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Author Treuer, Anton.

Title Everything you wanted to know about Indians but were afraid to ask / Anton Treuer.

Publication Info. New York, New York: LQ/Levine Querido, 2021.
New York, New York : Distributed by Chronicle Books LLC, 2021.


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 Pittsburg 1st Fl Young Adult Non-Fiction  YA 970.004 Tre    ---  DUE 12-12-22
Edition Young Readers edition.
Description xv, 383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
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Note "Based on the book "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012."
"Indians were so often imagined, but so infrequently well understood."-- Back jacket.
Contents Introduction : Ambassador -- Terminology -- History -- Religion, Culture, & Identity -- Powwow -- Tribal language -- Politics -- Economics -- Education -- Social activism -- Perspectives : Coming to terms and future directions -- Conclusion : FInding ways to make a difference -- Recommended reading -- Notes -- Photo credits -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Introduction: Ambassador -- Terminology: -- What terms are most appropriate for talking about North America's first people? -- What terms are not appropriate for talking about North American's first people? -- What terms are most appropriate for talking about each tribe? -- How do I know how to spell all these complicated terms? -- What term is most appropriate-nation, band, tribe, or reservation? -- What does the word powwow mean? -- How can I find out the meaning of the place names around me that come from indigenous languages? -- History: -- How many Indians were in North and South America before contact? -- When did Indians really get to North America? -- Why does it matter when Indians got here? -- What do Indians say about their origins? -- Who else made it here before Columbus? -- Did Native Americans scalp? -- Did Indians practice polygamy?-do they now? -- What are native views about homosexuality? -- How was gender configured in native communities? -- Do indigenous people in Canada get treated more fairly by their government than those in the United States? -- What is the real story of Columbus? -- Why does getting the Columbus story right matter? -- What is the real story of Thanksgiving? -- What is the real story of Pocahontas? -- When did the US government stop making treaties with Indians and why? -- Why do some people use the word genocide in discussing the treatment of Indians? --
Religion, Culture & Identity: -- Why do Indians have long hair? -- Do Indians live in teepees? -- What is fasting and why do Indians do it? -- What are clans and do all Indians have them? -- Where are the real Indians? -- What does traditional mean? -- Aren't all Indians traditional? -- Why is it called a "traditional Indian fry bread taco"? -- What is Indian time? -- What are Indian cars? -- I thought that Indians have a strong sense of ecological stewardship, so why do I also see a lot of trash in some yards? -- Do Indians have a stronger sense of community than non-Indians? -- What is Indian religion? -- Why do Indians use tobacco for ceremonies? -- It seems like Indians have a deeper spiritual connection than in many religious traditions. Is that true? -- What are some of the customs around pregnancy and childbirth? -- What are naming ceremonies? -- Can a nonnative person get an Indian name? -- What are coming-of-age ceremonies? -- How come everyone's laughing at a traditional Indian funeral? -- Do they charge for participation in native ceremonies? -- What is a sweat lodge? -- Do Indians still get persecuted for their religious beliefs? -- Powwow: -- What is a powwow? -- What do the different styles of dance mean? -- Why are "49" songs sung in English? -- How come they have a prize purse at powwows? -- Can white people dance at powwows? -- Do women sing at powwows? -- What is the protocol for gifts at powwows? --
Tribal Languages: -- How many tribal languages are spoken in North America? -- Which ones have a chance to be here a hundred years from now? -- Why are fluency rates higher in Canada? -- It seems like tribal languages won't give native people a leg up in the modern world-why are tribal languages important to Indians? -- Why should tribal languages be important to everyone else? -- What are the challenges to successfully revitalizing tribal languages? -- When were tribal languages first written down? -- Many tribal languages were never written-why do they write them now? -- Why is it funnier in Indian? -- How do tribal languages encapsulate a different world view?
Politics: -- What is sovereignty? -- Why do Indians have reservations? -- Why isn't being American enough?-why do Indians need reservations today? -- Why do Indians have treaty rights?-what other rights do they have that differ from most people? -- What is allotment? -- Why does my land have clouded title? -- Is something being done about clouded title? -- If tribes had hereditary chiefs, how come there is a democratic process in place for selecting tribal leaders in most places today? -- What's the Indian Reorganization Act? -- What are the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council? -- Why do so many Indians live in urban areas today?-what is relocation? -- What is termination? -- Why do Indians have their own police and courts in some places? -- Why does the FBI investigate murders on some reservations? -- Why do state law enforcement agencies investigate murders on some other reservations?