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Miller, Jay 1947-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 11,168 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Autobiographies  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E77, 970.00497
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Most widely held works about Jay Miller
 
Most widely held works by Jay Miller
The Native Americans : an illustrated history by Judith Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological history of the native peoples of the Americas goes back more than 30,000 years. By the time Columbus landed in this "New" World, it was a very old world that already had seen entire civilizations rise and fall through the centuries. These linked continents were by then populated by some 75,000,000 people who spoke 2,000 distinct languages and had developed a rich diversity of separate cultures, all joined in trade by a venerable network that covered the entire northern continent. Here, in a fresh look at the Americas, is a view of this "new" world's magnificent sweep of history through the eyes of its original inhabitants. It is an inspiring story of their amazing adaptability to a challenging land, especially in the past five hundred years when native Americans were forced to cope with the introduction into their environment of the most rapacious predator they had ever faced: white European invaders
Lushootseed culture and the Shamanic odyssey : an anchored radiance by Jay Miller( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mourning Dove : a Salishan autobiography by Mourning Dove( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning Dove [ps. v. Christine Quintasket]
Ancestral mounds : vitality and volatility of Native America by Jay Miller( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ancestral Mounds deconstructs earthen mounds and myths in examining their importance in contemporary Native communities. Two centuries of academic scholarship regarding mounds have examined who, what, where, when, and how, but no serious investigations have addressed the basic question, why? Drawing on ethnographic and archaeological studies, Jay Miller explores the wide-ranging themes and variations of mounds, from those built thousands of years ago to contemporary mounds, focusing on Native southeastern and Oklahoma towns. Native peoples continue to build and refurbish mounds each summer as part of their New Year's celebrations to honor and give thanks for ripening maize and other crops and to offer public atonement. The mound is the heart of the Native community, which is sustained by song, dance, labor, and prayer. The basic purpose of mounds across North America is the same: to serve as a locus where community effort can be engaged in creating a monument of vitality and a safe haven in the volatile world"--
American Indian foods by Jay Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes some of the foods that were important to various North American Indian cultures and their rituals surrounding the harvesting, hunting, food preparation, and meals
American Indian games by Jay Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes some of the toys and games used by various North American Indian cultures to amuse their children and teach lessons about life
American Indian festivals by Jay Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly describes some of the customs and practices related to festivals celebrated in various North American Indian cultures
American Indian families by Jay Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the different kinds of family relationships observed among American Indians and how they varied from one tribe to another
Native Americans by Jay Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the culture, leadership, and structure of various tribes of Native Americans
Writings in Indian history, 1985-1990 by Jay Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of books on American Indian history written between 1985 and 1990 groups publications according to historical period, regional culture group, theme, and literary form
The Delaware by Jay Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miller presents the Delaware nation as it existed long ago, as it changed when the Europeans arrived, and as the Delawares live today
The Tsimshian and their neighbors of the North Pacific coast( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of writings, dedicated to Viola Garfield, giving a multi-faceted examination of the Tsimshian and neighboring peoples. Includes a biographical sketch of Viola Garfield
Tsimshian culture : a light through the ages by Jay Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tsimshians are a Northwest Coast Native people known for their dazzling works of art and rich array of social, religious, and oral traditions that have captured the attention of scholars for over a century. Jay Miller brings together for the first time a wealth of material about the Tsimshians, presenting an unforgettable picture of their cultural universe. That universe is built around the metaphor of light, which was brought into the world by Raven; its refraction forms the chief social, religious, and symbolic institutions of Tsimshian culture. Family heraldic crests express light in one way, masks in another. Miller argues convincingly that the genius of Tsimshian culture, and one of the main reasons for its continuing vitality, is that its people are sensitive to different, and often creative, ways of capturing and embodying light. -- from amazon.com
Earthmaker : tribal stories from Native North America by Jay Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shamanic odyssey : the Lushootseed Salish journey to the land of the dead by Jay Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delaware : NM07( )

in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Delaware are a Native American group consisting of the Lenape, Munsee, and Jersies. The Delaware spoke an Algonquian language. Their aboriginal territory was in the vicinity of what is now known as the Delaware River in the states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. This file contains 19 documents that describe the Delaware during the colonial period of American history, and their subsequent migration to Oklahoma and Ontario during the 17th to mid-20th centuries
Die Welt der Indianer : Geschichte, Kunst, Kultur von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart by David Hurst Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal trio of the Northwest Coast by Kenneth Dean Tollefson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interweaving Coast Salish cultural systems : the collected works of Pamela Thorsen Amoss by Pamela Amoss( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Native Americans : an illustrated history
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Lushootseed culture and the Shamanic odyssey : an anchored radianceMourning Dove : a Salishan autobiographyAmerican Indian foodsAmerican Indian gamesAmerican Indian festivalsAmerican Indian familiesNative AmericansWritings in Indian history, 1985-1990Tsimshian culture : a light through the ages
Alternative Names
Miller, Jay (Anthropologist)

Miller, Jay, Ph. D.

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