The Long Run by award-winning Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac is the most recent release by 7th Generations Books in the PathFinders Series. This series is ideal for reluctant readers interested in realistic and action-filled, linear plots written by Native American and First Nation authors. This young adult fictional account a seventeen year old Passamaquoddy youth who runs away from the Seattle homeless shelter back to his elderly grandparents in Maine.
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives. Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school's nearly forty years of operation (1930-1967) and beyond.
Remember Me: Tomah Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt is a children's picture book written by Passamaquoddy legislator Donald Soctomah and Mary Beth Owen about the gift of a birchbark canoe from Tomah Joseph to a young Franklin Roosevelt. Today a birchbark canoe is housed in the museum at Roosevelt Campobello International Park in New Brunswick. This canoe was made by Passamaquoddy canoe builder, guide, and tribal leader Tomah Joseph and gifted to the future 32nd President of the United States in 1905.
Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume is the exhibition catalogue for the Maine State Museum's travelling exhibition by co-curators Bruce Bourque and Laurie LaBar. This volume celebrates the extensive history of clothing, adornment, beadwork, appliquÚ, fibrework, and basketry created by the Nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Quality examples of this work are featured in the 104 colour photographs displayed throughout the book showing pieces created by Mi'kmaq, Manliest, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy women and men artisans.
North by Northeast: Wabanaki, Akwesasne Mohawk, and Tuscarora Traditional Arts is the catalogue that accompanies the travelling exhibition of the same name. The exhibition of traditional arts of the First Nations of Maine and New York states celebrates the fine craft works of contemporary Iroquois and Wabenaki artists. The book features the beadwork, basketry, woodcarving, birch bark canoe making, and quilting of over thirty-five women and men working in these media.
Tihtiyas and Jean is a trilingual picture book that retells a Passamaquoddy legend and also introduces the idea of contact with the French. The French title is Tihtiyas et Jean and is written in English with the French translation by Nathalie Gagnon. The Passamaquoddy title is Tihtiyas naka Jean and is translated by Donald Soctomah. The main character is a 12-year-old Passamaquoddy girl named Tihtiyas. She lives with her extended family near the mouth of the Schoodic River. One day she retells her younger brother the traditional story about Glooscap and Wuchowsen, the Wind-blower.
Wild Plants of Eastern Canada: Identifying, Harvesting and Using is an accessible guide to the uses of wild plants that grow in Eastern Canada. Drawing on the traditional knowledge of Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Celtic, Acadian, and Black Peoples, the author describes 60 plant species found in the region. The book includes contemporary recipes for these wild plants. The book also describes the ecological, medicinal, and cultural history of each plant. The book contains realistic drawings of the plants and includes safety tips for avoiding poisonous plants.
Thanks to the Animals is the 10th anniversary edition of the charming picture book by Passamaquoddy storyteller Allen Sockabasin. Drawing on his own personal history Sockabasin tells the simple story of a Passamaquoddy family in Maine around 1900. To prepare for winter the family makes the move to their traditional winter camp from the coastal region. Everything they require is dismantled and loaded on a horse-drawn sled. Even the baby, Zoo Sap, is dressed in warm clothes and tucked onto the sled with the rest of the children.
Indian Tribes of the New England Frontier is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Eastern Woodland culture area. The final section of the book includes a detailed description of each plate noting the sources consulted. The illustrator made effective use of museum collections, contemporary paintings and drawings, and eyewitness accounts.
Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast by Abenaki professor, Frederick Wiseman, sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki - the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Mi'kmaq. He proposes a sovereigntist approach to understanding the current archaeological understanding of Abenaki prehistory. Combining personal history and scientific training with archaeological and paleoecological data he provides a new perspective on the 11,000-year history of the Wabanaki of the East Coast.