UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available through GoodMinds.com Houses of Bark: Tipi, Wigwam and Longhouse is a children's information resource in the Native Dwellings series by Bonnie Shemie. The series looks at the range of innovative architectural designs of several Native North American Indian cultures. This book looks at the three main dwelling styles that use wood as a building material. The text begins with a brief explanation of the culture areas, its environmental features, and the way the Native People of the Subarctic and Woodland areas lived close to nature.
The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat is a recent biography about the contribution made by a Six Nations athlete to Canadian sports history. Tom Longboat (1887-1949) was a member of the Onondaga Nation born on the Six Nations Reserve. He entered competitive running in 1905 at the height of a racing craze that had swept North America. As an amateur and a professional athlete, Longboat gained the admiration of thousands of racing fans. He won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time and competed in the 1908 Olympics.
Le Secret du bison blanc is the French edition of The Secret of the White Buffalo: An Oglala Legend by Mohawk artist and storyteller C. J. Taylor. In this retelling for young readers, Taylor explains the story associated with the coming of the Sacred Pipe to the Lakota Sioux people. The story begins long ago when the people lived on the land and relied on the buffalo as their source for housing, clothing, food and much more. The people in this camp experienced a long and difficult winter. The children disobeyed their parents and elders and the parents lost patience with their children.
The Ojibway Dream by Arthur Shilling is a series of 21 portraits Shilling painted of faces of people from his Ojibwe community. Art Shilling was one of the finest painters in Canada. His works were collected by major museums and art galleries. The 48-page book captures the vibrant colours used by the artist. Shilling was from the Rama First Nation. He accompanies the art with a poetic text as compelling as the oil paintings. While the book was published as a children's book this valuable art book should be available in all secondary school and public libraries. Highly recommended.
The Monster in the Swamp: Native Legends of Monsters, Demons and Other Creatures is a collection of scary legends from eight Nations retold and illustrated by Mohawk artist C. J. Taylor. The author retells these stories and illustrates each with full-page colour paintings. Her sources are noted but only two stories are credited to specific storytellers. In the Mohawk story, Monster from the Swamp, Taylor credits Ronwaniente Jocks from Kahnawake with this previously unpublished story.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher How We Saw the World: Nine Native Stories of the Way Things Began is a collection of Native legends from nine Nations about the origin of natural phenomena. Taylor retells and illustrates stories that explain the origin of Niagara Falls, tornados, horses, the seasons and butterflies. Taylor is a Mohawk artist and storyteller and she introduces the stories by explaining that Native North Americans saw the work of the Creator in the entire natural world.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Bones in the Basket: Native Stories of the Origins of People is a collection of seven creation stories retold and illustrated by Mohawk artist C. J. Taylor. Taylor introduces the work by writing a letter to readers and informing them of the many ways Native North Americans and Indigenous People explain the creation of the earth. She chooses seven different tribal peoples including the Siberian people, the Chuckchee.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Houses of Adobe is a children's information resource in the Native Dwellings series by Bonnie Shemie. The series looks at the range of innovative architectural designs of several Native North American Indian cultures. This book looks at the adobe dwellings of the cultures of the American Southwest culture area. The text begins with a brief explanation of the culture area and its environmental features. Thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, the people of this region built pit houses.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Petit Ruisseau et le don des animaux is the French translation of C. J. Taylor's Little Water and the Gift of the Animals: A Seneca Legend. It is a retelling of a traditional legend about the healing gifts of the animals. C. J. Taylor, a Mohawk artist and storyteller, adapts Jesse Cornplanter's Seneca legend, The Grateful Animals. The story is set long ago among the Seneca Nation of the Six Nations Iroquois. The main character is a youth named Little Water who spends his days among the animals.