The American Indian: A Multimedia Encyclopedia Version 2.0 is a comprehensive multimedia resource on Native American History and Culture. This CD-ROM contains the full-text of Facts On File titles: Encyclopedia of Native American Religions; Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes; Who Was Who in Native American History; Voices of the Winds: Native American Legends; Atlas of the North American Indian; and Word Dance: The Language of Native American Culture.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Circle Program - Grade 2 is a language arts program kit that contains several booklets and audiocassettes designed to integrate music, art, and games with other reading and writing activities. Organized thematically, the series is designed for Native students who speak English as a second language, but is also suitable for students with an interest in the northern environment and traditional Aboriginal legends and art work.
OUT OF PRINT This kit is no longer available from the publisher. Circle Program - Kindergarten Level is a language arts program kit that contains several booklets and audiocassettes designed to integrate music, art, and games with other reading and writing activities. Organized thematically, the series is designed for Native students who speak English as a second language, but is also suitable for students with an interest in the northern environment and traditional Aboriginal legends and art work.
Keepers of the Animals: Native American Animal Stories told by Joseph Bruchac are the 24 stories from Native Stories From Keepers of the Animals. This rich collection of stories is organized around the importance of our relatives, the animals. Included are stories from the major culture areas of Native North America. The listener is introduced to these important stories about animals that contain several teachings. Joseph Bruchac is a well-known Abenaki storyteller and writer. This audiobook containing two cassettes is suitable for young children to adult listeners.
My Tribe The Crees by Joseph F. Dion (1888-1960) begins this history of his people at the time of contact with Europeans. He explains the cultural life of the Cree of the Plains in chapters devoted to social customs, warfare, hunting and religion. His narrative then moves on to the impact of European contact and the devastating effects of disease, loss of the buffalo, treaties, and the reserve system. Joseph Dion is a direct descendent of Big Bear, and he writes with authority based on oral tradition.
Indian Tribes of Alberta was first published in 1979 by the Glenbow-Alberta Institute. Hugh A. Dempsey's useful volume has been revised and expanded in this1997 volume. The text now includes a section about terminology and naming that describes the various names used over the years by historians and anthropologists when referring to "First Nations." The author has chosen to retain Indian but has incorporated First Nation terminology for specific Nations. Sixteen First Nations are included in this text that maintains an historical approach to the work.
OUT OF PRINT My People the Bloods was written by Mike Mountain Horse (1888-1964) about the history and culture of his Nation who are part of the Blackfoot Confederacy. He describes the traditional lifestyle, culture, war, and stories of this Plains First Nation. My People The Bloods is a reprint of Mike Mountain Horse's historical account of his life as a member of the Blood Nation. Mike Mountain Horse was born in 1884 and attended an Anglican residential school in 1894. After his brother was killed in World War 1, he joined the Canadian army, serving overseas in France.
Songs from the Loom - A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave is a sensitive and detailed account of a ten-year old Navajo girl's instruction in this traditional artform. The author and photographer, Monty Roessel, is Navajo and he shares his understanding and talent through the text and colour images of his daughter and mother. The story begins with the shearing of the family's sheep and preparation of the wool. Throughout the process, the grandmother explains the stories of how Spider Woman taught Changing Woman how to weave.
The World Is Our Witness: The Historic Journey of the Nisga'a Into Canada is a first-person account of this historic treaty negotiation by the chief federal negotiator, Tom Molloy. Molloy's task was to represent Canada in negotiations with the Nisga'a Tribal Council and the Province of British Columbia. Molloy traces his role from 1996 to the final agreement's passage into law on May 11, 2000. This is a highly readable account of a complex process that draws on the history of Indian - government relations in British Columbia.
Shannon: An Ojibway Dancer tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl who lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shannon loves to dance at the powwows held every summer in her home community and at other reservations. Shannon dances fancy shawl and the reader is introduced to this dance style, the required outfit and powwow protocol. The book contains numerous colour photographs of Shannon and her family as they prepare for the powwow and attend the powwow at Mille Lacs.