A Kid's Guide to Native American History: More Than 50 Activities by authors Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene Hirschfelder is part teacher resource and part student activity book for elementary students interested in understanding Native American history and culture through meaningful activities.
The world of contemporary American infants and young children is saturated with inappropriate images of American Indians. American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children reveals and discusses these images and cultural stereotypes through writings like Kathy Kerner's previously unpublished essay on Thanksgiving and an essay by Dr. Cornell Pewewardy on Disney's Pocahontas film. This edition incorporates new writings and recent developments, such as a chronology documenting changes associated with the mascot issue, along with information on USA state legislation.
Children of Native America Today is a photo-essay resource book for elementary students. Designed to overcome common stereotypes of North American Indians, this book reinforces the ides that Native Americans are a vital part of the United States and Canada. Organized by culture area, the two-page spreads of 25 tribal nations contain at least four colour photographs of modern Native American children participating in special tribal events, sports, cultural events, and everyday living. The images all show children enjoying a variety of activities.
Rising Voices: Writing of Young Native Americans is a collection of poems and short essays written by 63 Native American students from grade 3 to senior high school. The collected works were selected from previously published anthologies, student publications, and newsletters. The editors have organized the pieces into several themes including Identity, Family, Homelands, Ritual and Ceremony, Education, and Harsh Realities. Each selection is clearly identified with the student's name, their tribal affiliation, and grade level.
OUT OF PRINT Encyclopedia of Native American Religions is the updated edition of a major reference work for the general reader. More than 1200 cross-referenced entries describe traditional beliefs and spiritual practices; the impact of European contact; and the forms Native American religions take today. The contemporary issues include court cases concerning prisoners' religious rights, US national and state legislation concerning Native Religion, religious rights in the military, sacred sites, and tribal court cases involving Non-Native participation in sacred ceremonies.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher American Indian Lives - Artists and Craftspeople profiles the achievements of eighteen Native North Americans in the arts field. The author selected Washo basket maker Dat So La Lee, Hopi potter Nampeyo, and the work of Kiowa artists to represent the 19th century.