Qty:1
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Save: $9.61 (19%)
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Bearer of This Letter... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Bearer of This Letter: Language Ideologies, Literacy Practices, and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Indigenous Education) Hardcover – November 1, 2009

2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$40.39
$38.87 $25.66

Man-Eater by Harold Schechter
"Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal"
Harold Schechter delivers the definitive story of a legendary crime—a gripping tale of unspeakable suffering, the desperate struggle for survival, and the fight to uncover the truth. Learn more | See related books
$40.39 FREE Shipping. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Morgan provides an excellent explication of the power of language/literacy in the reservation world and Indian efforts to manipulate literacy to privilege their cultures. Literacy was a colonial tool for domination, but American Indian societies may now be using it to anticipate a multilingual future as they turn their oral languages into written languages used for their own purposes, as at Fort Belknap. Anyone interested in the effort to revive indigenous languages will benefit from the summaries of issues and solutions."—G. Gagnon, Choice
(G. Gagnon Choice)

"[The Bearer of This Letter's] ethnolinguistic relevance is obvious and central, but students of Indian history, culture, literature, and rhetoric will also find a good deal to occupy them. For educators and scholars focusing on Montana tribes, The Bearer of This Letter will quickly become an indispensable resource."—Matt Herman, Montana, The Magazine of Western History
(Matt Herman Montana, The Magazine of Western History)

"This book is an important and pioneering effort that brings ethnohistorical rigor to the task of understanding current literacy debates in the Fort Belknap (Montana) Indian community by understanding the evolution of relevant language ideologies there from pre-reservation times to current efforts involving language renewal."—Paul V. Kroskrity, Journal of Anthropological Research
(Paul V. Kroskrity Journal of Anthropological Research)

About the Author

Mindy J. Morgan is an assistant professor of anthropology at Michigan State University.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Indigenous Education
  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803267576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803267572
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,637,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jadi on February 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Anyone who is interested in Native American culture, history, or education will enjoy this book. It is well-written, easy to ready, yet detailed enough to get a clear understanding of the literacy issues facing the Belknap community.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Tommy Stiffarm on March 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As a Gros Ventre who knows a little of our language reading this book helped me to understand what my ancestors went through in order to preserve what we have of our culture. Our People like many of Native American Peoples of Turtle Island were victims of the colonialism mentality which we are still seeing the effects today.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Bearer of This Letter: Language Ideologies, Literacy Practices, and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Indigenous Education)
This item: The Bearer of This Letter: Language Ideologies, Literacy Practices, and the Fort Belknap Indian Community (Indigenous Education)
Price: $40.39
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com