Call Number: Educational Resource Center E93 .M85 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
"The history of Native Americans within the United States is a turbulent one, marked by broken promises, confiscated lands, forced acculturation, and the shadowy line between tribal sovereignty and American citizenship. Native Americans and their allies have had to fight for their rights, rights that other Americans were guaranteed under the Constitution. This significant book recounts the past and modern-day battles for Native American civil rights using the eyewitness reports of people on the front lines. Striking photographs, thought-provoking sidebars and fact boxes, and a summarizing timeline are included in the engaging design."
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks E98.A7 S83 2018
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
"Native American art encompasses a multitude of crafts, including rugs, baskets, pottery, and wood carvings. Creativity had no limits in native America. Fortunately, many artifacts and remnants exist which showcase the boundless ingenuity of past as well as modern-day artists, who continue the time-honored traditions of their people. This valuable volume, a support to cultural studies, highlights stunning artwork of various native peoples, accompanied by fascinating facts about the process of creating each impressive piece."
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E78.E2 S58 2017
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Long before the United States existed as a nation, the Northeast region was home to more than thirty independent American Indian groups. Each group had its own language, political system, and culture. Their ways of life depended on the climate, landscape, and natural resources of the areas where they lived. * The Lenape carved tulip tree trunks into canoes that held as many as fifty people. * The Huron used moose hair to stitch delicate patterns on clothing and on birch bark boxes. * The Menominee combined cornmeal, dried deer meat, maple sugar, and wild rice to make a traveling snack called pemmican. In the twenty-first century, many American Indians still call the Northeast home. Discover what the varied nations of the Northeast have in common and what makes each of them unique.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E99.E7 J6325 2013
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father's warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders' school to learn. The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores, but she remains undaunted. Her tenacity draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But the young girl is more determined than ever to learn how to read.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E93 .B78 2019
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
What do you know about the American Indian rights movement? You may have heard about modern pipeline protests, but this resistance has its roots in the early years of the United States, when the government began stripping American Indians of their rights and forcing them off their lands onto reservations. What are the main concerns of the American Indian rights movement today? What challenges have activists faced throughout history? Find out about how important players like Sacheen Littlefeather and Russell Means paved the way for current activists and discover how activists are still fighting for better living conditions and environmental justice today.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center GV1785 .T32 A3 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Music flowed through young Maria Tallchief as naturally as the wind in her hair. She had only to hear a melody and out it came under her fingers on the piano or through her body in dance. When she was twelve her father told her that she would have to choose between piano and dance. "One or the other", he said, "but follow that one star". So Maria chose from the heart -- and she chose dance. It was a decision that would change not only the course of her life but the face of classical ballet in America forever. From her early years on an Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma to her departure for New York, where her professional career was launched, the fascinating story of Maria Tallchief's rise to America's prima ballerina is sure to captivate the hearts of young readers and dance lovers alike.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E77.4 .Y375 2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
The Northeast region stretches from the Great Lakes to the eastern coast of Canada and the United States. Traditional Stories of the Northeast Nations features stories from several of the region's Native Nations, including the Haudenosaunee, Ojibwe, and Mi'kmaq. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E99.C5 S369 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
American Indians and white Americans had been living near each other for hundreds of years. But in 1830 the U.S. government forced Indians from their homes in the East. Many would die on their journey west, which became known as the Trail of Tears. How would it affect their lives and change the United States?
Call Number: Educational Resource Center GV697.T5 C68 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-01
In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of U.S. soldiers and American Indians who fought on the battlefield only 20 years earlier. But for lightning-fast Jim Thorpe and the other Carlisle players, that day's game was about skill, strategy, and determination. Known for unusual formations and innovative plays, the Carlisle squad was out to prove just one thing -- that it was the best football team in all the land.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E89 .K55 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not-so-widely recognised. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: 'We are people who matter, yes, it s true; now let s show the world what people who matter can do.'
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E99.A349 M37 1992
Publication Date: 1992-04-29
From Algonquin Indian folklore comes one of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale ever told. In a village by the shores of Lake Ontario lived an invisible being. All the young women wanted to marry him because he was rich, powerful, and supposedly very handsome. But to marry the invisible being the women had to prove to his sister that they had seen him. And none had been able to get past the sister's stern, all-knowing gaze. Then came the Rough-Face girl, scarred from working by the fire. Could she succeed where her beautiful, cruel sisters had failed?
