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Indians of North America

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • On the Origin of Tepeesby Jonnie Hughes

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    An acclaimed BBC filmmaker uses his anthropological wiles to uncover the evolution of our ideas Adopting the part of a cultural Darwin, Jonnie Hughes headed off on a road trip across exotic America to observe the natural history of human culture in all its weirdness. As he dissects what makes some ideas flourish and others die off, investigates... more...

  • 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...

  • The Book of Indian Crafts and Indian Loreby Julian Harris Salomon

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    A fascinating introduction to a variety of Native American projects and history! Learn everything there is to know about Indian crafts and lore. Julian Harris Salomon takes you on a breathtaking journey of Native American customs and traditions. Originally published in 1928, this book is filled with dozens of illustrations portraying Indian art... more...

  • Natchez Countryby George Edward Milne

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    At the dawn of the 1700s the Natchez viewed the first Francophones in the Lower Mississippi Valley as potential inductees to their chiefdom. This mistaken perception lulled them into permitting these outsiders to settle among them. Within two decades conditions in Natchez Country had taken a turn for the worse. The trickle of wayfarers had given way... more...

  • The Zunisby The Zuni People; Alvina Quam

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Now back in print after more than thirty years, The Zunis: Self-Portrayals offers forty-six stories of myth, prophecy, and history from the great oral literature of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico. more...

  • Indian Boyhoodby Charles A. Eastman

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name was Ohiyesa (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), was a Native American author, doctor and reformer who also helped to establish the Boy Scouts of America. His autobiographical Indian Boyhood , popular in Boy Scout programs, is a 1902 recollection of life growing up among the Sioux. more...

  • Catawba Valley Mississippianby David G. Moore

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 39.95

    An excellent example of ethnohistory and archaeology working together, this model study reveals the origins of the Catawba Indians of North Carolina. By the 18th century, the modern Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that bears their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border, but little was known... more...