Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women is an anthology of traditional and modern short stories concerning Native American women edited by scholar and author Paula Gunn Allen. Organized around themes such as Warriors, the Casulaties, and the Resistance. The collections includes traditional stories such as the Okanagan traditional story about the beginning and end of the world; the Mohawk Creation Story; and the Pueblo story Whirlwind Man Steals Yellow Woman.
Award-winning journalist Elaine Dewar explores new terrain with Bones: Discovering the First Americans, uncovering evidence that challenges the conventional wisdom on how the Americas were peopled in early history. In her probing investigation, Dewar travels from Canada's Mackenzie River to the Brazilian state of Piaui, from the offices of the Smithsonian Institution to the Washington state riverbank where the remains of Kennewick man were found.
OUT OF PRINT This title is unavailable from the publisher For Joshua: An Ojibway Father Teaches His Son is the third book by novelist and newspaper journalist Richard Wagamese. This poignant memoir was written especially for the author's estranged son, Joshua. Dealing with a personal history of foster homes, adoption, and alcoholism, the author writes a moving account of these events and his personal search for healing and belonging. The author doesn't dwell on the problems of his life but weaves anecdotes of this early life into a four-day vision quest guided by an Ojibwe elder.
In Kiss of the Fur Queen: A Novel by Cree playwright Tomson Highway, Jeremiah and Gabriel Okimasis, two Cree Indian brothers, suffer a violent conversion to Christianity at a Catholic residential school in 1960s Manitoba. Born into a magical Cree world in snowy northern Manitoba, Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are all too soon torn from their family and thrust into the hostile world of a Catholic residential school. Their language is forbidden, their names are changed to Jeremiah and Gabriel, and both boys are abused by priests.