-what is public law 280? -- Don't tribes ever investigate murders on Indian land themselves? -- Do Indians face racial profiling from law enforcement? -- Should Leonard Peltier be freed? -- Is AIM good or bad? -- What is the Indian Child Welfare Act? -- What is blood quantum, what is tribal enrollment, and how are they related? -- How has tribal enrollment affected you personally? -- How come some tribes ban the use and sale of alcohol? -- Is there a solution to substance abuse in Indian country? -- Do all Indians have drinking problems? -- Why is there so much concern about mascots? -- Why don't tribes do more to support language and culture? -- Why are Indian politics often such a viper's pit? -- Are tribes getting better? -- Why do Indians have so many kids? -- I heard that a lot of Indians serve in the US military-how do they reconcile their service with the fact that the US Army killed so many of their people? -- How do Indians feel about the use of Geronimo as the code name for Osama Bin Laden? --
Economics: -- Do Indians get a break on taxes, and if so, why? -- Do Indians get a break on license plates? -- Why should Indians be eligible for welfare if they are not taxed the same way as everyone else? -- Are all Indians living in extreme poverty? -- Are all Indians rich from casinos? -- How has casino gambling affected Indian communities? -- How have per capita payments affected Indian communities? -- What is the future of Indian gaming? -- What should tribes be doing to improve the economic condition of their citizens? -- Education: -- What were federal residential boarding schools? -- How come 50 percent of Indians are flunking their state-mandated tests in English and math? -- Is there anything that works in the effort to bridge the achievement gap? -- How does No Child Left Behind affect Indian country? -- Do all Indians have a free ride to college? -- What are some myths and stereotypes about Natives? -- Is anyone getting it right in Indian education? --
Social activism : Why was the Dakota Access Pipeline protest such a big deal? -- Do Indians face racial profiling from law enforcement? -- What do Natives think about the Black Lives Matters Movement? -- How are Natives building bridges with other groups to fight racism? -- What do Natives think about social acitivism in Latinx and other non-White communities? -- Do Natives in Canada, South America, and the United States ever work together or communicate about shared struggles? -- What happened at the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial in 2019 and why does it matter? -- Why is there so much concern about mascots? -- Why is there such a fuss about non-Native people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween? -- How come the Johnny Depp cologne commercial made so many Natives mad? -- Why is there such a fuss about public art, statues, and place names now? -- Why is there so much advocacy about missing and murdered indigenous women? -- Does being Native make you worry about your safety or the safety of your family? --
Perspectives : Coming To Terms And Future Directions: -- Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood? -- As a white person, I don't feel privileged-so what do Indians mean by that term? -- Why don't tribes solve their own problems? -- All these problems are not my fault-why should I be asked to atone for the sins of my ancestors? -- Is there anything wrong with saying that some of my best friends are Indians? -- Is there something wrong with saying that my great-grandmother was a Cherokee princess? -- I might have some Indian ancestry-how do I find out? -- Why is that picture End of the Trail so popular in Indian country? -- Regarding casinos and treaty rights, I'm not racist, but it doesn't seem fair to me-what's wrong with that line of thinking? -- I'm not racist, but it all happened in the past-why can't Indians just move on? -- Why do Indian people often seem angry? -- Do Indians ever work together? -- What are some good books to read about Indians? -- Are there any good Indian movies? -- Have you ever been the object of direct racial discrimination? -- You're testament to your race-how did you turn out so good? -- How can I learn more? -- Conclusion: Finding Ways To Make A Difference: -- How can I help? -- Acknowledgments -- Recommended reading -- Notes -- Index -- Illustration credits.
Summary "From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ranging from "Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?" to "Why is it called a 'traditional Indian fry bread taco'?" to "What's it like for natives who don't look native?" to "Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?", and beyond, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) does exactly what its title says for young readers, in a style consistently thoughtful, personal, and engaging."
"Updated and expanded to include: Dozens of New Questions and New Sections--including a social activism section that explores the Dakota Access Pipeline, racism, identity, politics, and more! Over 50 new Photos Adapted text for broad appeal."
Subject Indians -- History.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of South America -- History.
Indians -- Social life and customs.
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.
Indians of South America -- Social life and customs.
Indians in popular culture.
Indians of North America in popular culture.
Indians of South America in popular culture.
Genre/Form Young adult nonfiction.
ISBN 1646140451

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