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A Walk Toward Oregon: A Memoir
A Walk Toward Oregon: A Memoir
by Alvin M Josephy
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Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., takes us on a magnificent tour of the twentieth century, from the banks of the Hudson in the early 1900s to the American West at century's end. His story culminates with his service as founding chairman of the board of trustees for... (read more)

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The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman
The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman
by Edna Wilder
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The Eskimo Girl and the Englishman is a sequel to the delightful story Once Upon an Eskimo Time, which recounts the remarkable life of Minnie and her Eskimo mother as she comes of age in a traditional village on Alaskas western coast. Resuming the tale... (read more)

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Custer's Fall: The Native American Side of the Story
Custer's Fall: The Native American Side of the Story
by David Humphr Miller
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In 1935, David Miller began to gather the stories of 72 elderly Native American participants in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This work is the result of his exhaustive, 22-year research--a superb oral history told from the perspective of the the... (read more)

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The Nebraska Dispatches
The Nebraska Dispatches
by Christopher Cartmill
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Standing Bear, a Ponca Native American chief, is best known for successfully arguing in U.S. District Court in 1879 that Native Americans are “persons within the meaning of the law” who have the right of habeas corpus. When playwright... (read more)

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Two Old Women an Alaska Legend of Betray
Two Old Women an Alaska Legend of Betray
by Velma Wallis
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Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River area in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a... (read more)

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Selu :seeking the Corn-Mother's wisdom
Selu :seeking the Corn-Mother's wisdom
by Marilou Awiakta
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Introduces the traditional life-giving story of the Corn-Mother, called selu by the Cherokee.... (read more)

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The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca
The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca
by A F Wallace
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This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved... (read more)

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Zuni pottery
Zuni pottery
by Marian E Rodee
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The Zuni Pueblo,150 miles west of the Rio Grande Valley on the Arizona border in New Mexico, is the source of beautiful traditional Zuni pottery. With many photographs, this work presents some of the finest current pots and the talented young potters... (read more)

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Gift of Power: The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man
Gift of Power: The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man
by Archie Fire Lame Deer
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With surprising candor, Archie Fire Lame Deer describes the magic and power of the Native American spirit life. Archie's compelling narrative recaptures his boyhood years under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather on a South Dakota farm. We... (read more)

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Oglala Religion (Religion and Spirituality)
Oglala Religion (Religion and Spirituality)
by William K Powers
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This study seeks to explain how one group of Native Americans, the Oglala Sioux, has preserved its social and cultural identity despite formidable attempts by the U.S. government to eliminate tribal societies. Treating continuity and change as two... (read more)

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The Geronimo Campaign
The Geronimo Campaign
by Odie B Faulk
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The surrender of the great Apache leader Geronimo to U.S Army Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood in August of 1886 brought to an end a struggle that had begun in the early years of the century, and had figured prominently in the western campaign of the Civil... (read more)

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Defending the Land: Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society (Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change S (Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change)
Defending the Land: Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society (Part of the Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change S (Cultural Survival Studies in Ethnicity and Change)
by Ronald Niezen
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What are the social forces that are destructive to a native society and how are their leaders trying to overcome them? Many have already heard of the campaign of the Cree people to protect their forest way of life from the impact of hydro-electric... (read more)

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O brave new words! :Native American loanwords in current English
O brave new words! :Native American loanwords in current English
by Charles Cutler
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A study of the incorporation of Native American words into the English vocabulary. Traces the European settlers' acquisition of Indian words for animals, plants, and foods, and examines the rate of loanword borrowing and fluctuations in that rate... (read more)

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Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives
Black Eagle Child: The Facepaint Narratives
by Ray Young Bear
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A classic of Native American literature, Black Eagle Child uses a rich mix of verse, prose narrative, and letters to tell Edgar Bearchild's journey to adulthood. Although the backdrop of much of Young Bear's novel may be familiar — the conflicts... (read more)

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Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870
Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870
by Frederick Drimmer
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Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and adoption into Indian tribes. Fascinating... (read more)

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The Death of Crazy Horse: A Tragic Episode in Lakota History
The Death of Crazy Horse: A Tragic Episode in Lakota History
by Richard G Hardorff
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On May 7, 1877, less than a year after his overwhelming victory at Little Big Horn, Crazy Horse, the charismatic Oglala Sioux whose name had become the epitome of Indian resistance to white encroachment, surrendered at Camp Robinson, Nebraska Territory... (read more)

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California Natural History Guides #46: Natural World of the California Indians
California Natural History Guides #46: Natural World of the California Indians
by Robert Flemi Heizer
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This information-packed guide describes patterns of village life, and covers such subjects as Indian tools and artifacts, hunting techniques, and food.... (read more)

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Meditations with Animals: A Native American Bestiary
Meditations with Animals: A Native American Bestiary
by Gerald Hausman
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Published in 1986, Meditations with Animals was the first bestiary ever compiled from Native Americans showing the guiding roles animals have played in their spiritual history. These stories and poems contain the rites and rituals of a variety of tribes,... (read more)

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Me and Mine: The Life Story as Told to Louise Udall
Me and Mine: The Life Story as Told to Louise Udall
by Louise Udall
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An energetic Hopi woman emerges from a traditional family background to embrace the more conventional way of life in American today. Enchanting and enlightening—a rare piece of primary source anthropology.... (read more)

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Story Keepers: A Journey Into Native American Spirituality
Story Keepers: A Journey Into Native American Spirituality
by John James Stewart
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Second in a series to the best-selling "Dream Catchers containing actual stories and legends as told and passed down from Native Americans. Captures the "real intended messages of these legends. Author John James Stewart actually lived among the Indians,... (read more)

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