Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools is a personal memoir from a boarding school (residential school) survivor who attended the Holy Rosary Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation for ten years. Giago is an award-winning journalist from the Pine Ridge Reservation who also founded Lakota Times (now the Indian Country Times). His recollections are paired with heart-felt poems about his years spent at boarding school. The first part of the book presents his perspective as a survivor.
Planning for Balanced Development - A Guide for Native American and Rural Communities is a book about the methods of a community planner who combines cultural preservation and economic development. Susan Guyette presents her model of development planning that addresses the unique requirements of Native American communities. Her approach is community-based as she recounts the case study of the creation of a cultural centre at the Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico. The need for economic development is vital for many First Nations and Native American communities.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Utopian Legacies - A History of Conquest and Oppression in the Western World is John Mohawk's most recent book. The Seneca scholar is professor of history in the American Studies Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His other works include Exiled in the Land of the Free and A Basic Call to Consciousness. In this work, he takes the long view of history by examining the underlying philosophy of Western culture.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Taos Pueblo: Painted Stories is a collection of 27 fine art paintings by Pueblo artist Jonathan Warm Day. Organized by the seasonal round of activities, Warm Day's paintings capture the cultural traditions of his Pueblo community. Raised in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, the artist chose to document some of his finest memories of growing up in a close-knit Native village. The cultural traditions of daily life during the times of change and loss capture the warmth and caring he has for his people and their spiritual traditions.
Ecocide of Native America - Environmental Destruction of Indian Lands and Peoples is a well-written expose of the ongoing destruction of Native American reservation lands and cultures. The authors document the years of industrial waste and radiation that have contaminated Native people and their communities. Grinde and Johansen state that Native Americans are victims of ecocide that has destroyed the environment and poisoned many people. The authors present the argument that Indigenous People are considered the first ecologists who continue to maintain traditional ecological knowledge.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Petroglyphs: Ancient Language / Sacred Art is an introduction into the ancient art of carving images onto rocks in North America. Artist Sabra Moore has put together a guide to the various petroglyph sites in Canada and the United States. Her drawings of 100 rock carvings are faithful reproductions of the original images that include animals, humans, objects, symbols, calendars, star markers, and celestial beings. Ancient cultures created these incised images in caves, on cliff faces, on boulders, and even under water.