References Related to Emily's Project on Native Americans and Video Games

Maleah Powell's website has course syllabi that contain lists of texts that might be useful for thinking about Native American issues of identity or cultural production. Although she's not concerned solely with gaming, I think the texts might provide a good context/framework/theoretical lens for the concepts in Emily's project.

Also, Angela Haas's "Making Online Spaces More Native to American Indians" which was published in Computers and Composition might be related. Her references, which can be found at , is also pasted below.


Aldred, L. (2000). Plastic shamans and astroturf sun dances: New age commercialization of Native American spirituality.The American Indian Quarterly, 24. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from indian_quarterly/v024/24.3aldred.pdf

Banks, A. (2005). Race, Rhetoric, and Technology: Searching for Higher Ground. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc

Benton Foundation. (1999). Native networking: Telecommunications and information technology in Indian country. Retrieved January 16, from

Bizzaro, R. C. (2004). Shooting our last arrow: Developing a rhetoric of identity for unenrolled American Indians. CE, 61, 61-74.

Bureau of Indian Affairs. (22 Oct. 2001). Answers to frequently asked questions. Retrieved November 4, 2005, from

The Cherokee Nation. The Official site of the Cherokee Nation based in Tahlequah Oklahoma—Federally recognized. Retrieved November 4, 2005 at

Davis, T. and M. Trebian. (2001, Jan/Feb). “Shaping the Destiny of Native American People by Ending the Digital Divide.” Educause, 38-46.

Lyons, S. (2000). “Rhetorical Sovereignty: What Do American Indians Want From Writing?” CCC, 51, 447-68.

Monroe, Barbara. (2004). Crossing the digital divide: Race, writing, and technology in the classroom. Language and Literacy Series. Ed. Dorothy S. Strickland and Celia Genishi. New York: Teachers College Press.

NTIA. (2000). Falling Through the Net: Toward Digital Inclusion. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

NTIA. (2002). A Nation online: How Americans are expanding their use of the internet. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

Pew Internet & American Life. (2003). America’s online pursuits. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

Powell, M. (2004). Down by the river, or how Susan LaFlesche Picotte can teach us about alliance as a practice of survivance.” CE, 61, 38-60.

______. (2002). Rhetorics of survivance: How American Indians use writing.” CCC, 53, 396-434.

Twist, K. (2001). The digital divide in Oklahoma Indian country. ISTE. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

Twist, K. (2000). Four directions to making the Internet Indian. Digital Divide Network. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

Twist, K. (2002). A Nation online, but where are the Indians? Digital Divide Network. Retrieved November 4, 2005 from

Vizenor, G. (1998). Fugitive poses: Native American Indian scenes of absence and presence. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P.

Warrior, R. A. (1999). Tribal secrets: Recovering American Indian treaty visions of law and peace, 1600-1800. NY: Routledge.

Welfare Information Network. (2002). Bridging the Rural Digital Divide. Resources for Welfare Decisions. Retrieved January 16, from

Womack, C. (1999). Red on red: Native American literary separatism. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P.


i love how we're all talking

i love how we're all talking about twilight, but laurie is offering lists of sources. :)

But they are connected!!

But they are connected!! Especially if Twilight is gonna have a video game. INTERCONNECTED!

Also, thanks so much Laurie! This will be super helpful. I wasn't quite sure where to look, and basically started out by looking at the titles in 2 Native American Studies journals starting with the most recent.

Perhaps Karen might be able to steer me away from these pretty terrible research methods I've adopted lately :D