A contextual analysis of the Indian Historian

As American Indian Studies (AIS) moves into the 21st century, a critical analysis of the Indian Historian is both timely and relevant. During its fifteen-year tenure, the journal was a significant forum for the emergent Native voice. A careful analysis will trace the journal's promotion of indigenous cultural, historical, political and educational self- determination, its subsequent professional and academic maturity, and how the journal reflected the dynamic changes in Indian country during its publication tenure in the 1960s and 1970s. The journal will be viewed against the content of its time and influences. Lastly, by providing a forum for Indian intellectuals, leaders and educators, the Indian Historian helped to advance the growth of American Indian Studies through decolonization and re-education from a Native perspective. Many of achievements in Indian Country today came about, in part, because of the success of early Indian journals — like the Indian Historian - that championed indigenous self-determination.


Pamela Diane Bennett


Tom Holm





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