Costume of the Iroquois is a reprint of a classic and out of print work first published in pamphlet form by the Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization. The illustrated book is a how-to guide for making Iroquois men's and women's clothing and accessories. It covers the Iroquois man's headdress (gustoweh), shirt, leggings, and breech cloth; the Iroquois woman's overdress, legging, and skirt; moccasins; yarn sash; silver brooches; belt; and pouch. Each outfit is accompanied by an illustration. The author includes information about the Iroquois water drum.
The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway is the classic book about Ojibway traditional teachings written for children and all learners. Edward Benton Banai is the Ojibway teacher and spiritual leader who founded the Red School House, an alternative school for Native students in St. Paul, Minnesota. His goal in writing The Mishomis Book was to provide students with an accurate account of Ojibway culture, history, and worldview based on the oral teachings. This book begins with the Ojibway creation story and how first man came to earth.
Aboriginal Peoples: Building For The Future Activities contains student activities and accompanies the grade 10 text, Aboriginal Peoples: Building For the Future. The text is organized into three units with a total of 37 chapters. Topics as diverse as elders, residential schools, life in the cities, the arts, as well as land claims and self-government are explored in the Canadian context. Each chapter contains a wealth of information in the form of primary source quotations, photographs, works of art, graphs and charts, and text.
Native American Architecture is an excellent reference text that explores the building traditions of the Native People of North America. An anthropologist and architect have combined their unique perspectives to produce a truly useful survey of the architectural styles of nine cultural regions. Native People designed and built structures for specific purposes such as worshipping, working, decision-making, dancing, meditating, as well as the routine functions of daily living. The authors present a new perspective on the interaction of the people with their built environment.
Aboriginal Peoples: Building for the Future tells the story of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada in the 20th century. The book is arranged into 37 chapters each covering a specific topic. Topics as diverse as elders, residential schools, life in the cities, the arts, treaties, forced relocations, as well as land claims and self-government are explored. Each chapter contains a wealth of information in the form of primary source quotations, photographs, works of art, graphs and charts, and text.
Native North American Art is part of the Oxford History of Art Series and this volume sets out to examine and describe the current state of the arts in contemporary Canada and the United States. Berlo and Phillips are two art historians who bring impeccable credentials to the task. The text introduces to readers an appreciation for the richness and diversity of Indigenous arts from its earliest forms to the installations of modern artists.