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Big Book of Native American Activities

Big Book of Native American Activities Book
Author : Carole Marsh
Publisher : Gallopade International
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN : 9780635023971
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kids explore Native American history, geography, people and culture through the many fun REPRODUCIBLE activities in this book! Just a few include puzzles, recipes, crafts, games, stories and more! A MUST-HAVE for teaching Native American history!

Native American Weapons

Native American Weapons Book
Author : Colin F. Taylor
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2005-07-02
ISBN : 9780806137162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Featuring 155 color photographs and illustrations, Native American Weapons surveys weapons made and used by American Indians north of present-day Mexico from prehistoric times to the late nineteenth century, when European weapons were in common use. Colin F. Taylor describes the weapons and their roles in tribal culture, economy and political systems. He categorizes the weapons according to their function - from striking, cutting and piercing weapons, to those with defensive and even symbolic properties - and he documents the ingenuity of the people who crafted them.

Native American Tarot

Native American Tarot Book
Author : Laura Tuan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004-12-04
ISBN : 9780738705989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The symbolic language of Native Americans is extremely profound yet immediate. It is close to the rhythms of the sky, whose messages are heard and interpreted by the Shaman, the intermediary between the sky and the earth. The centuries-old wisdom of Native Americans blends seamlessly with the spirit of Tarot in this exquisitely crafted deck.

Native American Masks Coloring Book

Native American Masks Coloring Book Book
Author : Dianne Gaspas
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2002-07-01
ISBN : 9780486420547
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An authentic array of traditional Native American masks appear in this fun-filled coloring book. Well-researched and accurately rendered, they derive from ritual and recreational traditions of American Indians across the continent, from the eastern Iroquois to the western Hopi and the northwestern Kwakiutl and Tlingit. Each mask is accompanied by a caption identifying its motif and tribe of origin. Dover Original. 30 full-page black-and-white illustrations. 5 color illustrations on covers.

Native American Boarding Schools

Native American Boarding Schools Book
Author : Mary Stout
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0313386765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A broadly based historical survey, this book examines Native American boarding schools in the United States from Puritan times to the present day. * Draws upon actual student letters and documents relating to boarding school experiences * Presents biographical profiles of such key figures as Col. Richard Pratt, founder of Carlisle Indian School; and Jim Thorpe, American athlete and Carlisle graduate * Provides a chronology of Native American boarding schools in the United States from the 1600s to the present * Supplies an annotated bibliography of key research resources on Native American boarding schools * Includes a glossary defining hundreds of terms relating to Indian culture and history

The Challenges of Native American Studies

The Challenges of Native American Studies Book
Author : Barbara Saunders,Lea Zuyderhoudt
Publisher : Leuven University Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9789058673794
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The essays gathered in this volume celebrate the founding of the American Indian Workshop (AIW) twenty-five years ago as a European forum for Native American studies. We present this collection of ongoing debates on the interlaced and interlocking arena of Native American studies and its complicated relation with Native Americans themselves . These debates tie in with such questions as: Can Native American studies shake off its past and deal with the complexity of political and academic issues in the present? Why, by whom and for whom is research conducted within this domain and who decides what the next step should be? This volume is a modest response to these questions, to the validation and substantiation of the cat's cradle of practices of the many disciplines that comprise Native American studies, and an attempt to ask the right questions, to get past the imperial categories, and to thoughtfully mediate and reorientate perspectives.

Native American History

Native American History Book
Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN : 1615302654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the advent of European colonization, the North American landscape and the indigenous cultures that inhabited it changed irrevocably. While a large part of Native Americans’ past has been marked by struggles for equality and sovereignty, a survey of the early history of various tribes reveals prosperous societies that managed to live peaceably with each other and a parade of various interlopers. This volume examines the trajectory of Native American cultures over the centuries, detailing how they have retained their longstanding values and traditions in the face of war, disease, resettlement, and assimilation.

Red on Red

Red on Red Book
Author : Craig S. Womack
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780816630233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can a square peg fit into a round hole? It can't. How can a door be unlocked with a pencil? It can't. How can Native literature be read applying conventional postmodern literary criticism? It can't. That is Craig Womack's argument in Red on Red. Indian communities have their own intellectual and cultural traditions that are well equipped to analyze Native literary production. These traditions should be the eyes through which the texts are viewed. To analyze a Native text with the methods currently dominant in the academy, according to the author, is like studying the stars with a magnifying glass. In an unconventional and piercingly humorous appeal, Womack creates a dialogue between essays on Native literature and fictional letters from Creek characters who comment on the essays. Through this conceit, Womack demonstrates an alternative approach to American Indian literature, with the letters serving as a "Creek chorus" that offers answers to the questions raised in his more traditional essays. Topics range from a comparison of contemporary oral versions of Creek stories and the translations of those stories dating back to the early twentieth century, to a queer reading of Cherokee author Lynn Riggs's play The Cherokee Night. Womack argues that the meaning of works by native peoples inevitably changes through evaluation by the dominant culture. Red on Red is a call for self-determination on the part of Native writers and a demonstration of an important new approach to studying Native works -- one that engages not only the literature, but also the community from which the work grew.

Enduring Seeds

Enduring Seeds Book
Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0816522596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.

