ERIC Number: ED279460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The American Native Press and American Indian Studies.
Littlefield, Daniel F., Jr.
Wicazo Sa Review, v2 n2 p51-57 Fall 1986
As product and process, the Native American press has a long history. The establishment of the first native-run press in 1828 began a press history that continues today. That history is represented by more than 2,000 periodical titles alone, two-thirds of which have been established during the past 20 years. Impressive collections of these materials in hard copy or in microform are housed at a number of institutions, including the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the American Indian Studies Center at the University of California at Los Angeles, Princeton University, Navajo Community College, and the American Native Press Archives at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Union lists have been compiled, and exhaustive reference guides have been written. It is time to recognize the native press for what it represents in American Indian studies: resource materials generated for the most part by native peoples themselves. Since the native press in general represents the voice of the Indian community, the continued credibility of those involved in American Indian studies will be measured to some degree, at least in the Indian community, by the extent to which they take that voice into account. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, College Libraries, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Publishing, Newsletters, Newspapers, Postsecondary Education, Publications, Publish or Perish Issue, Publishing Industry, Reference Materials, Scholarly Journals, Tribes
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A