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Pocahontas: Her Life And Legend (Social Studies: Informational Text Ser.)
By Heather E. Schwartz. 2017
Ignite your students' passion for history through the use of intriguing primary sources! The Primary Source Reader series features purposefully…leveled text to increase comprehension for different learner types. Students will learn about the fascinating life and times of Pocahontas. This informational text includes captions, a glossary, an index, and other text features that will increase students' reading comprehension and literacy. It aligns with state standards including NCSS/C3, McREL, and WIDA/TESOL and prepares students for college and career readiness.
I Will Live for Both of Us: A History of Colonialism, Uranium Mining, and Inuit Resistance (Contemporary Studies on the North #9)
By Jack Hicks, Joan Scottie, Warren Bernauer. 2022
Born at a traditional Inuit camp in what is now Nunavut, Joan Scottie has spent decades protecting the Inuit hunting…way of life, most famously with her long battle against the uranium mining industry. Twice, Scottie and her community of Baker Lake successfully stopped a proposed uranium mine. Working with geographer Warren Bernauer and social scientist Jack Hicks, Scottie here tells the history of her community’s decades-long fight against uranium mining. Scottie's I Will Live for Both of Us is a reflection on recent political and environmental history and a call for a future in which Inuit traditional laws and values are respected and upheld. Drawing on Scottie’s rich and storied life, together with document research by Bernauer and Hicks, their book brings the perspective of a hunter, Elder, grandmother, and community organizer to bear on important political developments and conflicts in the Canadian Arctic since the Second World War. In addition to telling the story of her community’s struggle against the uranium industry, I Will Live for Both of Us discusses gender relations in traditional Inuit camps, the emotional dimensions of colonial oppression, Inuit experiences with residential schools, the politics of gold mining, and Inuit traditional laws regarding the land and animals. A collaboration between three committed activists, I Will Live for Both of Us provides key insights into Inuit history, Indigenous politics, resource management, and the nuclear industry.
Archaeologies of Indigenous Presence
By Lee M. Panich, Tsim D. Schneider. 2022
Highlighting collaborative archaeological research that centers the enduring histories of Native peoples in North AmericaChallenging narratives of Indigenous cultural loss…and disappearance that are still prevalent in the archaeological study of colonization, this book highlights collaborative research and efforts to center the enduring histories of Native peoples in North America through case studies from several regions across the continent.The contributors to this volume, including Indigenous scholars and Tribal resource managers, examine different ways that archaeologists can center long-term Indigenous presence in the practices of fieldwork, laboratory analysis, scholarly communication, and public interpretation. These conversations range from ways to reframe colonial encounters in light of Indigenous persistence to the practicalities of identifying poorly documented sites dating to the late nineteenth century.In recognizing Indigenous presence in the centuries after 1492, this volume counters continued patterns of unknowing in archaeology and offers new perspectives on decolonizing the field. These essays show how this approach can help expose silenced histories, modeling research practices that acknowledge Tribes as living entities with their own rights, interests, and epistemologies.
Noche antigua: (Ancient Night Spanish Edition)
By David Bowles. 2023
Al comienzo de todo, los viejos nos cuentan,el cosmos estaba callado y quieto.Solo la luna brillaba redondaen la vasta y…estrellada oscuridad del cielo.David Álvarez es uno de los artistas más extraordinarios de la actualidad. Sus ilustraciones en blanco y negro le han ganado fama en su país de origen, México, y en todo el mundo.Ahora, con Noche antigua, David muestra por primera vez su inmenso talento con ilustraciones a todo color.Noche antigua es un giro en dos tradiciones indígenas: el conejo que la Serpiente Emplumada Quetzalcóatl colocó en la luna, y Yaushu, el Señor Tlacuache que gobernó la tierra antes de que dominaran los humanos, y que robó el fuego de los dioses para dar calor a sus súbditos.El galardonado autor David Bowles ha escrito un texto poético —y un apéndice cuidosamente investigado— para acompañar las ilustraciones e historia opulentas de Álvarez. El libro se publicará simultáneamente en inglés y español, brindando a los jóvenes lectores de todo el mundo la oportunidad de saborear este antiguo cuento en el formato más bello posible.
