Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water is a anthology of storytelling, poetry, speeches and works of non-fiction by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors with a connection to Manitoba. Manitowapow is the traditional word for the land that became known as Manitoba. The editors, Niigaanwewidom James Sinclair and Warren Cariou, have selected pieces that extend back into prehistory, the historical period of the fur trade and Northwest Resistance into the present day. The first entry is a brief description of the Traditional Systems of Writing in Manitoba prior to contact.
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.
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.
Native Musicians in the Groove is the 2009 title in the Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about contemporary First Nations and Native American singers and musicians. Author Vincent Schilling interviewed each participant and supplies fascinating details about each artist. Many artists discuss their early musical influences, education, and ways they overcame racism.
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.
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.