Roots of the Iroquois is organzied into 20 brief chapters that tell the cultural history of the Six Nations Iroquois or Haudenosaunee. Beginning with the Migration of the Iroquois, the sections cover the Formation of the Great Law of Peace, arrival of the Europeans, Christian conversions, French and English Wars, the Code of Handsome Lake, the American Revolution, Cornplanter and his Father, Honayawas (Farmer's Brother), the Oneida, Chief Skenandoah, and the Migration of the Turcaroras.
Legends of the Iroquois is a compilation of traditional legends by storyteller Tehanetorens first issued as small pamphlets for his Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization. The traditional stories are gathered here and include pictograph stories told in brief sentences and small drawings.
Wampum Belts of the Iroquois is a reprint of the original text published by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens) and the Six Nations Museum at Onchiota, New York. This reissue is an important introductory text about the significance and historical value of wampum used by the Six Nations Iroquois (Haudenosaunee). Over 40 wampum belts are described and accompanied by photographs of reproductions. Students attending the Indian Way School at Akwesasne made these reproductions as a project to further their understanding the importance to Iroquois culture and history.
Basic Call to Consciousness is a collection of essays in which leaders of the Six Nations Iroquois discuss the importance of honouring the sacred Web of Life and describe the spiritual roots of their traditional government and cultural traditions. This 120-page book posits a compelling critique of Western culture and an eloquent text on the rights of Indigenous nations. Presented here are three position papers delivered to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 1977.
Legends From The Forest is a collection of 34 traditional stories from Sandy Lake Cree storytellers gathered by James R. Stevens. Chief Thomas Fiddler who was in his eighties when the book was published in 1985 tells most of the stories. Other storytellers include Edward Rae, Titus Goodman, Thomas Linklater, and Abel Fiddler. The stories are organized around key cultural heroes such as Weesakayjac, and later historical figures such as the Yorkboat men, Young Lad, Man Always Sitting, and the Marten.
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway is the classic book about Ojibway traditional teachings written for children and all learners. Edward Benton Banai is the Ojibway teacher and spiritual leader who founded the Red School House, an alternative school for Native students in St. Paul, Minnesota. His goal in writing The Mishomis Book was to provide students with an accurate account of Ojibway culture, history, and worldview based on the oral teachings. This book begins with the Ojibway creation story and how first man came to earth.
White Roots of Peace: the Iroquois Book of Life, reprinted in 1994, is the important contribution to the understanding and significance of the Six Nations Iroquois / Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace originally published in 1946. Paul Wallace wrote a popular account of the founding of the Great Law of Peace for the general reader. While researching the Iroquois, Wallace made several visits to Six Nations of the Grand River where he met with Jake Hess, Joseph Montour, and Chief William D. Loft.
The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories is a facsimile reprint of the 1880 edition originally published in Toronto by Belfords, Clarke. This edition includes the text of the Selkirk Treaty, the Robinson Treaty, the Manitoulin Island Treaty, and Treaty One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, and Seven. The Treaties of Canada is essentially the report by the Treaty Commissioner and Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Morris to the Earl of Dufferin about the negotiations surrounding these treaties.
Aboriginal Peoples: Building for the Future tells the story of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in the 20th century. The book is arranged into 37 chapters each covering a specific topic. Topics as diverse as elders, residential schools, life in the cities, the arts, treaties, forced relocations, as well as land claims and self-government are explored. Each chapter contains a wealth of information in the form of primary source quotations, photographs, works of art, graphs and charts, and text.