Tribal Theory in Native American Literature: Dakota and Haudenosaunee Writing and Indigenous Worldviews offers an Indigenous approach to literary criticism as Seneca scholar examines Dakota and Mohawk authors' works. Penelope Myrtle Kelsey is a professor of English literature at Western Illinois University and she brings her academic background as well as an Indigenous sensibility to the study of specific Dakota authors such as Marie McLaughlin, Charles Eastman, Zitkala-èa (Gertrude Bonnin), Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Ella Deloria, and Philip Red Eagle.
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Lakota storyteller Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve takes readers back in time to her childhood during the 1940s. This picture book offers the heartwarming Christmas story about her family living on the reservation in South Dakota where her father is the Episcopal minister. As her family looks with anticipation on the coming Christmas events, Virginia dreams of receiving a new winter coat.
Among the Dakota, the Beloved Child ceremony marked the special, tender affection that parents felt toward a child whose life had been threatened. In this moving book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life, author Diane Wilson explores the work of several modern Dakota people who are continuing to raise beloved children: Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan, an artist and poet; Clifford Canku, a spiritual leader and language teacher; Alameda Rocha, a boarding school survivor; Harley and Sue Eagle, Canadian activists; and Delores Brunelle, an Ojibwe counsellor.
Dakota Women's Work: Creativity, Culture, and Exile is a 2012 release from the Minnesota Historical Society Press that deals with the history of Dakota women in Minnesota from the early 1800s to the United States-Dakota War of 1862. The book, written by Collette Hyman is part of its larger effort to discuss the war, and its aftermath, during the 150th anniversary of the war that pitted the Dakota against Europeans in the Minnesota River Valley.
Living with Strangers: The Nineteenth-Century Sioux and the Canadian-American Borderlands tells the story of the Sioux who moved into the Canadian-American borderlands in the later years of the nineteenth century. David G. McCrady's award-winning study crosses national boundaries to examine how Native peoples on both sides of the border reacted to the arrival of the Sioux.
First published in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee has become a classic account of the American West and the Native Americans who fought to protect their lands and people against the onslaught of the U.S. military forces. This new illustrated edition, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated History, offers readers a newly revamped look at this groundbreaking book. Using over 300 images that include archival photographs, colour images, maps, and illustrations, the book includes 1 to 2-page spreads by Ned Blackhawk, Joseph Bruchac, Andrew Gulliford, Joseph Marshall 111, R.
Clearing a Path: New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art is edited by First Nations University of Canada scholar Carmen Robertson and noted Saskatchewan Métis artist and scholar, Sherry Farrell Racette. In 2005, as part of the province's centennial celebrations, the Saskatchewan Arts Board contracted Carmen Robertson and Sherry Farrell Racette to curate an exhibition which would bring together a diverse group of contemporary artists working in traditional Indigenous media.
The Sioux is one of the titles in the Learner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Sioux Nation (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) are described in five chapters. The meaning of the name, Sioux, is explained. Their lifestyle such as family life, the importance of the buffalo in Sioux economy, the roles of men and women, and spiritual beliefs are briefly detailed.
Dakota Philosopher: Charles Eastman and American Indian Thought offers a new opinion of the contribution made by Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939). Eastman also known as Ohiyesa was born into a traditional Dakota family and later converted to Christianity and attended medical school. Returning to his homeland, Eastman worked as a doctor during the Wounded Knee massacre. His views on American society were seriously called into question after this devastating experience.