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  • Saga of Chief Josephby Helen Addison Howard

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 19.95

    In Saga of Chief Joseph , Helen Addison Howard has written the definitive biography of the great Nez Perce chief, a diplomat among warriors. In times of war and peace, Chief Joseph exhibited gifts of the first rank. Even though he was a leader for peace and tribal liberty, he was destined to see the defeat of his people in the Nez Perce War of 1877... more...

  • Song of Dewey Beardby Philip Burnham

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William ?Buffalo Bill? Cody?s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as ?old Dewey Beard,? a... more...

  • The Soul of the Indianby Charles A. Eastman

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.95

    "We also have a religion which was given to our forefathers, and has been handed down to us their children. It teaches us to be thankful, to be united, and to love one another! We never quarrel about religion." Thus spoke the great Seneca orator, Red Jacket, in his superb reply to Missionary Cram more than a century ago, and I have often... more...

  • Spider Woman Walks This Landby Kelli Carmean

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 35.99

    Carmean's book focuses on traditional cultural properties and cultural resource management among native people in the United States. Describing her work with the Navajo Nation, she examines the specific geographical locations and landforms that contain significant cultural and/or religious meaning to the Navajo people. She outlines how the cultural... more...

  • Stories of the Sioux, New Editionby Luther Standing Bear; Frances Washburn

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 9.95

    Luther Standing Bear, a Lakota Sioux born in the 1860s, heard these legends in his youth, when his people were being moved to reservations. In haunting mood and imagery, they celebrate the old nomadic life of the Sioux, when buffalo were plentiful and all nature fed the spirit. The twenty stories honor not only the buffalo but also the dog, the horse,... more...

  • Transforming the Culture of Schoolsby Jerry Lipka; With Gerald V. Mohatt; Esther Ilutsik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book speaks directly to issues of equity and school transformation, and shows how one indigenous minority teachers' group engaged in a process of transforming schooling in their community. Documented in one small locale far-removed from mainstream America, the personal narratives by Yupík Eskimo teachers address the very heart of school reform.... more...

  • Upside Downby Margaret B. Blackman

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 27.95

    In the roadless Brooks Range Mountains of northern Alaska sits Anaktuvuk Pass, a small, tightly knit Nunamiut Eskimo village. Formerly nomadic hunters of caribou, the Nunamiut of Anaktuvuk now find their destiny tied to that of Alaska?s oil-rich North Slope, their lives suddenly subject to a century?s worth of innovations, from electricity and bush... more...

  • Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region, Enlarged Editionby Melvin R. Gilmore

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    A classic of ethnobotany, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region has been enlarged for this Bison Book edition with thirty drawings, by Bellamy Parks Jansen, of plants discussed by Gilmore. The taxonomic glossary has been updated as well. Readers will find here, conveniently described, the uses that Plains Indians made of the... more...

  • Waheeneeby Gilbert Livingston Wilson; Jeffery R. Hanson

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.95

    "I was born in an earth lodge by the mouth of the Knife River, in what is now North Dakota, three years after the smallpox winter." So begins the story of Waheenee , a Hidatsa Indian woman, born in 1839 amid a devastated tribe. In 1906 Gilbert L. Wilson first visited the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and began to study the remnants of the Hidatsa... more...

  • The Woman Who Loved Mankindby Lillian Bullshows Hogan; Barbara Loeb; Mardell Hogan Plainfeather

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 60.00

    Barbara Loeb taught Native art history at Oregon State University. She is the author of Felice Lucero-Giaccardo: A Contemporary Pueblo Painter and numerous writings on Crow and Plateau Indian art and culture. Mardell Hogan Plainfeather is the daughter of Lillian Bullshows Hogan. She is retired as a supervisory park ranger with the National Park... more...