Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor (Ojibwe) is the story of cold but happy Harry in spite of being destitute due to a negligent and schizophrenic society confused in its understanding of the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and everybody else, in a so-called just, multicultural society. But Harry had talents coming from an oral culture. Ralph from Otter Lake reserve but now a Toronto Police officer meets Harry in curious circumstances. Danielle from Otter Lake reserve, who drew the original Horse on the Everything Wall, goes missing.
Living with Animals: Ojibwe Spirit Powers is a 2014 publication by philosophy professor Michael Pomedli, University of Saskatchewan. He examines the roles of animals such as bears, owls, otters, thunderbirds, and water creatures in the spirituality, healing, and protection of Ojibwe in the 19th century. This study over 100 images from oral and written sources – including birch bark scrolls, rock art, stories, games, and dreams – in which these animals appear as kindred beings, spirit powers, healers, and protectors.
Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 is a recent publication that documents the pictographs of Blackfoot warriors created from the 1880s to 2000 in both Canada and the United States. James Dempsey draws on his Blood First Nation heritage, extensive research in museum collections, and interviews with Blackfoot (Siksika) Elders to create this impressive work. He documents the types of artwork found on Blackfoot teepee covers, painted robes, teepee liners and doors, and painted panels that depict the images of warrior pictography and history.
Native American Art is one of the titles in the Art in History series developed for elementary students. The book looks at the cultural and artistic traditions of the major culture regions of North America. The book is organized into two-page spreads that provide brief introductions to rock art, wood sculpture, stone sculpture, basketry, textiles, pottery, jewelry and head coverings, sand painting, earth mounds, and signs and symbols. The text comments only on the pre-contact and contact period for each topic.
Mi'kmaq: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Mi'kmaq Nation of eastern Canada. The book provides 1 to 2-page spreads about Mi'kmaq homes, communities, clothing, food, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, language, storytelling, art, and petroglyphs. Using colour photographs, a map and a few archival images, the book explores the past and present of these resourceful communities.
The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Count at the Smithsonian is co-published by the University of Nebraska Press and the National Museum of the American Indian. It celebrates the unique historical record of the Lakota Nation found in their winter counts. As a record of historical events important to the Lakota, this book contains representation from 14 winter counts that extend historical knowledge over 200 years of Lakota history. In a selection of essays the book documents these 14 calendar records that record the Leonid meteor shower of 1833û34.
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.
Talking Rocks: Geology and 10,000 Years of Native American Tradition in the Lake Superior Region is not only a story of geological history told from two perspectives, it is also a chronicle of two people from very different cultural and scientific heritages learning to understand and appreciate each other's distinct yet complementary ways of viewing the land we share. An earth science professor and Native Elder explore the natural history of the Lake Superior region, examining both the science and the spirit of the land.