pt. 1. Keeping the home fires burning in urban circles. To carry the fire home / Kathryn Lucci-Cooper -- Blood flowing in two worlds / Mary Black Bonnet -- Home : urban and reservation / Barbara Helen Hill -- Indian in a strange land / Wiley Steve Thornton -- Everyone needs someone / MariJo Moore -- Unci (Grandmother) / Ben Geobe -- From Brooklyn to the reservation : five poems / Maurice Kenny -- pt. 2. Young American Indians : the need to reclaim identity. The genocide of a generation's identity / Gabriel Horn -- We, the people : young American Indians reclaiming their identity / Lee Francis -- Indians in the attic / Joel Waters -- America's urban youth and the importance of remembering / Dave Stephenson -- pt. 3. Native languages : where will they go from here? Song, poetry, and language : expression and perception / Simon J. Ortiz -- X. Alatsep (written down) / Joseph Dandurand -- Don't talk, don't live / Carol Snow Moon Bachofner -- Iah enionkwatewennahton'se' : we will not lose our words / James Aronhiotas Stevens -- The spirit of language / Neil McKay -- A different rhythm / H. Lee Karalis -- Names by which the spirits know us / Sean Lee Fahrlander -- pt. 4. Indians as mascots : an issue to be resolved. Symbolic racism, history, and reality : the real problem with Indian mascots / Kimberly Roppolo -- Indian as mascots : perpetuating the stereotype / Alfred Young Man -- Invisible emblems : empty words and sacred honor / Steve Russell -- pt. 5. Who we are, who we are not : memories, misconceptions, and modifications. Yellow Woman and a beauty of the spirit / Leslie Marmon Silko -- She's nothing like we thought / Molly McGlennen -- Manitowac : spirit place in Anishinaabe / Tim Hays -- Pyramids, art, museum, and bones : some brief memories / David Bunn Martine -- Identification pleas / Eric Gansworth -- Raising the American Indian community house / Mifaunwy Shunatona Hines -- The secret of breathing / Steve Elm -- The Indians are alive / Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve -- "Indians," solipsisms, and archetypal holocausts / Paula Gunn Allen -- Buffalo medicine : an essay and a play / David Seals -- Postcolonial hyperbaggage : a few poems of resistance and survival / Carter Revard -- About American Indian Artists, Inc. / Diane Fraher.