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Trafzer, Clifford E.

Overview
Works: 83 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 19,064 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Folklore  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sources  Bibliography  Vital statistics 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Clifford E Trafzer
 
Most widely held works by Clifford E Trafzer
Native universe : voices of Indian America( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in conjunction with the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian's new building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Native Universe offers readers a deeper understanding of Native philosophies, histories, and identities. Featuring essays by such distinguished Native Americans as Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux), Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee), Victor Montejo (Maya), and many more, Native Universe reveals the rich heritage and true diversity of the Indian Americas. Seneca author John C. Mohawk explores the profound meaning of ceremonial life and its intimate connections with the land, while Luci Tapahonso shows how ancestral traditions still shape modern Navajo life. Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe) presents a poignant chronicle of the impact of Indian boarding schools on Native families and cultures, while Comanche writer Paul Chaat Smith recounts his days as an activist in the turbulent 1970s, when the American Indian Movement's drive for justice and political recognition led to new confrontations at Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, and Washington, D.C. Poems by Louise Erdrich and N. Scott Momaday, and a scene from Sherman Alexie's screenplay, Smoke Signals, are examples of a literary renaissance in which Native writers have captured the respect and imagination of the world. In visual counterpoint, 300 full-color illustrations depict examples of indigenous cultures, from dramatic ceremonial masks to intricate baskets and exquisite beadwork, that speak of the historical experience of Native peoples throughout the hemisphere and attest to their vitality today. Here too are photographs that depict the full range of Native life, from vibrant images of powwow dancing to the concentration of an artist at work, as well as contemporary Indian art that melds long-established themes with a thoroughly modern sensibility
The Chinook by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, culture, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Chinook Indians
Earth song, sky spirit : short stories of the contemporary native American experience( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty short stories written by more than two dozen Native American authors exploring the plight, the pride, and the presence of their people
The Kit Carson campaign : the last great Navajo war by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famed mountain man before the Civil War, Christopher ?Kit? Carson was responsible for waging a destructive war against the Navajo that resulted in their removal from the Four Corners area to southeastern New Mexico
The Comanche Indians by Bill Lund( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Pomo Indians, covering their daily life, customs, relations with the government and others, and more
The Nez Perce by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, culture, and changing fortunes of the Nez Perce tribe. Includes a picture essay on their crafts
Blue dawn, red earth : new Native American storytellers( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty stories by Native Americans on a variety of subjects. They range from Anita Endrezze's Darlene and the Dead Man, featuring an individual seeking death in the hope of being reborn a horse, to Eric I. Gansworth's The Raleigh Man, about Indians discriminating against poor white people
Medicine ways : disease, health, and survival among Native Americans by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving the dire health problems faced by many Native American communities is central to their cultural, political, and economic well being. However, it is still too often the case that both theoretical studies and applied programs fail to account for Native American perspectives on the range of factors that actually contribute to these problems in the first place. The authors in Medicine Ways examine the ways people from a multitude of indigenous communities think about and practice health care within historical and socio-cultural contexts. Cultural and physical survival are inseparable for
Boarding school blues : revisiting American Indian educational experiences by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collected work of ten essays on the Native American boarding school experience covers a wide range of topics with its focus on the students and the myriad ways that they took on the concept of assimilation
Exterminate them : written accounts of the murder, rape, and slavery of Native Americans during the California gold rush, 1848-1868 by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular media depict miners as a rough and tumble lot who digently worked the placers along scenic rushing rivers while living in roaring mining camps in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Trafzer and Hyer destroy this mythic image by offering a collection of original newspaper articles that describe in detail the murders, rapes, and enslavements perpetrated by those who participated in the infamous Gold Rush."--Jacket
Our spirits don't speak English : Indian boarding school( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine you are a child, taken from your home, your family, taken from everything you know. In 1869, the U.S. government enacted a policy of educating Native American children in the ways of western society. By the late 1960's, more than 100,000 had been forced to attend Indian Boarding School"--Container
American Indians/American presidents : a history( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, for the first time, is the little-known history of American Indians and American presidents, what they said and felt about one another, and what their words tell us about the history of the United States. Focused on major turning points in Native American history, these pages show how American Indians interpreted the power and prestige of the presidency, and advanced their own agenda for tribal sovereignty, from the age of George Washington to the present day. In addition to exploring a pantheon of Indian leaders, from Little Turtle to Robert Yellowtail, this book also provides new₂and often unexpected₂perspectives on the presidents. Thomas Jefferson, traditionally portrayed as the Indians' friend, emerges as a master of the art of Indian dispossession. Richard Nixon, long-tarnished by the Watergate scandal, was in reality a champion of tribal self-determination₂a position that sprang, in part, from his Quaker origins. Using inaugural addresses, proclamations, Indian Agency records, private correspondence, memoirs, petitions, photographs, and objects from the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, American Indians/American Presidents illuminates the relationship between these diverse leaders, the Native Americans' commitment to tribal self-determination, and the social, geographic, and political evolution of the United States over more than two centuries
Grandmother, Grandfather, and Old Wolf : tamánwit ku súkat and traditional Native American narratives from the Columbia Plateau by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandmother, Grandfather, and Old Wolf is a masterpiece of Native American scholarship. Introduced and edited by one of the foremost native writers and storytellers of our time, the book offers the voices of several American Indian storytellers who shared their stories in the early twentieth century with L.V. McWhorter, a rancher and historian who spent his life collecting elements of Plateau Indian literature and history
Renegade tribe : the Palouse Indians and the invasion of the inland Pacific Northwest by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Volga Germans : pioneers of the Northwest by Richard D Scheuerman( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakima, Palouse, Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Wanapum Indians : an historical bibliography by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death stalks the Yakama : epidemiological transitions and mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1888-1964 by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clifford Trafzer's disturbing new work, Death Stalks the Yakama, examines life, death, and the shockingly high mortality rates that have persisted among the fourteen tribes and bands living on the Yakama Reservation in the state of Washington. The work contains a valuable discussion of Indian beliefs about spirits, traditional causes of death, mourning ceremonies, and memorials. More significant, however, is Trafzer's research into heretofore unused parturition and death records from 1888-1964. In these documents, he discovers critical evidence to demonstrate how and why many
American Indian identity : today's changing perspectives( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian school on Magnolia Avenue : voices and images from Sherman Institute by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1902 the Federal Government opened the flagship Sherman Institute, an influential off-reservation boarding school in Riverside, California, to transform American indian students into productive farmers, carpenters, homemakers, nurses, cooks, and seamstresses. Indian students built the school and worked there daily. The book draws on sources held at the Sherman Institute Museum
A Chemehuevi Song : the Resilience of a Southern Paiute Tribe by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Native universe : voices of Indian America
Alternative Names
Trafzer, Cliff.

Trafzer Cliff 1949-....

Trafzer, Clifford 1949-

Trafzer, Clifford E.

Trafzer, Clifford Earl.

Trafzer, Clifford Earl 1949-

Languages
English (120)

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The ChinookEarth song, sky spirit : short stories of the contemporary native American experienceThe Comanche IndiansThe Nez PerceBlue dawn, red earth : new Native American storytellersMedicine ways : disease, health, and survival among Native AmericansBoarding school blues : revisiting American Indian educational experiencesExterminate them : written accounts of the murder, rape, and slavery of Native Americans during the California gold rush, 1848-1868