Kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices from Where the River Flows Swiftly, a recent anthology is a significant contribution to Indigenous literature by Indigenous writers and storytellers. 'kisiskâciwan', which means it flows swiftly in Cree is where Saskatchewan derives its name but also expresses the sentiment of the work with the ongoing flow of traditions from past into present. This work is a search for Indigenous oral and written traditions. And while some were found in libraries and archives many others were found through conversations with storytellers, writers, elders, and artists.
Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the 2018 paper edition release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.
Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies. This 14-page board book features facial close-up photographs of 11 infants wrapped in various cradle styles. Star Bright Books published this board book with the advice of the National Indian Child Care Association. As the back cover indicates Native American families carried infants safely, comfortably, and close to mothers in cradle boards. Each cradle board is personalized and decorated according to tribal designs and materials.
Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce is a graphic novel format title in the Graphic Library Series from Capstone Press. This 32-page book tells the story of the notable Nez Perce leader known as Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph wanted peace for his people. But the U.S. Army had different ideas. As the headman and spokesperson for the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph tried to do what was best for his people.
Nez Perce Country by historian Alvin M. Josephy Jr. (1915û2005) details the cultural history of the people known as Nimiipuu (Nez Perce). This readable account describes their cultural traditions and well as their tragic post-contact history. The book contains an index, map, and historical images of many important Nez Perce people including Chief Joseph. This posthumous publication of Josephy's work includes an important introduction by Jeremy FiveCrows. Recommended for anyone interested in American Indian history.
Lewis and Clark: Through Indian Eyes is a collection of nine essays collected by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This unique collection consists of essays by Native historians, authors, professors and tribal executives who offer highly personal and reflective perspectives on this much-celebrated in America. They bring a first-hand account of the overwhelming effects of this standard American history phenomenon on their tribal community. Contributors include the late Vine Deloria, N.
Description will be updated soon. This photography book features 80 black and white plates of Columbia River Plateau Native Americans taken by amateur photographer and Indian Agent, Lee Moorhouse. The images are identified by the photographer with the names of the people as well as their tribal affiliation. The essays included in this book explain the life and times of Lee Moorhouse and how many of the portraits feature the same clothing and props. Moorhouse was an avid collector of Native American artifacts for his personal cabinet of curiosities.
Come Look With Me: American Indian Art is one of the titles in Lickle Publishing's Come Look With Me Series of art appreciation books. The book's author selected 12 Native American historic objects made from a variety of media. The colour photograph of each object occupies a full page and on the opposing page there are a series of questions inviting students to examine the work. Included are brief paragraphs about the cultural and historical context of each art piece and its creator.
The Nez Perce is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series editor is Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh, an Akwesasne Mohawk writer. The series is designed to appeal to students in grades 3 to 5, and each title covers the culture and history of the particular Nation. In this title, the author describes the traditional homeland of the Nez Perce as the Columbia Plateau that includes Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
The Nez Perce, part of A First American Book series, written by Lakota Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve presents an overview of this specific Native American Nation's culture and history for elementary students. The picture book begins with a brief version of the Nez Perce or Chopunnish (Nimipu) creation story. The author explains the origin of the name, Nez Perce. Many scholars believe this term was first given by French fur traders, while others believe the name originated with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805.