Native American Mathematics

Native American Mathematics Book
Author : Michael P. Closs
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780292711853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found in a variety of individual New World cultures. Unlike modern mathematics in which numbers and concepts are expressed in a universal mathematical notation, the numbers and concepts found in native cultures occur and are expressed in many distinctive ways. Native American Mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs, is the first book to focus on mathematical development indigenous to the New World. Spanning time from the prehistoric to the present, the thirteen essays in this volume attest to the variety of mathematical development present in the Americas. The data are drawn from cultures as diverse as the Ojibway, the Inuit (Eskimo), and the Nootka in the north; the Chumash of Southern California; the Aztec and the Maya in Mesoamerica; and the Inca and Jibaro of South America. Among the strengths of this collection are this diversity and the multidisciplinary approaches employed to extract different kinds of information. The distinguished contributors include mathematicians, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists.

Native American Architecture

Native American Architecture Book
Author : Peter Nabokov,Robert Easton
Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Surveys the architectural structures of various tribes of Native Americans, including longhouses, adobe houses, and cliff dwellings

Native American Testimony

Native American Testimony Book
Author : Peter Nabokov
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a history of native American and white relations from the earliest encounters to the present day.

Reading Native American Women

Reading Native American Women Book
Author : In-S Hern/Ndez-Avila
Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780759103726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new collection reveals the vitality of the intellectual and creative work of Native women today. The authors examine the avenues that Native American women have chosen for creative, cultural, and political expressions, and discuss the points of convergence between Native American feminisms and other feminisms. Individual contributors articulate their positions around issues such as identity, community, sovereignty, culture, and representation. This engaging volume crystallizes the myriad realities that inform the authors' intellectual work, and clarifies the sources of inspiration for their roles as individuals and indigenous intellectuals, reaffirming their paramount commitment to their communities and Nations. It will be of great value to Native writers as well as instructors and students in Native American studies, women's studies, anthropology, cultural studies, literature, and writing and composition.

Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry Book
Author : Paula A. Baxter,Allison Bird-Romero
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.

A Native American Encyclopedia

A Native American Encyclopedia Book
Author : Barry Pritzker
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dispelling myths, answering questions, and stimulating thoughtful avenues for further inquiry, this highly readable reference provides a wealth of specific information about all known North American Indians. Readers will delight in the stirring narratives about everything from notable leaders and relations with non-natives; to customs, dress, dwellings, and weapons; to government and religion. Addressing over 200 groups of Native American groups in Canada and the United States, A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and People is at once exhaustive yet readable, covering myriad aspects of a people spread across ten geographical regions. Listed alphabetically for easy access, each Native American group is presented in careful detail, starting with the tribal name, translation, origin, and definition. Each entry then includes significant facts about the group's location and population, as well as impressive details about the history and culture of the group. Bringing each entry up-to-date, Editor Barry Pritzker also addresses with ease current information on each group's government, economy, legal status, and reservations. Engaging and precise, Pritzker's prose makes this extensive work an enjoyable read. Whether he is giving the court interpretation of the term tribe (Many traditional Native American groups were not tribes at all but more like extended families) or describing how a Shoshone woman served as a guide on the Louis and Clarke expedition, the material is always presented in a clear and lively manner. In light of past and ongoing injustices and the momentum of Indian and Intuit self-determination movements, an understanding of these native cultures as well as their contributions to contemporary society becomes increasingly important. This book provides all the essential information necessary to fully grasp the history, culture, and current feelings surrounding North American Indians. It is not only a compelling resource for students and researchers of Native American studies, anthropology, and history, but an indispensable guide for anyone concerned with the past and present situation of the numerous Native American groups.

Explore Native American Cultures

Explore Native American Cultures  Book
Author : Anita Yasuda
Publisher : Explore Your World (Nomad Pres
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781619301603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Brings Native American cultures to life through twenty-five projects, including building a longhouse, creating a spirit mask, learning Native American sign language, and making a totem pole.

Native American Mandalas

Native American Mandalas Book
Author : Klaus Holitzka
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2008-05-01
ISBN : 1402746199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Sioux sun symbols to a Hopi rock drawing, these 31 Native American mandalas to colour - each accompanied by a quote, prayer, or song - capture a range of traditional motifs. Feel the power of the Cheyenne sign of the universe, the Rising Rain Deity of the Hopi, Navaho thunder arrows, a collage of mystical symbols from the Ojibwa, Yokut weaving designs, and a labyrinth from the Papago. Other examples include shields, the four directions, the sun dance, a falcon, and more - all illuminating the Native American respect and regard for Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.

Native American Literatures

Native American Literatures Book
Author : Kathy J. Whitson
Publisher : Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This current, affordable title covers Native American poetry, fiction, and prose. It lists more than 300 alphabetically arranged entries, divided into four types: individual authors, individual works, important characters in works, and terms or events of historical importance. Summaries and interpretive information on texts that would be of use to high school and undergraduate students are provided. This volume would be a useful addition to public and academic libraries."----"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Genocide of the Mind

Genocide of the Mind Book
Author : MariJo Moore
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2003-09-19
ISBN : 9781560255116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After five centuries of Eurocentrism, many people have little idea that Native American tribes still exist, or which traditions belong to what tribes. However over the past decade there has been a rising movement to accurately describe Native cultures and histories. In particular, people have begun to explore the experience of urban Indians—individuals who live in two worlds struggling to preserve traditional Native values within the context of an ever-changing modern society. In Genocide of the Mind, the experience and determination of these people is recorded in a revealing and compelling collection of essays that brings the Native American experience into the twenty-first century. Contributors include: Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Maurice Kenny, as well as emerging writers from different Indian nations.