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By Olive Patricia Dickason. 1992
Dickason traces the history of Canada's first nations, from the earliest habitation of North America through European settlement and to… the present. She discusses current issues and controversies, including Meech Lake, the Oka crisis, and the debate over self-government. 1992.
By Dee Alexander Brown. 1970
The author sets out to tell of the conquest of the American West as the victims experienced it, using their… own words whenever possible; of the greedy invaders, murdering and destroying Indians who had set out to live in peace with their white neighbours. 1970.
By Robert Livesey. 1993
Who were the original native peoples who lived in what is now Canada? Where and how did they live? What… were their legends and myths, heroes and gods? The authors move from east to west, providing the history and folklore of seven native nations. Activities and a crossword puzzle are included. Grades 5-8. 1993. (Discovering Canada series)
By Alicia Elliott. 2019
In an urgent and visceral work that asks essential questions about Native people in North America while drawing on intimate… details of her own life and experience with intergenerational trauma, Alicia Elliott offers indispensable insight and understanding to the ongoing legacy of colonialism. What are the links between depression, colonialism and loss of language--both figurative and literal? How does white privilege operate in different contexts? How do we navigate the painful contours of mental illness in loved ones without turning them into their sickness? How does colonialism operate on the level of literary criticism? A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is Alicia Elliott's attempt to answer these questions and more. In the process, she engages with such wide-ranging topics as race, parenthood, sexuality, love, mental illness, poverty, sexual assault, gentrification, writing and representation. Elliott makes connections both large and small between the past and present, the personal and political--from overcoming a years-long history with head lice to the way Native writers are treated within the Canadian literary industry; her unplanned teenage pregnancy to the history of dark matter and how it relates to racism in the court system; her childhood diet of Kraft dinner to how systematic oppression is linked to depression in Native communities. With deep consideration and searing prose, Elliott extends far beyond her own experiences to provide a candid look at our past, an illuminating portrait of our present and a powerful tool for a better future. Bestseller. 2019.
By Michael Powell. 2019
The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school,… adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations. Deep in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5-million-acre Navajo reservation, sits Chinle High School. Here, basketball is passion, passed from grandparent to parent to child. Rez Ball is a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is little else to do but roam mesa tops, work, and wonder what the future holds. The town has 4,500 residents and the high school arena seats 7,000. Fans drive thirty, fifty, even eighty miles to see the fast-paced and highly competitive matchups that are more than just games to players and fans. Celebrated Times journalist Michael Powell brings us a narrative of triumph and hardship, a moving story about a basketball team on a Navajo reservation that shows how important sports can be to youths in struggling communities, and the transcendent magic and painful realities that confront Native Americans living on reservations. This book details his season-long immersion in the team, town, and culture, in which there were exhilarating wins, crushing losses, and conversations on long bus rides across the desert about dreams of leaving home and the fear of the same.
By Cora J. Voyageur. 2018
In a series of inspirational profiles, Cora Voyageur celebrates 100 remarkable Indigenous Albertans whose achievements have enriched their communities, the… province, and the world. As a child, Cora rarely saw Indigenous individuals represented in her history textbooks or in pop culture. Willie Nelson sang “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” but Cora wondered, where were the heroes who looked like her? She chose the title of her book in response, to help reflect her reality. In fact, you don’t have to look very hard to find Indigenous Albertans excelling in every field, from the arts to business and everything in between. Cora wrote this book to ensure these heroes receive their proper due. Some of the individuals in this collection need no introduction, while others are less well known. From past and present and from all walks of life, these 100 Indigenous heroes share talent, passion, and legacies that made a lasting impact. Read about: Douglas Cardinal, the architect whose iconic, flowing designs grace cities across Alberta, across Canada, and in Washington, DC, Nellie Carlson, a dedicated activist whose work advanced the cause of Indigenous women and the education of Indigenous children, Alex Janvier, whose pioneering work has firmly established him as one of Canada’s greatest artists, Moostoos, “The Buffalo,” the spokesperson for the Cree in Treaty 8 talks who fought tirelessly to defend his People’s rights, And many more.
