Native American Studies
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Long Lance
Long Lance
Paperback      ISBN: 0878058303
Written by one who claimed to have lived through the perils and adventures he describes, a thrilling fictional account of the Blackfoot Indian’s last days of freedom
Storyteller
Storyteller
Paperback      ISBN: 155970005x
A collection of stories focuses on contemporary Native American concerns--white injustice, the fragmenting of the Indian community, and the loss of tribal identity--and recalls Indian legends and tribal stories
Indian Sign Language
Indian Sign Language
Paperback      ISBN: 048622029x
Indian hand gestures are listed alphabetically by English equivalent, with sample sentence structure as well as information on ideographs and pictograph stories
Richard Wetherill Anasazi
Richard Wetherill Anasazi
Paperback      ISBN: 0826303293
Anasazi, the Navajos' name for the "Ancient Ones" who preceded them into the Southwest, is the nickname of Richard Wetherill, who devoted his life to a search for remains of these vanished peoples. He discovered the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde and Kiet Siel and the Basket Maker sites at Grand Gulch, Utah, and at Chaco Canyon he initiated the excavation of Pueblo Bonito, the largest prehistoric ruin in the United States. His discoveries are among the most important ever made by an American archaeologist.
The Hopi Survival Kit: The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
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
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
Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories
Talking Leaves
Contemporary Native American Short Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0385312725
The ancient traditions and contemporary experiences of Native Americans are reflected in a collection of stories which includes contributions by established authors as well as new writers
The Sacred Path Workbook: New Teachings and Tools to Illuminate Your Personal Journey
The Sacred Path Workbook
New Teachings and Tools to Illuminate Your Personal Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 006250794x

In this major and comprehensive work, Buddhist meditation master and international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche brings together the ancient wisdom of Tibet with modern research on death and dying and the nature of the universe. With unprecedented scope, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Sogyal Rinpoche presents simple yet powerful practices from the heart of the Tibetan tradition that anyone, whatever their religion or background, can do to transform their lives, prepare for death, and help the dying.

Rinpoche shows the hope there is in death: how we can go beyond denial and fear to discover what it is in us that survives death and is changeless. He presents a lucid, inspiring, and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, to karma and rebirth, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path. He gives advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion and offer them spiritual assistance.

Rinpoche presents his own vision of the near-death experience from the Tibetan perspective. He explains in detail the "bardos," those states of consciousness after death that have fascinated and tantalized Western artists, psychologists, scientists, doctors, and philosophers ever since the publication of The Tibetan Book of the Dead in 1927.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying is not only a spiritual masterpiece but also a manual, a guide, a work of reference, and a source of sacred inspiration. It has been written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become "servants of peace," working in the world with joy, wisdom, and compassion to take part in safeguarding the future of humanity.

Chippewa Customs
Chippewa Customs
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511425
Chippewa Customs, first published in 1929, remains an authoritative source for the tribal history, customs, legends, traditions, art, music, economy, and leisure activities of the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indians of the United States and Canada. Praise for Chippewa Customs "Densmore . . . has done a valuable piece of work for posterity by collecting this material."—Minnesota History
Old Indian Legends
Old Indian Legends
Paperback      ISBN: 0803299036
A collection of tales about such mysteries as Iktomi, Eya, and Old Double Face