Lines from a Mined Mind brings together lyrics and musings from the twenty-five-year recording career of John Trudell, an internationally acclaimed poet, musician, and leader of the American Indian Movement. More than a simple anthology, this collection goes deeper, revealing the incendiary intersection of music and activism.
Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development is a study of the fifteen-year effort by the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation's company to achieve economic success with a tribally-owned and operated buffalo operation. Anthropology professor Sebastian Felix Braun conducted fieldwork on the reservation studying the Pte Hca Ka project that developed the buffalo ranching operation on the reservation. The goal was to achieve a tribally-owned and operated business that combined Lakota cultural values in an ecologically sound effort.
Forced Federalism: Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Nationhood coauthored by Cherokee scholar Jeff Corntassel and Richard C Witmer II, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Creighton University, offers political science students and scholars a convincing account of the methods of forced federalism undertaken by the United States in its efforts to challenge Indigenous sovereignty and economic development in America. Corntassel is Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor for the Indigenous Governance Programs at the University of Victoria.
Empowerment of North American Indian Girls: Ritual Expressions at Puberty is a study by developmental psychologist Carol A. Markstrom of the ceremonial practices of specific Native American communities surrounding the coming-of-age of young women. She examines the anthropological, historical, and Indigenous literature on the subject and combines this data with ceremonies she attended specifically the Apache Sunrise Dance or Na'ii'ees at San Carlos. She also writes about the puberty ceremonies for of Navajo, Lakota, and Ojibwe girls.
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.
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History is published by Harper Collins and the Smithsonian Institution celebrating the photographs taken by Gertrude Kasebier. Her work focuses on the Native American participants of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Associate curator at the Photographic Collection of the Museum of American History Michelle Delaney provides historical context for the photographer and her subjects.
Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian People was co-published by the University of Washington Press and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The coffee-table book contains over 300 illustrations featuring 250 in full-colour. Six essays by Plains scholars including Beatrice Medicine (Lakota), Gerard Baker (Mandan-Hidatsa), Joe Medicine Crow (Crow), Arthur Amiotte (Oglala Lakota), and Bently Spang (Northern Cheyenne Nation) combine to explain the unique cultural history of Plains Indian art of the past and present.
Lana's Lakota Moons is the most recent children's novel by Lakota writer Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Set in contemporary times, the story revolves around the Lakota calendar as two sisters (cousins) deal with their different personal interests as they share their grandparents' Lakota cultural traditions. The narrator, Lori, finds her cousin-sister to be mischievous and often lazy. Lori is the bookworm and the two are always finding ways to challenge their grandparents' patience.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Star People: A Lakota Story was written and illustrated by Lakota artist and storyteller S. D. Nelson. Nelson draws on traditional teachings about the stars as well as family traditions as he recounts a moving story about two Lakota children and their unique relationship with their grandmother. One day long ago, older sister and her younger brother were out exploring around their camp site. The two children delight in the environment and all the wonders of the clouds.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Gift Horse: A Lakota Story was written and illustrated by Lakota artist S. D. Nelson. This picture book is based on the early life of his great-grandfather, Flying Cloud, and his journey from youth to manhood. The story is told about the horse named Storm gifted to Flying Cloud. The horse played a major role in the life of the Lakota people. Flying Cloud makes the journey from a child to a young man or warrior by accomplishing his Vision Quest.