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.
Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky: Poetry and Prose from Lakota Youth at Red Cloud Indian School is a poetry anthology with a difference. Collected in this anthology are 109 poems and short prose pieces authored by 61 former students of Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation between1997 to 2000. Poet and teacher Timothy McLaughlin encouraged the students in grades 5 to eight to compose poems and brief prose pieces. He selected and organized these moving and vibrant works into a solid collection.
Grand Procession: Contemporary Artistic Visions of American Indians is a 94-page exhibition catalog for art show based on sculptural creations by five women artists from Plains Nations. The miniature images (about two feet high) recreate a grand entry procession seen at any major powwow and feature human and animal (horses and dogs) figures all arrayed in intricately beaded and quilled regalia.
The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground is a 238-page history of the people known as the Lakota and their legal struggle for the return of their sacred land, the Black Hills. This book explores the relationship between the Lakota people and the Black Hills, their homeland and spiritual centre; chronicles their fight to preserve it in the face of conflict with white settlers in the nineteenth century; and traces the legal struggle in which the Lakota set out to prove the lands were unjustly taken from them, which included a Supreme Court decision in their favour.
Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization is co-authored by Thomas D. Hall and James V. Fenelon with a foreword by Duane Champagne. The issues Indigenous peoples face intensify with globalization. Through case studies from around the world, Hall and Fenelon demonstrate how Indigenous peoples' movements can be understood only by linking highly localized processes with larger global and historical forces. The authors show that Indigenous peoples have been resisting and adapting to encounters with states for millennia.
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.
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles.
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.
Indian Blues: American Indians and the Politics of Music, 1879-1934 studies a seldom examined topic in the history of Native Americans and United States history. The author is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He examines the period between 1890 and 1935 in terms of American Indian responses to federal Indian policy that worked to prevent Native Americans from performing their traditional songs and dances.
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.