Man Corn

Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest

Author: Christy G. Turner, II,Jacqueline A. Turner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874809688

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 1494

Using detailed osteological analyses and other lines of evidence, this study of prehistoric violence, homicide, and cannibalism explodes the myth that the Anasazi and other Southwest Indians were simple, peaceful farmers.

After the Guns Fall Silent

The Enduring Legacy of Landmines

Author: Shawn Roberts,Jody Williams

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855983376

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 554

View: 4456

Years after peace treaties have been signed and military conflict is nominally over, anti-personnel mines continue to claim innocent lives. This text offers data showing that landmines victimize civilians in direct contravention of the Geneva convention and examines the impact landmines have on people, on their communities and on their outlook and view of life. The report, commissioned by the VVAF, examines the consequences of landmine use on post-conflict reconstruction and development, on refugee movement and resettlement and on the environment. It also investigates mine clearance and mine awareness and medical, rehabilitative and psychological costs. Using original research, the report uses case studies from countries including Angola, Mozambique, Cambodia and the former Yugoslavia. Scholarly and accurate analysis combines with people's own words and real personal stories to present a detailed evaluation of the effect of this most potent of weapons. This work is published by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and distributed in the UK and Ireland by Oxfam.

O'odham Creation and Related Events

Author: Ruth Benedict,William Blackwater,Donald M. Bahr

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520800

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 4081

Brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during her only visit to the Pimas, plus songs and orations that accompanied a telling. It also includes a previously unpublished text by Benedict, "Figures of Speech among the Pima."

Some Day Been Dey (RLE Folklore)

West African Pidgin Folktales

Author: Loreto Todd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549937

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 624

'Once upon a time' is the English translation of the title of this collection of twenty-eight Pidgin tales from Cameroon in West Africa, first published in 1979. These are richly illustrative of the various folklore genres of the region and are presented in a modified standard orthography, with an English translation facing the original Pidgin text. Notes are provided on each tale with the intention of illuminating some of their unique stylistic and linguistic patterns. The tales are often witty, never protracted, and are pleasurable in their own right. They also provide linguistic and folkloristic material not available elsewhere. In a lengthy introduction, Dr Todd discusses the history of Cameroon and the development and use of Pidgin English there. A simple grammar of Pidgin English is included to aid scholars not already familiar with the language to make full use of the Pidgin texts.

The Covenants with Earth and Rain

Exchange, Sacrifice, and Revelation in Mixtec Society

Author: John Monaghan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806131924

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 1647

In this book, John Monaghan explores the culture of the Mixtecs, today one of the largest Native American groups in Mexico. Focusing on the community of Santiago Nuyoo, located in the mountainous Mixteca Alta region, he describes Nuyooteco marriage practices, gift exchange, kinship systems, land tenure, cosmology, ritual, and feasting.

Tales from the Beaver Lodge

Stories of Little Berry, the Beaver Queen

Author: C. B. James

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524646520

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

View: 5521

Little Berry, born in the savage Maine wilderness, watches as her father is swept away by a flood wave and her mother is carried off by savage wolves, never to be seen again. Orphaned and alone, she is discovered by the kindly Ms. Parks, who operates a trading store in the remote valley not far from Bar Harbor known as the Valley of the Four Ponds. Mentored by Ms. Parks, Little Berry stuns her when she begins to speak and soon can read books. Not only can Little Berry speak English, she can speak numerous languages. It was if she had been alive for many years and even perhaps had existed as many beings and maybe had once been human. Surrounded by savage wolves and bears, Little Berry rallies a small band of young beavers to her side. Realizing Little Berrys great abilities, the beavers elect her as their queen. Her cousins, the twins, better known as Chunk and Crunch, become her bodyguards. Soon the Queen is winning over some of the bears, such as Sleepy Pete, with great kindness while fighting the wolves led by such fierce leaders as One-Eyed Jack and the Devils Breath. Along the way, Toasty, a tall lean bull beaver, learns to start fires and fly a plane. The Queen, with the help of the twins, finds a giant egg in a cave, which reveals the greatest surprise of all. Added to the mix of tales is Catalina Cougar, who kidnaps the Queen, but in the end, she is saved by a small kit beaver known as Little Ace. There are beaver baseball games and many other tales of adventure as the Queen and her furry friends meet the wolves in the climatic battle. Within these pages are many tales of fun and adventure as told by the Queen and her bucktoothed friends.

