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Bibliography taken from the H-AMINDIAN discussion network


Editor's Note:
As a follow-up to the recent "Gender Relations" thread, here's a mini-bibliography of subscriber recommendations.
J. Wendel Cox H-AMINDIAN


Albers, Patricia and Beatrice Medicine, eds. The Hidden Half: Studies of Plains Indian Women (1983).

Axtell, James, ed. The Indian Peoples of Eastern America: A Documentary History of the Sexes (1981).

Brown, Jennifer S: H. Strangers in Blood: Fur Trade Company Families in Indian Cduntry {reprint, 1996).

Brown, Jennifer S. H., and Elizabeth Vibert, eds. Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History (1995).

Gilman, Carolyn, and Mary Jane Schneider. The Way to Independence: Memories of a Hidatsa Indian Family (1987).

Jacobs, Sue-Ellen, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds. Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (1997).

Hurtado, Albert. Intimate Frontiers: Sex, Gender, and Culture in Early California- (forthcoming).
----------- Indian Survival on the California Frontier (1988).

Peters, Virginia Bergman. Women of the Earth Lodges: Tribal Life on the Plains (1996).

Shoemaker, Nancy, ed. Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women (1995)

Spector, Janet. What This Awl Means: Feminist Archaeology at a Wahpeton Dakota Village (1993).

Van Kirk, Sylvia. Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur Trade Society, 1670-1870 (1983).

Williams, Walter. The Spirit & the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Culture (1992).

Wilson, Gilbert. Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden: Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians (reprint, 1987).

------------- Waheenee: An Indian Girl's Story (1981).

------------- Goodbird, The Indian (reprint, 1985)


Allen, Paula Gunn. "Lesbians in American Indian Cultures." Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay &Lesbian Past, edited by Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey (1990).

Blackwood, Evelyn. "Sexuality and Gender in Certain Native American Tribes: The Case of Cross-Gender Females," Signs 10, no. 1 (1984): 27-42.

Harkin, Michael and Sergei Kan, eds. Special issue of Ethnohistory 43:4 (1996) on missionaries and Native American women, with contributions by Harkin, Kan, Kathleen Bragdon, Diane M. Notarianni, Jo-Anne Fiske, Pauli~e Turner Strong, Jennifer S. H. Brown, and Clara Sue Kidwell.

Hoikkala, Paivi H. "Mothers and Community Builders: Salt River Pima and Maricopa Women in Community Action." In Shoemaker, ed., Negotiators of Change (1995).

Hurtado, Albert. "When Strangers Met: Sex and Gender on Three Frontiers," in Elizabeth Jameson & Susan Armitage, eds., Writing the Range: Race,Class, and Culture in the Women's West (University of Oklahoma Press, 1997)

-------------"Sexuality in the California Missions: Cultural Perceptions and Sad Realities," California History 71 (Fall 1992): 371-85, 451-53.

Osburn, Katherine M.B. "'Dear Friend and Ex-Husband': Marriage, Divorce, and Women's Property Rights on the Southern Ute Reservation, 1887-1930." In Shoemaker, ed., Negotiators of Change (1995).

Sparks, Carol Douglas. "The Land Incarnate: Navajo Women and the Dialogue of Colonialism, 1821-1870." In Shoemaker, ed., Negotiators of Change (1995).

Trafzer, Clifford E. "Horses and Cattle, Buggies and Hacks: Purchases Made by Yakima Indian Women, 1909-1912." In Shoemaker, ed., Negotiators of Change (1995).

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