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.
The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America is a collection of 16 legends gathered and retold by noted storytellers Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross. Bruchac is the well-known Abenaki storyteller. Ross is a Cherokee storyteller and author who is a descendant of John Ross, the principal Cherokee chief during the Trail of Tears. Together they combine their talents to create a lively celebration of the roles of Native women through traditional stories and legends.
American Indians of the Southeast 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 culture area. This culture area extends from the Ohio River valley to the states of Virginia and Florida. The time period covered reaches back in time to 500 BC until the early 1900s.
The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals is a Cherokee legend about lacrosse game between the animals and birds retold. Also explains the origin of flying squirrel and bat. When the Animals of the southeastern woodlands challenge the Birds to a game of stickball, two of the smallest Animals are not allowed to play. The Bear, the Deer, and the other big animals think they are too small to compete. In this Cherokee story the little animals find a way to play in the Great Ball Game.