By David Bowles. 2023
At the start of things, the elders say,the universe was hushed and still.The moon alone shone bright and roundin the…star-speckled dark of the sky.David Álvarez is one of the most extraordinary artists working today. His black-and-white illustrations have gained fame in his home country of Mexico and around the world.Here, in Ancient Night (Noche Antigua), David displays his immense talent with full-color illustrations for the first time.Ancient Night is a twist on two Nahuatl traditions: the rabbit which the Feathered Serpent placed on the moon, and Yaushu, the Lord Opossum who ruled the earth before humans came, and who stole fire from the gods to create the sunAward-winning author David Bowles has written a poetic text – and carefully researched backmatter – to accompany David's lush illustrations and story. The book will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish editions, giving young readers everywhere the chance to savor this ancient tale in its most beautiful format possible.
More Than God Demands: Politics & Influence of Christian Missions in Northwest Alaska 1897-1918
By Anthony Urvina, Sally Urvina. 2016
A vivid, &“thoughtful&” account of the territorial government&’s campaign to convert Alaska Natives and suppress their culture (Alaska History). …Near the turn of the twentieth century, the territorial government of Alaska put its support behind a project led by Christian missionaries to convert Alaska Native peoples—and, along the way, bring them into &“civilized&” American citizenship. Establishing missions in a number of areas inhabited by Alaska Natives, the program was an explicit attempt to erase ten thousand years of Native culture and replace it with Christianity and an American frontier ethic. Anthony Urvina, whose mother was an orphan raised at one of the missions established as part of this program, draws on details from her life in order to present the first full history of this missionary effort. Smoothly combining personal and regional history, he tells the story of his mother&’s experience amid a fascinating account of Alaska Native life and of the men and women who came to Alaska to spread the word of Christ, confident in their belief and unable to see the power of the ancient traditions they aimed to supplant
Little Whale: A Story of the Last Tlingit War Canoe
By Roy Peratrovich Jr.. 2016
Keet, a ten-year-old Tlingit Indian boy, stows away for a voyage on his father’s canoe . . . and soon…finds himself caught in the middle of a wild seastorm. The story carries him far from his home village, and when he makes land, he winds up right in the middle of a dangerous dispute between two Indian clans. The story of how he copes with these surprises and extricates himself from danger is dramatic and unforgettable. And it’s mostly true. Roy Peratrovich here builds a wonderful children’s tale on the bones of a story his own grandfather passed down. His accompanying illustrations bring the people and landscapes of Alaska—to say nothing of the adventures!—to stunning life, drawing young readers into a long-gone time when the whims of nature and man could suddenly test a boy’s courage.
