Something To Hold is a junior level novel written by first-time author Katherine Schlick Noe about her experiences growing up on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon where her father is the forester in charge of managing fires. Eleven-year-old Kitty lives with her parents and siblings in the government housing and attends the reservation day school. Feeling apprehensive about starting a new school in a new location, Kitty begins by trying to make friends with the Paiute and Wasco students. Her brothers quickly make friends as they join the local noon-time and after school baseball games.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, offers an up-to-date resource for all American students and the general public about the history and contemporary issues of Native Americans. In the question and answer format the author has organized the book into broad topics such as Terminology, History, Religion, Powwow, Languages, Politics, Education, Economics, and Perspectives: Coming to Terms and Future Directions.
In the nine essays in this volume, Laurence M Hauptman, drawing on twenty-five years of teaching American Indian history, selects topics from the seventeenth century to the present as examples of some commonly held but erroneous views on Indian-white relations, including campaigns to pacify and Christianize Indians, policies of removal, and stereotypes of Indians (such as Louis Francis Sockalexis ) as mascots for sports teams or Hollywood film sidekicks (Jay Silverheels as Tonto).
In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, noted historian and musician Bobby Bridger explores the impact of Native American culture on the American psyche. The book also examines the impact of Indigenous American mythology on contemporary identity and the development of modern popular entertainment, particularly the Hollywood film industry.
Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers is a groundbreaking study of how Canadian English-language newspapers have portrayed Aboriginal peoples from 1869 to the present day. It assesses a wide range of publications on topics that include the sale of Rupert's Land, the signing of Treaty 3, the North-West Rebellion and Louis Riel, the death of Pauline Johnson, the outing of Grey Owl, the discussions surrounding Bill C-31, the ôBended Elbowö standoff at Kenora, Ontario, and the Oka Crisis.
Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children is one of the titles in the Perspectives on a Multiracial America Series from Roman and Littlefield Publishing. Authors C. Richard King, Carmen Lugo-Lugo, and Mary Bloodworth-Lugo analyze films since 1990 released, by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox as they relate to race, gender and sexuality. Ranging from Aladdin to Toy Story to Up, these popular films are key media through which children (and adults) learn about the world and how to behave.
Classic Images of Canada's First Nations, 1850-1920 is a collection of 92 archival photographs of First Nations and Inuit by a variety of Canadian photographers. Collected and organized by Edward Carvell, a former curator at Banff's Whyte Museum, the images range from early daguerreotype to images taken in the 1920s. The images were selected from archives, museums, and private collections.
Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains is a coffee-table style book accompanies the Brooklyn Museum's current exhibition about the Plains tipi as architectural form and as a centre for understanding Plains cultural, social, spiritual, and creative traditions. This 239-page volume features thoughtful essays such as the art of tipi living; the Arapaho tipi; Crow tipis; of tipis and stereotypes; women's arts centered in the tipi; Kiowa beadwork in the twenty-first century; Tipis and the warrior tradition; and the tipi of the Kiowa Tonkongya (Black Leggings Warrior Society).
Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film by English literature professor Michelle H. Raheja explores the personal narratives and visual aesthetics of Indigenous actors, entertainers, and filmmakers from the inception of the motion picture industry in the United States and Canada to the present. Her work begins with the silent movie era and proceeds to Indigenous peoples current work as filmmakers and actors. The final chapter reviews the importance of Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) film production.
Edward Curtis Project: A Modern Picture Story is part art catalogue and part drama. It features a collaborative project produced specifically for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics that comments on the colonization of Aboriginal peoples in Canada in the 21st century. The play by Marie Clements examines the life work of photographer Edward S. Curtis through the eyes of an Aboriginal journalist who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after covering a particularly tragic news story in the Arctic.