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  • Finding the words

    Across the West, Native Americans are working to revive vanishing tribal languages, using their elders and language-immersion schools to try to gain fluent speakers.

  • Indians are cowboys

    In "Riders of the West," author Peter Iverson and photographer Linda MacCannell follow the Indian rodeo circuit from Arizona, through the Rocky Mountain West and into Canada.

  • Salt Woman confronts a coal mine

    In New Mexico, the Zuni Pueblo fights a coal strip-mine planned for Zuni Salt Lake, a site sacred to the tribe.

  • The revival of a river people

    Robert Lundahl's new film, "Unconquering the Last Frontier," explores the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's history with Washington's Elwha River and its salmon.

  • Birds for a feather

    The Pueblo of Zuni has built a state-of-the-art aviary for disabled and domesticated golden eagles, which will provide the feathers the tribe needs for cultural and religious purposes.

  • Sacred Objects and Sacred Places

    In "Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions," writer Andrew Gulliford explores Indian attempts to preserve tribal traditions, identity, language and sacred landscapes.

  • The myth of the wooden Indian

    An Indian writer wonders how the stereotype of stoic Indians ever got started, given the natural humor and wit of Indian peoples of all tribes.

  • Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian

    A new book, "Edward Sheriff Curtis: Visions of a Vanishing Race" by Florence Curtis Graybill and Victor Boesen, and a documentary film, "Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the American Indian" by Anne Makepeace, discuss the controversial photographer.

  • When two traditions collide

    The Department of Interior is considering allowing Hopi Indians to collect baby golden eagles from Wupatki National Monument, Ariz., for later sacrifice in a religious ceremony, and some conservationists are worried about the precedent this could set.

  • The power of vision and memory

    Charles Wilkinson's new book, "Messages from Frank's Landing," gives voice to the struggle of Nisqually Indian activist Billy Frank, Jr., in Washington state.

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