Cultural Resource Bibliography

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) 

Living Our Language

 A collection of stories from ten Anishinabe elders  living at Leech Lake, White Earth. Mille Lacs, Red Lake and St. Croix reservations, presented in a bilingual anthology. Treuer introduces each speaker, offering a brief biography and noting important details concerning dialect or themes and then allows the stories to speak for themselves.( Ojibwe/ Anishinabe history/language) 

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Easily one of the most illuminating books about American History ever written.Cuts through the hype right to the bare bones of the story.History is more often used to justify what has happened than to inform people about the past, and not knowing the lessons of history consigns a people to a repeat of their mistakes.Mr. Loewen opines that History’s lack of popularity with many students is a result of the teaching of history that neither makes sense nor requires people to really think about the causes of events and the motivations of the History makers.History/Education) 

Lies Across America

An interesting examination of one hundred historical sites across America. The theme is to overturn myths and misinformation that often pass for American History, and in so doing, to get people to think critically and ask questions rather than just accept whatever they read or are told.(History) 

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) 

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