Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the 2018 paper edition release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.
Native Nations of the Northeast is one of the titles in The Child's World's 2016 series, Native Nations of North America. This 40-page elementary information book introduces the key cultural families of the northeastern United States and Canada, including the Abenaki, Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois), Lenape, Narragansett, Ojibwe, Pequot, Powhatan, and Wampanoag Nations. Each Nations' historical significance, cultural highlights, and contemporary life are all examined through respectful text and well-chosen photos.
Flying with the Eagle, Racing with the Bear is the reissue of noted storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac's 1993 edition. This anthology of legends were selected and retold by Bruchac around the theme of a boy's initiation or rite of passage ceremony. Organized around four culture regions: the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Northwest, Bruchac explains the significance of the number four in his foreword.
Hush, Baby, Hush!: Lullabies from Around the World is a picture book for young children that provides the lyrics for lullabies from 29 cultures around the world. The lyrics are provided in English and the original language for the bedtime song. The music for the songs is also provided. The cultures represented include Aboriginal people of Australia, Inuit, Wampanoag, Turkey, Iraq, Mexico, Hindi, Yoruba, Norway, Wales, Malawi, Spain, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, African American, Czech, Austria, Bangaladesh, Italy, France, Russia, Brazil, Hungary, Iran, Korea, Greece, and United Kingdom.
Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization is co-authored by Thomas D. Hall and James V. Fenelon with a foreword by Duane Champagne. The issues Indigenous peoples face intensify with globalization. Through case studies from around the world, Hall and Fenelon demonstrate how Indigenous peoples' movements can be understood only by linking highly localized processes with larger global and historical forces. The authors show that Indigenous peoples have been resisting and adapting to encounters with states for millennia.
Native Peoples of Southern New England, 1650-1775 by Kathleen J Bragdon, Professor of Anthropology at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, offers a new volume about the various Nations of the New England region during the American colonial period. Many people believe that First Nations living in this territory at the time of contact and thereafter readily declined in population following the influx of settlers but this new volume dispels this idea by drawing on recent research in archaeology, linguistics and the historical record.
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving offers elementary school readers a new explanation of the so-called first Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States. The story is told as a picture book memoir of the Patuxet man called Squanto. He explains his personal story within the history of early Indian-white contact along the eastern seaboard of America. Squanto explains his early years and how as a young man he was captured along with others and taken to Spain to be sold as slaves.
The Common Pot: The Recovery of Native Space in the Northeast is a recent historical study by Abenaki History professor Lisa Brooks in the University of Minnesota Press series, Indigenous Americas. The book offers a unique view of the early writings of Samson Occom, Joseph Brant, Hendrick Aupaumut, and William Apess. Instead of using the standard literary and historical view of these men as persons struggling to walk in two worlds, this examination view the works of these leaders as ways they used to extend their arguments for reclaiming Indigenous lands and rights.
Indian Tribes of the New England Frontier is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Eastern Woodland culture area. The final section of the book includes a detailed description of each plate noting the sources consulted. The illustrator made effective use of museum collections, contemporary paintings and drawings, and eyewitness accounts.
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving presents a look at what the first Thanksgiving in North America actually looked like in this pictorial history of the event especially written for elementary readers. Drawing on the expertise of the National Geographic, the Plimoth Plantation Living History Museum, and the expertise of Marge Bruchac (an adviser for the Wampanoag Indian Program at Plimoth), the book examines the true history of this historic and often misrepresented holiday.