Native American Studies
Trail of Tears
The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Paperback ISBN: 0385239548
Recounts the many broken U.S. treaties with the Cherokees, describes how they were forced to leave their lands in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina, and looks at the hardships they faced on the trail west.
The Ojibwa of Western Canada, 1780 to 1870
Paperback ISBN: 0873513118
A richly detailed, clearly written history that reveals both the changes the Ojibwa chose to make and the continuity within the culture they retained. It is a turbulent story of the tensions that shaped their integration of tradition and adaptation.
Navajo Code Talkers
Paperback ISBN: 0873585135
Black-and-white photographic portraits of 75 survivors from the Navajo radio operators whose native tongue proved an unbreakable code to the Japanese during World War II. The introduction includes a few photographs from the period. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Sioux Indian Religion
Tradition and Innovation
Paperback ISBN: 0806121661
Individuals of all persuasions have become deeply interested in contemporary Sioux religious practices. These essays by tribal religious leaders, scholars, and other members of the Sioux communities in North and South Dakota deal with the more important questions about Sioux ritual and belief in relation to history, tradition, and the mainstream of American life. Contents: (1) "Lakota Belief and Ritual in the Nineteenth Century," by Raymond J. DeMallie; (2) "Lakota Genesis: The Oral Tradition," by Elaine A. Jahner; (3) "The Sacred Pipe in Modern Life," by Arval Looking Horse; (4) "The Lakota Sun Dance: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," by Arthur Amiotte; (5) "The Establishment of Christianity Among the Sioux," by Vine V. Deloria, Sr.; (6) "Catholic Mission and the Sioux: A Crisis in the Early Paradigm," by Harvey Markowitz; (7) "Contemporary Catholic Mission Work Among the Sioux," by Robert Hilbert, S.}.; (8) "Christian Life Fellowship Church," by Mercy Poor Man; (9) "Indian Women and the Renaissance of Traditional Religion," by Beatrice Medicine; (10) "The Contemporary Yuwipi," by Thomas H. Lewis, M.D.; (11) "The Native American Church of Jesus Christ," by Emerson Spider, Sr.; (12) "Traditional Lakota Religion in Modern Life," by Robert Stead, with an Introduction by Kenneth Oliver; Suggestions for Further Reading; Bibliography.
The Hopi Survival Kit
The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
Paperback ISBN: 0140195459
Presents the entire range of Hopi prophecy and spiritual instruction while preparing people for the hard times ahead by explaining how to recognize and understand these expected events. Reprint.
The Dancing Healers
A Doctor's Journey of Healing With Native Americans
Paperback ISBN: 0062503952
Interweaving autobiography with stories of Native Americans he treated and learned from, a Yale-trained psychiatrist explains how exposure to Native American practices and world-view challenged and broadened his medical school assumptions about healing
Gift of Power
The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man
Paperback ISBN: 1879181126
Archie Lame Deer gives sweat lodges for his friend the Dalai Lama, discusses religion with the pope, and more, in this account of his passage from boyhood with the Rosebud Sioux under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather, to his checkered career through the bottomland of American culture, and finally, his return to the world of his ancestors, the world of the spirit.
Medicine of the Cherokee
The Way of Right Relationship
Paperback ISBN: 1879181371
Discover the holistic experience of human life from the elder teachers of Cherokee Medicine. With stories of the Four Directions and the Universal Circle, these once-secret teachings offer us wisdom on circle gatherings, natural herbs and healing, and ways to reduce stress in our daily lives.
The Spiritual Landscape of Native America
Paperback ISBN: 0892813520
Placing Native American spirituality in the context of the world's great religions, Sacred Earth contrasts contemporary society's arrogant belief in its own power with native traditions of reverence for the earth. This eye-opening journey through the terrain of Native American spirituality is an urgent call to rediscover and become firmly grounded on the sacred earth again.