Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume is a basic reference tool providing an overview of Native American clothing organized by cultural regions. With ten chapters, the author covers each major region with descriptions of clothing styles for men and women, including their accessories such as jewelry, footwear, hairstyles, armor, special clothing, and face ad body embellishments. Within each cultural region the author describes specific tribal clothing and inserts occasional black and white archival images.
Limited Quantity Full-colour maps, illustrations, and photographs of the cultures of North and South America. Minor factual errors, especially in section about the Iroquois. Includes chapters about the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures. Useful reference atlas for elementary grades.
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Powwow Calendar 2006: Directory of Native American Gatherings in the USA and Canada is Book Publishing Company's annual listing of powwows and related events in United States and Canada. Organized by month the listing consists of the powwow's official name, date, address and contact name and phone number. Some of the entries include a website and email addresses. Please note that some of the events do not have a specified date. Included in the directory are brief entries about powwow etiquette and powwow dances.
Lakota Dictionary: Lakota-English / English-Lakota is the new comprehensive edition of the 1970 publication, A Dictionary of the Teton Dakota Sioux Language. Original compiler, Eugene Buechel (1874-1954), was a Jesuit priest who spent many years working with the Lakota people. This edition contains over 30,000 entries and includes the important English-to-Lakota section as well as the Lakota-to-English entries. A brief introduction to the Lakota Sioux language provides a pronunciation guide as well as a section on how to use the dictionary.
Planning for Balanced Development - A Guide for Native American and Rural Communities is a book about the methods of a community planner who combines cultural preservation and economic development. Susan Guyette presents her model of development planning that addresses the unique requirements of Native American communities. Her approach is community-based as she recounts the case study of the creation of a cultural centre at the Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico. The need for economic development is vital for many First Nations and Native American communities.
Aboriginality: The Literary Origins of British Columbia vol. 2 is a reference guide to more than 170 First Nations and Metis authors and illustrators in British Columbia. The book is the second volume in the literary history of British Columbia. Biographical sketches of the authors are organized chronologically beginning with the earliest publications by Aboriginal People. The distinction for the earliest published author is Métis writer Martha Douglas Harris (1854-1933). Her publication, History and Folklore of the Cowichan Indians (1901), is a compilation of traditional stories.
The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinders to the Internet opens up the world of Native American music. In addition to the widely heard sounds of Carlos Nakai's flute, Native music embraces a wide range of forms: country and folk, jazz and swing, reggae and rap. Brian Wright-McLeod, producer/host of Canada's longest-running Native radio program, has gathered the musicians and their music into this comprehensive reference, an authoritative source for biographies and discographies of hundreds of Native artists.
So You Want to Write about American Indians?: A Guide for Writers, Students, and Scholars is a thoughtful and well-researched guide for any would be novelist, children's book author, high school or college student considering writing about Native North American Indians. Choctaw scholar and writer Devon Mihesuah combines her years of experience as editor of the American Indian Quarterly and college teaching experience to her latest book published by the University of Nebraska Press. A slim volume, this is a must have reference guide for those trying to break into the book publishing field.
NOT ALWAYS STOCKED This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains is an extensive reference developed from 1995 - 2003 about the area of United States and Canada known as the Great Plains. Covering all aspects of the peoples, cultures, and history of the region, this massive volume provides general overview essays about twenty-seven major topics including Native Americans (57 pages). Within each major category the editor has placed additional entries about people, events, place, and subjects.