Indigenous Studies

We are Still Here

A photographic history of the American Indian Movement with photographs by Dick Bancroft, unofficial photographer for AIM since 1970 and text by Laura Waterman Wittstock, veteran journalsi and media consultant and a member of the Seneca Nation.

Birchbark House, The

A story about an Ojibwe girl and her family living on and around what has become commonly referred to as Madeline Island during the 1850’s and the changes facing them as colonization proceeds without regard for their lives .
An interesting read for anyone who wants to get a sense of Indigenous culture, and a suitable reading for children and adults alike. A good inter-generational reading experience.

Ojibwa Warrior : Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks’ account of his life and the genesis of the American Indian Movement. An interesting read, told humbly by a leader in the true sense of the word. Read of the events in the struggle for Indian sovereignty through the eyes of someone at the epicenter of the tumult caused by Indians who had the audacity to stand up and fight for their basic human rights after four hundred years of colonization and oppression.

Anishinabe Syndicated

This book comprises selections from the newspaper column written by Jim Northrup (Fon Du Lac Ojibwe) between 1989 and 2001. The column, “Fond du Lac Follies,” appears monthly in a number of Indigenous newspapers in the Upper Midwest.

Assassination Of Hole In The Day, The

More than a murder mystery, The Assassination Of Hole In The Day provides insights into the evolution of clan structure, tribal governance and relations with the Dakota and other tribes since the time a century and a half ago when white pressure, the declining fur trade and other factors led to the cession of great tracts of land and the people’s removal to reservations.

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