An interesting look at technology,colonialism and Indigenous alternatives to these.I particularly enjoyed the chapter about the origins of true democracy in North America.(History/Indigenous Culture)
Joy Harjo’s fourth volume of poetry combines elements of storytelling, prayer and song into a powerful expression of Indigenous culture and worldview.(Literature/Oral Tradition)
The second novel in the author’s Lakota Westerns series.Offers a good look at the Lakota perspective on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.A must-read for any serious student of this era in history. (Literature/History)
In this powerful book Smith critically examines colonial models of education and the historical and philosophical base of Western research. In addition she offers a decolonization method for planning and implementing indigenous research that reclaims indigenous ways of knowing and being.(Contributed by Dr. Roxanne Gould,Phd.)
A novel about several generations of Anishinabeg and their relationship to and with a very special drum.Dramatizes the truth about such drums and the people who acknowledge them as living things.
A collection of essays on Native American life covering such (apparently) divergent topics as U.S. Indian Policy, the Role of Language and Literature, the Border Patrol and The importance of Rocks in Indigenous Culture.Written in her warm prosaic style, these essays are sweetness and light in digestable pieces.(Literature/Indigenous Culture)
A novel about the moral questions surrounding the introduction of a new and dangerous technology, the rifle.The cultural distinctions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and cultures and how such questions are discussed is an important theme.An interesting look at a time when people took the time to consider important questions that require continual dialogue.(Literature/Lakota Culture)
Author Thomas Vennum examines in detail the role of Wild Rice (Mahnomin) in Ojibwe culture, using travelers’ narratives,historical and ethnographical accounts, scientific data, photographs, his own field work and testimony from Ojibwe people.(Ojibwe History and Culture)
The Autobiography of AIM leader Russell Means, from his formative years through the present (1995). A well-written chronicle including stories of the American Indian Movement's trials and tribulations as an advocate for Indigenous rights.
A well-written and researched book expressing Indigenous thought and the history of the colonization of this continent. A must read for anyone who cares about the evolution of the human species, which can only resume when we humans once again acknowledge and honor our role in this planetary ecosystem.The writing is sensible,thorough and hopeful.(Indigenous Worldview)