Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1993


Published in Great Plains Research 3:1 (February 1993), pp. 131-132. Copyright © 1993 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


For an Amerindian Autohistory is a provocative, intensely personal appeal for the development of a "new" history grounded in Amerindian cultures and intellectual traditions. Georges Sioui argues that the only way to net North American Indian history is to the people themselves. He challenges those working in the field to develop intellectual and professional partnerships with native peoples, to engage in "autohistory." Intercultural collaboration via this paradigm can, he believes, help map a new, good, and decidedly "red" road into historical territory long considered off-limits to its very own residents.