Geri Keams, a Navajo storyteller and actress tells this Cherokee story about Grandmother Spider succeeding in bringing light to the animals on her side of the world. This picture book also explains why possum has a hairless tail and buzzard has feathers missing. ATOS Reading Level: 3.8; Reading Level: 3.1; Lexile Measure: 470; Guided Reading: M
Cherokee History, Myths and Sacred Formulas is a reprint by Cherokee Publications, The Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual of the classic James Mooney reports, Myths of the Cherokee (1900) and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891). Both reports are reproduced in their entirety. They were first released in the 19th and 7th Annual Reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology. This new reprint contains a Foreword from Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokees. The new introduction was produced by The Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
The Trail of Tears by renowned Abenaki author, Joseph Bruchac, is part of the Step into Reading program from Random House books. This beginning chapter book recounts the story of the Cherokee forced relocation in 1838. This title is classified as a Step 5 book in the series because it provides an independent reading experience for students who are ready for chapters. This title features longer paragraphs and contains coloured illustrations that encourage young readers to try a chapter book.
Native American Mounted Rifleman, 1861-65 is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Warriors series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Southeast cultural region. The Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole) were caught up in the turmoil of the American Civil War and they had no choice but to side with the Confederacy.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation is one of the titles in the Signature Lives Series published by Compass Point Books. The remarkable life story of Wilma Mankiller (1945- ) is told in nine chapters. As a Cherokee girl, Wilma Mankiller grew up during a time of change in America. She experienced first-hand the effects of the federal government's relocation program for Native Americans when her family was moved from their home in Oklahoma to San Francisco.
Six Native American artists selected for the Migrations exhibition by the Tamarind Institute. They include Steven Deo, Tom Jones, Larry McNeil, Ryan Lee Smith, Star Wallowing Bull, and Marie Watt. In addition to the art, essays by Jo Ortel, Lucy Lippard, Kathleen Howe, and Gerald McMaster contribute expert analyses of Native American art. Ortel, an associate professor of art history at Beloit College, defines "Migrations" as it applies to this project. Lippard is an art critic and author whose essay discusses the cultural baggage forced upon the American Indian.
Rabbit and the Bears: A Traditional Cherokee Legend is one of the picture book titles in the Grandmother Stories Series by Deborah Duvall. Ji-Stu the Rabbit doesn't spend the beautiful autumn days gathering food for the winter like some of the animals. Instead he travels with his friend Yona the Bear to Mulberry Place, the high mountain homeland of the bears. He has heard Yona tell stories of the dancing and celebrations. Let someone else gather food. Ji-Stu will go to the mountains with Yona. On the way to the mountains the two friends encounter a hunter.
White Bead Ceremony: Mary Greyfeather Gets Her Native American Name is written by Sherrin Watkins, a lawyer practicing in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She draws on her Shawnee and Cherokee heritage for inspiration in this children's picture book about a four-year-old girl who just wants to play with her Barbies instead of repeating Shawnee language words. Mary Greyfeather's mother desperately wants her young daughter to learn Shawnee and is frustrated by her daughter who just wants to play.
American Civil War in the Indian Territory is one of the titles in Osprey Publishing's Men-at-Arms series. All titles in the series are well-researched and contain full-colour plates of the uniforms or clothing worn by military forces of the past and present. In this title, the author and illustrator focus on the Aboriginal People of the Southeast who fought alongside the Confederate and Union armies during the United States Civil War. The final section of the book includes a detailed description of each plate noting the sources consulted.
William Bartram traveled throughout the American Southeast from 1773-1776. He occupies a unique place as an American Enlightenment explorer, naturalist, writer, and artist whose work was widely admired in his time and thereafter. Coleridge, the Wordsworths, and other leading romantics found inspiration in his pages. Bartram's most famous work, Travels has remained in print since the first publication of the book in 1791. However, his writings on Indians have received less attention than they deserve.