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Fixico, Donald Lee 1951-

Works: 39 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 13,890 library holdings
Genres: History  Treaties  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Folklore  Biography  Abstracts  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Donald Lee Fixico
The invasion of Indian country in the twentieth century : American capitalism and tribal natural resources by Donald Lee Fixico( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The struggle between Indians and whites for land did not end on the battlefields in the 1880s. When this hostile era closed with Native Americans forced onto reservations, no one expected that rich natural resources lay beneath these lands that white America would desperately desire. Yet oil, timber, fish, coal, water, and other resources were discovered to be in great demand in the mainstream market, and a new war began with Indian tribes and their leaders trying to protect their tribal natural resources throughout the twentieth century." "In The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century, Donald Fixico details the course of this struggle, providing a wealth of information on the resources possessed by individual tribes and the way in which they were systematically defrauded and stripped of these resources."--Jacket
Rethinking American Indian history( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily life of Native Americans in the twentieth century by Donald Lee Fixico( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an historical context for the primary issues facing members of approximately five hundred Indian tribal groups in the United States, including coverage of religious practices, music, the role of women, and education
Treaties with American Indians : an encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereignty by Donald Lee Fixico( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable reference reveals the long, often contentious history of Native American treaties, providing a rich overview of a topic of continuing importance. How are certain Indian tribes able to operate casinos in states that outlaw gambling? Hunt whales where international laws prohibit it? Profit from oil leases on federal land? Govern themselves as nations? All of these privileges are guaranteed by treaties, and, while the broken treaty remains a valid symbol for the treatment of Native Americans, many of the 370+ pacts with the government were and are still honored. Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts, and Sovereignty is the first comprehensive introduction to the treaties that promised land, self-government, financial assistance, and cultural protections to many of the over 500 tribes of North America (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada). Going well beyond describing terms and conditions, it is the only reference to explore the historical, political, legal, and geographical contexts in which each treaty took shape. Coverage ranges from the 1778 alliance with the Delaware tribe (the first such treaty), to the landmark Worcester v. Georgia case (1832), which affirmed tribal sovereignty, to the 1871 legislation that ended the treaty process, to the continuing impact of treaties in force today. Alphabetically organized entries cover key individuals, events, laws, court cases, and other topics. Also included are 16 in-depth essays on major issues (Indian and government views of treaty-making, contemporary rights to gaming and repatriation, etc.) plus six essays exploring Native American intertribal relationships region by region. - Publisher
Call for change : the medicine way of American Indian history, ethos, & reality by Donald Lee Fixico( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For too many years, the academic discipline of history has ignored American Indians or lacked the kind of open-minded thinking necessary to truly understand them. Most historians remain oriented toward the American experience at the expense of the Native experience. As a result, both the status and the quality of Native American history have suffered and remain marginalized within the discipline. In this impassioned work, noted historian Donald L. Fixico challenges academic historians--and everyone else--to change this way of thinking. Fixico argues that the current discipline and practice of American Indian history are insensitive to and inconsistent with Native people's traditions, understandings, and ways of thinking about their own history. In Call for Change, Fixico suggests how the discipline of history can improve by reconsidering its approach to Native peoples. He offers the "Medicine Way" as a paradigm to see both history and the current world through a Native lens. This new approach paves the way for historians to better understand Native peoples and their communities through the eyes and experiences of Indians, thus reflecting an insightful indigenous historical ethos and reality."--Publisher's website
The American Indian mind in a linear world : American Indian studies and traditional knowledge by Donald Lee Fixico( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses current approaches to studying Native American traditional knowledge and acknowledges an Indian intellectualism that has up until now been ignored in studying Native American history
Termination and relocation : federal Indian policy, 1945-1960 by Donald Lee Fixico( )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the end of the Roosevelt era and the beginning of the Kennedy administration, less traditional Native Americans, congressional leaders, and government administrators developed a policy that they hoped would integrate the Indian population with mainstream America. To this end, they enacted laws to terminate the government's trusteeship of Indian lands and relocate Indians to the nation's cities. They believed that, once Indians left the reservation, they would have opportunities for education and employment that would enable them to participate more fully in the larger society. These policies were most fully applied to the Menominee and Klamath tribes. But the sponsors of this legislation underestimated the importance of the fundamental differences between Indian and Anglo culture that would make it nearly impossible for most Indians to make the transition. By the early 1960s it had become tragically apparent that the policies of termination and relocation were creating a new subclass of urban poor: Indians who were ill-equipped to survive in the competitive, materialistic world off the reservation. This major new study examines the history and effects of these policies from the Indian perspective. It also situates termination within the larger issue of civil rights during the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. (Nec)
