A Suggested Reading List by John Mohawk


Marshall Sahlins, "Stone Age Economics"

Alfred Crosby, Jr., "Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of
Europe 900-1900"

Carl Sauer. "The Early Spanish Main"

Lewis Hanke, Aristotle and the American Indian

Alfred Crosby, Jr, "The Columbian Exchange"

Tzvetan Todorov, "Conquest of America"

Robert Berkhofer, "The White Man's Indian"

William Cronon, "Changes in the Land"

Francis Jennings, "The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the
Cant of Conquest"

Angie Debo, "A History of the Indians of the United States"

Richard Drinin, "Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian Hating and
Empire Building"

Ray Allen Billington, "Land of Savagery Land of Progress: The European Image
of the American Frontier in the Nineteenth Century"

Gary Nash, "Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America"

Phillip Weeks, "The American Indian Experience: A Profile 1524-Present"

H. Craig Miner, "The Corporation and the American Indian: Tribal Sovereignty & Industrial Civilization in Indian Territory, 1865-1907"

Calvin Martin, ed., "The American Indian and the Problem of History"

Henry F. Dobyns, "Native American Historical Demography: A Critical Bibliography"

W.R. Swagerty, ed., "Scholars and the Indian Experience: Critical Reviews
of Writing in the Social Sciences"

Rayna Green, "Native American Women: A Contextual Bibliography"


A Bibliography of Works by John Mohawk


The Red Buffalo. 1971. Program in American Studies, Buffalo, New York.

A Basic Call to Consciousness. 1978. AKWESASNE NOTES, Rooseveltown, N.Y.

Exiled in the Land of the Free. 1991. Clear Light Press, Santa Fe, N.M.


"Looking for Columbus (part 2)", Native Relations, Vol. 1, No. 2, Feb. 1991.

"Looking for Columbus", Native Relations, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan. 1991.

"Distinguished Traditions", in Clark, John (Ed.) Renewing the Earth: The
Promise of Social Ecology, Green Pring (pub.), London, 1990.

"Indigenous Rights", in Erikson, Brad (Ed.) Call to Action: Handbook for
Ecology, Peace and Justice, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1990.

"Discovering Columbus: the Way Here," in View From the Shore: American
Indian Perspectives on the Quincentenary, Northeast Indian Quarterly,
Ithaca, N.Y. 1990.

"State's Treatment of Indians Targeted", ALBANY TIMES UNION, May 19, 1990.

"Sovereignty! Sovereignty! Sovereignty!", INDIAN TIMES, April, 1990.

"Origins of Iroquois Political Thought," in Brouchac, Joseph (Ed.) New
Voices From the Longhouse, Greenfield Review Press, 1989.

"Indian Cultures Provide Ecological Wisdom and Prophesies", UTNE READER,
Nov./Dec. 1989.

"Seneca Tax Agreement: A National Trend?", DAYBREAK, Spring 1989.

"Economic Motivation -- An Iroquois Perspective", Northeast Indian Quarterly,
Spring/Summer, 1989.

"Witch Hunt for a Straw Man," DAYBREAK, Spring 1989.

"Indigenous Peoples and International Law," DAYBREAK MAGAZINE, Winter, 1988,
Highland, MD.

"The Right of Animal Nations to Survive," DAYBREAK MAGAZINE, Summer, 1988,
Highland, MD.

"We the Original People: A Celebration of the Principles of Democracy",
DAYBREAK MAGAZINE, Autumn, Highland, MD., 1987.

"Denonville's Campaign Against the Seneca," NYS Bureau of Historic Sites,
Waterford, New York 1986.

"Native Self-Sufficiency Interviews Shelton Davis," Native Self-Sufficiency,
Forestville, CA., 1986.

"Prologue" The White Roots of Peace, The Chauncey Press, Saranac Lake,
N.Y. 1986.

"Ethnobotanical Trail at Gannagaro," Indian Studies, Cornell University
American Indian Program, Ithaca, N.Y. 1986.

"In Search of Humanistic Anthropology," Dialectical Anthropology, Amsterdam,

"Afterword," Native Americans and Energy Development II. Anthropology Resource
Center and the Seventh Generation Fund, Boston, MA, 1984.

"The Pre-Existence of Human Rights," INTERculture, Centre Monchanin,
Montreal, Quebec, CAN., April/June 1984.

"New Era Looms in Economic Relations," Akwesasne Notes, Feb. 1981.

"Future Visions: A Thriving People," Akwesasne Notes, Dec. 1981.

"Impressions of South Tehran," Tell the American People: Perspectives on
the Iranian Revolution, Movement for a New Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1980.

"The Future is the Family," Akwesasne Notes, May 1977, (reprinted in
Mothering, Jan. 1978.)


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