Seneca Possessed: Indians, Witchcraft, and Power in the Early American Republic examines the ordeal of an Indigenous people in the wake of the American Revolution. As part of the once-formidable Six Nations Iroquois in western New York, Senecas occupied a significant if ambivalent place within the newly established United States. They found themselves the object of missionaries' conversion efforts while also confronting land speculators, poachers, squatters, timber-cutters, and officials from state and federal governments.
The Ice King is written by Allison Mitcham about a Mi'kmaw youth long ago who outsmarted the Ice King. This traditional Mi'kmaq legend offers the account in English, French, and Mi'kmaq. The French text, Le Roi de Glace, is translated by Corinne Gallant; the Mi'kmaq version, Mkumiey Eleke'wit, is written by Serena M. Sark. Because they did not know how to defend themselves against the Ice King, the inhabitants of a Mi'kmaq village risked death every winter - until a day when a brave Mi'kmaw dared to stand up to him. Will he manage to subdue this formidable enemy?
Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario by Mi'kmaw professor Bonita Lawrence documents the Algonquins’ twenty-year struggle for identity and nationhood despite the imposition of a provincial boundary that divided them across two provinces, and the Indian Act, which denied federal recognition to two-thirds of Algonquins.
Nation to Nation: A Resource on Treaties in Ontario is a 68-page book from the Union of Ontario Indians designed to inform readers and students about First Nations treaties in Ontario. Edited by Maurice Switzer the book has a definition section and background about treaties in general, treaties between First Nations, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, Indian treaties in Canada, and a timeline showing Indian treaties in Ontario.
Dispersed but not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth-Century Wendat People Kathryn Magee Labelle examines the creation of a Wendat diaspora in the wake of the Iroquois attacks. By focusing the historical lens on the dispersal and its aftermath, she extends the seventeenth-century Wendat narrative. In the latter half of the century, Wendat leaders continued to appear at councils, trade negotiations, and diplomatic ventures -- including the Great Peace of Montreal in 1701 -- relying on established customs of accountability and consensus.
Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories is a remarkable book that has collected 23 remarkable essays about the way Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars and storytellers approach the study of Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) cultural history, worldview, and thinking. The three editors responded to calls for tribally-centered critical approaches in American Indian Studies/Native Studies, this critical anthology focuses on Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe/Chippewa) Studies and the ways in which stories might serve as a center for the field.
Bridging Two Peoples: Chief Peter E. Jones, 1843-1909 tells the story of Dr. Peter E. Jones, who in 1866 became one of the first status Indians to obtain a medical doctor degree from a Canadian university. He returned to his southern Ontario reserve and was elected chief and band doctor. As secretary to the Grand Indian Council of Ontario he became a bridge between peoples, conveying the chiefs’ concerns to his political mentor Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, most importantly during consultations on the Indian Act. Peter E.
The Redemption of Oscar Wolf: A Novel is the most recent adult novel by James Bartleman. Writing the story based loosely on his family and community's early years, Bartleman creates the main character Oscar Wolf, an Ojibwe youth of 13 living in the Rama First Nation area. Set during the 1930s, the narrative tells the story of this First Nation boy who sets fire to the local town's business. It is his rage against white society that compels this outrageous action and the result is devastating to the small town and to Oscar.
Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth-Century Canada is the long-awaited publication that continues the story of the lives of eight key Mississaugas of Credit River. The book contains the history of the Mississaugas of the New Credit when they lived along the Credit River in Ontario prior to their relocation their present-day community. The book opens with a chapter about the life of Peter Jones (1802-1856). Jones became a Methodist convert and from there became a minister.