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Come along with us as we meet some of America's first peoples. Turn the pages of this book to discover what special fuel the Plains Indians used to make fires, how the Plains Indians could communicate without talking, and which Sioux chief's likeness is being carved into a mountain in South Dakota. Discover the traditional way of life of the Plains Indians and the changes brought to it by Europeans, discussing homes, clothing, games, crafts, and beliefs. 32 pages, softcover.
Describes the daily life of the Sioux Indians--their clothing, food, games, customs, etc.--before and after the coming of the white man.
Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux WarriorsGustav NiebuhrHarperCollins / 2014 / Hardcover$18.99 Retail:
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The injustices Native Americans have borne throughout the history of the modern United States are rarely taught, and scarcely mentioned. Lincoln's Bishop shines a light on one event that stands at the intersection of 19th century Native rights, war, and Christianity.
This is the account of Henry Benjamin Whipple, the Dakota War of 1862, and the largest mass execution on American soil. Whipple was a man beyond his time, who as a missionary, acknowledged that Native peoples should not be dispossessed of their land, and who advocated a reform of the corrupt and brutal Office of Indian Affairs. He had a goal: that Indians should be protected from corrupt government agents and traders, particularly those who cheated with liquor and brutally abused Native women. These abuses eventually led to the Dakota War of 1862, during which approximately 800 settlers died. In its wake, settlers demanded mass executions of Dakota.and Whipple went to President Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln personally reviewed each case and commuted close to 300 death sentences that had been meted out in hasty, farcical trials. While those he left to die-38 w arriors-would still make up the largest mass American execution, Whipple's efforts saved many. While the hangings are still controversial today, and its aftermath-the rounding up and incarceration of close to 2,000 Dakota at Fort Snelling in inhumane conditions, and the mutilation of the bodies by the community-decidedly make up another chapter of abuses, this fascinating account shines light onto the efforts of one man determined to move in the direction of righteousness.
210 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life in a Sioux Village In this book, discover what it was like to live in a Sioux village on the Great Plains. Find out how the Sioux moved their villages to follow buffalo herds. Discover how and why they hunted buffalo. Learn about Sioux families, clothes, food, and customs. Then use a recipe to cook a Sioux treat-wojapi! 32 pages, softcover.
Inspired by the richly detailed picture stories of the Plains Indians--sometimes drawn on ruled ledgers--this book is a visual feast that introduces children to pictographic art. This fictional account, based on historical fact, tells of a young Sioux warrior's childhood adventures on the plains and his journey East to the white man's school.
Come along with us as we meet some of America's first peoples. Turn the pages of Plateau Indians to find out: how Plateau girls and boys prepared for adulthood, what happened to the Plateau Indians when gold was discovered on their lands, how Plateau people caught and cooked salmon. Each book in the Native Americas series explores a different area of our country and the people who first lived there. Find out how these people lived long ago, what happened when Europeans arrived, and how Native Americans today are keeping their cultures alive. Each book includes: colorful maps, photos, and illustrations, a section on famous Native Americans, a list of books to show you where you can learn more. 32 pages, softcover.
The relationship between the Buffalo and the Indian is an ancient one, and a respectful one. This book reflects that tone, striking a balance between offering engaging information, and offering information that really opens one's eyes to the atrocities that have been committed in the name of progress. Learn about what Bison are, where they lived, what American Indians used them for, Native methods of hunting, rituals involving buffalo, and the policies created by the US government to drive the buffalo to extinction in order to win their Indian wars. However, this book doesn't end on a sad note, but on the birth of "Miracle" and other white buffalos that echo back to the traditional story of White Buffalo Calf Woman, as well as the resurgence of buffalos across the plains. 85 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
Sitting Bull: The Story Of Our Nation From Coast To Coast, From 1840 To 1890Sally Senzell IsaacsHeinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback$7.19 Retail:
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This book describes the lives of Sitting Bull, U.S. Army soldiers, cowboys, and immigrants from Europe and Asia who created the Wild West. Each book in The America in the Time of... series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text to bring the story of our nation to life. Softcover, 48 pages. Ages 9 to 12.
Turn the pages of this book to learn about Lakota Indians. Read about how they arrived on the Great Plains. Find out how they used parts of the buffalo to make rope, spoons, and pots. Discover how Lakotas moved their tipis from place to place. In this book you will see how the Lakotas caught wild horses, learn how the arrival of settlers changed the Lakota way of life, discover a Lakota game called shinny. This book covers the history, customs, social life, and present status of the Lakota. 32 pages, softcover.
Black Elk is credited with the reawakening and recovery of the pan-Native American ritual and spiritual tradition in America. His life reflected his conviction that his people could live again spiritually through the Catholic and Lakota traditions, both of which he embraced with dedication in his lifetime. With Black Elk we seek and pray for wisdom to bridge two ancient traditions that both begin with the great mystery of God.
Thy Eternal Summer: The U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862Colin MustfulTate Publishing / 2013 / Trade Paperback$18.89 Retail:
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With wisdom learned over the years, Joseph M. Marshall has collected a series of sayings, myths, and stories from the Lakota traditions, history, and his own past. Arranged by character traits the Lakota admire, including humility, perseverance, honor, truth, bravery, generosity, and wisdom, each chapter is filled with the wisdom passed down from lessons learned and retained through hardship. 240 pages, indexed, softcover.
