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.
Black Elk's account of the seven sacred rites of the Lakota.They are described in some detail, for those interested in Native American spirituality.
(Lakota History and Culture)
The history of the drum in Ojibwe society and its’ important role in the culture and history of those people. Contains information on the proper use and constructionof the drum as well.
(Ojibwe Language and Culture)
“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.)
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.
A collection of short stories by young Native authors. This collection is full of short, digestable, engrossing and entertaining stories from Indigenous perspectives.
A short story collection consisting of twenty-two interlinked stories, by Sherman Alexie. Grimly humorous and ironic at times, it paints a vivid portrait of life on the Spokane reservation in Washington state. This book was the basis for the movie Smoke Signals. (heeyy , Victor…)(Literature)
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.
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)