Across the Shaman's River: John Muir, The Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North
By Daniel Lee Henry. 2017
The story of one of Alaska&’s last Indigenous strongholds, shut off for a century until a fateful encounter between a…shaman, a preacher, and a naturalist.Tucked in the corner of Southeast Alaska, the Tlingits had successfully warded off the Anglo influences that had swept into other corners of the territory. This Native American tribe was viewed by European and American outsiders as the last wild tribe and a frustrating impediment to access. Missionaries and prospectors alike had widely failed to bring the Tlingit into their power. Yet, when naturalist John Muir arrived in 1879, accompanied by a fiery preacher, it only took a speech about &“brotherhood&”—and some encouragement from the revered local shaman Skandoo&’o—to finally transform these &“hostile heathens.&”Using Muir&’s original journal entries, as well as historic writings of explorers juxtaposed with insights from contemporary tribal descendants, Across the Shaman&’s River reveals how Muir&’s famous canoe journey changed the course of history and had profound consequences on the region&’s Native Americans.&“The product of three decades of thought, research, and attentive listening. . . . Henry shines a bright light on events that have long been shadowy, half-known. . . . Now, thanks to careful scholarship and his access to Tlingit oral history, we are given a different perspective on familiar events: we are inside the Tlingit world, looking out at the changes happening all around them.&” —Alaska History
Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood
By Gary C. Anderson. 2007
In this newly revised biography, Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood, Gary C. Anderson offers a new interpretation…of Sitting Bull&’s conflict with General George Custer at Little Big Horn and its aftermath, and details the events and life experiences that ultimately led Sitting Bull into battle. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Anderson profiles this military and spiritual leader of the Lakota people, a man who remained a staunch defender of his nation and way of life until his untimely death.Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood explores the complexities and evolution of Lakota society and political culture within Sitting Bull&’s lifetime as the Lakotas endured wave after wave of massive military and civilian intrusion into their lands. For a people not accustomed to living under a centralized authority, the Lakotas found themselves needing one to galvanize resistance against a relentless and rapidly expanding nation. Despite tactical success on a number of battlefields, Sitting Bull and the Lakotas lacked the military and political might to form an unyielding consensus on how to deal with the United States&’ aggressive land seizures and military attacks. Ultimately, on the blood-soaked ground at Wounded Knee, amid the slaughter of noncombatants and aging warriors, the Lakotas would see their independence broken and Sitting Bull&’s vision of a Lakota nation free of U.S. influence lost. This edition features a new afterword.
Sky Wolf's Call: The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge
By Eldon Yellowhorn, Kathy Lowinger. 2022
From healing to astronomy to our connection to the natural world, the lessons from Indigenous knowledge inform our learning and…practices today. How do knowledge systems get passed down over generations? Through the knowledge inherited from their Elders and ancestors, Indigenous Peoples throughout North America have observed, practiced, experimented, and interacted with plants, animals, the sky, and the waters over millennia. Knowledge keepers have shared their wisdom with younger people through oral history, stories, ceremonies, and records that took many forms. In Sky Wolf’s Call, award-winning author team of Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger reveal how Indigenous knowledge comes from centuries of practices, experiences, and ideas gathered by people who have a long history with the natural world. Indigenous knowledge is explored through the use of fire and water, the acquisition of food, the study of astronomy, and healing practices. *A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
First Nations Self-Government: 17 Roadblocks to Self-Determination, and One Chief’s Thoughts on Solutions
By Leroy Wolf Collar. 2020
Indigenous Peoples in Canada are continuing to assert their right to self-determination in this era of reconciliation. While dozens of…Indigenous communities have signed varying forms of self-government agreements with the federal government, Indigenous Nations still face many obstacles along the path to true self-determination. As a former Chief of Siksika Nation in southern Alberta, Leroy Wolf Collar dealt with many of the same problems other Indigenous Nations face across the country. From serious housing shortages to the lack of opportunities for youth, Chief Wolf Collar experienced the challenges and frustrations that come from operating in a colonial system still constrained by the Indian Act. How do Indigenous Peoples move on from this defective system? Chief Wolf Collar identifies 17 issues that currently hinder Indigenous Nations—including broken treaty promises, problems with common forms of band administration, and the intrusion of provincial governments—along with potential solutions to overcome them. This guide is for current and aspiring Indigenous leaders who want to increase their understanding of good governance, management, and leadership, as well as those who want to explore issues around Indigenous self-determination in Canada.
Soapy Smith: King of the Frontier Con Men
By Frank C. Robertson, Beth Kay Harris. 2023
Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith was the slickest article that ever hit the West. He set up his tripod and suitcase…on a Denver street corner in the 1880s and started his spiel. The "suckers" flocked around and got thoroughly taken. Everyone listened to Soapy and he began laying down his own brand of law, soon commanding a band of criminal characters whom he protected through his influence with politicians and policewomen on his payroll. He became America's first racketeer, eventually leading the Skagway underworld until a bullet ended his career.