The urban Indian experience in America by Donald Lee Fixico( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fixico offers a new view of urban Indians, one centered on questions of how their modern identity emerges and perseveres. He shows how the corrosive effects of cultural alienation, alcoholism, poor health services, unemployment, and ghetto housing are slowly being overcome. After fifty years of urban experience, Native Americans living in cities are better able today than at any other time to balance tradition and modernity."--Jacket
Indian resilience and rebuilding : indigenous nations in the modern American west by Donald Lee Fixico( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illuminating and comprehensive analysis of Native nation's resilience in the twentieth century demonstrates how Native Americans reinvented themselves, rebuilt their nations, and ultimately became major forces in the United States. Written by Donald L. Fixico, Indian Resilience and Rebuilding, redefines how modern American history can and should be told"--Provided by publisher
Bureau of Indian Affairs by Donald Lee Fixico( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, from its creation in 1824 by War Secretary John C. Calhoun to the present, and discusses the impact it has had on Native Americans
Urban Indians by Donald Lee Fixico( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, conditions and changing fortunes of Indians living in urban America
"That's what they used to say" : reflections on American Indian oral traditions by Donald Lee Fixico( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on American Indian oral tradition invites understanding on how storytelling, legends and prophecies, oral histories and creation myths knit together and explain the Indian world through the power of the spoken word."--Provided by publisher
Indian treaties in the United States : an encyclopedia and documents collection by Donald Lee Fixico( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the treaties that promised self-government, financial assistance, cultural protections, and land to hundreds of North American tribes. Includes primary source documents from treaties made between American Indians and the U.S. government between the late 18th and 19th centuries; essays on topics such as treaty-making, the American Indian perspective, and treaties made between the Civil War and Reconstruction period; and images of original, signed treaties
An Anthology of western Great Lakes Indian history by Donald Lee Fixico( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native views of Indian-white historical relations( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings of Black Elk( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of scholars, Native Americans and historians examine the history of the Plains Indians in the 19th century and the policy of Indian removal and warfare between the United States and various tribes, with reference to Black Elk's writings from "Black Elk speaks."
The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century by Donald Lee Fixico( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Invasion of Indian Country in the Twentieth Century, Second Edition is updated through the first decade of the twenty-first century and contains a new chapter challenging Americans--Indian and non-Indian--to begin healing the earth. This analysis of the struggle to protect not only natural resources but also a way of life serves as an indispensable tool for students or anyone interested in Native American history and current government policy with regard to Indian lands or the environment
To be an Indian; an oral history by Joseph H Cash( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this remarkable collection of 52 oral histories, first published in 1971, members of Dakota, Lakota, Winnebago, Crow, and other communities tell of their personal experiences: reservation life, the Great Depression of the 1930s, self-government, traditions, and life in the 1960s. Together these voices present a rich and complicated view of what it is to be an American Indian"--Page 4 of cover
The Conference on Indian Removal from Ohio. as a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and its consequences( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This series of presentations covers the story of the forced removal of the Native Americans from Ohio. It begins with the background of the government policy and the conditions in Ohio. The dealings with the Shawnee, Ottawa, Wyandotte and Seneca/Shawnee are presented as well as the aftermath of removal. The Ohio tribes were the first removed under the law of 1830"--Container
American Indians in American history, 1870-2001 : a companion reader by Sterling Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although coverage of American Indian history has improved remarkably in the past 20 years, the role of American Indians is still downplayed in many mainstream American history courses. In-depth discussions of United States policies toward Native Americans or the reactions of Native Americans do not appear in most textbooks. This book helps to overcome these shortcomings. Designed to accompany post-Reconstruction survey courses, it will help to integrate aspects of American Indian history. Arranged according to time periods used in most textbooks, the book's seventeen essays―many written by leading scholars, several written by American Indian scholars―discuss important policy considerations as well as environmental, religious, cultural, and gender issues. Providing a good point of departure, these essays can be used in tandem with other materials to stimulate class discussion. While every aspect of American history could not be covered, each section includes an extensive list of suggested additional reading. The volume is unique in that it is the only companion reader designed to accompany college courses covering this time period. It is a book to be used by instructors who are not necessarily Native Americanists but who wish to include the history of American Indians in their survey courses."
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Rethinking American Indian history
Rethinking American Indian historyDaily life of Native Americans in the twentieth centuryTreaties with American Indians : an encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereigntyThe American Indian mind in a linear world : American Indian studies and traditional knowledgeThe urban Indian experience in AmericaTo be an Indian; an oral historyAmerican Indians in American history, 1870-2001 : a companion reader
Alternative Names
FIXICO, Donald

Fixico, Donald 1951-

Fixico, Donald L.

Fixico, Donald L. 1951-

Fixico, Donald Lee

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