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Teriananda papers

Author:
Teriananda, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Extent:
0.83 Linear feet (2 archival boxes )
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Writings
Letters
Clippings
Reports
Date:
1972 - 1999
Summary:
The Teriananda Papers, located in the Cultural Resource Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, contain writings authored by Teriananda, as well as various position papers, news articles, flyers, correspondence, and group newsletters that represent the political activities she participated in on behalf of Native American and other indigenous peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, from the 1970s to the 1990s, is comprised of published and unpublished writings by Teriananda, as well as letters, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, group newsletters, flyers and announcements of political events, and news releases. The issues represented here, including support work for "The Longest Walk," the campaign for justice for Leonard Peltier, and the Big Mountain relocation are indicative of the concerns in parts of Indian country in the United States and elsewhere during these decades.
Arrangement:
The Teriananda papers are arranged into two series:

Series I: Writings (1978-1991)

Series II: Political Activities (undated; 1972-1996)
Biographical / Historical:
Teriananda was born in Manhattan in 1947, where she grew up and has continued to live throughout her adult life. Teriananda's father, born in Brooklyn, became a financial officer and independent scholar, her mother, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), was a classical pianist who immigrated to the United States and later became an editorial assistant, working part-time during Teriananda's childhood. Her parents instilled in Teriananda a belief that she was "a citizen of the world." She studied ballet as a youngster, and, as a teenager, immersed herself in the artistic and intellectual milieu of the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village. An improperly diagnosed back injury while she was a senior in high school resulted in severe back problems in the 1970s that have persisted throughout her life.

Teriananda became interested in indigenous struggles in the 1970s following a "back crisis" that almost took her life yet proved to be psychically transformative. In seeking to know who she was, she realized she needed to know where she was, and this led her to ask who the original inhabitants of the continent were. She soon became involved in activist struggles for indigenous rights, and worked with a number of Native American groups during the 1970s and 1980s, including, among other things, the International Treaty Council's attempts to found the U.N.'s permanent Working Group on Indigenous People, support for Yvonne Wanrow and Leonard Peltier, the issue of uranium contamination from mining on Native American land, and the problem of the Joint Land Use Area near Big Mountain on the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

Teriananda also worked on issues surrounding the AIDS crisis after the death of several friends from this disease. She had become familiar with the possibilities of natural medicines, partly through contact with traditional Native teachers, and she became active promoting the benefits of nutritional, herbal and other natural therapies to sufferers of AIDS. As Teriananda's own health issues persisted and worsened, she turned to Tibetan Buddhism, and has devoted herself to artistic pursuits influenced by this spiritual path, although she has worked artistically since the early 1970s, when she stopped dancing. Although she has cut back on her activism, due to health problems and family demands, Teriananda remains a committed political activist who stays informed of current issues and is determined to pass on the heritage of struggles for peace and justice to the next generation.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of the American Indian Archives by Teriananda in March 2003
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the NMAI Archivist. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights for the work of others found in these papers; researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Civil rights  Search this
Indians of North America -- Relocation  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Land tenure  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Writings
Letters
Clippings
Reports
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Teriananda papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.009
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-009

Theft is property! : dispossession & critical theory Robert Nichols

Author:
Nichols, Robert 1979-  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (233 pages)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
Date:
2020
Topic:
Land tenure  Search this
Claims  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Indigenous peoples--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Claims  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
E98.L3 N534 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Use copy Restrictions unspecified
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145046

American Indian history on trial : historical expertise in tribal litigation E. Richard Hart

Author:
Hart, E. Richard  Search this
Author:
ProQuest (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xi, 339 pages) illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Evidence, Expert  Search this
Forensic historians  Search this
Federally recognized Indian tribes  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
LAW--Constitutional  Search this
LAW--Public  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
KF8205 .H37 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118675

Our history is the future Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of Indigenous resistance Nick Estes

Title:
Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of Indigenous resistance
Author:
Estes, Nick  Search this
Physical description:
310 pages illustrations, maps 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Standing Rock- Indianerreservation
Date:
2019
Topic:
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Politics and government  Search this
Petroleum pipelines  Search this
Environmental justice  Search this
Indian activists  Search this
Environmental protection--Citizen participation  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations--History  Search this
Red Power movement  Search this
Protest movements  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Erdölgewinnung  Search this
Sozialer Konflikt  Search this
Umweltschaden  Search this
Native americans--Politics and government  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111770

Encounters on contested lands : indigenous performances of sovereignty and nationhood in Québec / Julie Burelle

Author:
Burelle, Julie  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Drama
History
Place:
Québec (Province)
Date:
2019
Topic:
Indians of North America--Ethnic identity  Search this
Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies--Political aspects  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Self-determination, National--History  Search this
Decolonization--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107063

Instructions to Indian agents and forms to be observed by them in assignments of bounty land warrents granted to Indians

Author:
United States Office of Indian Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
7 pages 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1856
Topic:
Indian title  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Land titles--Registration and transfer  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
E98.L3 I67 1856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948191