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E78.C2 G85 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-19
Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.1.M34683 Fry 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-22
Fry bread is food.It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time.It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation.It might look or taste different, but it is still shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us.It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.Fry Bread is a story told in lively and powerful verse by Seminole Nation member Kevin Noble Maillard, with vibrant art from Pura Belpre Award winner Juana Martinez-Neal.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.C15535 Day 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-15
Set in the Nicola Valley, British Columbia, in Canada's westernmost province, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. A grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life and the natural world to her young grandchildren.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E99.C5 S67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-04
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences. Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this look at one group of Native Americans is appended with a glossary and the complete Cherokee syllabary, originally created by Sequoyah.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.1 F595 Sto 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language, Cree, he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive, beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system, which separated young Indigenous children from their families.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7 .C1554 Shi 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-09
Winner of the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year Award. Finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award In just four days young Shi-shi-etko will have to leave her family and all that she knows to attend residential school. She spends her last days at home treasuring the beauty of her world -- the dancing sunlight, the tall grass, each shiny rock, the tadpoles in the creek, her grandfather's paddle song. Her mother, father and grandmother, each in turn, share valuable teachings that they want her to remember. And so Shi-shi-etko carefully gathers her memories for safekeeping. Richly hued illustrations complement this gently moving and poetic account of a child who finds solace all around her, even though she is on the verge of great loss -- a loss that native people have endured for generations because of the residential schools system.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.1.R598 Wh 2016
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Aloneis a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E98.P86 C58 2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself-about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well, just about everything. When Uncle and Windy Girl and Itchy Boy attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, Windy falls asleep under the stars. Now Uncle's stories inspire other visions in her head: a bowwow powwow, where all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers-all with telltale ears and paws and tails. All celebrating in song and dance. All attesting to the wonder of the powwow. This playful story by Brenda Child is accompanied by a companion retelling in Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain and brought to life by Jonathan Thunder's vibrant dreamscapes. The result is a powwow tale for the ages.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.A382 Th 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.T489 Nam 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-18
After overcoming years of trouble with his alcoholic father and surviving a near-death car accident, Bobby Byington'for the first time in his life'has a strong family. His parents are reunited, his father has turned away from the bottle, and he is a starter on the basketball team at his high school. But the door to trouble never stays closed. Bobby's girlfriend, next-door-neighbor Faye, suffers attacks from a bullying classmate, and some of Bobby's basketball teammates are dealing with family problems that are all too familiar to him. Maybe Bobby's old backyard hideout will need to be uncovered again and the door reopened.Hoping to help his friends, Bobby shares the legend of No Name that Coach Robison had told him back whenBobby needed to hide from his father. Who knew Coach's wisdom would become so meaningful to others?As the playoffs near and the team plays to win, Coach delivers a message that extends well beyond the basketball court: ?Your life is carved by the choices you make. You earn your name by your actions.'
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.C93556 Mas 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
When Cass's estranged grandmother unexpectedly leaves her house and savings to Cass and her mom, it is just the thing they need to change their lives. Cass is being bullied at school, and her mom just lost her job--again--so they pack up and move in. Cass finds an intriguing and powerful mask in her new room, and she is inexplicably drawn to it. A strange relationship grows between Cass and the mask; it sings her songs, shows her visions of past traumas and encourages her to be brave when facing bullies. The mask eventually leads her to discover her own Cayuga heritage and leads her into the arms of a community that's been waiting for them.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center E99.N3 J273 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Winter is coming, but the little black bear, Lump Lump, isn't ready to go to sleep With the help of his mother, the wise Blue Bird, and his forest friends, Lump Lump gathers materials for Spider Woman to weave him a blanket of dreams. Inspired by Navajo/Din culture and folklore, and featuring the work of famed weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas, this beautiful tale of family and friends takes the reader on a journey through the rich traditions and spectacular landscapes of the Southwest....
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.1.G735515 Yo 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.
Call Number: Educational Resource Center PZ7.H2229 Go 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
Some cats are good luck. You pet them and good things happen. Woogie is one of those cats. But as Woogie gets into one mishap after another, everyone starts to worry. Can a good luck cat's good luck run out? The first children's book from an acclaimed poet whose honors include the American Book Award and the William Carlos Williams Award Celebrates the special relationship between a young girl and her cat •A modern Native American story from a member of the Muskogee-Creek tribe
Call Number: Educational Resource Center Stacks PZ7.1.L788 Enc 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
A powerful imagining by two Native creators of a first encounter between two very different people that celebrates our ability to acknowledge difference and find common ground. Based on the real journal kept by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, Encounter imagines a first meeting between a French sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As they navigate their differences, the wise animals around them note their similarities, illuminating common ground. This extraordinary imagining by Brittany Luby, Professor of Indigenous History, is paired with stunning art by Michaela Goade, winner of 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award. Encounter is a luminous telling from two Indigenous creators that invites readers to reckon with the past, and to welcome, together, a future that is yet unchartered.