Indigenous Studies

State Of Native America, The

This anthology has quickly become the classic text for all who want to understand the problems confronted by native people in North America. Includes, among other topics, treaty rights and international status, self-governance, U.S. repression, spiritual hucksterism, resource development and uranium contamination on reservations, religious freedom, and the implications of the Columbus Quincentenary celebration.

Mishomis Book, The

“A brief glimpse into the magnitude and depth of the spiritual history and heritage of the Ojibwe people.” Well illustrated, containing some of the sacred teachings of the Ojibwe.( An excellent resource for Ojibwe History and Culture.)

 

Manitous, The

A collection of stories from the Ojibwe oral traditions about Manitous, the beings of the spirit world, and their roles here in the natural world (i.e. Turtle Island/North America ). This is a good resource for those interested in learning/teaching about Ojibwe culture.

Lakota Way, The

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)

 

Journey Of Crazy Horse, The

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)

 

Good Path, The

Nine universal lessons of courage, honor and cooperation using traditional Native stories as a vehicle for instruction.Can be used to teach aspects of Ojibwe history and culture as well as overall health and self-improvement. This book is well-illustrated and contains high-interest activities for kids.

(Ojibwe Language and Culture/Health)

 

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