Sacred Smoke: The Ancient Art of Smudging for Modern Times is a how-to book about smudging. Learn how to make smudge sticks and to identify, collect, and grow a wide range of sacred plants for smudging. Includes research techniques, sources of potent smudging herbs, information on the use of sacred plants, and valuable advice on how to reclaim lost traditions and find personal healing rituals.
Navajo Ceremonial Baskets: Sacred Symbols, Sacred Space is a well-documented and beautifully illustrated book contains over one hundred full-color photographs of baskets and Navajo weavers. Learn the detailed history, origins, and meanings of these ceremonial baskets, as well as the etiquette to observe when using them and how to preserve them for safekeeping. Includes a glossary of essential Navajo terms.
Chronicles the life of Chief Seattle (1790-1866) and discusses how this leader tried to prevent the United States government's attempts to force his people of Washington's Puget Sound to live on reservations. This Squamish leader is best known for his work on the environment and activist for his Nation.
Suquamish Coloring Book: Legend of the Basket Ogress is much more than a colouring book. The author, Peg Deam, is a Suquamish Tribal member of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington. The introductory notes explain that despite attending a US government boarding school she has retained her Salish cultural heritage. Her reservation is located in the Puget Sound where members of her community retain their language. The 30-page book retells a traditional Suquamish legend in English with coloring book illustrations and Puget Salish language translations.
Anasazi Coloring Book: The Story of the Ancestral Puebloans is a 29-page colouring book that features simple line drawings and accompanying text about the ancestors of the present-day Pueblo people. The Ancient Ones are called Anasazi. Their traditional homeland is the Southwest who built stone dwellings into the sides of cliffs. The illustrations and descriptions explain the culture and lifestyle of these Ancient People. The author provides a glossary of terms and a list of references.
Native American Ledger Art Coloring Book: Counting 1 - 10 is an activity book for children. The drawings in this activity book were created by Cherokee artist Jesse T. Hummingbird. He uses the page format of ledger books once used by store owners for keeping accounts. After the loss of the buffalo, the Plains Nations were placed on reservations. The Plains artists no longer were able o draw pictures on buffalo hides and turned to utilizing ledger books. These lined books were used to draw stylized images and designs that told stories.
How Can One Sell the Air? Chief Seattle's Vision is Chief Seattle's (1790-1866) impassioned plea to respect "the Sacred Web of Life". This speech has become an inspiration to many especially the environmental movement. But what exactly did Seattle say in this famous speech? Research lead authors to the version the Suquamish Elders include in their oral tradition, published here with two popular twentieth century adaptations. Dr. Henry Smith's version of the speech is included, along with background information for the speech.
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.