Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or a novice hiker, Survival Skills of the Native Americans is your handbook to not simply surviving the outdoors, but flouring. The know-how of the Native Americans is unique and popular.
Forty carefully-researched, accurately-rendered line drawings â€” ready to be colored â€” depict the traditional costume and culture of the Plains Indians. Apache, Pawnee, Crow, Blackfoot, Cree, and many others as they actually existed from the mid-17th to early 20th century.
The myth of the Trickster—ambiguous creator and destroyer, cheater and cheated, subhuman and superhuman—is one of the earliest and most universal expressions of mankind. Nowhere does it survive in more starkly archaic form than in the voraciously uninhibited episodes of the Winnebago Trickster Cycle, recorded here is full. Anthropological and psychological analyses by Radin, Kerényi, and Jung reveal with Trickster as filling a twofold role: on the one hand he is "an archetypal psychic structure" that harks back to "an absolutely undifferentiated human consciousness, corresponding to a psyche that has hardly left the animal level" (Jung); on the other hand, his myth is a present-day outlet for the most unashamed and liberating satire of the onerous obligation of social order, religion, and ritual.
Every aboriginal nation has its gods, from
whom the people receive all that they
have, and all that they know. Traditional
American Indian life revolved around
communication with divinity, and these
authentic stories about the origin of the
earth and its creatures embody every
facet of their culture.
Forty detailed, carefully researched illustrations depict Native Americans from the 1840s to 1980s: Pima basket maker, Navajo medicine man and braves, Hopi pottery makers, Acoma woman baking bread, Pueblo flute player, modern Yuma woman and child, tribal drum makers of the Taos pueblo, Zuni turquoise driller, and more. Descriptive captions included.
In his all-too-brief lifetime, jazz guitarist Lenny Breau astonished listeners with his mastery of his instrument and his fluid synthesis of styles. As his wife and mother to his two children, Valerie Breau St. Germain brings rare insight to the man behind the music.
The late Marcel Meilleur's development as fiddler and composer is set against his early years in Manitoba during the Depression. With the music for 60 of his own compositions included, this is a crucial resource for anyone exploring the wealth of a Canadian fiddling tradition.
Part of the Lakota creation legend and based on centuries of storytelling, Tatanka and the Lakota People tells how the buffalo came to live with the Lakotas, so that they would have life-sustaining food, shelter, and clothing.
Presented in Lakota as well as in English, this book describes the Lakotasâ€™ creation, the trickery that caused them to move from the Underworld and their ultimate survival in this world. Its dynamic color illustrations by Lakota artist Donald F. Montileaux are full of familiar characters, including not only Tatanka the Holy Man but also the Great Spirits and Iktomi the Spider. Together, the words and pictures capture the imagination of children and the interest of adults.
The book includes an introduction and a concluding note from the illustrator, discussing his illustrations and their connection with traditional buffalo-hide paintings.
This book is perfectly suited to young readers who are interested in exploring their own and other cultures.
Winner of a 2007 Aesop Accolade from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society
Winner of a Spur Award from Western Writers of America in the Storyteller category
Winner of a Gold Medal from the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for Multicultural Non-fiction
Award-Winner in the Children's Non-fiction category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards
Noted anthropologist James Mooney (1861-1921) spent much of his life studying American Indians. In North Carolina, he lived for several years with the Cherokee, studying their language, culture, and mythology. His research resulted in this comprehensive volume, comprising 126 Cherokee myths, including sacred stories, animal myths, local legends, wonder stories, historical traditions, and miscellaneous myths and legends.
Among the myths included are these:
How the World Was Made; Origin of Strawberries; Why the Deer's Teeth Are Blunt; How the Turkey Got His Beard; The Rattlesnake's Vengeance; The Ice Man; The First Fire; Why the Possum's Tail Is Bare; The Bride from the South; The Water Cannibals; The Haunted Whirlpool; The War Medicine, and many more.
In addition to his clear retelling of the myths themselves, the author provides extensive background information on Cherokee history, notes on the myths, parallels between Cherokee and other myths, and further important information. Anyone interested in mythology or Native American legend and lore will welcome this treasury of authentic tales presented in the context of Cherokee history, life, and culture.
Rich anthology of the myths and legends
of the Algonquins, Iroquois, Pawnees,
and Sioux, prefaced by an extensive
historical and ethnological commentary.
Simply written tales of warrior rivalries,
steadfast love, and victory over powerful
forces are suitable reading for youngsters
and entertaining enough for adults. 36
Bring history to life with this educational, entertaining coloring book featuring 48 well-drawn scenes from life of Indian heroine: begging her father to save Capt. Smith, her marriage to John Rolfe, voyage to England, presentation at the British court, much more.
In this gloriously photographed book, renowned photographer and Native American food expert Lois Ellen Frank, herself part Kiowa, presents more than 80 recipes that are rich in natural flavors and perfectly in tune with today's healthy eating habits. Frank spent four years visiting reservations in the Southwest, documenting time-honored techniques and recipes. With the help of culinary advisor and Navajo Nation tribesman Walter Whitewater, a chef in Santa Fe, Frank has adapted the traditional recipes to modern palates and kitchens. Inside you'll find such dishes as Stuffed Tempura Chiles with Fiery Bean Sauce, Zuni Sunflower Cakes, and Prickly Pear Ice. With its wealth of information, this book makes it easy to prepare and celebrate authentic Native American cooking.
Includes sources for special ingredients and substitutions.
Chapters are organized by the staples of Native American cuisine: corn, vine-growing vegetables, wild fruits and greens, legumes, game birds, meats, fish, and breads.
A year of eating locally results in a gastronomical journey through prairie food festivals, local food traditions and the infamous community dinners. A humorous, light-hearted chronicle of the writerâ€™s love affair with good food, prairie traditions and flavours from her childhood with recipes peppered throughout.
Fuelled by nostalgia and her taste buds, she set out to rediscover the flavours of her childhood and the flavours of natural, local, farm-fresh prairie food. When she vowed to serve only locally produced food at her own dinner table for one year, the pursuit took on a life of its own.
Beautiful photographs enhance Amy Jo's mouth-watering menus, recipes and her adventures in the pursuit of home grown prairie food.
It is not about miles, but a way of life. It is our community, our history and an opportunity to find ourselves in the food we eat.
Prairie Feast is a love story, a celebration of every good thing this bountiful land has to offer. It will inspire all conscious consumers to follow their taste buds home for dinner.
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