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Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library: Pike's Portage/Death Wins in the Arctic/Arctic Naturalist/Arctic Obsession/Arctic Twilight/Arctic

by William R. Morrion, Michael Posluns, Bruce W. Hodgins & S.L. Osborne et al. Dundurn (May 07, 2014)

This special ten-book bundle presents the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic told compellingly from all possible angles, cultural, military, historical, and biographical. A one-stop guide to this fascinating...


Henry Roe Cloud: A Biography

by David W. Messer Hamilton Books (December 28, 2009)

This book tells the story of Henry Roe Cloud, the first Native American to graduate from Yale. His contributions to theological inquiry, the education of Native Americans, and the formulation of government policies...


The Trail of Tears: An Annotated Bibliography of Southeastern Indian Removal

by Herman A. Peterson Scarecrow Press (October 11, 2010)

This annotated bibliography gathers together studies in history, ethnohistory, ethnography, anthropology, sociology, rhetoric, and archaeology that pertain to The Removal of the Five Tribes from what is now...


Aboriginal and Visible Minority Librarians: Oral Histories from Canada

by Deborah Lee & Mahalakshmi Kumaran Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This book, the first of its kind in Canada, is a collection of chapters from Aboriginal and visible minority librarians, working in Canada, speaking about the challenges they face in their profession; their...


History of the Incas

by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Primary source of information on pre-Conquest Incan history, traditions and chronology. Full details of ceremonies, festivals, and religious beliefs, origin of the Incas, arrival of the Spaniards, much more....


God and the Indian

by Drew Hayden Taylor Talonbooks (April 21, 2014)

While panhandling outside a coffee shop, Johnny, a Cree woman who lives on the streets, is shocked to recognize a face from her childhood, which was spent in a residential school. Desperate to hear the man acknowledge...


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I

by George Catlin Dover Publications (September 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates.


Two Little Savages

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (May 09, 2012)

Two boys learn how to build a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills in this instructive and entertaining classic. 293 illustrations....


When We Both Got to Heaven: James Atkey Among the Anishnabek at Colpoy's Bay

by Mel Atkey & Rev. Maggie McLeod Natural Heritage (October 08, 2002)

James Atkey (18051868) arrived on the shores of Georgian Bay at the time of treaty negotiations between the First Nations people of the area and the colonial government.


Waking Nanabijou: Uncovering a Secret Past

by Jim Poling, Sr. Natural Heritage (September 21, 2007)

Upon his mothers death, veteran journalist Jim Poling discovers papers that lead him to question her identity. A search that began in anger concludes with understanding.


Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault Natural Heritage (August 31, 2006)

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.


Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870

by Frederick Drimmer Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Astounding eyewitness accounts of Indian captivity by people who lived to tell the tale. Fifteen true adventures recount suffering and torture, bloody massacres, relentless pursuits, miraculous escapes, and...


Empire of the Summer Moon

by S. C. Gwynne Scribner (May 25, 2010)

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

This stunning historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West was a major New York Times bestseller.

In...


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Autobiographical account of how Eastman became a young Indian scout reveals secrets of the Sioux: how to read footprints, hunt with a slingshot and bow and arrow, trap and fish, much more. 27 illustrations.


Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest

by Ira Moskowitz & John Collier Dover Publications (April 25, 2013)

Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes.


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


The Mexican Kickapoo Indians

by Felipe A. Latorre & Dolores L. Latorre Dover Publications (June 21, 2012)

Fascinating anthropological study of a group of Kickapoo Indians who left their Wisconsin homeland for Mexico over a century ago. "...an excellent work..." — American Indian Quarterly. 26 illustrations. Map....


Traits of American Indian Life and Character

by Peter Skeene Ogden Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Illuminating account of Indian life in the American Northwest painstakingly documents customs, beliefs, ritual and daily activities.


The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

by Charles S. Brant Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Ethnological classic details life of 19th-century Native American — childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Editor's preface, introduction and epilogue....


My Life as an Indian

by J. W. Schultz Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Firsthand memoir of a young white man's life among the Piegan Blackfeet in Montana Territory. Detailed accounts of religious ceremonies and customs, child-rearing, food, tanning hides, war parties, raids, and...


Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

by Charles A. Eastman Dover Publications (September 07, 2012)

Vivid biographical sketches, by author raised as young Sioux in 19th century, of 15 great Indian leaders: Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Little Crow, Chief Joseph, 10 more. Enhanced with 12 portraits....


The Ghost-Dance Religion and Wounded Knee

by James Mooney Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

Classic of American anthropology explores messianic cult behind Indian resistance, from Pontiac to 1890s. Extremely detailed and thorough. Originally published 1896 by Bureau of American Ethnology. 38 plates,...


An Album of Maya Architecture

by Tatiana Proskouriakoff Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

36 sites from Central America and southern Mexico as they appeared more than a thousand years ago: Temple of the Cross, Palenque; Acropolis and Maya sweat bath, Piedras Negras; more. 95 illustrations.


Algonquin Legends

by Charles G. Leland Dover Publications (January 13, 2012)

Classic study of the myths and folklore of the Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes. Glooskap, the divinity; Lox, the mischief-maker; Master Rabbit, more. 12 black-and-white illustrations.


