Key Lakota values and principles are illustrated in stories and essays from Lakota oral tradition. This book really serves to show the value of stories as teaching tools and the tremendous wisdom that is the essence of indigenous oral tradition.(Lakota Culture/Oral Tradition)
A Lakota biography of Crazy Horse. ( Probably the first )This book provides a well-rounded, realistic perspective of the man and his life that bring to light the story of someone who exemplifies the Lakota ideals of leadership.Crazy Horse is much more than a military leader, but also a husband, son, hunter and friend.(History)
A guide (if you would) for developing emotional awareness, a very important type of awareness for a teacher to have and to perhaps share with their students.Troubled students and adults may benefit from the principles taught in this book, which can be used to develop internal resources for handling our emotional responses to stressful circumstances.(Education/Philosophy)
The truth about popular diets,genetically modified foods,Mad Cow disease and the effects of the foods you eat on your health and the health of the planetary ecosystem. Well-written, readable and very informative, this book illuminates the danger of losing our connection to the foods provided for us by nature.(Science/Ecology/Nutrition)
Professor Vizenor’s classic first book of essays, focusing on reservation life during the 1970s, including the emergence of the American Indian Movement.Vizenor juxtaposes snapshots of contemporary life against images and dream sequences from Anishinabe oral traditiions and ceremonies.(Ojibwe History and Culture)
A Lakota perspective on a pivotal event in the colonial history of North America, the Battle of the Little Bighorn,known to the Lakota as the Greasy Grass Fight. A more well rounded history, it provides not only a chronology of events , but a lot of cultural and historical background that brings the events into clearer relief.(Lakota History and Culture)
A description of Dakota life and culture in what is now Minneapolis,Minnesota before the the area became heavily colonized.Written by Samuel Pond, who along with his brother Gideon, moved to the area to teach Christianity to the Dakotas and spent nearly twenty years there living among the people.(History)
A book about raising happy children. The author outlines a five-step plan that parents can use to provide their children with a good start on lifelong happiness.Contains lots of useful ideas for making the classroom a safe,happy learning environment.(Education)
Charles Eastman’s effort to“paint the religious life of the typical American Indian as it was before he knew the white man.” Dr. Eastman knew both worlds and had a great respect for Native culture.
Strategies for Classroom management by avoiding power struggles and encouraging student responsibility. One of the most practical such books ever written, and also one of the few in-services i ever attended as a teacher that had real value.