By David Treuer. 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A NEW YORK TIMES… BESTSELLER Named a best book of 2019 by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, NPR, Hudson Booksellers, The New York Public Library, The Dallas Morning News, and Library Journal. "Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPR "An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait...?reuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page A sweeping historyand counter-narrativeof Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present. The received idea of Native American historyas promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneehas been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, the sense was, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer has uncovered a different narrative. Because they did not disappearand not despite but rather because of their intense struggles to preserve their language, their traditions, their families, and their very existencethe story of American Indians since the end of the nineteenth century to the present is one of unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he explores how the depredations of each era spawned new modes of survival. The devastating seizures of land gave rise to increasingly sophisticated legal and political maneuvering that put the lie to the myth that Indians don't know or care about property. The forced assimilation of their children at government-run boarding schools incubated a unifying Native identity. Conscription in the US military and the pull of urban life brought Indians into the mainstream and modern times, even as it steered the emerging shape of self-rule and spawned a new generation of resistance. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
By Alan D McMillan. 1988
A comprehensive overview of all the native groups of Canada -- Indian, Metis and Inuit. Describes their traditional ways of… life from prehistoric times to the present issues of land claims and self-government. 1988.
By James Welch, Paul Jeffrey Stekler. 1994
The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn is a frequently portrayed event in American history. Welch covers the period from… 1870 to 1890 to provide background and show the long-term effects. Using new research to reconcile firsthand accounts, he recounts the story of Custer's last stand from the point of view of the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes. 1994.
Disparity and division in religion, technology and ideology have characterized relations between English-Canadian and Indian cultures through-out Canada's history. From… the earliest declaration of white territorial ownership to the current debate on aboriginal rights, red man and white man have had opposing principles and perspectives. The most common 'solutions' imposed on these conflicts by white men have relegated the Indian to the fringes of white society and consciousness. This survey of English-Canadian literature is the first comprehensive examination of a tradition in which white writers turn to the Indian and his culture for standards and models by which they can measure their own values and goals; for patterns of cultural destruction, transformation, and survival; and for sources of native heroes and indigenous myths. Leslie Monkman examines images of the Indian as they appear in works raning from Robert Rogers' Ponteach, or The Savages of America (1766) to Robertson Davies' 'Pontiac and the Green Man' (1977), demonstrating how English-Canadian writers have illuminated their own world through reference to Indian culture. The Indian has been seen as an antagonist, as a superior alternative, as a member of a vanishing and lamented race, and as a hero and the source of the new myths. Although white/Indian tension often lies in apparently irreconcilable opposites, Monkman finds in the literature surveyed complementary images reflecting a common humanity.This is an important contribution to a hitherto unexplored area of Canadian literature in English which should give rise to further elaboration of this major theme.
By Robert Muckle. 2012
Most books dealing with North American Indigenous peoples are exhaustive in coverage. They provide in-depth discussion of various culture areas… which, while valuable, sometimes means that the big picture context is lost. This book offers a corrective to that trend by providing a concise, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America, from prehistory to the present. It integrates a culture area analysis within a thematic approach, covering archaeology, traditional lifeways, the colonial era, and contemporary Indigenous culture. Muckle also explores the history of the relationship between Indigenous peoples and anthropologists with rigor and honesty. The result is a remarkably comprehensive book that provides a strong grounding for understanding Indigenous cultures in North America.
By Meenal Atul Pandya. 2018
Indians are the most recent immigrants in Massachusetts Though a tiny minority their contributions are numerous and far-reaching… Swami Vivekananda arrived in Boston in 1893 and left a lasting legacy of Hindu philosophy Sushil Tuli opened a unique community bank Leader Bank as the first and only minority-owned bank in the state of Massachusetts The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT created with the grant of 20 million by Desh and Jaishree Deshpande empowers MIT s researchers to make a difference in the world by developing innovative technologies Author Meenal Atul Pandya details the influence of Indians on Massachusetts history
By Michael Freeman. 2018
Savannah s storied history begins with Native Americans The Guales lived along the Georgia coast for hundreds of years… and were the first to encounter Spanish missionaries from St Augustine in the 1500s Tomochichi of the Yamacraw tribe is lauded as the co-founder of Georgia for his efforts in helping James Oglethorpe establish the Savannah colony in the eighteenth century In 1830 President Andrew Jackson forced southeastern Native American tribes to resettle in the West including descendants of the Savannah Creek who had fought by Jackson s side at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend Michael Freeman explores the legacy of coastal Georgia s Native Americans and the role they played in founding Savannah
By Fr. Thomas Dubay. 1977
By Ana Pacheco, Brian Vallo. 2018
As early as 1851, photographers journeyed along the arduous Santa Fe Trail on horseback and in covered wagons on a… quest to capture the magnificent vistas on film. In the ever-changing light of New Mexico's landscape, they photographed the faces of the Pueblo People and helped to document their ancient, unimaginable world. They became witness to millennia of history. New Mexico's first inhabitants are believed to have descended from the Anasazi, the largely nomadic group that settled along the Colorado Plateau around 200 AD. Most likely, drought conditions brought the population centers of the Anasazi villages located in the Four Corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to settle along the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico and the Mogollon Rim of Arizona in 1300 AD.
