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Naamiwan's Drum: The Story of a Contested Repatriation of Anishinaabe Artefacts
Format: Paperback
  • Naamiwan’s Drum follows the story of a famous Ojibwe medicine man, his gifted grandson, and remarkable water drum. This drum, and forty other artefacts, were given away by a Canadian museum to an American Anishinaabe group that had no family or community connections to the collection. Many years passed before the drum was returned to the family and only of the artefacts were ever returned to the museum.

    Maureen Matthews takes us through this astonishing set of events from multiple perspectives, exploring community and museum viewpoints, visiting the ceremonial group leader in Wisconsin, and finally looking back from the point of view of the drum. The book contains a powerful Anishinaabe interpretive perspective on repatriation and on anthropology itself. Containing fourteen beautiful colour illustrations, Naamiwan’s Drum is a compelling account of repatriation as well as a cautionary tale for museum professionals.

$34.95

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Nanuq
Format: Hardcover
  • Nanuq: Life with Polar Bears features gorgeous wildlife photography of polar bears alongside firsthand accounts of experiences of living alongside the great sea bear. From close encounters with angry bears to the beauty of watching a polar bear climb an iceberg with its claws and traditional mythology surrounding life with polar bears, this book gives readers outside the Arctic a firsthand look at what life with polar bears is really like.

$27.95

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Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems
Author: Sylvia McAdam
Traditional Territory: Cree
Format: Paperback
  • Traditionally and through custom, nêhiyaw (Cree) laws are shared and passed down through the generations in the oral tradition, utilizing stories, songs, ceremonies, lands, waters, animals, land markings and other sacred rites. The loss of the languages, customs, and traditions of Indigenous peoples as a direct result of colonization has necessitated this departure from the oral tradition to record the physical laws of the nêhiyaw, for the spiritual laws can never be written down. As a result, this book is the first of its kind.

    McAdam, a co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, shares nêhiyaw laws so that future generations, both nêhiyaw and non-Indigenous people, may understand and live by them to revitalize Indigenous nationhood. Nationhood is about land, language, and culture. Understanding and gaining an awareness of Indigenous laws will provide insight into the thoughts and worldview of Indigenous people before and during the numbered Treaty making process, and help create a harmonious society for all. Hopefully, then, the pain of the poverty, incarceration, suicide, death after death, without hope for the future, of nêhiyaw will become a distant memory.

$25.00

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Native American Courting Flute: Easy-to-Follow Flute Instructions
Author: Jeff Ball
Format: Paperback
  • This manual teaches techniques of playing the flute for both the absolute beginner as well as the seasoned player. Using the CD that accompanies this manual, readers will be able to learn the basic skills needed to play.
    The author describes the history of the modern Native American Flute and includes the traditional legend of how it became an integral part of the courting ritual. Also included are instructions for maintaining your flute, numerous graphs and illustrations of scales to practice, advice on how to choose the best flute for you, songwriting tips, practice songs, and blank composition sheets. The instructional CD features samples of Jeff Ball's bestselling recordings. Beautiful color photos of both flute players and flutes accompany the text.

$19.95

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Native American Ethnobotany
Format: Hardcover
  • An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.

$120.00

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Native American Food Plants: An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Format: Hardcover
  • Based on 25 years of research that combed every historical and anthropological record of Native American ways, this unprecedented culinary dictionary documents the food uses of 1500 plants by 220 Native American tribes from early times to the present.

    Like anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman s previous volume, Native American Medicinal Plants, this extensive compilation draws on the same research as his monumental Native American Ethnobotany, this time culling 32 categories of food uses from an extraordinary range of species. Hundreds of plants, both native and introduced, are described. The usage categories include beverages, breads, fruits, spices, desserts, snacks, dried foods, and condiments, as well as curdling agents, dietary aids, preservatives, and even foods specifically for emergencies. Each example of tribal use includes a brief description of how the food was prepared. In addition, multiple indexes are arranged by tribe, type of food, and common names to make it easy to pursue specific research.

    An essential reference for anthropologists, ethnobotanists, and food scientists, this will also make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of wild and cultivated local foods and the remarkable practical botanical knowledge of Native American forbears.

$52.95

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Native American Freemasonry
Author: Joy Porter
Format: Hardcover
  • Freemasonry has played a significant role in the history of Native Americans since the colonial era, a role whose extent and meaning are fully explored for the first time in this book. The work's overarching concern is with how Masonry met specific social and personal needs, a theme developed across three significant periods of membership: the revolutionary era, the last third of the nineteenth century, and the years following the First World War. Joy Porter places Freemasonry into historical context, revealing its social and political impact as a transatlantic phenomenon at the heart of the colonizing process. She then explores its meaning for many of the key Native leaders over time, for the ethnic groups who sought to make connections with it, and for the bulk of its American membership, the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle class.

    Porter contends that Freemasonry offered special access to Native Americans through its performance of ritual, an assertion borne out by a wealth of contemporary manuscripts, newspapers, pamphlets, Masonic sermons, orations, and lodge records and writings by Masonic historians and antiquarians gleaned from archives in New York, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, California, and London. Through these documents, she demonstrates that over time, Freemasonry became a significant avenue for the exchange, and perhaps even cocreation, of cultural forms by Indians and non-Indians.

$120.00

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Native American Games and Stories
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Format: Paperback
  • Native American Games and Stories, written by Joseph Bruchac, a well-known Native American writer and storyteller, and his son, James Bruchac, also a writer and storyteller, provides a look at some of the games played by different Native American peoples, along with related stories and legends. This combination of authors is excellent and has resulted in an extremely well-written and well put together book.

