Tuscarora: A History is the 278-page history of the Tuscarora Nation in western New York State near Niagara Falls. Anthony F. C. Wallace is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. This highly readable and accessible historical account is told through the author's clear and straightforward voice. Wallace began his initial research at Tuscarora in the late 1940s when he was collecting
The Rotinonshonni: A Traditional Iroquoian History Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera by Mohawk scholar Brian Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois. Drawing upon J. N. B. Hewitt’s translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake.
L'Arbre Sacré is the French 2013 translation of The Sacred Tree. Originally published by Four Worlds Development Project in 1984, this book was intended as a resource for Aboriginal communities involved in healing programs. The Sacred Tree remains a valuable book that provides an introduction to First Nations spirituality, identity, self-discovery, cultural and traditional values, and symbolism. The book can be used to assist students to understand themselves, their community, and the world around them.
A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture is a welcome addition to the literature on Aboriginal education, worldview, and spirituality from an Indigenous scholar. Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as Dr. Joe, stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada.
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.
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.
Pipemakers: The Story of Creating the Sacred Peace Pipes DVD is a 38-minute award-winning documentary of the few remaining Native Americans who create the sacred stone Peace Pipes. Digging through 12 feet of solid rock with hand tools they mine the sacred red pipestone. With specific preparations and traditional teachings they fashion the stone into shapes of bears, eagles and other effigies. These pipemakers come from many Nations but they maintain their traditional teachings and spirituality during their efforts.
Vanishing Link: My Spiritual Return to the Kiowa Way DVD is the personal journey by filmmaker Donna Rowell. This 90-minute drama is an emotionally moving program about one woman's return to her spiritual roots and identity. As this story unfolds through the woman's direct experiences the viewer follows her journey and so travels deeper into her return to her teachings. Woven together with riveting stories from Elders brought to life through traditional art, dances, songs, and crafts.
UNAVAILABLE This kit is no longer available from GoodMinds.com Ganohonyohk Our Being Ogweho:weh is a language resource developed by G. Marjorie Henry for Cayuga language classes at Six Nations Polytechnic. The kit consists of a 56-page book and a 16-minute audiocassette. The Cayuga words are written in the Henry Orthography developed at Six Nations of the Grand River. The illustrated resource booklet and audiocassette were created for students learning Ganohonyohk, the speech of thanksgiving recited at all Iroquois functions.