By Carrie A. Lyford. 2023
In the first half of the twentieth century, the Ojibwa (Chippewa) people of the western Great Lakes region still retained…many of their traditional tribal ways of life, ways of life which included a wealth of ingenious and clever crafts based upon their understanding and use of natural local materials. With few tools but a long history, skilled artisans created the everyday articles needed for shelter, food preparation, clothing, and ceremonials; they also found time to make decorative items for exchange at trading posts or for sale to tourists who passed through their lands.-Print ed.
Speaking Of Indians
By Ella Cara Deloria, Vine Deloria Jr.. 2015
Beginning with a general discussion of American Indian origins, language families, and culture areas, Deloria then focuses on her own…people, the Dakotas, and the intricate kinship system that governed all aspects of their life. She writes, "Exacting and unrelenting obedience to kinship demands made the Dakotas a most kind, unselfish people, always acutely aware of those about them and innately courteous."Deloria goes on to show the painful transition to reservations and how the holdover of the kinship system worked against Indians trying to follow white notions of progress and success. Her ideas about what both races must do to participate fully in American life are as cogent now as when they were first written.Originally published in 1944, "Speaking of Indians" is an important source of information about Dakota culture and a classic in its elegant clarity of insight.
Beginning with a purchased shirt and ending with a handmade dress, Shirts Powdered Red shows how Haudenosaunee women and their…work shaped their nations from the sixteenth century through the nineteenth century.By looking at clothing that was bought, created, and remade, Maeve Kane brings to life how Haudenosaunee women used access to global trade to maintain a distinct and enduring Haudenosaunee identity in the face of colonial pressures to assimilate and disappear. Drawing on rich oral, archival, material, visual, and quantitative evidence, Shirts Powdered Red tells the story of how Haudenosaunee people worked to maintain their nations' cultural and political sovereignty through selective engagement with trade and the rhetoric of civility, even as Haudenosaunee clothing and gendered labor increasingly became the focus of colonial conversion efforts throughout the upheavals and dispossession of the nineteenth century. Shirts Powdered Red offers a sweeping, detailed cultural history of three centuries of Haudenosaunee women's labor and their agency to shape their nations' future.
A fascinating memoir of a white man who gained access to the private lives of the Blackfeet Indians. First published…in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of J. W. Schultz’s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Inspired by the journals of Lewis and Clark and George Catlin’s depictions of Indian life in his paintings, Schultz journeyed to the American West in search of adventure and became a trapper and trader. However he stumbled into a completely new and inspiring world when he met the Blackfoot tribe, and he soon settled into their lifestyle. During his time with the Blackfeet, Schultz married a Blackfoot woman named Natahki. In this firsthand account of a life and culture that many were not privy to at the time, Schultz paints a stunning portrait of a people he admired, revered, and came to live among. He exposes elements of everyday life in the tribe’s encampments such as child rearing, food preparation, war parties, and the tanning of buffalo hides. He illuminates religious and burial ceremonies, and takes readers on the thrill of buffalo hunts and into the heart of battle against neighboring tribes. Now prefaced with a new introduction, My Life as an Indian continues to hold unsurpassable insight that makes it still relevant today. It is a memorably honest and readable portrayal of one outsider’s view of Native Americans from a time when most still regarded these remarkable people as simple savages. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Technique of Porcupine-Quill Decoration Among the North American Indians
By William C. Orchard Orchard. 2023
This edition of Orchard’s 1917 book on porcupine quill decoration is fully illustrated and features a color center section with…examples of the art form. The plates and diagrams show every facet of quillwork from plaiting through wrapping. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow for the craftsperson and the pictures and text make this a treasure for anyone interested in the craftwork of Native Americans. Porcupine quill decoration is a craft that is unique to the Indians of North America; a craft that can be found nowhere else in the world. Prior to about 1840 it was the principle means of decoration among most of this continent's Nations and as such one would suppose that there would be innumerable studies, books and articles about the subject…Some eighty years after the first publication, this work remains the best single source on traditional porcupine quill work and Orchard remains the acknowledged expert in the field.The book is fully illustrated and features a color center section of examples of the art form. The plates and diagrams show every facet of quillwork from plaiting through wrapping. The step-by-step instructions are easy to follow for the craftsperson and the pictures and text make this a treasure for anyone interested in the craftwork of Native Americans.-Print ed.
