American Indian Myths and Legends is an anthology of 160 traditional stories and legends compiled by an anthropologist and a master storyteller. Drawing on the oral traditions of 60 Native Nations Richard Erdoes and the late Alfonso Ortiz have organized the stories around creations stories of humans and the world; stories about the sun, moon and stars; stories of monsters and heroes or monsters; Trickster stories; warrior stories; stories about love; stories about animals and other people; ghost stories; and stories about the end of time and death.
Harper's Anthology of 20th Century Native American Poetry presents the work of thirty-six Native American poets, including Louise Erdrich, Steve Crow, and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn; arranged chronologically by the writer's date of birth; and includes brief biographical information about each featured poet.
Fearless Warriors by Ojibwe playwright Drew Hayden Taylor is the revised edition of this publication which first appeared in 1998. This collection of short stories takes firm aim at the stereotypes abundant in Canadian society with humour and style. The twelve short stories cover life on the rez, love and relationships, and family themes. The concluding story in this edition is set during the 1990 Oka Crisis and replaces the story in the previous edition. All the stories are told from the first person narrator and are set in contemporary situations.
Indian Oratory: Famous Speeches by Noted Indian Chieftains is a collection of notable speeches by historical leaders of twenty-two Native Nations. This volume published in 1971 added a new resource for those interested in quotable quotes of famous Native American leaders. Little written record of their oratory exists, although leaders made use of public address.
American Indian Literature: An Anthology is the revised edition of the introductory collection of Native American writing first issued in 1979. This collection spans the historic and contemporary writing of Native Americans and includes what the editor terms, "literature about Indians written by Indians." Brief overviews precede selections of traditional stories (tales translated into English), songs (translated from specific Native languages into English), memoirs, poetry, and contemporary fiction.
The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings is comprehensive book that covers such topics as Native American affairs, women's and children's issues, environmental issues and mainstream politics. It's Winona LaDuke's first complete collection of speeches, fictional writing and environmental/political pieces. As an advocate for Native American rights, champion of women's and children's issues, protector of the environment, LaDuke possesses a stirring passion that comes through in the forty speeches, articles and fictional excerpts in this book.
Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology presents a selection of poems chosen from the wealth of Aboriginal poets in Canada and spans four decades from 1960 to 2000. The poets include well-known First Nation and Metis writers such as Chief Dan George, Rita Joe, Beth Brant, Duke Redbird, Wayne Keon, Jeannette Armstrong, Beth Cuthand, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Emma LaRoque, Lee Maracle, George Kenny, Duncan Mercredi, Daniel David Moses, Louise Halfe, Marilyn Dumont, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Connie Fife, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, and Gregory Scofield.
Gatherings Volume 12: Transformation Fall 2001 is the recent offering from the En'owkin International School of Writing, the only annual journal of Indigenous People's writing in North America. This volume contains the selected works of forty-nine beginning and established writers. The poetry and prose of well-known literary talents such as Daniel David Moses, Bernalda Wheeler, MariJo Moore, Duane Niatum, Richard Van Camp, Jack Forbes, and Rasunah Marsden are included.
Voices: Being Native in Canada is a collection of short stories, prose, essays, and poetry from 18 First Nations writers. First published in 1995, this second edition remains an important anthology of work. Many of the authors are established First Nations, Metis and Inuit writers, but the editors have also included works from beginning writers to balance the selection. A brief introductory essay explains the importance of storytelling in within the Native traditional cultures. Stories can be entertaining as well as teaching tools.