Category Archives: Book Review

New Issue of Transmotion Journal: Native American Narratives in a Global Context

Here. Examples of articles and papers: A Dramatic Reading of Vizenor’s Bear Island at the University of Michigan Martin William Walsh Special Issue Review Essay: The Intelligentsia In Dissent: Palestine, Settler-Colonialism and Academic Unfreedom in the Work of Steven Salaita … Continue reading

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Fletcher Book Review — ” Protectors: The Indian Trust and Killers of the Flower Moon”

My review of David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon has been published in the Michigan Law Review. You can download the paper here or here. An excerpt: Killers of the Flower Moon will be an eye-opener for those who are … Continue reading

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Reviews of Nick Estes’ “Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance”

NPR The Intercept HNN The book webpage from Verso is here.

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LTBB Judge Profiled in New Book on Judging

Here is “Judges discover strength in pivotal decisions” from the National Catholic Reporter. The article reviews the new book, “Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made.”  

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Fletcher Review of David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Here is “Failed Protectors: The Indian Trust and Killers of the Flower Moon,” forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review. Abstract: This Review uses Killers of the Flower Moon as a jumping off point for highlighting for readers how so many Indian … Continue reading

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Reviews of Sherman Alexie’s New Book

Slate: “Mother-Stung” BuzzFeed News: ‘Sherman Alexie on Not Being “The Kind of Indian That’s Expected”‘ An excerpt: Even though he was ensconced in liberal Seattle, Alexie knew how the election would go down. “My friends were mad at me, but … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Spotlight on Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman’s “Signs of Your Identity”

Link: Erasing Indigenous Heritage by Emily Anne Epstein (Oct. 30, 2016) Excerpt: For nearly a century, the Canadian government took indigenous Canadians from their families and placed them in church-run boarding schools, forcibly assimilating them to Western culture. Children as … Continue reading

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Final Commentary on TNToT: “Repeating the Mistakes of the Past in “The New Trail of Tears””

The final commentary on TNToT was published in the LA Review of Books.  An excerpt: Riley’s real interest is to bring unfettered free markets and “property rights” to Indian country. She suggests the disestablishment of tribal land holdings as the … Continue reading

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Fifth Commentary on TNToT — Chapter 4: “Tearing Down American Indian Educators and Parents”

This is the fifth full commentary on “The New Trail of Tears” (TNToT), a book written by Naomi Schaefer Riley (NSR or the author). The announcement post is here. The first commentary, “Framed by a Friend,” is here. The second commentary, “Turning Indian History … Continue reading

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Fourth Commentary on TNToT: Chapter 3 — “Indians as Unmotivated, Dependent Victims”

This is the fourth full commentary on “The New Trail of Tears” (TNToT), written by Naomi Schaefer Riley (NSR or the author). The announcement post is here. The first commentary, “Framed by a Friend,” is here. The second commentary, “Turning Indian History against Indians,” … Continue reading

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