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Indian tribes and cultures

  • Navajo Coyote Talesby Father Berard O. F. M. Haile; Karl W. Luckert; Karl W. Luckert

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 14.95

    Coyote is easily the most popular character in the stories of Indian tribes from Canada to Mexico. This volume contains seventeen coyote tales collected and translated by Father Berard Haile, O.F.M., more than half a century ago. The original Navajo transcriptions are included, along with notes. The tales show Coyote as a warrior, a shaman, a trickster;... more...

  • In Geronimo's Footstepsby Corine Sombrun; Harlyn Geronimo; E. C. Belli; Ramsey Clark

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The name "Geronimo" came to Corine Sombrun insistently in a trance during her apprenticeship to a Mongolian shaman. That message and the need to understand its meaning brought her to the home of the legendary Apache leader's great-grandson, Harlyn Geronimo, himself a medicine man on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico. Together, the two... more...

  • Cherokee Myths and Legendsby Terry L. Norton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Retelling 30 myths and legends of the Eastern Cherokee, this book presents the stories with important details providing a culturally authentic and historically accurate context. Background information is given within each story so the reader may avoid reliance on glossaries, endnotes, or other explanatory aids. The reader may thus experience the stories... more...

  • Hunters, Predators and Preyby Frederic Laugrand; Jarich Oosten

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    Inuit hunting traditions are rich in perceptions, practices and stories relating to animals and human beings. The authors examine key figures such as the raven, an animal that has a central place in Inuit culture as a creator and a trickster, and qupirruit , a category consisting of insects and other small life forms. After these non-social and... more...

  • Song of Dewey Beardby Philip Burnham

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    The great Native American warriors and their resistance to the U.S. government in the war against the Plains Indians is a well-known chapter in the story of the American West. In the aftermath of the great resistance, as the Indian nations recovered from war, many figures loomed heroic, yet their stories are mostly unknown. This long-overdue biography... more...

  • The Cheyenne Indians, Volume 1by George Bird Grinnell

    UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 27.95

    The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Their Ways of Life is a classic ethnography, originally published in 1928, that grew out of George Bird Grinnell's long acquaintance with the Cheyennes. Volume I looks at the tribe's early history and migrations, customs, domestic life, social organization, hunting, amusements, and government. In a second... more...

  • The Navajo and the Animal Peopleby Steve Pavlik; Will Tsosie

    Fulcrum Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fascinating insight into the Navajo tribe's spiritual relationship with carnivorous animals. 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...

  • Reconstructing Tascalusa's Chiefdomby Amanda L. Regnier

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Reconstructing Tascalusa?s Chiefdom is an archaeological study of political collapse in the Alabama River Valley following the Hernando de Soto expedition. To explain the cultural and political disruptions caused by Hernando de Soto's exploration deep into north America, Amanda L. Regnier presents an innovative analysis of ceramics and theory... more...

  • Seasons of Changeby Chantal Norrgard

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Seasons of Change: Labor, Treaty Rights, and Ojibwe Nationhood more...