By J R Miller. 1996
A biography of the Plains Cree chief who challenged Canadian authorities and became a warrior of legend … When Big Bear was young in the first half of the nineteenth century he overcame smallpox and other hardships and eventually followed in the footsteps of his father Black Powder engaging in warfare against the Blackfoot The time would come for him to draw on these experiences and step into a leadership role as the buffalo began to disappear and his people suffered This rich historical biography tells of Big Bear s role as chief of a Plains Cree community in western Canada in the late nineteenth century at a time of transition between the height of Plains Indian culture and the modern era During the 1870s and early 1880s Big Bear became the focal point of opposition for Cree and Saulteaux bands that did not wish to make treaty with Canada During the early 1880s he spearheaded a Plains diplomatic movement to renegotiate the treaties in favor of the Aboriginal groups whose way of life had been devastated Although Big Bear personally favored peaceful protest violent acts by some of his followers during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 provided the federal government with the opportunity to crush him by prosecuting him for treason His story provides fascinating insight into this era of North American history
By Brian S Bauer. 2004
The Cuzco Valley of Peru was both the sacred and the political center of the largest state in the prehistoric… Americas-the Inca Empire. From the city of Cuzco, the Incas ruled at least eight million people in a realm that stretched from modern-day Colombia to Chile. Yet, despite its great importance in the cultural development of the Americas, the Cuzco Valley has only recently received the same kind of systematic archaeological survey long since conducted at other New World centers of civilization. Drawing on the results of the Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project that Brian Bauer directed from 1994 to 2000, this landmark book undertakes the first general overview of the prehistory of the Cuzco region from the arrival of the first hunter-gatherers (ca. 7000 B. C. ) to the fall of the Inca Empire in A. D. 1532. Combining archaeological survey and excavation data with historical records, the book addresses both the specific patterns of settlement in the Cuzco Valley and the larger processes of cultural development. With its wealth of new information, this book will become the baseline for research on the Inca and the Cuzco Valley for years to come.
By Pamela E. Klassen. 2018
At the dawn of the radio age in the 1920s a settler-mystic living on northwest coast of British Columbia… invented radio mind Frederick Du Vernet Anglican archbishop and self-declared scientist announced a psychic channel by which minds could telepathically communicate across distance Retelling Du Vernet s imaginative experiment Pamela Klassen shows us how agents of colonialism built metaphysical traditions on land they claimed to have conquered Following Du Vernet s journey westward from Toronto to Ojibwe territory and across the young nation of Canada Pamela Klassen examines how contests over the mediation of stories via photography maps printing presses and radio lucidly reveal the spiritual work of colonial settlement A city builder who bargained away Indigenous land to make way for the railroad Du Vernet knew that he lived on the territory of Ts msyen Nisga a and Haida nations who had never ceded their land to the onrush of Canadian settlers He condemned the devastating effects on Indigenous families of the residential schools run by his church while still serving that church Testifying to the power of radio mind with evidence from the apostle Paul and the philosopher Henri Bergson Du Vernet found a way to explain the world that he his church and his country made Expanding approaches to religion and media studies to ask how sovereignty is made through stories Klassen shows how the spiritual invention of colonial nations takes place at the same time that Indigenous peoples including Indigenous Christians resist colonial dispossession through stories and spirits of their own
By Bear Heart. 1996
With eloquent simplicity one of the world s last Native American Medicine Men demonstrates how traditional tribal wisdom can… help us maintain spiritual and physical health in today s world
The extraordinary life of Lewis & Clark’s right-hand man In 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William… Clark on the first U.S. expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the twenty-eight month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind, spending two more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory. Along the way, he charted some of the West’s most treasured landmarks. Historian David W. Marshall crafts this captivating history from Colter’s primary sources, and has retraced Colter’s steps—seeing what he saw, hearing what he heard, and experiencing firsthand how he and his contemporaries survived in the wilderness (how they pitched a shelter, built a fire, followed a trail, and forded a stream)—adding a powerful layer of authority and detail. The American Grit series brings you true tales of endurance, survival, and ingenuity from the annals of American history. These books focus on the trials of remarkable individuals with an emphasis on rich primary source material and artwork.