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Keeping the Campfires Going : Native Women''s Activism in Urban Communities

By: Krouse, Susan A.
Contributor(s): Howard, Heather A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (232 p.).ISBN: 9780803226456.Subject(s): Canada -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century | City and town life -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | City and town life -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Community life -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Community life -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Indian women -- Political activity -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Indian women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century | Women political activists -- Canada -- History -- 20th century | Women political activists -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Keeping the Campfires Going : Native Women''s Activism in Urban CommunitiesDDC classification: 305.48 | 305.48/897 | 305.48897 | 305.897 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Urban Clan Mothers; 2. Gender and Community Organization Leadership in the Chicago Indian Community; 3. Indigenous Agendas and Activist Genders: Chicago's American Indian Center,; 4. "Assisting Our Own": Urban Migration, Self-Governance,and Native Women's Organizing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1972-1989; 5. Their Spirits Live within Us: Aboriginal Women in Downtown Eastside Vancouver Emerging into Visibility
6. "How Will I Sew My Baskets?": Women Vendors, Market Art, and Incipient Political Activism in Anchorage, Alaska7. Women's Class Strategies as Activism in Native Community: Building in Toronto, 1950-1975; 8. Creating Change, Reclaiming Indian Space in Post-World War II Seattle: The American Indian Women's Service League and the Seattle Indian Center, 1958-1978; 9. What Came Out of the Takeovers: Women's Activism and the Indian Community School of Milwaukee; 10. Telling Paula Starr: Native American Woman as Urban Indian Icon; Contributors; Index
Summary: The essays in this groundbreaking anthology, Keeping the Campfires Going, highlight the accomplishments of and challenges confronting Native women activists in American and Canadian cities. Since World War II, Indigenous women from many communities have stepped forward through organizations, in their families, or by themselves to take action on behalf of the growing number of Native people living in urban areas. This collection recounts and assesses the struggles, successes, and legacies of several of these women in cities across North America, from San Francisco to Toronto, Vancouver to Chicago, and Seattle to Milwaukee. These wide-ranging and insightful essays illuminate Native communities in cities as well as the women activists working to build them.
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Urban Clan Mothers; 2. Gender and Community Organization Leadership in the Chicago Indian Community; 3. Indigenous Agendas and Activist Genders: Chicago's American Indian Center,; 4. "Assisting Our Own": Urban Migration, Self-Governance,and Native Women's Organizing in Thunder Bay, Ontario, 1972-1989; 5. Their Spirits Live within Us: Aboriginal Women in Downtown Eastside Vancouver Emerging into Visibility

6. "How Will I Sew My Baskets?": Women Vendors, Market Art, and Incipient Political Activism in Anchorage, Alaska7. Women's Class Strategies as Activism in Native Community: Building in Toronto, 1950-1975; 8. Creating Change, Reclaiming Indian Space in Post-World War II Seattle: The American Indian Women's Service League and the Seattle Indian Center, 1958-1978; 9. What Came Out of the Takeovers: Women's Activism and the Indian Community School of Milwaukee; 10. Telling Paula Starr: Native American Woman as Urban Indian Icon; Contributors; Index

The essays in this groundbreaking anthology, Keeping the Campfires Going, highlight the accomplishments of and challenges confronting Native women activists in American and Canadian cities. Since World War II, Indigenous women from many communities have stepped forward through organizations, in their families, or by themselves to take action on behalf of the growing number of Native people living in urban areas. This collection recounts and assesses the struggles, successes, and legacies of several of these women in cities across North America, from San Francisco to Toronto, Vancouver to Chicago, and Seattle to Milwaukee. These wide-ranging and insightful essays illuminate Native communities in cities as well as the women activists working to build them.

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Susan Applegate Krouse (1955--2010) was an associate professor of anthropology and the director of the American Indian studies program at Michigan State University. She is the author of North American Indians in the Great War (Nebraska 2007).   Heather A. Howard holds a research faculty appointment with the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto and is an adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at Michigan State University. She is the coeditor of The Meeting Place: Aboriginal Life in Toronto and Feminist Fields: Ethnographic Insights .   Contributors: Grant Arndt, Dara Culhane, Heather A. Howard, Nancy Janovicek, Susan Applegate Krouse, Molly Lee, Susan Lobo, Joan Weibel-Orlando, Anne Terry Straus, Debra Valentino, and Mary C. Wright.

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