Providing for the distribution of the land and assets of certain Indian rancherias and reservations in California

Author:
United States Congress Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
50 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1874
Topic:
Indian land transfers  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Call number:
E78.C15 U65 1874
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948200

Indian titles

Physical description:
26 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
188u
Topic:
Indian title  Search this
Land tenure  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Land titles  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Call number:
E98.L3 I54 1882z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936525

Sovereignty, Land & Water : building tribal environmental and cultural programs on the Cahuilla & Twenty-Nine Palms Reservations / by Anthony Madrigal

Title:
Building tribal environmental and cultural programs on the Cahuilla & Twenty-Nine Palms Reservations
Author:
Madrigal, Anthony  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 158 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Riverside County
Date:
2008
©2008
Topic:
Cahuilla Indians--Land tenure  Search this
Chemehuevi Indians--Land tenure  Search this
Shoshonean Indians--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Land use--Social aspects  Search this
Natural resources conservation areas--Social aspects  Search this
Conservation of natural resources--Social aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110521

No surrender : the land remains indigenous / Sheldon Krasowski ; foreword by Winona Wheeler

Author:
Krasowski, Sheldon 1968-  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Wheeler, Winona  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Claims
History
Treaties
Place:
Prairie Provinces
Date:
2019
Topic:
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Claims  Search this
Indians of North America--Treaties  Search this
Government relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107380

The nature of empires and the empires of nature : indigenous peoples and the Great Lakes environment / Karl S. Hele, editor

Editor:
Hele, Karl S (Karl Scott) 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Great Lakes Region (North America)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Indians of North America--Historiography  Search this
Human ecology--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Colonization--History  Search this
Environmental conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089695

Strange visitors : documents in Indigenous-settler relations in Canada from 1876 / edited by Keith D. Smith

Editor:
Smith, Keith D (Keith Douglas) 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 488 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Sources
History
Place:
Canada
Date:
2014
Topic:
Indians of North America--Government relations--History  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc--History  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083833

Unlikely alliances : Native nations and White communities join to defend rural lands / Zoltán Grossman ; foreword by Winona LaDuke

Title:
Native nations and White communities join to defend rural lands
Author:
Grossman, Zoltán  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 362 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Relations with Indians  Search this
Land use, Rural  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Natural resources--Environmental aspects  Search this
Energy development--Environmental aspects  Search this
Energy policy--Social aspects  Search this
Environmental policy--Social aspects  Search this
Environmental justice--Political aspects  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083147

Umbrella final agreement between the government of Canada, the Council for Yukon Indians, and the government of the Yukon

Author:
Canada  Search this
Council for Yukon Indians  Search this
Yukon Territory  Search this
Canada Indian and Northern Affairs Canada  Search this
Subject:
Council for Yukon Indians  Search this
Physical description:
x, 292 pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Yukon
Date:
1993
©1993
Topic:
Indians of North America--Treaties  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Claims  Search this
Indians of North America--Land transfers  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083008

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations final agreement between the Government of Canada, the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Government of the Yukon

Author:
Canada Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development  Search this
Yukon Territory  Search this
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 462 pages : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Yukon
Canada
Date:
1993
©1993
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083009

Nacho Nyak Dun Self-Government Agreement

Author:
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun  Search this
Canada  Search this
Yukon Territory  Search this
Canada Indian and Northern Affairs Canada  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 60 pages ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Yukon
First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun
Date:
1993
©1993
Topic:
Indians of North America--Treaties  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Claims  Search this
Indians of North America--Land transfers  Search this
Indians of North America--Government relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083010

The bowl with one spoon / by Anthony J. Hall

Author:
Hall, Tony 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
United States
Date:
2003
2010
C2003-c2010
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure--History  Search this
Indigenous peoples--History  Search this
Imperialism  Search this
Globalization  Search this
Capitalism  Search this
Civilization  Search this
European influences  Search this
Territorial expansion  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_754869

Encounter on the Great Plains : Scandinavian settlers and the dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930 / Karen V. Hansen

Title:
Scandinavian settlers and the dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930
Author:
Hansen, Karen V  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 332 p. [32] pages of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
North Dakota
Devils Lake Region (Lake)
Fort Totten Indian Reservation
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
Fort Totten Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Scandinavian Americans--History  Search this
Scandinavian Americans--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indian allotments  Search this
Rural women--History  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Norwegians  Search this
History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010602

Saints and citizens : indigenous histories of colonial missions and Mexican California / Lisbeth Haas

Author:
Haas, Lisbeth  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
California
Date:
2014
To 1846
Topic:
Missions--History  Search this
Indians, Treatment of  Search this
Ethnic identity  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure--History  Search this
Missions, Spanish--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025046

Stolen lands, broken promises : researching the Indian land question in British Columbia

Author:
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs  Search this
Physical description:
258 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
British Columbia
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Indians of North America--Land tenure--History--Archival resources  Search this
Indians of North America--Claims--Archival resources  Search this
Archival resources  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026132

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