Indigenous Studies

Night Flying Woman

A biographical narrative of an Ojibwe elder by her granddaughter, a practiced storyteller. Recounts many events in the life of the people during the time of intense colonization and assimilation known in many histories as the early reservation period.(Ojibwe History and Culture) 

Native Science

A thought-provoking articulation of principles of Indigenous Science that also provides a needed counterpoint to the Eurocentric concept of Science.Does a good job of explaining the relationship of Native Science to the natural environment and perhaps brings to light an inherent weakness in any system of thought that begins with the assumption of its own primacy.(Indigenous Worldview/Science) 

Native Plant Stories

A collection of Traditional Native American stories with Plants as a theme. Stories from Indigenous cultures contain an intrinsic sort of wisdom that provides opportunities for new insights and meanings at each new telling. An overarching theme herein might be stated as: “We Are All Related” or “All Things Are Related”. This book and the stories included have applications for all subject areas. 

Native American Stories

A collection of Traditional Native American stories with the interrelatedness of all life as a theme. Stories from Indigenous cultures contain an intrinsic sort of wisdom that provides opportunities for new insights and meanings at each new telling. An overarching theme herein might be stated as: “We Are All Related” or “All Things Are Related”. This book and the stories included have applications for all subject areas and promote the ethics of responsible stewardship for the environment. 

Native American Animal Stories

A collection of Traditional Native Americam stories with Animals as a theme.Stories from Indigenous cultures contain an intrinsic sort of wisdom that provides opportunities for new insights and meanings at each new telling.An overarching theme herein might be stated as : “We Are All Related” or “All Things Are Related”. This book and the stories included have applications for all subject areas. 

Look To The Mountain

An attempt to describe Indigenous educational pedagogy and make it understandable by identifying points of commonality between it and the educational paradigm of the so-called “American Mainstream” of education.(Indigenous Teaching/Best Practices) 

Last Standing Woman

Winona LaDuke’s first effort at fiction/novel writing. Chronicles the lives of seven generations of Anishinabe on the White Earth reservation and their struggle to regain their land and culture in the face of the relentless oppression of a colonial empire.(literature/History) 

Lakota Woman

The first autobiography of Mary Crow Dog, a Lakota activist involved in the tumultuous events of the 1970s. This story provides a good look at reservation life and one person’s journey back to her Lakota culture and how her story reflects the journey of others on a similar path.(History/Literature) 

Killing the White Man's Indian

The author focuses on ending stereotyping of Native Americans. He assaults both anti-Native prejudice and liberal sentimentality and strives to re-write some of the histories with an eye on a fuller story. There are no good guy/bad guy stories, here, so that even the most tragic stories are told with an interest in how people behaved under the stress of cultural assault, rather than condemning the assaulters.(which he does but it isn’t his focus) So, for example, along with the Trail of Tears story, he tells of the black slave revolt on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma.

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