Looks Like Daylight: Voices of Indigenous Kids is the 2018 paper edition release from award-winning author Deborah Ellis. Much more than interviews with 45 First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Native American youth between the ages of 9 to 18, Looks Like Daylight offers readers a first-hand account of their cultural beliefs, values, and aspirations for the future. Despite issues of poverty, the legacy of residential and boarding school, and drug and alcohol abuse, these voices combine to create a compelling collection of Indigenous youth voices.
American Indian Families is part of The True Book Series published by Children's Press especially for elementary students in grades three to five. This information book is arranged into brief chapters about the nature of Native American families and how different nations' families were organized. The author and publisher have tackled a complex topic by explaining the different kinds of family groups among various Native American Nations that elementary students can appreciate Indigenous cultures.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling book based on an art exhibition explaining how First Nations and Métis floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing civilizations - Indigenous and European - established a common ground of economic and creative exchange. This companion publication to the exhibition celebrates the beauty and power of Native North American floral art.
The Seminoles one of the titles in the Learner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this newly released series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Seminoles cultural history is described in four chapters. Each of the titles in the series benefits from the advice of a cultural/historical consultant. The cultural consultants for this book are Louise Gopher and Willie Johns of the Seminole Nation.
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles.
Native Musicians in the Groove is the 2009 title in the Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about contemporary First Nations and Native American singers and musicians. Author Vincent Schilling interviewed each participant and supplies fascinating details about each artist. Many artists discuss their early musical influences, education, and ways they overcame racism.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities is the twelfth printing of Colin Calloway's 1995 publication in the Studies in North American Indian History Series published by Cambridge University Press. The historian looks at the impacts on and responses of eight First Nations communities during the time of the American Revolution. The book provides an introductory overview of this revolutionary war in Indian country.
The Seminole Baptist Churches of Oklahoma: Maintaining a Traditional Community is based on the author's four-year fieldwork study in the early 1990s among a Seminole Baptist community in Oklahoma. There he attended formal and informal gatherings such as Prayer Meetings and services. He also interviewed church members and fully participated in church gatherings and meetings. As an anthropologist his work is interested in understanding the social and cultural aspects of religion as these continue to support and maintain Seminole identity as a unique and distinctive Nation.
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.