Saga of the Sioux
Call Number: MS 978 ZIM
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
The great chiefs and warriors speak for themselves about what happened to the Sioux Nation from 1860 to the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1890. Includes time line and glossary.
Native American Myths and Beliefs
Call Number: 299 LOW
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
An overview of Native American beliefs; contains a glossary, further reading list, and index.
You Are Now on Indian Land
Call Number: 323.1197 GOL
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
In 1969, a group of Native American activists landed on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay and claimed it for American Indians to call attention to Indian repression in the United States. This book gives the historical background to centuries of oppression, war, and suppression of Indian rights, all of which led to the occupation. The book shows how this act spurred other Indian activists to protest U. S. government policies, such as the American Indian Movement (AIM) stand-off in 1973 at Wounded Knee in the Pine Ridge reservation of South Dakota and the Longest Walk from Sacramento, CA, to Washington in 1978.
Reinventing the Enemy's Language
Call Number: 810.9 HAR
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
This long-awaited anthology celebrates the experience of Native American women and is at once an important contribution to our literature and an historical document. It is the most comprehensive anthology of its kind to collect poetry, fiction, prayer, and memoir from Native American women. Over eighty writers are represented from nearly fifty nations, including such nationally known writers as Louise Erdrich, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Lee Maracle, Janet Campbell Hale, and Luci Tapahonso; others — Wilma Mankiller, Winona LaDuke, and Bea Medicine — who are known primarily for their contributions to tribal communities; and some who are published here for the first time in this landmark volume.
Indian Summer : the forgotten story of Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American in Major League Baseball
Call Number: 927.96 SCO
Publication Date: 2003-03-19
The Indian wars were over, and the Indians had lost. But on the green fields of our national pastime, this Indian stood tall ...
America, as always, was in the throes of change. Segregation was becoming law down South with the passage of Jim Crow. West of the Mississippi, the slaughters at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee still stung recent memory. At the same time, in 1897, the name Sockalexis resounded in barrooms and backrooms, in the lurid headlines of the popular press, and in the bleachers of the legendary ballparks in Baltimore and Boston, Chicago and Cincinnati, New York and St. Louis.This is the story of Louis Francis Sockalexis, grandson of a Penobscot chief, who endured a firestorm of publicity while blazing a trail for such sports heroes as Jim Thorpe and Jackie Robinson.
Call Number: 970.01 MAN
Publication Date: 2009-09-08
This compelling and convincing study of Native American Societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling "1491." Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests.
Battle on the Plains: the United States Plains Wars
Call Number: 978.004 ONE
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
Provides information about the political, strategic, tactical, and cultural aspects of the United States Plains Wars; and includes primary source images, maps, and battle plans.
American Indian Voices
Call Number: 970.1 AME
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
This book has prayers, legends, biographical sketches, stories, and poetry of Native Americans.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Call Number: 970.4 B
Publication Date: 1971-01-01
Traces the white man's conquest of the Indians of the American West, emphasizing major Indian Wars.
The Indian Removal Act: Forced Relocation
Call Number: 970.004 STE
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Examines the causes and consequences of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, a law passed by the United States Government that required the Native American tribes living in the Southwestern United States to leave their homelands so white settlers could move in.