American Indian Culture and Research Journal: Vol. 37, No. 3 (2013) 

Reducing Barriers to Native American Student Success in Higher Education:
Challenges and Best Practices

Guest Editor: Robert Keith Collins

Best Practices



  • Winter Dance of the Oldest Child
  • Lazarus Riding Home
  • Spring Thaw and the Land Runs
  • Della
  • The Graduates
  • Raven Talks Curriculum
  • Sixth Grade
  • Willful Suspension of Disbelief
                    Laura Dá


  • As If The Land Owned Us: An Ethnohistory of the White Mesa Utes. By Robert S. McPherson. Reviewed by Richard O. Clemmer
  • Bradford’s Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation. By Betty Booth Donohue. Reviewed by Lydia E. Ferguson
  • Crazy Brave: A Memoir. By Joy Harjo. Reviewed by Martha Viehmann
  • Eating the Landscape: American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience. By Enrique Salmón. Reviewed by Lisa B. Chaddock
  • El Capitan: Adaptation and Agency on a Southern California Indian Reservation, 1850–1937. By Tanis C. Thorne. Reviewed by Vanessa Ann Gunther
  • The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination. By Mark Rifkin. Reviewed by Brian Joseph Gilley
  • Faith in Paper: The Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian Treaties. By Charles Cleland. Reviewed by Steven E. Silvern
  • Forced to Abandon Our Fields: The 1914 Clay Southworth Gila River Pima Interviews. By David H. DeJong. Reviewed by Peter L. Steere
  • Lessons From an Indian Day School: Negotiating Colonization in Northern New Mexico, 1902–1907. By Adrea Lawrence. Reviewed by Tessie Naranjo
  • Native Acts: Indian Performance, 1603–1832. Edited by Joshua David Bellin and Laura L. Mielke. Reviewed by C. Richard King
  • Native Historians Write Back: Decolonizing American Indian History. Edited by Susan A. Miller and James Riding In. Reviewed by John A. Goodwin
  • Navajo Talking Picture: Cinema on Native Ground. By Randolph Lewis. Reviewed by Lyell Davies
  • Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania. By Alice Te Punga Somerville. Reviewed by Michelle Erai
  • Osceola and the Great Seminole War: A Struggle for Justice and Freedom. By Thom Hatch. Reviewed by Jeff Washburn
  • Phantom Past, Indigenous Presence: Native Ghosts in North American Culture and History. Edited by Colleen E. Boyd and Coll Thrush. Reviewed by Suzanne Crawford O’Brien
  • Reimagining Indian Country: Native American Migration and Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles. By Nicolas G. Rosenthal. Reviewed by Joan Weibel-Orlando
  • Skydancer. By Katja Esson. Reviewed by Douglas Heil
  • Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. Edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti. Reviewed by Grace L. Dillon
  • Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado. By Robert Silbernagel. Reviewed by Sally McBeth
  • Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation. By Beth Rose Middleton. Reviewed by Sarah Krakoff

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