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.
The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution by history professor at the University of California tackles the complex history of the Six Nations during the times of the American Revolution. By focusing on two larger than life characters, Joseph Brant and Samuel Kirkland, the historian tracks the methods each employed to sway the Nations to join either the British or the Americans. This author examines the divided border between the Grand River and New York State Iroquois.
Journalist tackles the history of the Americas based on current anthropological, archaeological, scientific and literary evidence. The book is written in a fast-paced detective format. Topics include the origins of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, the origin of corn and cotton, early writing, farming in the Amazon rain forest, warfare, the Great Law of Peace, terminology, contributions, mathematics and calendars. Second edition.
Stolen Life is a book written as collaboration between Rudy Wiebe and Yvonne Johnson that provides readers with insight into the life of a convicted murderer. Yvonne Johnson is the direct descendent of Chief Big Bear. Her abuse-filled childhood and the subsequent years of poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse and physical abuse are placed into context as she recounts her life story while serving a life sentence for murder. She finds the beginning of a healing journey while serving her sentence at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge for Native Women in Saskatchewan.
Written by a master of alternative healing practices, Honoring the Medicine gathers together an unparalleled abundance of information about every aspect of Native American medicines and a healing philosophies that connects each of us with the whole web of life, people, plants, animals, the earth. Inside you will discover the power of the Four Winds, the psychological and spiritual qualities that contribute to harmony and health; Native American Values; the Vision Quest; Moontime ceremonies; Sweat Lodge; tips on finding and gathering healing plants; and the purpose of smudging.
Ten First Nations, Inuit and Metis writers explore Canadian history from the Aboriginal perspective in this collection. Each examines a specific event in First Nations and Canadian history to provide unique perspectives on events that are often overlooked in standard Canadian history books. Highly readable essays by Lee Maracle, Brian Maracle, Thomas King, Tantoo Cardinal, Basil Johnston, Tomson Highway, Drew Hayden Taylor, Rachel Qitsualik, Jovette Marchessault, and Maria Campbell.
In 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus a journalist tackles the history of the Americas based on current anthropological, archaeological, scientific and literary evidence. The book is written in a fast-paced detective format. Topics include the origins of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, the origin of corn and cotton, early writing, farming in the Amazon rain forest, warfare, the Great Law of Peace, terminology, contributions, mathematics and calendars. A paper edition is also available.
A Quality of Light is Richard Wagamese's second novel published in 1997. It deals with identity issues and features an Aboriginal boy (Joshua Kane) raised by adoptive white farming parents and a white boy (Johnny Gebhart) who lives in a small town and whose father is an alcoholic. While Joshua is protected by his loving parents whose Christian faith becomes his belief, Johnny finds life a miserable existence with his only refuge in books whose heroes are Indians. The two become friends. Later in life they two meet again.