Category Archives: native american

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Americans swarmed to take in a raft of new illustrated journals and papers. Engravings and drawings of “buckskinned braves” and “Indian princesses” proved an immensely popular attraction for consumers of publications like … Continue reading

Often dismissed as a nineteenth-century curiosity, spiritualism in fact influenced the radical social and political movements of its time. Believers filled the ranks of the Free Democrats, agitated for land and monetary reform, fought for abolition, and held egalitarian leanings … Continue reading

On July 4, 1054, an extraordinary event attracted the attention of peoples around the world. A supernova appeared in the constellation Taurus. This guest star, to use a Chinese term, suddenly appeared beside a crescent moon. For the next twenty-three days, … Continue reading

Academic publishing often forces one into the unappreciated but necessary job of Killjoy. It comes with the territory of challenging convention and shoveling the cultural/historical b.s. out of the barn. Having stated such an attitude, we perhaps will not surprise you … Continue reading

One staff member volunteered to work on the holiday…

Under These Same Stars, a new film inspired by Carl J. Ekberg’s recent University of Illinois Press book Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country, is premiering in Ste Genevieve, Missouri, on October 25. From the film’s website: “Based on a … Continue reading

Inside Higher Ed has a piece this morning on SUNY Press taking over publication rights for Black Elk Speaks from University of Nebraska Press. “For most university presses, a book that sells a million copies is a rarity. When that … Continue reading

Jack Forbes, author of The American Discovery of Europe, spoke recently to a crowd of fifty patrons at the UC Davis Bookstore.  Tradebooks buyer Paul Takushi captured the event.          

The Southern Illinoisan reported over the weekend that Under These Same Stars, an adaptation of Carl Ekberg’s recent book Stealing Indian Women, is being filmed in Alto Pass, Illinois. “Carl Ekberg, the uncle of the film’s director Dan Johnson of … Continue reading

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, author of the new book New Indians, Old Wars, will speak at the University of Illinois on November 6, 2007, at a lecture sponsored by the Native American House. Prior to the speech, Cook-Lynn will be interviewed live … Continue reading