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American Indian Culture and Research Journal: Vol. 40, No. 2 (2016) 

Articles (click on the links below to view abstracts)



  • Vital Sign II—Temperature
    Monstrous Slayer
                Collestipher Dodge Chatto


  • Amada’s Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas. By Stacy B. Schaefer. Reviewed by Dennis Wiedman
  • Ancestral Mounds: Vitality and Volatility of Native America. By Jay Miller. Reviewed by Meghan C. L. Howey
  • The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. By Sarah Deer. Reviewed by Roe Bubar
  • Community Self-Determination: American Indian Education in Chicago, 1952–2006. By John J. Laukaitis. Reviewed by Brian S. Collier
  • Crow Indian Rock Art: Indigenous Perspectives and Interpretations. By Timothy P. McCleary. Reviewed by Alex K. Ruuska
  • Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody. By Sherene Razack. Reviewed by Marianne O. Nielsen
  • Education at the Edge of Empire: Negotiating Pueblo Identity in New Mexico’s Indian Boarding Schools. By John R. Gram. Reviewed by John A. Goodwin
  • Engineering Mountain Landscapes: An Anthropology of Social Investment. By Laura L. Scheiber and María Nieves Zedeño.  Reviewed by Fausto O. Sarmiento
  • Fixing the Books: Secrecy, Literacy, and Perfectibility in Indigenous New Mexico. By Erin Debenport. Reviewed by Yuki Tanaka-McFarlane
  • Indigenous Community: Rekindling the Teachings of the Seventh Fire. By Gregory A. Cajete. Reviewed by Jon Reyhner
  • Inventing Custer: The Making of an American Legend. By Edward Caudill and Paul G. Ashdown. Reviewed by Louise Barnett
  • Native Americans in the Movies: Portrayals from Silent Films to the Present. By Michael Hilger. Reviewed by Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.
  • Reinterpreting a Native American Identity: Examining the Lumbee through the Peoplehood Model. By Eric Hannel. Reviewed by Marvin “Marty” Richardson
  • The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast. By Andrew Lipman. Reviewed by Nathan Bryant Braccio
  • So How Long Have You Been Native? Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide. By Alexis C. Bunten. Reviewed by Marian Bredin
  • Survivance, Sovereignty, and Story: Teaching American Indian Rhetorics. Edited by Lisa King, Rose Gubele, and Joyce Rain Anderson. Reviewed by Douglas Cox
  • Tracing the Relational: The Archaeology of Worlds, Spirits, and Temporalities. Edited by Meghan E. Buchanan and B. Jacob Skousen. Reviewed by Barbara Mills
  • Voices of Fire: Reweaving the Literary Lei of Pele and Hiʻiaka. By kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui. Reviewed by Joyce Pualani Warren
  • Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country. By Traci Brynne Voyles. Reviewed by Rhiannon Koehler
  • Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers: Relational Science, Ethnographic Collaboration, and Tribal Community. By Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez. Reviewed by Heather A. Howard

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