This month celebrates the rich and diverse culture, traditions, and histories of the different tribes of American Indians. Native Americans once covered all parts of the United States, and their cultures and traditions add to the history of America.
In Florida, many towns and cities are named for the tribes who used to live here. Alachua comes from the Timucuan word “chua” and mapmakers eventually began naming the area “Allachua” or “Lachua.” (Source)
So stop by your library branch and pick up a book about the first people to settle in the United States!
Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma.
Traditional, contemporary, and art quilters will find these historic and prehistoric designs inspired by Native American pottery widely adaptable. Use these more than 100 designs in many ways: Embroidery designs, painted fabric motifs, paint stick patterns, appliquâe designs, threadwork, and beading patterns.
Why was Red Shoes, the most formidable Choctaw warrior of the eighteenth century, assassinated by his own people? Why does his death haunt Auda Billy, an Oklahoma Choctaw woman, accused in 1991 of murdering Choctaw Chief Redford McAlester? Moving between the known details of Red Shoes' life and the riddle of McAlester's death, this novel traces the history of the Billy women whose destiny it is to solve both murders - with the help of a powerful spirit known as the Shell Shaker.
A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance - "Brilliant, brutal and, in my opinion, Welch's best work." -Tommy Orange, The Washington Post During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood , is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness.
Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native American civil rights movement and the resulting struggle for identity told through the high-flying career of west coast rock n' roll pioneers, Redbone. You've heard the hit song "Come and Get Your Love" in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but the story of the band behind it is one of cultural, political, and social importance.
Novelist David Treuer examines Native American reservation life--past and present--illuminating misunderstood contemporary issues of sovereignty, treaty rights, and natural-resource conservation while also exploring crime and poverty, casinos and wealth, and the preservation of native language and culture.
Presentation of ten short stories about contemporary Native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Joy Harjo, Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.
The issue of Native American mascots in sports raises passions but also a raft of often-unasked questions. Which voices get a hearing in an argument? What meanings do we ascribe to mascots? Who do these Indians and warriors really represent? Andrew C. Billings and Jason Edward Black go beyond the media bluster to reassess the mascot controversy. The result is a book that merges critical-cultural analysis with qualitative data to offer an innovative approach to understanding the camps and fault lines on each side of the issue, the stakes in mascot debates, whether common ground can exist and, if so, how we might find it.
This sound recording content includes Akua tuta (Kashtin : Montagnair, Canada) -- Qiugaviit (Tudjaat : Inuit, Canada) -- Wind river (Andrew Vasquez : Apache, USA) -- Ghost dance (Bill Miller : Mohican, USA) -- Native funk (Burning Sky : White River Ute/Dine, USA) -- Nendaa-go back (Jerry Alfred & the Medicine Beat : Tutchone, Canada) -- La tortuga (Jaramar : Huave, Mexico) -- Ni'bixi dxi zina (Binni Gula'za : Zapotec, Mexico) -- Araruna (Marlui Miranda : Amazon, Brazil) -- Vale do javari (Regional Vernelho e Branco : Amazon, Brazil) -- Tema de maimara (los Incas : Andean, Peru) -- Chayantenita (Bolivia Manta : Andean, Bolivia) -- Ollantay (Expresión : Andean, Peru).
This Companion provides an informative and wide-ranging overview of a relatively new field of literary-cultural studies: literature of many genres in English by American Indians from the 1770s to the present day. In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts--Native and non-Native; American, British, and European scholars--it includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline that details major works of Native American and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events.
Buck, government name Michael Fineday, Ojibwe name Miskwa' doden (Red Deer) is on the brink of suicide. He has just been served divorce papers by his wife Naomi, who is fed up with his savior complex and the danger it often attracts to their door. Living on the border of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reservation, Buck makes a living as a boatbuilder and carpenter. He spends his days alone, trying to win the trust of a feral cat ... until a semi-feral girl shows up, fascinated by the canoe Buck is building.
A state-by-state (and Canada too!) tour of monuments, events, sites, and festivals of Indigenous American history. From ancient rock drawings, historic sites, and modern museums to eco- and cultural tourism, sports events, and powwows, the Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler’s Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada provides a fascinating tour of the rich heritage of Indigenous people across the continent.
This sound recording includes Come to me great mystery / Thirza Defoe (7:18) -- Hear my prayer / Doug Foote (5:55) -- Hue hue / Lorain Fox (5:46) -- vBeauty way / Allen Mose (6:57) -- Calling to the people / Thirza Defoe (6:49) -- I am the beginning and the end / Dorothy Tsatoke (6:49) -- A prayer from above / Doug Foote (6:54) -- Kaio kaio / Lorain Fox (3:54).