    The book is broken into sections based on the type of games (ball games, games of chance, etc.). Each section gives a brief overview of that type of game, followed by one or more related stories. The final part of each section presents the instructions for two to five games. The structure of the book works well as it not only introduces the different types of games, but it also allows the reader to see how the games are presented in Native American stories and culture.

    Each specific game is presented with well-written instructions. An overview of the game and how it is played are then followed by the suggested rules, how to score the game and any equipment that is needed. The sections are clearly indicated, which makes it easy to quickly look up information on that game. The only problem in the presentation of the games is a lack of any suggested ages for the players. Although some games, like Stickball, include a note about a modified version for younger players, there are no guidelines for what ages that could be playing the games. As a result, anyone wanting to play one of the games should read the instructions very carefully to ensure that the game is age-appropriate.

    Native American Games and Stories is a great resource about some of the games played by different Native American tribes, as well as the role that these games have played in Native American culture. This book would be good for many different types of readers, including as a resource for teachers.

$13.95

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Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families
Format: Paperback
  • Learn how to plan and prepare a garden site, celebrate the harvest, create traditional gardens, such as the "˜Three Sisters Garden" of corn, beans, and squash, and make Native American crafts such as gourd rattles and corn husk dolls, and use its many recipes to cook Native meals.

$19.95

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Native American Medicinal Plants An Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Format: Paperback
  • In Native American Medicinal Plants, anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information -- adapted from the same research used to create the monumental Native American Ethnobotany -- includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies. Native American Medicinal Plants includes extensive indexes arranged by tribe, usage, and common name, making it easy to access the wealth of information in the detailed catalog of plants. It is an essential reference for students and professionals in the fields of anthropology, botany, and naturopathy and an engaging read for anyone interested in ethnobotany and natural healing.

    Daniel E. Moerman is the William E. Stirton Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, so recognized for his distinguished scholarship, teaching, and professional accomplishments. He lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

    800 pages

$44.95

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Native American Moccasins: A Craft Manual
Author: Gorge M. White
Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1969, this expanded third edition is an excellent reference for both collectors and craftspeople. Detailed instructions for measuring, patternmaking, fitting, and construction guide the crafts worker in producing a wide variety of authentic Native American footwear that's tailored to each individual's foot. Readers are provided with a fascinating overview of the history of indigenous footwear in North America and an in-depth Introduction to rawhide, leather, and buckskin by G. D. Wood. Patterns for 28 moccasin types covering over 30 tribes - including the Assiniboine (Alberta/Manitoba), Kootenai (British Columbia), and Yellowknives (Northern Territories) of Canada - are featured along with new instructions for making Plains hard-sole, Northern Plains soft-sole, and Cherokee/Southeastern-style moccasins. Also included is a brief history of the tribes, additional resources, and website references. Forty-one full-color photographs accompany the patterns, along with 22 historic period photos of camp life, tanning hides, individual chiefs, and more.

$18.95

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Native Learning Styles: Revised Edition
Author: Janice Brant
Format: Paperback
  • "According to Native traditional teachings, a human being consists of four parts—spirit, heart (emotion), mind and body. In a holistic learning process, the adult learner is encouraged to develop him/herself as a ‘whole person’ who has the capacity to balance his/her spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical energies and capabilities.

    Whole person development is achieved by helping the adult learner to identify and then, to develop his/her innate human capacities to spiritually see, to emotionally fell, to mentally think, and to physically do. Once the adult learner is familiar with and has developed each of these four aspects of self, then she or he must find a way to balance these capacities first, within his/her self, and then, second, in his/her interactions within ever-expanding circles of relationship and involvement with the outside world”
    - Diane Hill

    This revised edition of the original ‘Native Learning Styles: An Assessment Tool’ retains much of the same information that has made this book so popular over the years. The updated version incorporates the findings of Diane Hill’s Masters thesis through Saint Francis Xavier University, entitled ‘Holistic Learning: A Model of Education Based on Aboriginal Cultural Philosophy’.

$24.95

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Native Plants, Native Healing: Traditional Muskogee Way
Author: Tis Mal Crow
Format: Paperback
  • The Cherokee and Hitchiti author shares his knowledge of medicinal uses of plants and traditional Native root-doctoring techniques. Readers learn how to identify, honor, and select common wild plants and are given information about responsible harvesting versus cultivation. The author explains how to prepare liniments, lotions, oils, salves, teas, and tinctures, and recommends specific remedies for numerous ailments. A must for beginners as well as serious students of herbology. Indexed by both plant name and medical topic.

    Illustrated and indexed by plant name and medical topic.

    Author Tis Mal Crow also worked internationally with indigenous healers and herbal groups to promote the medicinal uses of herbs and the conservation of the wild habitat needed to sustain the growth of medicinal herbs.

$16.95

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Native Universe: Voices of Indian America
Format: Paperback
  • This gorgeous volume draws from the vast archives of the National Museum of the American Indian and the voices of some of the most prominent Native American scholars, writers, activists and tribal leaders. More than 300 full-color illustrations depict the artistry and culture of our hemisphere’s diverse indigenous peoples. With its insightful, firsthand prose, the book is a reminder that the ancient philosophies and folkways are just as valuable and relevant in today’s world as they were generations ago.

$25.00

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Navajo Ceremonial Baskets: Sacred Symbols, Sacred Space
Format: Paperback
  • This well-documented and beautifully illustrated book contains over one hundred full-color photographs of baskets and Navajo weavers. Learn the detailed history, origins, and meanings of these ceremonial baskets, as well as the etiquette to observe when using them and how to preserve them for safekeeping.

    Includes a glossary of essential Navajo words.

$23.95

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