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  • Searching for Chipetaby Vickie Leigh Krudwig

    Fulcrum Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95

    Chipeta was a strong, wise woman who played a major role in the history of the Ute Indian tribe and the United States in the 19th century. And yet, she has remained elusive for more than a century, unknown not only to many historians, but also to the general public. Through this inspiring narrative, we discover a remarkable story about an extraordinary... more...

  • Stoney Creek Womanby Bridget Moran

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2002; US$ 18.95

    The captivating story of Mary John (who passed away in 2004), a pioneering Carrier Native whose life on the Stoney Creek reserve in central BC is a capsule history of First Nations life from a unique woman's perspective. A mother of twelve, Mary endured much tragedy and heartbreak--the pangs of racism, poverty, and the deaths of six children--but... more...

  • Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indiansby John Swanton; Kenneth H. Carleton

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Long considered the undisputed authority on the Indians of the southern United States, anthropologist John Swanton published this history as the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) Bulletin 103 in 1931. Swanton's descriptions are drawn from earlier records—including those of DuPratz and Romans—and from Choctaw... more...

  • Chefs Guerriersby Colonel Bernd Horn; Stephen Harris

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 12.99

    Ce sont les hommes qui ont dirigé notre nation en temps de guerre et en temps de paix. Au cours des deux grandes guerres, ces hommes ont fait preuve d'une force à toute épreuve, qui a guidé nos troupes vers la victoire. Dans le cadre d'opérations de maintien de la paix, ils ont contribué à établir et à maintenir l'ordre. Au cours des ans, ils ont... more...

  • Myth, Symbol, and Colonial Encounterby Jennifer Reid

    University of Ottawa Press 1995; US$ 9.99

    From the time of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, people of British origin have shared the area of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, traditionally called Acadia, with Eastern Canada's Algonkian-speaking peoples, the Mi'kmaq. This historical analysis of colonial Acadia from the perspective of symbolic and mythic existence will be... more...

  • The Prehistory of the Northwest Coastby R. G. Matson; Gary Coupland

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 72.95

    This volume provides a descriptive overview of the cultural complexity on the northwest coast that stretches from northern California to Alaska. Topics covered range from the earliest settlements to the subsequent cultural diversities in Native American populations. Maps, charts, and illustrations further enhance the book's interest and appeal. more...

  • So Few on Earthby Josie Penny

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 26.99

    Set against the beauty and ruggedness of the Labrador coast, So Few on Earth is the story of Josie Penny?s perseverance after suffering atrocious punishments, merciless teasing, and the humiliation of two rapes while at Lockwood School. Escaping into reading, Josie saw the possibility of starting life anew. more...

  • Chief Joseph and the Nez Perceby Kathleen E. Bradley

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 7.99

    While America was expanding westward, some Nez Perce Indians signed a treaty with the United States that placed them on a reservation. In this script, the U.S. cavalry pursues resisting Nez Perce Indian tribe members until a battle ensues at Bear Paw Mountain that produces a victory, but no satisfaction for either side. more...

  • The Brothertown Nation of Indiansby Brad D. E. Jarvis

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 45.00

    A group of educated Christian Natives from a variety of New England tribes came together in central New York in 1785 to form a community of their own, Brothertown, a proprietary ?Body Politick? modeled after a New England town with an elected leadership. In an effort to retain their land rights and remain self-sufficient, the Natives of Brothertown... more...

  • Emergence and Collapse of Early Villagesby Timothy A. Kohler; Mark D. Varien

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 68.95

    Ancestral Pueblo farmers encountered the deep, well watered, and productive soils of the central Mesa Verde region of Southwest Colorado around A.D. 600, and within two centuries built some of the largest villages known up to that time in the U.S. Southwest. But one hundred years later, those villages were empty, and most people had gone. This cycle... more...