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  • My Life as an Indianby J.W. Schultz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    First published in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of J. W. Schultz?s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Out of curiosity and in search of adventure, Schultz went west and became a trapper and trader. He was inspired by the journals of Lewis and Clark and George Catlin?s Oregon Trail , but found... more...

  • Katie Galeby LLyn De Danaan

    UNP - Bison Original 2013; US$ 29.95

    A gravestone, a mention in local archives, stories still handed down around Oyster Bay: the outline of a woman begins to emerge and with her the world she inhabited, so rich in tradition, so shaken by violent change. Katie Kettle Gale was born into a Salish community in Puget Sound in the 1850s, just as settlers were migrating into what would become... more...

  • Fools Crowby Thomas E. Mails

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    Frank Fools Crow, a spiritual and civic leader of the Teton Sioux, spent nearly a century helping those of every race. A disciplined, gentle man who upheld the old ways, he was aggrieved by the social ills he saw besetting his own people and forthright in denouncing them. When he died in 1989 at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, he was widely... more...

  • Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hatby Left Handed; Edward Sapir; Luci Tapahonso

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    With a simplicity as disarming as it is frank, Left Handed tells of his birth in the spring "when the cottonwood leaves were about the size of my thumbnail," of family chores such as guarding the sheep near the hogan, and of his sexual awakening. As he grows older, his account turns to life in the open: nomadic cattle-raising, farming, trading, communal... more...

  • 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...

  • Cheyenne Autumn, Second Editionby Mari Sandoz; Alan Boye

    UNP - Bison Books 2013; US$ 17.95

    In the autumn of 1878 a band of Cheyenne Indians set out from Indian Territory, where they had been sent by the U.S. government, to return to their homeland in Yellowstone country. Mari Sandoz tells the saga of their heartbreaking fifteen-hundred-mile flight. Alan Boye provides an introduction to this Bison Books edition. 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...

  • 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...

  • Lakota Belief and Ritualby James R. Walker; Elaine A. Jahner; Raymond J. DeMallie

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 22.95

    "The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief."? Plains Anthropologist more...

  • Halfbreedby Maria Campbell

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 14.00

    "I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams. . . . I am not bitter. I have passed that stage. I only want to say: this is what it was like, this is what it is still like." For Maria Campbell,... more...