Legend into History: The Custer Mystery An Analytical Study of the Battle of the Little Big Horn
By Charles Kuhlman. 2023
THERE is little need for another study of what happened at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, considered from…the stand-point of objective results, for they have already been repeatedly cataloged. And, except for the action on Custer Field, the how of the event has been largely cleared up. What remains in violent controversy is the why of the results. This leads us directly to the mental reactions of the participants in the face of what they encountered from the time they left the Yellowstone until the battle was over.If we wish to understand why Custer, Reno, Benteen, or any of the troop commanders did what they did, we must, in imagination, ride at their elbows and try to see what they saw at any given time and place, the nature of the terrain, what they knew or believed, about the position and numbers of the enemy, the whereabouts of the different detachments of the regiment, and try to understand their doubts and perplexities resulting from insufficient information. In addition to this we must constantly have in our own minds a panoramic view of the whole area involved, as well as a fairly accurate idea of the minor details of the topography that are of military significance, and remember that the responsible officers learned of these details, for the most part, only as they came to them.The present study is, therefore, concerned chiefly with this why. It represents an effort to do what, as far as we are aware, has never been attempted before except for certain limited phases of our subject. That is to say, I have sought to explain in a systematic way the why of the battle not so much by dint of quotation from the sources as by subjecting these sources to a rigid analysis in order to discover what they seem to spell after all definite inconsistencies have been canceled out. It is a large order that leaves ample room for self-deception and other types of error.
This book and Orchard's book on porcupine quill decoration, form the foundation for almost every text on Indian arts and…crafts that has been written since their publication and they remain superior to most.Not only is this book an in-depth study of bead technology, but it considers in greater detail than any similar work the history, use and distribution of North (and South) American beadwork art from prehistoric to relatively modern times. The author pays needed attention to the variety of materials used and the design motifs of finished beadwork, as well as the role of early Europeans, whose colorful trade beads (shown in beautiful color plates) had such a tremendous impact on Indian economics and material culture. Included are discussions, photographs and illustrations of shell, pearl, bone, stone, metal, and trade beads. Wampum is described in great detail and odd forms and materials, which include seed, basketry, wooden, gum, earthenware, dried otter's liver, and native manufacture of glass beads are also described. There is also a very interesting section on drilling holes in beads.All of the basic techniques of beadwork are explored and illustrated. These include woven beadwork (square weave, bias weave, and net-like weave), sewing techniques and edgings, bead inlays and beaded baskets. There are 16 color plates, 26 black and white plates and 136 figures which include drawings and photographs. The color plates include chevron beads, polychrome trade beads, and outstanding examples of native beadwork from Alaska to Ecuador.-Print ed.
Wyoming Peace Officer: An Autobiography
By Joe LeFors. 2023
Joseph “Joe” S. LeFors was a U.S. Deputy Marshal who pursued several train robbers and other outlaws in the northwest.Born…in Paris, Texas, in 1865, LeFors grew up to be a cowboy, and after driving a herd to Wyoming in 1885, he stayed there. Later he would become an inspector-detective responsible for tracking stolen cattle in Wyoming and Montana. In the process, he was involved in several gunfights. In 1899, he rode with a posse sent to capture those responsible for the Willcox Train Robbery and was appointed as a U.S. Deputy Marshal the same year. In this capacity, he pursued several train robbers and other outlaws in the northwest.In 1901, he became famous for arresting and documenting a confession from the former lawman turned hired killer, Tom Horn. Horn was later tried and sentenced to death. and hanged. In 1902, Lefors allegedly worked for the Iron Mountain Ranch Company in Helena, Montana, to infiltrate a gang of cattle rustlers. However, he was unsuccessful in aiding the gang and was fired in 1904.Afterward, little is known about his life other than he died on October 1, 1940, and is buried in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming.-Kathy Alexander.