Sioux Code Talkers of World War II researched and written by Andrea M. Page the grand niece of John Bear King, one of seven Lakota speakers who served as the Lakota Code Talkers under General MacArthur following the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Much is known about men from the Navajo Nation who served the American war effort as Navajo Code Talkers but little is known about these Lakota warriors. Following over twenty years of interest and research the author has created a fascinating account of these remarkable soldiers and their accomplishments.
Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nakota Community is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Stoney and Assiniboine (Sioux) people known as the Nakota Nation. Influenced by the climate and land of Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Nakota created complex societies. The text uses colour images and simple content that introduces primary and junior level students to the family, cultural traditions, and daily life of these remarkable people.
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People is a well-told picture book about the outstanding Lakota Sioux leader known as Tatanka Iyotake, was probably born in 1831. He was one of the greatest Lakota Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood, killing his first buffalo at age 10, to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army. When he was a child the family called him Slow because he was a thoughtful child who took his time in deliberation before making a major decision.
Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney studies the participation of Indigenous families in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show from the 1880s to contemporary showcases of the wild west in Euro Disney shows. Looking at this unique American genre from the Native American and First Nation points of view provides thought-provoking new perspectives. Focusing on the experiences of Indigenous performers and performances, Linda Scarangella McNenly begins her examination of these spectacles with Buffalo Bill’s 1880s pageants.
Me Artsy is the 2015 new release by renowned Ojibwe playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor. Extending his previous anthology concepts (Me Funny and Me Sexy) Taylor selected fourteen artists' pieces about their selected artistic disciplines, including the fine arts, theatre, music, cuisine, fashion and film. Their essays contribute to our understanding of contemporary Indigenous career choices, identity, and achieving social change through traditional and contemporary arts.
Sioux History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Sioux in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in South and North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Sioux Life Today; and Current Sioux Issues.
Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star is one of the finalists for the First Nation Communities Read 2014–15 selection. Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star introduces a young girl and her horse into Little Chief's life. Their adventure takes them on a journey which transforms her loss and grieving into self discovery and resilience through a new found hope. The accompanying CD includes the narration of the story by author Victor Lethbridge. The short version of the story is narrated in Lakota, Blackfoot, and Cree by three Aboriginal narrators.
Little Chief and Mighty Gopher: The Pemmican Frenzy is a picture book written by Victor Lethbridge. This story about a young boy who finds friends and acceptance in unexpected places. This humourous tale of hope, determination and empowerment is intended for young students dealing with bullying and rejection. The comic-styled colour drawings by Ben Crane add to the story's humour.
The Metaphysics of Modern Existence is the 2012 reissue of scholar Vine Deloria's 1979 book of the same name. Deloria's (1993-2005) publications range from the well-known Custer Died for Your Sins to more scholarly accounts such as The World We Used to Live In. This reissued account proposes a framework for a new vision of reality. Bridging science and religion to form an integrated idea of the world, while recognizing the importance of tribal wisdom, The Metaphysics of Modern Existence delivers a revolutionary view of our future and our world. This volume contains a foreword by Daniel R.