Aboriginal Sports Heroes: Atlantic Canada features the biographies of five Maritime athletes who combine athletics with education and commitment to community. Selected by author Jason Peters the book features individuals with Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and an Inuk ancestry. The sports heroes include Fredericton resident Josh Hepditch, who played with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; Canadian football pivot Josh Sacobie, from St. Mary's First Nation; Allison Brooks a quarterback, also from St.
Uncommon Threads: Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costume is the exhibition catalogue for the Maine State Museum's travelling exhibition by co-curators Bruce Bourque and Laurie LaBar. This volume celebrates the extensive history of clothing, adornment, beadwork, appliquÚ, fibrework, and basketry created by the Nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Quality examples of this work are featured in the 104 colour photographs displayed throughout the book showing pieces created by Mi'kmaq, Manliest, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy women and men artisans.
The Penobscot Dance of Resistance: Tradition in the History of a People is a carefully documented account of a Native American Nation that resisted United States assimilation and has succeeded in maintaining its cultural and historical integrity. The book is written by historian and folklorist Pauleena MacDougall who has studied the ways the Penobscot community has faced the challenges to their self-determination by successfully negotiating the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement.
North by Northeast: Wabanaki, Akwesasne Mohawk, and Tuscarora Traditional Arts is the catalogue that accompanies the travelling exhibition of the same name. The exhibition of traditional arts of the First Nations of Maine and New York states celebrates the fine craft works of contemporary Iroquois and Wabenaki artists. The book features the beadwork, basketry, woodcarving, birch bark canoe making, and quilting of over thirty-five women and men working in these media.
Wild Plants of Eastern Canada: Identifying, Harvesting and Using is an accessible guide to the uses of wild plants that grow in Eastern Canada. Drawing on the traditional knowledge of Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Celtic, Acadian, and Black Peoples, the author describes 60 plant species found in the region. The book includes contemporary recipes for these wild plants. The book also describes the ecological, medicinal, and cultural history of each plant. The book contains realistic drawings of the plants and includes safety tips for avoiding poisonous plants.
Native Women of Courage for Young Readers is a collection of brief biographical sketches of ten outstanding First Nations women. Métis author Kelly Fournel celebrates the lives of Winona LaDuke, Sarah Winnemucca, Maria Tallchief, Mary Kim Titla, Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Susan Aglukark, Wilma Mankiller, Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, Lorna B. Williams, and Pauline Johnson. Each biography includes information about how each woman overcame difficult circumstances to achieve success in her field of endeavor.
Native American Music in Eastern North America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture covers Inuit, Algonquian, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Innu music. The volume includes powwow music, Haudenosaunee social dance songs, contemporary and popular music, and Inuit throat singing. This 186-page book includes a 70-minute CD with 17 selections.
Tales from Maliseet Country: The Maliseet Texts of Karl V. Teeter is a collection of traditional stories, oral history, and humourous recollections from Maliseet informants from New Brunswick collected by Harvard linguist Karl Teeter. Many of the stories and oral traditions were told by Peter Lewis Paul as well as other Maliseet men and women including Charles Laporte, Matilda Sappier, Solomon Polchies, William Saulis, and Alexander Sacobie.
Indian Tribes of the New England Frontier 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 Eastern Woodland culture area. The final section of the book includes a detailed description of each plate noting the sources consulted. The illustrator made effective use of museum collections, contemporary paintings and drawings, and eyewitness accounts.
Reclaiming the Ancestors: Decolonizing a Taken Prehistory of the Far Northeast by Abenaki professor, Frederick Wiseman, sets the record straight about the early history of the Wabanaki - the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, and Mi'kmaq. He proposes a sovereigntist approach to understanding the current archaeological understanding of Abenaki prehistory. Combining personal history and scientific training with archaeological and paleoecological data he provides a new perspective on the 11,000-year history of the Wabanaki of the East Coast.