Number 46 (Winter 2000)


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Native Americans: Cultural Encounters

Editor’s Note            2

The State of Native America at the End of the Twentieth Century
by J. Kelly Robison            4

“God Was Better Pleased with the Indians:” The Shawnee Sachem Kakowatcheky and Moravian Missionary Efforts in the Susquehanna Valley
by Malcolm B. Brown            13

Early Cold War and American Indians: Minority Under Pressure
by Jaakko Puisto            21

Joy Harjo: The Language of Poetic Justice
Interview by Catrin Gersdorf            33

Teachers’ Resources

The Challenge of Black Elk Speaks: Getting to Know Western Stereotypes, Yet Learning about Native American Cultures
by Katharina Kracht            38

A Native Person Teaches Native Studies to Non-Natives: The Challenge and Practice
by Phil Bellfy            47

Lesson Plan: Native Americans—Stereotypes and Reality            56


Further Readings on Native Americans            59

Internet Resources            61

Book Reviews

Johannes Kleinschmidt, “Do not fraternize”: Die schwierigen Anfänge deutsch-amerikanischer Freundschaft 1944–1949
reviewed by Andrea Mehrländer            62

Wolfgang Splitter, Pastors, People, Politics: German Lutherans in Pennsylvania 1740–1790
reviewed by Andrea Mehrländer            63