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Read a story about a Plains Cree family and their ties to their Cree community. This story provides factual details about the Plains region, and what daily life was like for the Plains Cree long ago. To enhance the factual details of the story, this neat book is comprised of photographs (B&W) of both the Plains region and Plains Cree culture. The second part of the book is dedicated to discussion and review. The reproducible learning pages in this second half of the book focus on the following curricular objectives: the concepts of family and community and oneâ€™s responsibilities within them, communities of the past, how communities change over time, and Aboriginal culture and history.
Counting in Cree
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Me and My Cree Family
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Meditations With Animals
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Published in 1986, Meditations with Animals was the first bestiary ever compiled from Native Americans showing the guiding roles animals have played in their spiritual history. These stories and poems contain the rites and rituals of a variety of tribes, depicting a world unified by the belief that the animal spirit dwells within each of us. With the power given him by the animals, man can transcend his earthly world and enter into a unique oneness with things seen and not seen by the senses. “In this collection of verse and story", says Thomas Berry in his introduction, "we are brought into the primordial community of the universe, the Earth, and all living things.”
A Native American Thought Of It
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Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans were invented by the Aboriginal people of North America, but did you know that they also developed their own sign language, syringe needles and a secret ingredient in soda pop?
Depending on where they lived, Aboriginal communities relied on their ingenuity to harness the resources available to them. Some groups, such as the Iroquois, were particularly skilled at growing and harvesting food. From them, we get corn and wild rice, as well as maple syrup.
Other groups, including the Sioux and Comanche of the plains, were exceptional hunters. Camouflage, fish hooks, and decoys were all developed to make the task of catching animals easier. And even games: lacrosse, hockey and volleyball have Native American roots.
Other clever inventions and innovations include the following:
-Sunscreen- Surgical blades - Diapers - Asphalt - Megaphones - Hair conditioner
With descriptive photos and information-packed text, this book explores eight different categories in which the creativity of First Nations peoples from across the continent led to remarkable inventions and innovations, many of which are still in use today.
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Vivid scenes from the life of Shoshone teenager who played an important role during the Lewis and Clark exploration of the great American Northwest.Realistic images of her childhood abduction by enemy tribesmen, marriage to a French trader, her service during the expedition, and more. Informative captions.
The Broken Circle
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Recounts "The Chokecherry Massacre," in which three New Mexico high-school students were charged with the murder of two Navajo Indian men, causing a violent, racial street riot that prompted the governor to call out the National Guard. 20,000 first printing.
Les Permière Nations
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Ce livre de la collection « À la découverte du Canada » redonne vie à une époque mémorable, celle d’un Canada habité par les autochtones avant l’arrivée des Européens. Qui sont ces peuples? Où habitaientils? Les Premières nations permet aux jeunes lecteurs d’apprendre de façon interactive et amusante.
Meet A Dentist
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The Career Path Choices series showcases young Canadian First Nation, MÃ©tis and Inuit people engaged in interesting careers. They highlight the hard work and determination and some interesting facts about the profession.
Follow the road to becoming a dentist with Dennis Hewitt. He charts out his inspiration, challenges, college years and his first practical experience years, while helping people overcome their fear.
Perfect for high school guidance departments.
The Indian Lover
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With a sweeping sense of history and landscape that contributed to making Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove a classic, and the precise sense of character and passion that made Cold Mountain so successful, Garth Murphy has written a brilliant saga about California in its last days as part of Mexico, and about the lives of those caught up in this moment of historical high drama.
Peopled with a sumptuous cast of characters, both real and fictional -- Indians fighting for their survival against the Mexicans and the coming Americans; Hispanics desperate to hold on to the vast tracts of land they have usurped from the missionaries and the Indians; vibrant women determined to assert themselves in a man's world; adventurers, soldiers, scoundrels and heroes -- The Indian Lover tells a major story in the history of our nation, a clash of three cultures that has never been fully explored in fiction, and does it with drama, dazzling storytelling, and a scrupulous sense of reality.
The Indian Lover opens in 1844 with the arrival of William Marshall, a penniless young American seaman, sailing down the coast of California aboard the whaler Hopewell. Enchanted by all he sees, Bill jumps ship in San Diego and falls in love with the mayor's elegant daughter, Lugarda. Thwarted in his bid to marry Lugarda and rejected by the Mexicans, Bill and his cultured Indian companion, Pablo, journey north to seek shelter in the crumbling grandeur of Mission San Luis Rey, Pablo's childhood home. But there is no going back, for either of them, and Pablo leads Bill farther and farther into the wilderness, to the native town of Cupa, where they take up life with the local tribe.
Pablo and Bill settle into Indian society: Pablo dancing with the warriors, plotting against the wrongs done to him and his people by the Mexicans; Bill, innocent and naive, pining for Lugarda, learning the native ways, helping them to cope with the arriving Americans, and sliding into love with Falling Star, the beautiful daughter of the chief.
