Whaling Season: A Year in the Life of an Arctic Whale Scientist is one of the titles in the Scientists in the Field Series from Houghton Mifflin Company. This 80-page book is filled with colour photographs detailing the cooperative nature of a northern scientist working with Inupiat people of Alaska for the habitat maintenance and harvesting of bowhead whales. The scientist explains his work and how he interacts with the Inupiat people of Alaska. Images show the importance of both scientists and Indigenous People working together.
American Indian Places: A Historical Guide Book is a reference guide to 366 places that are significant to Indigenous Peoples of the United States. The guide is an interesting mix of information about the archaeology, history, and significance of each site. The guide has contributions by 139 Native American scholars as well as those by non-Native American archaeologists and historians. Organized into cultural region the guide covers the Plains, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Far West.
A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America is one of the field guides in the popular Peterson Field Guides series. This guide is organized into categories that include White or Whitish Flowers, Yellow Flowers, Orange Flowers, Pink to Red Flowers, Violet to Blue Flowers, Green Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Woody Vines, Ferns, and Grasses and Grasslike Plants. There are directions for how to access the information in the book as well as a glossary, references, index to plants, and index to medical topics.
Offsides is a well-written novel that draws on the Iroquois heritage of a teenage soccer star who finds his cultural traditions trivialized and stereotyped by his new high school's sports team mascot. The Warriors, with its accompanying denigrating and war-like mascot, is a cherished part of the Southwind high school tradition. The soccer coach desperately wants this new Mohawk player who exhibits excellent skills. But Tom Gray sees this stereotyped mascot as an insult and wants the school to make a change. Tom refuses to play his beloved sport for the Southwind school.
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing is a lyrical picture book about the importance of literacy to the Cherokee Nation. This story explains how the important contribution of Sequoyah (c.1767 - 1843), developed through trial and error, resulted in the Cherokee writing system. Despite many obstacles, Sequoyah constructed an alphabet unique to the Cherokee language so that his people could read and write. In this bilingual read aloud book, the author explains how Sequoyah developed 84 symbols for sounds found in Cherokee.
The Legend of the Lady Slipper: An Ojibwe Tale is a well-researched children's book that retells a traditional Ojibwe legend about the creation of the spring flower known as the Lady Slipper. The story is set long ago in the northern woods of Minnesota where there was an Ojibwe village. A young girl lived with extended family in this village. One winter the people of the village slowly succumbed to a terrible illness. One by one the villagers fell ill until only the young girl remained healthy.
Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend is a retelling of a traditional Ojibwe legend about a persistent duck that stands up to the challenges of the cold winter. Shingebiss, the merganser duck, lived long ago along the shore of Lake Superior. Tucked into his warm and cozy wigwam, Shingebiss settled in for the long winter. The supply of wood for his cooking fire was limited to four logs, one log for each of the winter months. Shingebiss is well-suited to living through the cold winters but this particular season, the Winter Maker unleashes all his powers.
Encyclopedia of North American Indians: Native American History, Culture, and Life from Paleo-Indians to the Present edited by Frederick Hoxie contains 447 entries in a single volume. The time period from precontact to the 1990s is extensive and the editor has chosen key themes, historical personalities, tribal groups, and frequently misunderstood topics related to Native People of the United States and Canada.