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My People The Sioux

by Luther Standing Bear

When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.”...


Life Among the Piutes

by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among the Paiutes is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." This is both an autobiographic memoir and history of the Paiute people during their first forty years...


My Life On The Plains

by George Custer

My Life on the Plains is an autobiographical first-hand account of the Indian Wars of 1867-1869, detailing the winter campaign of 1868 in which Custer led the 7th US cavalry against the Cheyenne indians.

The...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard

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...


Florida's Fossils

by Robin C. Brown

For 50 million years Florida was home to hordes of strange and wonderful animals. Their remains accumulated in rivers, springs, and oceans. Today fossilized bones and teeth wash up along streams, banks, and...


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.

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...


Truth of a Hopi: Stories Relating to the Origin, Myths and Clan Histories of the Hopi

by Edmund Nequatewa

In the Truth of a Hopi, Edmund Nequatewa relates the Hopis' myths, legends, belief systems, and oral history. Nequatewa's writings give us a glimpse into the psyche of the Hopi in the way that only a Hopi could....


Henry Roe Cloud: A Biography

by David W. Messer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...


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...


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.