War Dances

War Dances
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781480457225
Language: en
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The bestselling, award-winning author’s “fiercely freewheeling collection of stories and poems about the tragicomedies of ordinary lives” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the deaths of others. Perceptions change, too, as “Another Proclamation” casts a shadow over Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and “Invisible Dog on a Leash” limns the heartbreak of shattered childhood illusions. And nostalgia for antiquated technology is tenderly rendered in “Ode to Mix Tapes” and “Ode for Pay Phones.” With his versatile voice, Alexie explores love, betrayal, fatherhood, alcoholism, and art in this spirited, soulful, and endlessly entertaining collection, transcending genre boundaries to create something truly unique. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters
Author: Jason Stearns
Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781610391597
Language: en
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A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict in modern times. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, renowned political activist and researcher Jason K. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of how Congo became a failed state that collapsed into a war of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the key perpetrators, many of whom he met personally, and highlights the nature of the political system that brought these people to power, as well as the moral decisions with which the war confronted them. Now updated with a new introduction, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters tells the full story of Africa's Great War.

When the Devil Dances

When the Devil Dances
Author: John Ringo
Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781618243317
Language: en
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After five years of battling invaders, human civilization prepares a strike to drive the aliens from the Earth. But the Clan-Lord of the Sten has learned from the defeats human have dealt him, and has his own battle plan. When he squares off against Major Michael O'Neal, the only winner will be Satan himself. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Indian Dances of North America

Indian Dances of North America
Author: Reginald Laubin,Gladys Laubin
Release: 1989
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Pages: 584
ISBN: 0806121726
Language: en
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Descriptions of the dances, costumes, body decorations, and musical accompaniment supplement information on the cultural background of Indian dancing

War Dances

War Dances
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2009
Editor: Grove Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0802119190
Language: en
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The National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian offers a new collection of short stories, including the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.

Ancient Egyptian Dances

Ancient Egyptian Dances
Author: Irena Lexová
Release: 2000-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0486409066
Language: en
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One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography.

War Dance

War Dance
Author: William K. Powers
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0816513651
Language: en
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Compiled from a thirty year study, this volume provides a look at the history and culture of the Plains Indians

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves
Author: Michael Blake
Release: 1988-08-12
Editor: Fawcett
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780449134481
Language: en
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Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, DANCES WITH WOLVES.

A Dancing People

A Dancing People
Author: Clyde Ellis
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: UOM:39015060031369
Language: en
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Traces the history of Southern Plains powwow culture, discussing how the powwow and its role in contemporary Native American identity have changed throughout the years and how Native Americans have used the dance to define themselves within their communities.

Blasphemy

Blasphemy
Author: Sherman Alexie
Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780802194060
Language: en
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Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades have established him as a star in contemporary American literature. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in Blasphemy, where he unites twelve beloved classics with twelve new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,” and his most recent, “War Dances.” Alexie’s twelve new stories are fresh and quintessential, about amateur and donkey basketball leagues, extreme hoarding, lethal wind turbines, marriage, and all species of contemporary warriors in America today. An indispensable collection of new and classic stories, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.

Dancing Hands

Dancing Hands
Author: Margarita Engle
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781481487405
Language: en
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Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln. As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too—the Civil War. Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa’s music bring comfort to those who needed it most?

Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890 91

Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890 91
Author: Willis Fletcher Johnson
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 587
ISBN: UIUC:30112058026565
Language: en
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Fighting for Honor

Fighting for Honor
Author: T. J. Desch-Obi
Release: 2021-04-12
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781643361932
Language: en
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A groundbreaking investigation into the migration of martial arts techniques across continents and centuries The presence of African influence and tradition in the Americas has long been recognized in art, music, language, agriculture, and religion. T. J. Desch-Obi explores another cultural continuity that is as old as eighteenth-century slave settlements in South America and as contemporary as hip-hop culture. In this thorough survey of the history of African martial arts techniques, Desch-Obi maps the translation of numerous physical combat techniques across three continents and several centuries to illustrate how these practices evolved over time and are still recognizable in American culture today. Some of these art traditions were part of African military training while others were for self-defense and spiritual discipline. Grounded in historical and cultural anthropological methodologies, Desch-Obi's investigation traces the influence of well-delineated African traditions on long-observed but misunderstood African and African American cultural activities in North America, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He links the Brazilian martial art capoeira to reports of slave activities recorded in colonial and antebellum North America. Likewise Desch-Obi connects images of the kalenda African stick-fighting techniques to the Haitian Revolution. Throughout the study Desch-Obi examines the ties between physical mastery of these arts and changing perceptions of honor. Including forty-five illustrations, this rich history of the arrival and dissemination of African martial arts in the Atlantic world offers a new vantage for furthering our understanding of the powerful influence of enslaved populations on our collective social history.

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia

The Politics of War Commemoration in the UK and Russia
Author: Nataliya Danilova
Release: 2016-01-13
Editor: Springer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781137395719
Language: en
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This book analyses contemporary war commemoration in Britain and Russia. Focusing on the political aspects of remembrance, it explores the instrumentalisation of memory for managing civil-military relations and garnering public support for conflicts. It explains the nexus between remembrance, militarisation and nationalism in modern societies.

The Relation of War to the Origin of the State

The Relation of War to the Origin of the State
Author: Rudolf Holsti
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: UCAL:B3958099
Language: en
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The Encyclopedia of War 5 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of War  5 Volume Set
Author: Gordon Martel
Release: 2012-01-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 2973
ISBN: 9781405190374
Language: en
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This ground-breaking 5-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day, across the entire globe. Arranged in A-Z format, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the most important events, people, and terms associated with warfare - from the Punic Wars to the Mongol conquest of China, and the War on Terror; from the Ottoman Sultan, Suleiman ‘the Magnificent’, to the Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov; and from the crossbow to chemical warfare. Individual entries range from 1,000 to 6,000 words with the longer, essay-style contributions giving a detailed analysis of key developments and ideas. Drawing on an experienced and internationally diverse editorial board, the Encyclopedia is the first to offer readers at all levels an extensive reference work based on the best and most recent scholarly research. The online platform further provides interactive cross-referencing links and powerful searching and browsing capabilities within the work and across Wiley-Blackwell’s comprehensive online reference collection. Learn more at www.encyclopediaofwar.com. Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title Recipient of a 2012 PROSE Award honorable mention

The American Indian Uh nish in na ba

The American Indian  Uh nish in na ba
Author: Elijah Middlebrook Haines
Release: 1888
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 813
ISBN: UOM:39015003696930
Language: en
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The Indian Sign Language

The Indian Sign Language
Author: William Philo Clark
Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 550
ISBN: HARVARD:32044074334459
Language: en
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Under orders from General Sheridan, Captain W. P. Clark spent over six years among the Plains Indians and other tribes studying their sign language. In addition to an alphabetical cataloguing of signs, Clark gives valuable background information on many tribes and their history and customs. Considered the classic of its field, this book provides, entirely in prose form, how to speak the language entirely through sign language, without one diagram provided.

Michigan Historical Collections

Michigan Historical Collections
Author: Michigan Historical Commission
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 702
ISBN: UOM:39015071219391
Language: en
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Michigan Historical Collections

Michigan Historical Collections
Author: Anonim
Release: 1880
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112049815639
Language: en
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