economic, political, or class considerations. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep in mind the historical and contemporary circumstances which, in large measure, determine the function, purpose, and style of any given university or college. Thus, the struggle for racial justice in higher education aims to alter the mission, curricula, and values of the university so as to make it a culturally plural, non-racist institution. Exploratory and tentative in nature, this monograph examines the abyss which separates the perceptions and feelings of most non-whites, especially of Native Americans, from those of the dominant white elite in higher education. Topics include: the development of a mono-cultural university (E.G., the University of California); segregation and bias in institutions of higher education; ethnicity and academic life; research, scholarship and ethnic bias; the faculty's ethnicity, their creative products, and their promotion; and the future of minority groups in higher education. (Nq)
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The American discovery of Europe
Alternative Names
Forbes, J. D.

Forbes, J. D. 1934-2011

Forbes, J. D. (Jack D.)

Forbes, Jack

Jack D. Forbes American academic

Jack D. Forbes Amerikaans auteur (1934-2011)

Jack D. Forbes US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Wissenschaftler und politischer Aktivist

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German (10)

Turkish (1)

The American discovery of EuropeNative Americans of California and NevadaAfricans and Native Americans : the language of race and the evolution of Red-Black peoplesOnly approved Indians : storiesColumbus and other cannibals : the wétiko disease of exploitation, imperialism, and terrorismRed blood