Indigenous Studies

Water Lilly

 A novel about the life of a Dakota woman in the mid-nineteenth century before Europeans began to colonize the Great Plains and her people .An historical reconstruction of that period by a Dakota woman, based upon extensive research.(Literature/History) 

Walking With Grandfather

Lakota storyteller Joseph Marshall II shares family stories and anecdotes which contain many insights and much wisdom.A good resource for examples of Indigenous teaching and insights into Indigenous worldview. Audio CD included.(Lakota Culture/Education) 

Walking The Rez Road

Forty stories and poems featuring an Anishinabe Viet Nam war vet as the central character.Examines the flaws in the concentration camp mentality of the US Government“s Indian Policy, among other things.A good look at”Indian" Humor , as well.(American Indian Studies) 

Trudell

A biograhical film about the life of John Trudell, Indigenous activist, parent, musician,etc.Well put together, with never before seen interviews with John Trudell. Running time is 78 minutes.“I am not looking to overthrow the American government.The corporate state already has.”-(John Trudell)(American Indian Studies/History) 

Tribal Secrets

A comparative interpretation of the works of Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota) and John Joseph Matthews(Osage),two indigenous intellectuals of the twentieth century.“Warrior draws a framework for understanding the contributions of these writers and scholars as part of the struggle for tribal sovereignty, and argues that the contemporary reality of Native people can and should be part of a critical understanding of the past, present and future of Indian America.”(Indigenous Philosophy) 

To Become A Human Being

The wisdom of Leon Shenandoah, a spiritual leader of the Six Nations (Iroquois), given in the form of poetry with pictures.Perhaps this is the best way to produce Indigenous oral literature in the somewhat limited form of writing.(American Indian Studies) 

Winona LaDuke Reader, The

A collection of essential writings by the noted author on topics such as: Native Environmentalism, Native Traditions,Women’s Issues, Politics and the Presidency. Gathered from her many speeches and articles written for magazines such as Sierra, Smithsonian’s American Indian, Earth Island Journal, Indigenous Women and others.

(Indigenous Culture/Literature)

 

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