Cultural Resource Bibliography

Killing Of Crazy Horse, The

This book contains more first and second-hand source materials than many others about the assassination of  Crazy Horse, making the narrative an interesting mix of Indigenous and colonial perspectives on the transition period of the Lakota from free-living peoples to a people experiencing the occupation of their homeland by a ruthless, immoral colonizer.

Voices From Wounded Knee

A photographic recounting of the story of the historic occupation and confrontation between AIM and the U.S. government and their allies that gave impetus to the language and cultural reclamation efforts that continue to this day in Indian Country. This book is rare and a difficult find, but really captures the feeling of the time and provides a lot of information about the American Indian Movement and the ongoing colonization of Turtle Island.

Indigenous Local

Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature’s gifts. Their menus were truly the “original local,” celebrated here in sixty home-tested recipes paired with profiles of tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs.

 

Inni Natig's Gift of Sugar

The story of the man tree, known in Ojibwe as Inni Natig and in English as the Maple, and it's place in Ojibwe and other Indigenous Nations' culture , particulary with regard to the making of maple sugar, an essentail component of the Indigenous diet in North America.

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.

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