Corn and Capitalism

How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance

Author: Arturo Warman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863254

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2415

Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy. The book, first published in Mexico in 1988, combines approaches from anthropology, social history, and political economy to tell the story of corn, a "botanical bastard" of unclear origins that cannot reseed itself and is instead dependent on agriculture for propagation. Beginning in the Americas, Warman depicts corn as colonizer. Disparaged by the conquistadors, this Native American staple was embraced by the destitute of the Old World. In time, corn spread across the globe as a prodigious food source for both humans and livestock. Warman also reveals corn's role in nourishing the African slave trade. Through the history of one plant with enormous economic importance, Warman investigates large-scale social and economic processes, looking at the role of foodstuffs in the competition between nations and the perpetuation of inequalities between rich and poor states in the world market. Praising corn's almost unlimited potential for future use as an intensified source of starch, sugar, and alcohol, Warman also comments on some of the problems he foresees for large-scale, technology-dependent monocrop agriculture.

A Man, a Mule and a Gun

Author: Ben A. Watford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469110857

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 6516

Jumo Gumasaka was very young when he was captured and shipped to the Americas in a slave ship. He was a slave until the coming of the war between the North and the South. During the War Between the States he served in the First Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. It was during the war that Jumo become a marksman with the long gun. After the war he returns to his old plantation only to fi nd that it has been burned to the ground and all the people that he has known are either dead or gone. In the years following the Civil war this ex-slave obtains a colt revolver. With this handgun he leaves the South and heads west. He travels with his friend and traveling companion a mule that he calls Nellie. He fi nds that he has natural ability with the fast draw and is extremely accurate when shooting the six-shooter. His gun becomes an extension of his arm and his uncanny ability with the gun leads to the demise of many opponents. He spends time with the plains Indians and becomes a renowned warrior. He becomes a legend among Plains Indians in their quest for justice. He continues west fi nding that many individuals would like to kill him because he is a black man with a gun. During his travels west he is called by many different names, Eagle Eye, the name given to him by the Plains Indians is the one that he fi nally accepts. His many encounters with would be killers in his travels westward lead to many interesting adventures.

Cyclopedia of Moral and Religious Anecdotes

A Collection of Nearly Three Thousand Facts, Incidents, Narratives, Examples and Testimonies, Containing the Best of the Kind in Most Former Collections, and Some Hundreds in Addition, Original and Selected, the Whole Critically Arranged and Classified on a New Plan, with Copious Topical and Scriptural Indexes

Author: Kazlitt Arvine

Publisher: New York, Leavitt, Trow


Category: Anecdotes

Page: 891

View: 5667


Beware The Corn Woman

More than Life or Death, it's Revenge!

Author: Neil Michael O'Mara

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783332115

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 3720

A young Native American believes an ancestor killed nearly three hundred years ago haunts him. He also has the conviction that he and his family are tormented at every twist and turn of their lives by the injustices exacted on their people both in the past and modern day. Spurred on by this ancient warrior spirit, his life is punctuated by his quest to vindicate the wrongs of the past and present. However this is not the only force at work in his life. Unpredictable change is at hand by a woman who appears to stand for everything he doesn't care for, the established order.

North American Indian Life

Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes

Author: Elsie Clews Parsons

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148130

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 5629

DIV27 fictionalized essays by noted anthropologists examine religion, customs, government, additional facets of life among the Winnebago, Crow, Zuni, Eskimo, other tribes. /div

Growing corn

Author: United States. Agricultural Research Service. Crops Research Division,United States. Agricultural Research Service. Soil and Water Conservation Research Division

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 10

View: 2480


Patchwork, Prayers and Corn Pudding

Author: Phyllis A. Williamson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465326596

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

View: 2561

When we understand what our fathers and forefathers were attempting to achieve, we come closer to understanding ourselves. Through them, we begin our identity, values, and beliefs. We further enhance the knowledge of ourselves as well as our connection with one another through the research of our relationship with God. I hope this book will help narrow the gap between far-flung relatives and inspire reflections upon where we have come from. May these pages preserve some of the stories and yarns of our elders and continue to give their memories life