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Philip Gordon, Philip Bergin Gordon, Chippewa, Ojibwe

OJIBWE, ACTIVIST, PRIEST: THE LIFE OF FATHER PHILIP BERGIN GORDON, TIBISHKOGIJIK

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (Madison)

ISBN: 978-9004342101 (Hardcover, 2019)

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Born in Wisconsin, Philip Bergin Gordon—whose Ojibwe name, Tibish-kogijik, is said to mean Looking into the Sky—became one of the first Native Americans to be ordained as a Catholic priest in the United States. Gordon’s devotion to Catholicism was matched only by his dedication to the protection of his people. A notable Native rights activist, his bold efforts to expose poverty and corruption on reservations and his reputation for agitation earned him the nickname “Wisconsin’s Fighting Priest.”

 

Drawing on previously unexplored materials, Tadeusz Lewandowski paints a portrait of a contentious life. Ojibwe, Activist, Priest examines Gordon’s efforts to abolish the Bureau of Indian Affairs, his membership in the Society of American Indians, and his dismissal from his Ojibwe parish and exile to a tiny community where he would be less likely to stir up controversy. Lewandowski illuminates a significant chapter in the struggle for Native American rights through the views and experiences of a key Native progressive.

 
 

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Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential—and controversial—American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša (1876–1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Tadeusz Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose passionate commitment to improving the lives of her people propelled her to the forefront of Progressive-era reform movements.

 

Lewandowski draws on a vast array of sources, including previously unpublished letters and diaries, to recount Zitkala-Ša’s unique life journey. Her story begins on the Dakota plains, where she was born to a Yankton Sioux mother and a white father. Zitkala-Ša, whose name translates as “Red Bird” in English, left home at age eight to attend a Quaker boarding school, eventually working as a teacher at Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

Zitkala-Sa, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Gertrude Bonnin, Yankton Dakota

 

By her early twenties, she was the toast of East Coast literary society. Her short stories for the Atlantic Monthly (1900) are, to this day, the focus of scholarly analysis and debate. In collaboration with William F. Hanson, she wrote the libretto and songs for the innovative Sun Dance Opera (1913).

 

And yet, as Lewandowski demonstrates, Zitkala-Ša’s successes could not fill the void of her lost cultural heritage, nor dampen her fury toward the Euro-American establishment that had robbed her people of their land. In 1926, she founded the National Council of American Indians with the aim of redressing American Indian grievances.

 

Zitkala-Ša’s complex identity has made her an intriguing—if elusive—subject for scholars. In Lewandowski’s sensitive interpretation, she emerges as a multifaceted human being whose work entailed constant negotiation. In the end, Lewandowski argues, Zitkala-Ša’s achievements distinguish her as a forerunner of the Red Power movement and an important agent of change.

RED BIRD, RED POWER: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ZITKALA-ŠA

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (Norman)

ISBN: 978-0806164533 (Paperback, 2019)

ISBN: 978-0806151786 (Hardcover, 2016)

 

DWIGHT MACDONALD ON CULTURE: THE HAPPY WARRIOR OF THE MIND, RECONSIDERED

ISBN: 978-3631626900

Publisher: Peter Lang (Frankfurt am Main, 2013)

Dwight Macdonald was the most prominent excoriator of mass culture in the 1950s and '60s. Since that time his reputation has not fared well. Derided as elitist and passé, his tracts now represent everything wrong-headed about mid-century cultural criticism. Nonetheless, Macdonald deserves reconsideration. His detractors, though uncovering many of Macdonald's failings, have in part misunderstood him, while the field of cultural studies has misclassified his essays in the radical rather than conservative tradition of criticism. Dwight Macdonald on Culture seeks to amend ..............

previous misconceptions offering new perspectives on a figure who grappled with issues of culture that remain ever pertinent.

 
Polglish, Ponglish, No More Polglish!, Tadeusz Lewandowski, Tadzio Lewandowski, Christian Aaron Lewandowski, Christian Lewandowski

NO MORE POLGLISH! A POLISH STUDENT'S HANDBOOK FOR ELIMINAT-ING INTERLINGUAL ERRORS

ISBN: 978-8373958975

Publisher: University of Opole Press (Opole, 2020)

No More Polglish! draws on two decades of working with Polish students of English at the university level. It aims to catalog and elucidate common errors derived from Polish language transfer, and help readers speak English confidently, correctly, and idiomatically. The handbook’s light tone and easy-to-digest format make learning fast and pleasant. No More Polglish! is recommended for high school and university students who wish to improve their language skills, as well as teachers looking to enhance classroom content. Each chapter includes a selection of exercises for revising information, followed by an answer key.

 

MAKING YOUR ENGLISH 'ENGLISH': A POLISH STUDENT'S HANDBOOK FOR RAISING LANGUAGE AWARENESS THROUGH ATTENTION TO INTER-LINGUAL ERRORS

ISBN: 978-8373954816

Publisher: University of Opole Press (Opole, 2011)

This handbook is designed to aid Polish students in improving their English through an examination of typical errors caused by first language interference. The author is an American native speaker who has taught in Poland for over a decade, and is intimately acquainted with the problems Polish students face when trying to master English. Making Your English 'English' is currently in its sixth printing.

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Zitkala-Sa, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Gertrude Bonnin, Yankton Dakota

ZITKALA-ŠA: LETTERS, SPEECHES, AND UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS, 1898–1929

T. Lewandowski, Ed.

ISBN: 978-9004342101

Publisher: Brill Press (Leiden, 2018)

Gertrude Bonnin, better known by her Lakota name, Zitkala-Ša, was one of the most prominent American Indians of the early 20th century. A talented writer, orator, and musician, she devoted much of her life to the protection of Native peoples. As such, Bonnin corresponded with many other distinguished persons within the early Native rights movement, including Carlos Montezuma, Richard Henry Pratt, and Arthur C. Parker, as well as Fathers Martin Kenel and William H. Ketcham of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions.

This volume gathers together Bonnin’s letters, lesser-known writings and speeches, illuminating her private and public struggles.

 

THE BOUNDS OF RESPONSIBILITY

T. Lewandowski and E. G. Ilie, Eds.

ISBN: 978-1-84888-315-4

Publisher: Inter-Disciplinary Press (Oxford, 2014)

Republished: Brill Press (Leiden, 2019)

This volume examines our fundamental obligations as humans. The chapters offer innovative models and philosophies for responsible living, covering the areas of consumption, bioethics, community inclusion, disability, the EU debt crisis, and the body. Each, nevertheless, grapples with the central question of what we owe others, whether on the personal, societal, industrial, governmental or international level, and the problem of how far these responsibilities are realized and extended.