By Eva Marie Garroutte
""Real Indians "is a remarkably candid, engaging, and compelling book. It tells the important and often controversial story of how 'Indian-ness' is negotiated in American culture by indigenous peoples, policy makers, and scholars."--Robert Wuthnow, author of "Creative Spirituality "
"Eva Marie Garroutte has done an exemplary job of combining scholarly sources, personal accounts, interview data, and self-reflection to catalog and examine the ways in which individual and collective identities are asserted, negotiated, and revitalized. She invites readers to imagine an intellectual space where scholarly and traditional ways of knowing and telling come face to face in an epistemological landscape where the 'traditions' of social science and 'radical indigenism' can confront one another in constructive dialogue."--Joane Nagel, author of "Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality
- Berkeley, CA