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Thornton, Russell 1942-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 7,066 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Folklore  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E59.P75, 304.608997073
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Most widely held works by Russell Thornton
American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492 by Russell Thornton( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fires of the holocaust that consumed American Indians blazed in the fevers of newly encountered diseases, the flash of settlers' and soldiers' guns, the ravages of 'firewater', and the scorched-earth policies of the white invaders. Russell Thornton describes how the holocaust had as its causes disease, warfare and genocide, removal and relocation, and destruction of aboriginal ways of life. This demographic overview of North American Indian history describes in detail the mass death that, even today, white Americans tend to dismiss as an unfortunate concomitant of Manifest Destiny. They wish to forget that, as Euro-Americans invaded North America and prospered in the "New World," the numbers of native peoples declined sharply; entire tribes, often in the space of a few years, were "wiped from the face of the earth." Until recently most scholars seemed reluctant to speculate about North American Indian populations in 1492. Here, Thornton discusses in detail how many Indians there were, where they had come from, and how modern scholarship in many disciplines may enable us to make more accurate estimates of aboriginal populations
The Cherokees : a population history by Russell Thornton( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and French and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, d'origine Cherokee, professeur de sociologie à l'Université de Berkeley (Californie), retrace l'histoire démographique d'un des grands peuples amérindiens qui entrent dans la composition des Etats-Unis actuels. Il reconstitue l'existence physique des Cherokees, depuis leurs premiers contacts avec les Européens et les Africains jusqu'à nos jours
Studying native America : problems and prospects by Russell Thornton( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference, this volume examines the past, present, and future of Native American studies. Native American studies seeks to understand Native Americans, America, and the world from a Native American indigenous perspective, and thereby broaden the education of both Native and non-Native Americans. Part 1 asks who Native Americans are today. Part 2 presents a detailed consideration of the emergence of Native American studies. Part 3 considers Native American studies in terms of literature, linguistics, anthropology, and history. Part 4 presents topics important to Native American studies as an intellectual enterprise. Chapters include: (1) "The Demography of Colonialism and 'Old' and 'New' Native Americans" (Russell Thornton); (2) "Perspectives on Native American Identity" (Raymond D. Fogelson); (3) "Native Americans and the Trauma of History" (Bonnie Duran, Eduardo Duran, Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart); (4) "Institutional and Intellectual Histories of Native American Studies" (Russell Thornton); (5) "Literature and Students in the Emergence of Native American Studies" (Robert Allen Warrior); (6) "'Writing Indian': American Indian Literature and the Future of Native American Studies" (Kathryn W. Shanley); (7) "Linguistics and Languages in Native American Studies" (J. Randolph Valentine); (8) "Native American Studies and the End of Ethnohistory" (Melissa L. Meyer, Kerwin Lee Klein); (9) "Using the Past" (Richard White); (10) "The Eagle's Empire: Sovereignty, Survival, and Self-Governance in Native American Law and Constitutionalism" (Rennard Strickland); (11) "Truth and Tolerance in Native American Epistemology" (John H. Moore); (12) "Kinship: The Foundation for Native American Society" (Raymond J. DeMallie); (13) "Directions in Native American Science and Technology" (Clara Sue Kidwell, Peter Nabokov); and (14) "Who Owns Our Past? The Repatriation of Native American Human Remains and Cultural Objects" (Russell Thornton). Contains references in each chapter, author profiles, and an index. (Cds)
Sociology of American Indians : a critical bibliography by Russell Thornton( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

331 references, arranged alphabetically by author, of items from all books and journals published in the United States and Canada which cover sociological concerns or have a sociological focus
The urbanization of American Indians : a critical bibliography by Russell Thornton( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urbanization of American Indians is typically considered as a migration over the last few decades from rural areas and reservations to the present large cities of the United States and Canada. But this is only part of the phenomenon
We shall live again : the 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance movements as demographic revitalization by Russell Thornton( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance movements among North American Indians offers an innovative theory about why these movements arose when they did. Emphasizing the demographic situation of American Indians prior to the movements, Professor Thornton argues that the Ghost Dances were deliberate efforts to accomplish a demographic revitalization of American Indians following their virtual collapse. By joining the movements, he contends, tribes sought to assure survival by increasing their numbers through returning the dead to life. Thornton supports this thesis empirically by closely examining the historical context of the two movements and by assessing tribal participation in them, revealing particularly how population size and decline influenced participation among and within American Indian tribes. He also considers American Indian population change after the Ghost Dance periods and shows that participation in the movements actually did lead the way to a demographic recovery for certain tribes
The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Winter counts, pictorial calendars by which Plains Indians kept track of their past, marked each year with a picture of a memorable event. The widespread Lakota, or Western Sioux, recorded many different events in their winter counts, but all include "the year the stars fell," the spectacular Leonid meteor shower of 1833-34. This volume is an unprecedented assemblage of information on the important collection of Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian, a core resource for the study of Lakota history and culture. Fourteen winter counts are presented in detail, with a chapter devoted to the newly discovered Rosebud Winter Count. Together these counts constitute a visual chronicle of over two hundred years of Lakota experience, as recorded by Native historians. A visually stunning book, The Year the Stars Fell features full-color illustrations of the fourteen winter counts plus more than 900 detailed images of individual pictographs. Pictures are accompanied with explanations provided by their nineteenth-century Lakota recorders, arranged chronologically to facilitate comparison among counts. The book provides ready access to primary source material, serving as an essential reference work for scholars as well as an invaluable historical resource for Native communities
Bibliography of social science research and writings on American Indians by Russell Thornton( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The involvement of professionals in organizations : conflict or accommodation? by Russell Thornton( )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indians and the numbers game : quantitative methods in native American history by Melissa L Meyer( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the centennial of an idea : the great State of Sequoyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The panelists discuss the ongoing activities of the Great State of Sequoyah Commission and efforts to increase awareness of the centennial of the proposal for the State of Sequoyah
The great state of Sequoyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A lecture and panel discussion that addresses the Great State of Sequoyah Commission, formed by the Cherokee Nation in 2003 in response to the upcoming 2007 Oklahoma Centennial. This commission was formed with a mandate to educate people about the Cherokee (and Indian) side to the foundation of the State of Oklahoma, including how the state was, and still is, indebted to the American Indian
A Rosebud Reservation winter count : circa 1751-1752 to 1886-1887 by Russell Thornton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American Indian studies as an academic discipline by Russell Thornton( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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American Indian holocaust and survival : a population history since 1492
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The Cherokees : a population historyStudying native America : problems and prospectsWe shall live again : the 1870 and 1890 Ghost Dance movements as demographic revitalizationThe year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the SmithsonianThe year the stars fell : Lakota winter counts at the Smithsonian