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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Becoming Half Hiddenby Daniel Merkur

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mourning Doveby Mourning Dove; Jay Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 17.95

    "An exciting story that transports the reader to another time and place. . . . Anyone interested in American Indian history, culture, religion, and literature should read this informative volume that was produced at such great cost. Mourning Dove literally gave her life to do this work, and Jay Miller has painstakingly edited it to share the words... more...