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Native American Interest

BARD Magazines

  • Cowboys and Indians. Audio.

On the RTB

  • Multicultural Press, Saturdays @ 12 PM and Sundays @ 4 AM.
  • The Great North, Sundays @ 4 PM.

Books

  • Unsung Heroes of World War II: the story of the Navajo code talkers. Deanne Durret. Audio. Describes the role of the Navajo marines, Code Talkers, who developed a code based on their Native American language during World War II. This code system provided a means for secured communications among American forces in the Pacific during the warfare. For grades 6-9.
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the present. David Treuer. Audio, Large Print.  A history of Native Americans, beginning with the 1890 massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee and continuing up through the early twenty-first century. The author discusses the treatment of Native Americans by the government.
  • Killdeer Mountain: a novel. Dee Alexander Brown. Audio, Large Print, Braille. Compelling yarn that begins in the rainy dusk near a dock on the Missouri River in 1866, when a journalist boards a steamer heading upriver. Sam Morrison is looking for stories for the "Saint Louis Herald" - and he finds one in Charles Rawley, Civil War hero and Indian fighter. Was he a man of courage and principle or was he a coward?
  • #NotYourPrincess: voices of Native American women. Lisa Charleyboy. Audio, Braille. Presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art to express the experience of being an Indigenous woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. For junior and senior high and older readers. 
  • After Columbus: the Smithsonian chronicle of the North American Indians. Herman J. Viola. Audio. The author traces the history of Native American attempts to not just survive, but to retain their rich culture in the five hundred years since Europeans settled North America. He traces the displacement of tribes from the early explorations through the 1980s, when Native Americans struggle to maintain their traditions, reclaim their land, and renew their pride.
  • Wigwam Evenings: Sioux folk tales retold. Charles Alexander Eastman. Audio, Braille. A collection of twenty-seven tales that offer a sampling of his tribe's values. Narrated by Smoky Day, an old story-teller, and representing generations of Plains society, these folktales suggest "the essence of what it is to be a decent, thoughtful, and respectable human being.
  • Black Elk Speaks: being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux. Black Elk. Audio. The autobiography of an Indian warrior and hunter who, because of his visions and psychic experiences, becomes the tribe's medicine man.
  • Warrior Nation: a history of the Red Lake Ojibwe. Anton Treuer. Audio. Unlike every other reservation in Minnesota, Red Lake holds its land in common - and, consequently, the tribe retains its entire reservation land base. Warrior Nation covers four centuries of the Red Lake Nation's forceful and assertive tenure on its land. Ojibwe historian and linguist Anton Treuer conducted oral histories with elders across the Red Lake reservation, learning the stories carried by the people.
  • The Round House. Loise Erdrich. Audio, Large Print. This is the second book in the Justice Trilogy series. North Dakota, 1988. Thirteen-year-old Joe Coutts's mother Geraldine, a tribal enrollment specialist, is brutally raped at the Ojibwe Round House. Joe and his father, a judge, each search for Geraldine's attacker to bring him to justice. National Book Award.
  • The Unconquered: in search of the Amazon's last uncontacted tribes. Scott Wallace. Audio. There are tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Hiding from the outside world, they are the last survivors of a culture that predates Columbus in the New World.
  • Indian Givers: how the Indians of the Americas transformed the world. J. McIver Weatherford. Audio. The discovery and conquest of the New World changed the Old World forever. The author shows how the gold and silver mined by the American Indians financed the rise of modern Europe. The Indians' knowledge of pharmacology was far superior to that of the Europeans, and their social organization was truly democratic.
  • The Native Americans Told Us So. Melvin Berger. Braille. Discusses the history and cultural contributions of Native Americans, especially in the United States. Juvenile literature.

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