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Atlas Of Indians Of North America
by: Legay, Gilbwert

Hundreds of detailed, full-color drawings, nine full-page, color photos, regional maps, and absorbing text tell the story of North America's 206 major Indian tribes, from the Abnakis and Algonquins to the Yuroks and Zunis. Sections cover individual regions, from the sub-polar north to the sub-tropics of Florida and the southwestern deserts. Descriptions cover each region's natural environment, tribal customs, dress, villages, ways of hunting, wars, and tribe histories following their contact with white settlers. 96 pgs.

Atlas of the North American Indian
by: Carl Waldman

This unique resource covers the entire history, culture, tribal locations, languages, and lifeways of Native American groups across the United States, Canada, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Thoroughly updated throughout, Atlas of the North American Indian combines clear and informative text with newly drawn maps to provide the most up-to-date political and cultural developments in Indian affairs, as well as the latest archaeological research findings on prehistoric peoples. The new edition features several revised and updated sections, such as "Self-Determination," "The Federal and Indian Trust Relationship and the Reservation System," "Urban Indians," "Indian Social Conditions,"and "Indian Cultural Renewal." Other updated information includes: a revised section on Canada, including Nunavut, the first new Canadian territory created since 1949, with a population that is 85% Inuit; the latest statistics and new federal laws on tribal enterprises, including a new section on "Indian Gaming"; and current information on preferred names now in use by certain tribes and groups, such as the use of "Inuit" rather than "Eskimo." 288 pgs.

Encyclopedia Of North American Indians

An authentic and often surprising portrait of the complexities of the Native American experience. Written by more than 260 contemporary authorities, the volume features many Native American contributors - including eminent writers, tribal elders, scholars, and activists - with voices as distinct as their subjects, offering a deeper and more informed appreciation of American Indian life, past and present. Illustrated with many rare photographs, the Encyclopedia features articles on subjects such as mound builders, reservations, cigar-store Indians, child rearing, powwows, boarding schools, museums and collectors, dreams, the occupation of Alcatraz, and the impact of American Indian civilizations on Europe and the world. Contemporary topics include gambling, sports mascots, alcoholism, urban Indians, and the status of women. Biographies illuminate not only famous chiefs and warriors but an enormously diverse group of historical figures. Covering Arctic to southeastern peoples, separate articles on more than one hundred major tribes - from Abenaki to Zuni - discuss community origins, rituals and beliefs, social organizations, and present-day life. 756 pgs.

God Is Red: A Native View Of Religion
by: Deloria, Jr., Vine

Deloria, a prominent Native American educator, lawyer, and philosopher, has updated his classic work on native religion. In God is Red, Deloria argues convincingly that Christianity has failed today's society, and describes basic tenets that underlie Native religions. His other works include Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties and Custer Died for Your Sins. 320 pgs.
c.1994...S/C, 2nd Ed...$16.95

Mystic Warriors Of The Plains
by: Mails, Thomas

offers readers an extraordinarily detailed view of the daily activities of the peoples of the North American plains, including the Sioux, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Nez Perce, Comanche, and many others. Used by Kevin Costner as a resource text for the motion picture Dances with Wolves, this is an extraordinarily in-depth examination of the day-to-day lives of the North American plains Indians, with over one thousand illustrations and thirty-two four-color plates. Covering everything from social customs, personal qualities, and government to types of weaponry, achievement marks, and the training of Indian boys, The Mystic Warriors of the Plains is a comprehensive encyclopedia of Plains Indian lore that will delight and inform everyone interested in understanding the native peoples of the Plains. 618 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$29.95

Native Americans: Life & Culture Of The North American Indian
by: Hunt, Norman

How & Where they lived, legacy of contact w/white man, paintings & photos.

Winona's Web
by: Cogan, Priscilla

A fictional novel about an eldery Sioux medicine woman who casts a brillant web around a psychologist who then sees her professional methods slowly crumble before the earthly humor and soaring spirit of her new teacher. 280 pgs.
c. 1996, H/C...$35.00

Winona's Web
by: Cogan, Priscilla

A fictional novel about an eldery Sioux medicine woman who casts a brillant web around a psychologist who then sees her professional methods slowly crumble before the earthly humor and soaring spirit of her new teacher. 280 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C...$13.95


Kids Titles: Native American Books

Grandmother Five Baskets
by: Larrabee, Lisa

An authentic, multi-generational story of an elderly Native American woman who teaches the young girls of her tribe to make baskets in the traditional way. Interwoven are gentle coming-of-age lessons about life, love and the value of family. Ages 8-12. 64 pgs.

Indian in the Cupboard
by: Banks, Lynne Reid

It all began with a birthday present nine-year-old Omri didn't want. But when his toy Indian comes to life, this gift becomes Omri's secret--precious, dangerous, wonderful, even magical. Ages 9-14. 181 pgs.
c. 1982, P/B...$2.95

Keepers Of The Animals
by: Caduto, Michael

A rich collection of uplifting Native American stories and creative nature activities that will inspire children to love and respect animals. Keepers of the Animals will help children to understand their interdependence with all living beings and life forms. Ages 9-12. 266 pgs.

Keepers Of The Earth
by: Caduto, Michael

Abenaki poet and novelist Joseph Bruchac has collected 25 tales from various native American traditions, each accompanied by instructions for related activities dealing with aspects of the environment. These stories instill a caring respect for the environment, a wonder at the forces of the earth, and a love for the creatures that fly, walk and swim about us. The tribal source of each tale is noted. This environmental classic teaches children respect and stewardship for the Earth and all living things. Ages 9-12. 209 pgs.

Knots On A Counting Rope
by: Martin, Bill Jr.

In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy's emerging confidence facing his greatest challenge: blindness. Color illustrations. Ages 4-7. 30 pgs.



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