Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree is the second edition of this book illustrated by Neepin Auger, a Cree artist and educator, This is a new format for young readers and transforms Neepin Auger’s bestselling board books into playful and colourful resources for elementary school children. Neepin Auger’s colourful board books for infants have collectively sold well over 20,000 copies since they first appeared on the market.
Bears is a play by Matthew MacKenzie where he is exploring his family’s Cree, Ojibwe and Métis heritage. In Bears a Métis oil sands worker Floyd is making his way westwards along the Trans Mountain pipeline route beginning in Alberta and travelling west to the Pacific watched by the spirit of his mother and others. Little Cub Floyd who has a love for fresh berries, an aversion to authority and a fascination with bears, is outrunning the RCMP after a workplace accident where he is the prime suspect.
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.
Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut's Tomb by historian David La Vere tells the tragic story of grave robbing in America that rivals the robbing of king Tut's tomb. This historical narrative explains how a coal mining company in Spiro, Oklahoma legally ravaged a so-called Mound Builder site and literally destroyed a unique Native American community that had thrived from 800 to 1450. The tale also involves the work of an academic Forrest Clements, chair of the Anthropology Department at the University of Oklahoma who had a different agenda than the coal miners.
Historic Native Peoples of Texas written by historian William C. Foster provides documentation of the hundreds of Nations living in Texas during the early historic period (AD 1528 to 1722). He organizes the Texas region into eight study areas. Using the historic documents and accounts of European expeditions during the period, the author details the various cultural lifestyles of these Indigenous Peoples.
The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America is a collection of 16 legends gathered and retold by noted storytellers Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross. Bruchac is the well-known Abenaki storyteller. Ross is a Cherokee storyteller and author who is a descendant of John Ross, the principal Cherokee chief during the Trail of Tears. Together they combine their talents to create a lively celebration of the roles of Native women through traditional stories and legends.