Weaving a Navajo Blanket

by Gladys A. Reichard Dover Publications (December 05, 2012)

This guide was written by a noted ethnologist who learned the principles of weaving directly from Navajo artisans. She shares their materials and methods, commenting on history, patterns, symbolism, more. 97...


Wigwam Evenings: 27 Sioux Folk Tales

by Charles A Eastman & Elaine Goodale Eastman Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Chosen by a renowned folklorist who was raised among the Sioux, these 27 entertaining and instructive tales include creation myths, animal fables, and other adventures that will charm young readers.


Life of Black Hawk

by Black Hawk Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

Autobiography of early 19th century leader of the Sauk and Fox Indians. Describes tribal customs, traditions, Indian wars, more.


Handbook of American Indian Games

by Allan and Paulette Macfarlan Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Rich collection of 150 authentic American Indian games for boys and girls of all ages: running, relay, kicking, throwing and rolling, tossing and catching, guessing, group-challenge and many other games. 74...


The Myths of the North American Indians

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Rich anthology of the myths and legends of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees, and Sioux: warrior rivalries, steadfast love, and victory over powerful forces. Extensive historical and ethnological commentary....


Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume II

by George Catlin Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 2 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians; ceremonies, hunt, warfare, etc. Total in set: 312 plates.


Taos Tales

by Elsie Clews Parsons Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Nearly 100 tales offer an unparalleled glimpse into beliefs, culture of Pueblo Indians: "The Kachina Suitors and Coyote," "The Envious Hunter," "The Jealous Girls," "Echo Boy," many more.


Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley and Adjacent Coast of the Gulf of

by John R. Swanton Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Richly illustrated study of Natchez, Muskhogean, Tunican, Chitimacha and Atakapa Indians, with comprehensive discussions of tribes' material culture, religion, language, social organization, as well as accounts...


Native American Creation Myths

by Jeremiah Curtin Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Traditional American Indian life revolved around communication with divinity, and these authentic stories about the origin of the earth and its creatures embody every facet of their culture — customs, institutions,...


North American Indian Life: Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes

by Elsie Clews Parsons Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

27 fictionalized essays by noted anthropologists examine religion, customs, government, additional facets of life among the Winnebago, Crow, Zuni, Eskimo, other tribes.


Everyday Life of the North American Indian

by Jon Manchip White Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Well-researched and highly readable study provides in-depth views of the daily life, times, and culture of the Native American athlete, warrior, spouse, and parent; witch doctor, worshipper, artist and craftsman....


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

by Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa) Eastman Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

A native Sioux's inspiring biography recounts his education in the white world, his experiences as a physician at the Wounded Knee massacre, and his goverment work on behalf of American Indians.


Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark

by Grace Raymond Hebard Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Remarkable study, based on exacting research, unravels the tangled threads of Sacajawea's family life, describes her personal traits, and significant services she rendered during a grand adventure that would...


Indian Blankets and Their Makers

by George Wharton James Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

History, old-style wool blankets, changes brought about by traders, symbolism of design and color, a Navajo weaver at work, more. Emphasis on Navajo. 254 illustrations, 32 in color.


Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians

by Edward Morris Opler Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Classic study of myths relating to creation, agriculture and rain, hunting rituals, coyote cycle, monstrous enemy stories, many more.


Native American Dance Steps

by Bessie Evans & May G. Evans Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

This well-researched book provides details of the varied steps Native American groups have used to express ideas — from skips, jumps, and hop steps, to an Indian form of the pas de bourrée.


Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

by Herbert J. Spinden Dover Publications (August 31, 2012)

Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, etc. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.


Tales of the North American Indians

by Stith Thompson Dover Publications (August 14, 2012)

Nearly 100 myths and legends of heroes, journeys to the other world, animal wives and husbands, and even biblical subjects include "The Woman Who Fell from the Sky" (Seneca), "The Star Husband" (Ojibwa), "Crossing...


Navaho Weaving: Its Technic and History

by Charles Avery Amsden Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

First in-depth technical study of Navaho weaving—dyes, looms, other aspects. Over 230 illustrations, including more than 100 excellent photographs.


Sign Language Among North American Indians

by Garrick Mallery Dover Publications (August 02, 2012)

Fascinating, wide-ranging study describes and illustrates signs used for specific words, phrases, sentences, and even dialogues. Scores of diagrams show precise movements of body and hands for signing.


Native American Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book

by Carolyn Relei Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Over 120 patterns adapted from authentic tribal motifs depict striking elements from Jicarilla Apache basketry, Zuni and Hopi pottery, a Nez Percé woven bag, an Arapaho shield cover, a Navajo blanket, more....


Navaho Indian Myths

by Aileen O’Bryan Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Rich compilation of Navaho origin and creation myths, recorded directly from a tribal elder: "The Creation of the Sun and Moon," "The Maiden who Became a Bear," and many more.


Authentic American Indian Beadwork and How to Do It: With 50 Charts for Bead Weaving and 21 Full-Size Patterns for Applique

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

This start-to-finish guide enables even beginners to create beautiful beadwork based on authentic Native American designs. Step-by-step instructions include diagrams for 71 patterns for bead weaving and applique...


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.