The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota HistoryJoseph M. Marshall IIIPenguin Books / Trade Paperback$14.40 Retail:
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The saga of "Custer's Last Stand" has become ingrained in the lore of the American West, and the key players: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and George Armstrong Custer, have grown to larger-than-life proportions. Now, award-winning historian Joseph M. Marshall presents the revisionist view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn that has been available only in the Lakota oral tradition. Drawing on this rich source of storytelling, Marshall uncovers what really took place at the Little Big Horn and provides fresh insight into the significance of that bloody day.
Drawing upon extensive research and oral traditions from family and friends, Joseph M. Marshall's biography departs from the stereotypes and dry textbook portrayals of Crazy Horse. Having grown up hearing stories from those whose own parents knew him, Joseph Marshall listened to the memories and walked the places where Crazy Horse walked, in the process providing us with a biography that presents him as the Lakota knew him. 310 indexed pages, softcover.
This biography series makes historical figures real for today's students by quoting extensively from journals and letters. In this biography of Sitting Bull, kids will marvel at the man who lived a life full of adventure and who was noted for his courage.
Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little BighornRosemary Agonito, Joseph AgonitoGlobe Pequot / 2006 / Trade Paperback$13.46 Retail:
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The white men called it the "Battle of the Rosebud". The Cheyenne called it "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother". Buffalo Calf Road Woman rode through the dust and weapons of warfare to save her brother as he fell from his horse, earning her the respect of her tribe. Later, she would be the only woman to fight in the Battle of Little Big Horn, and she spent the majority of her life resisting the internment of Native Americans in reservations.
Culled together from oral histories, scarce historial mentions and drawings, the authors have fleshed out her story with knowledge of how other Cheyenne lived. Combining factual research from the best museums, archaeologial data and documents with what's known of Buffalo Calf's life, creates a unique, fictionalized but accurate portrait of a forgotten life. 242 pages, softcover. Glossary, Discussion questions, and timeline included in the back.
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little BighornNathaniel PhilbrickPenguin Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback$16.20 Retail:
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The true story of Sitting Bull! A "Station Stop 2 Reader", children who are reading with help will enjoy this book; short sentences, simple plots and simple dialogue are used. 48 pages, softcover.
Read and learn who Sitting Bull was with this book, the next up in the Who Was? series. Featuring a timeline of Sitting Bull's life, as well as a timeline of world events, a bibliography and fun facts, this biography for children ages 8 to 12 years, dives into the life of Lakota Sioux leader who fought to protect all of his people! You will learn about his early life, as a child born Jumping Badger, his childhood through his adulthood as a holy man and tribal chief. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
A reprinted classic work of American history, Blackfeet Indian Stories was originally in print from 1849-1938. An anthropologist and conservationist, Grinnell made the study of the northern American plains and Plains tribes his lifelong passion. This is a compilation of the Blackfeet stories he heard and collected and bound into one volume. 214 pages, softcover.
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and BeyondJoseph Medicine CrowRandom House / 2006 / Hardcover$14.36 Retail:
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Turn the pages of this book to learn about the Ojibwe Indians. Find out how they lived in wigwam houses made to honor the muskrat, what they traded furs to the French for, and what happened with the U.S. Government lied and broke their treaties with the Ojibwe. You'll also learn about how they used sap to make maple syrup treats, harvest rice and keep their traditions alive today. 32 indexed pages, softcover.
Dr. Pimsleur's extremely accessible and successful program teaches you language in the same way a native speaker would--through exposure to everyday, normal conversations. Instead of chopping up a foreign language into a little bit of grammar and a dash of vocabulary, he presents the language as a whole. And rather than memorizing repetitive drills that only dull learning, the Pimsleur "input/output" system of learning actually challenges your brain, and asking you to recall what you've learned.
Basic Ojibwe will provide you with the vocabulary and language tools to learn the basics of a foreign language quickly and easily. You can listen anywhere, in the car or jogging, while the audio-only instruction teaches you spoken language organically. Thirty minute lessons with both grammar and vocabulary are designed to optimize the amount of language that can be learned in one sitting. The Basic Pimsleur Program is comprised of the first 10 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive Level 1 course. 5 Audio CDs included.
Chickadee and his twin brother Makoons are always stick up for each other, are always ready for mischief, and are always together-until one day Chickadee is captured and separated from his family. Thus begins two sets of journeys-Chickadee's family who set out to find him, and Chickadee's own journey, helped along by his namesake, to try and return home.
This brilliantly written book captures Ojibwe life in the mid-1800s. Book four of the "Birchbark House" series. Grades 4-8.
"They Call Me Sacagawea" is rich and classic storytelling. The history of the astounding expedition of Lewis and Clark leaps off the page when told here by their teenage Shoshone interpreter-Sacagawea. Readers learn about this young mother's extraordinary travels with the celebrated Corps of Discovery and gain detailed insight into native traditions and life ways through unforgettable images and a beautifully presented story based on oral traditions, scholarly research, and historical anecdotes.
Sacagawea was a sixteen-year-old who made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She is a woman who has mountains in three states named after her. Her face is on the new U.S. golden dollar coin. Find out more about the real Sacagawea in this fun and exciting illustrated biography.
Taken from their Shoshoni village by a rival North Dakota tribe, Naya Nuki and her friend Sacajawea were forced to march 1,000 miles only to become slaves in their new village. Desperate to escape and return to her family, Naya Nuki begins to prepare a way for escape; and when she leaves, she'll have to use all of her courage and survival skills. 171 pages, softcover. Intermediate reading level, ages 9-13.