American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities provides an informative and engaging Indian perspective on common misconceptions concerning American Indians which afflict public and even academic circles to this very day. Written in a highly accessible stereotype/reality format, it includes numerous illustrations and brief bibliographies on each topic PLUS these appendices: * Do’s and Don’ts for those who teach American Indian history and culture * Suggested Guidelines for Institutions with Scholars who Conduct Research on American Indians * Course outline for American Indian history and culture survey with suggested projects * Outline for course “American Indian Women in History” with extensive bibliography

An American Indian perspective on discrimination issues widely endorsed by American Indian scholars.

 “Each of the chapters provides solid information to challenge myths and stereotypes. Excellent photographs are interspersed throughout the book…. The implications of this book for social work practice are extensive… A valuable contribution.” Journal of Multicultural Social Work


DEVON A. MIHESUAH, an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professor in International Cultural Understanding at the University of Kansas. A historian by training, Mihesuah is the author of over a dozen award-winning books on Indigenous history and current issues. She served as award-winning Editor of the American Indian Quarterly from 1998 to 2007 and edited University of Nebraska Press’s book series, “Contemporary Indigenous Issues.” She oversees the American Indian Health and Diet Recovery website at