Their love blooms, and Bill becomes dangerously involved in his adopted tribe's struggles, never imagining the eventual cost of his stubborn but divided loyalties and of the enemies he is making.
Garth Murphy has crafted a novel of immense breadth, at once a great love story and an extraordinary unsung chapter of American history. The Indian Lover shouts out with truth: the growl of a grizzly, the sing of an arrow, the lover's cry, the toll of a mission bell, the crack of the lash on bent back, the rattlesnake's rattle, the sizzle of white-hot steel on living flesh, the roar of the mob, the silent struggle, the splash of falling tears on bare breast.
Overflowing with affection, delight, wit, and insight, The Indian Lover captures the heart and imagination with timeless prose and holds them captive to the thrilling end.
Native American Son
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The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe, arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen.
Riel, Patriot -- Louis Riel
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Dans Riel, Robert Freynet nous transporte par le neuvième art au Canada de la Confédération. L’auteur met en scène le drame tragique de la vie du controversé chef métis Louis Riel, fondateur de la province du Manitoba et l’un des Pères de la Confédération canadienne.
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In Sage's Story, a positive HIV diagnosis affects the life of a young Native woman. Her doctor also recommends ways to stay healthy. She learns that life goes on.
Journeys Of The Spirit IV
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Ningwakwe Learning Press is proud to bring you more stories of brave and courageous Aboriginal adult literacy students from all over Canada. The selected individuals have created positive changes not only in their lives but also in the lives of their friends, family and First Nation communities.
We hope this collection will continue to enhance and promote a greater understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous people.
Lord Of The Sky
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A breathtakingly illustrated tribute to the art and mythology of West Coast native culture.
In this exquisitely illustrated picture book, based on the animated short film of the same name, Linda Zeman-Spaleny transports young readers to a bygone time when nothing lived in the universe, when â€œout of the darkness came the Great Raven, who brought the Sun to the children of the North Pacific Coast.â€
Legend tells of a boy, living by the sea, who befriends the ravens, sharing his food with them. But some of the ravens are greedy, and the village boys decide to teach them a lesson by sending a swift and fatal arrow. When darkness descends upon the land, the wise elder tells the villagers that only the Lord of the Sky can restore the Sun, so the boy begins an arduous journey in search of him. . . .
In this riveting folktale, Linda Zeman-Spaleny pays tribute to her emigration from Eastern Europe and her arrival in British Columbia, where she saw beautiful totem poles for the first time. Award-winning artist Ludmila Zemanâ€™s lush, vibrant artwork complements this timeless tale with modern themes and the message that we need to care for our world in order to preserve it.
The Unredeemed Captive
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Nominated for the National Book Award, this book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.
From The Heart
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For four hundred years the world has failed to understand Indian people, writes Lee Miller is his introduction to this exhaustive work. He tells of how an aggressive campaign was waged to assimilate them into American life, of how they were herded onto reservations and their children taken to state boarding schools whose sole purpose was the total obliteration of Indian languages and culture.
America In 1492
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When Columbus landed in 1492, the New World was far from being a vast expanse of empty wilderness: it was home to some seventy-five million people. They ranged from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego, spoke as many as two thousand different languages, and lived in groups that varied from small bands of hunter-gatherers to the sophisticated and dazzling empires of the Incas and Aztecs. This brilliantly detailed and documented volume brings together essays by fifteen leading scholars field to present a comprehensive and richly evocative portrait of Native American life on the eve of Columbus's first landfall.
Apache Tactics 1830-86
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The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book reveals the skillful tactics of the Apache people as they raided and eluded the much larger and better-equipped US government forces. Drawing on primary research conducted in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, this book reveals the small-unit warfare of the Apache tribes as they attempted to preserve their freedom, and in particular the actions of the most famous member of the Apache tribes - Geronimo.
Tomahawk And Musket
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In 1758, at the height of the French and Indian War, British Brigadier General John Forbes led his army on a methodical advance against Fort Duquesene, French headquarters in the Ohio valley. As his army closed in upon the fort, he sent Major Grant of the 77th Highlanders and 850 men on a reconnaissance in force against the fort. The French, alerted to this move, launched their own counter-raid. 500 French and Canadians, backed by 500 Indian allies, ambushed the highlanders and sent them fleeing back to the main army. With the success of that operation, the French planned their own raid against the English encampment at Fort Ligonier less than fifty miles away. With only 600 men, against an enemy strength of 4,000, the French & Amerindians launched a daring night attack on the heart of the enemy encampment. This book tells the complete story of these ambitious raids and counter-raids, giving in-depth detail on the forces, terrain, and tactics.
Nez Perce 1877: The Last Fight