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Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed

by Judy Pasternak

WINNER OF THE J. ANTHONY LUKAS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AWARD

 

Atop a craggy mesa in the northern reaches of the Navajo reservation lies what was once a world-class uranium mine called Monument No. 2. Discovered in...


North American Indian Beadwork Designs

by Clark Wissler

Concise, illuminating discussion of origins, execution, and symbolism of North American Indian beadwork. Numerous examples from Eastern Woodlands and Plains Indians. Over 300 figures.


Indian Basket Weaving

by Navajo School of Indian Basketry

Basic techniques — preparation of the reed, splicing, introduction of color, shaping and finishing, etc. Also descriptions of a variety of weaves: Lazy Squaw, Mariposa, Taos, Shilo, and more. 114 illustrations....


Indian Basketry

by George W. James

Most complete survey of Indian basket-making describes uses of baskets, their role in ceremony, origins of designs, materials and colors, weaves and stitches, plus full how-to instructions. 355 illustrations....


Decorative Art of the Southwestern Indians

by Dorothy S. Sides

Nearly 300 royalty-free examples, ranging from 13th-century geometric art of Pueblo to contemporary designs, include motifs from pottery, basketry, beadwork, masks, dolls, sand paintings, and blankets. 50 plates....


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner

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...


Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore and Artifacts

by Cath Oberholtzer

An investigation into the symbol of Native heritage.

In Ojibwe (or Chippewa in the United States) culture a dream catcher is a hand-crafted willow hoop with woven netting that is decorated with sacred and...


Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.