Rising from the Ashes explores continuing Native American
political, social, and cultural survival and resilience with a
focus on the life of Numiipuu (Nez Perce) anthropologist Archie M.
Phinney. He lived through tumultuous times as the Bureau of Indian
Affairs implemented the Indian Reorganization Act, and he built a
successful career as an indigenous nationalist, promoting strong,
independent American Indian nations.Rising from the Ashes analyzes
concepts of indigenous nationalism and notions of American Indian
citizenship before and after tribes found themselves within the
boundaries of the United States. Collaborators provide significant
contributions to studies of Numiipuu memory, land, loss, and
language; Numiipuu, Palus, and Cayuse survival, peoplehood, and
spirituality during nineteenth-century U.S. expansion and federal
incarceration; Phinney and his dedication to education, indigenous
rights, responsibilities, and sovereign Native Nations; American
Indian citizenship before U.S. domination and now; the Jicarilla
Apaches' self-actuated corporate model; and Native nation-building
among the Numiipuu and other Pacific Northwestern tribal nations.
Anchoring the collection is a twenty-first-century analysis of
American Indian decolonization, sovereignty, and tribal
responsibilities and responses.