Voices in the Waterfall is a book of poetry by noted Cree writer Beth Cuthand. Previously released in 1989 this 2008 volume of poetry examines and reveals the rhythms and traditions of the People of the Plains. A writer and journalist, Beth Cuthand has published short stories and poetry, and has taught at the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College. Her poem "Seven Songs for Uncle Louis" explores the impact of Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion from a Native woman's perspective.
Waterlily, published after Ella Deloria's death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Sioux. When Blue Bird and her grandmother leave their family's camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles.
UNAVAILABLE Oglala Religion seeks to explain how 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 aspects of the same phenomenon, it focuses on the nature of the uniquely Oglala values that persist, their modes of cultural expression, and the processes by which they are replicated. William K. Powers was a professor of anthropology at Livingston College, Rutgers University.
The Little Duck, Sikihpsis in the Cree language, is a charming story told in English and Cree. Set among the Plains Cree, the story focuses on a little mud duck who dreams of dancing with the Cree. No matter how much he tries he just can't get it right. So he returns to the pond where much to his amazement there are many other ducks just like him. The universal message of learning the importance of self-worth will appeal to young children.
Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.
In Spirit of the White Bison, a white bison tells the moving story about the destruction of his people and his relationship with the man, Lone Wolf. Metis writer Beatrice Culleton Mosionier has crafted a compelling allegory about the destructiveness of war and presents a fresh approach to Canadian history for elementary level students. This novel is recommended for grades 5 to 8.