Gathering of Nations
April 22-24, 2010
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students, and others are encouraged to read about Native American
and indigenous people.
The Gathering of Nations believes that reading promotes
This is a selected bibliography, most are by and about Native
people. These books are recommended reading for all adults and young
adults (ages 11 - 18). The books are listed by: TITLE, AUTHOR,
PUBLISHER, YEAR, and RECOMMENDATION.
A Thousand Years Of American Indian Storytelling,
By Henry, Jeannette and Costo, Rupert, Indian Historian
One of the bests things about this book is that it presents some of the
modern stories, a few by children... there is humor...
American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A
Reader and Bibliography, By Arlene B. Hirschfelder, Paulette Fairbanks Molin,
Yvonne Wakim, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.,1999.
The second edition of "American Indian Stereotypes
in the World of Children" "has been put together to try and shock adults into
realizing that the world of contemporary...
Fishing,By Kimmel, Eric A, Holiday House
Anansi the spider plans to
trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be
smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.
Hunter, By Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane, Holiday
A ten-year-old Eskimo
(Inupiat) boy who lives far north of the Arctic Circle describes his family's
annual spring trip to their camp, where they hunt and fish for food to
supplement their diet for the rest of the year and enjoy old traditions.
Memories, By Ekoomiak, Normee,
Sagebrush Education Resources, 1992.
Normee Ekoomiak, an Inuk born near James Bay in Arctic Quebec, shares his
Childhood with readers through his art and this bilingual (Inuktitut/ English)
The Bleeding Man And Other Stories, By Strete,
Craig Kee., Greenwillow, 1977.
Anyone reading Strete’s stories will know something of what it can feet
like to be Indian in America, right now...
of Clay : A Family of Pueblo Potters,By Swentzell, Rina,
Lerner Publishing Group, 1993.
Members of a
Tewa Indian family living in Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico follow the
ages-old traditions of their people as they create various objects of clay.
Day, By Durham, Jimmie, West End Press, 1993.
Anger is counter-productive, they say, and “provocative”. They talk about
“building bridges to understanding”. I can think of no better bridge to
under-standing than Columbus Day...
David Jones: On the Trail of Beauty, By Lois Essory
Jaka, Snailpace Publishing, 1991.
Details of David John’s life and artistic development, it emphasizes the
challenge this mural presents to his creativity and cultural integrity.
Death of the Iron Horse,
By Globe, Paul, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing,
The Iron Horse was
coming...Thundering and panting and breathing black smoke, it was a fearsome
thing. The Cheyenne people had never seen a steam locomotive before, and it
terrified them. Would it come right over the hill, into their camp, just as the
relentless soldiers and white settlers had done before?
Dream Wolf,By Goble, Paul, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1997.
When two Plains Indian children become lost, they
are cared for and guided safely home by a friendly wolf.
: Messenger of Peace, By Fradin, Dennis Brindell,
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992.
In Fradin's enlightening work, readers will learn
about the real Hiawatha. This courageous, kind man--and inspiring
speaker--ensured the survival of his people for 300 years after his death.
Raven Brought Light to People,
By Dixon, Ann and Watts, James, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1992.
Raven gives the sun, the moon, and the stars to the
people of the world by tricking the great chief who is hoarding them in three
the Stars Fell into the Sky : A Navajo Legend, By Oughton, Jerry.
Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
This retelling of a
Navajo folktale explains how First Woman tried to write the laws of the land
using stars in the sky, only to be thwarted by the trickster Coyote.
Land of the Quinault,
By Jacqueline M. Storm, David W. Chance, Larry Workman, Jim
Harp, Lawrence Lestelle, Quinault Indian Nation, 1990.
A book produced by the Quinault Indian Nation, traces the evolution of a rich
and complex native tradition from its beginnings to the present day.It emphasizes both the integral role the
Quinault people have played in the history of the region and the enduring
stewardship of the land which is at the heart of their life ways.
Ma'ii And Cousin Horned Toad: A Traditional Navajo Story,
By Begay, Shonto, Scholastic Inc., 1992.
Coyote, the trickster of Native American legend,
gets his comeuppance in this strikingly illustrated and humorous morality tale.
Coyote, or Ma'ii, visits his cousin Horned Toad and decides to take advantage of
Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway,
By Benton-Banai, Edward, Indian Country Communications, Incorporated, 1988.
The book so totally confounds the usual Indian stereotypes... recommended
highly to anyone who wishes to introduce children of the dominant culture in a
more realistic and truthful manner to the lives and cultures of the tribal
peoples of America...
Native American Testimony: A Chronicle of Indian and White
Relations from Prophecy to the Present, 1492-1992, By Peter Nabokov, Vine Deloria, Peter Nabokov,
Penguin Group (USA), 1999.
In a series of
powerful and moving documents, anthropologist Peter Nabokov presents a history
of Native American and white relations as seen through Indian eyes and told
through Indian voices: a record spanning more than five hundred years of
interchange between the two peoples.
Our Voices, Our Land,By Trimble, Stephen
A., Northland Publishing AZ, 1988.
The land is here, too, from
Monument Valley to the saguaro cacti of the Sonoran Desert, from the Pueblo
villages around Santa Fe to the Grand Canyon. In a remarkable selection of
photographs, Stephen Trimble and Harvey Lloyd have captured the power of the
southwestern landscape and the spirit of its native peoples.
People of the Sacred Arrows: The Southern Cheyenne Today,By Hoig, Stan, Penguin Young Readers Group, 1992.
Hoig offers a well-documented sociological study.
Each of the ten chapters treats an aspect of the current conditions and problems
the Southern Cheyenne face, with many individual examples. Various celebrations,
ceremonies, and attempts at cultural preservation are detailed.
The People Shall Continue, By Ortiz, Simon J.,
Children's Book Press,1988.
progress of the Indians of North America from the time of the Creation to the
Pueblo Story Teller,By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith,
Holiday House, Inc., 1991.
A young Cochiti
Indian girl living with her grandparents in the Cochiti Pueblo near Santa Fe,
New Mexico, describes her home and family and the day-to-day life and customs of
A Myth From the People of the Northwest Coast,By Shetterly,
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1991.
This book stands out among pedestrian folktale
retellings because of its descriptive verve, narrative coherence, and precision
of language. It tells the story of Raven's creation of the world; his filling it
with animals, plants and people; and his quest for light.
The Sea Lion:
A Story of Th Sea Cliff People,By Kesey, Ken, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
tribe's crippled spoon maker, has secretly carved a magnificent spoon-handle,
which he shows to his friend Princess Shoola. In a mock fight over the object,
the pair angers the spirits of the deep. Soon the Lion of the Sea, disguised as
a handsome chieftain, arrives and captivates all the women, including Shoola.
Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions, By Cirillo, Dexter, Rizzoli, 2008.
Southwestern Indian Jewelry: Crafting New Traditions
is a groundbreaking chronicle of jewelry making among tribes of the Southwest. A
sequel to the critically acclaimed Southwestern Indian Jewelry, this book
features eighty-five jewelers from the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo
This Song Remembers: Self-Portraits of Native Americans in
the Arts,By Katz,
Jane B., Houghton Mifflin, 1980.
Art is a fund mental activity in tribal cultures...It is an expression of
the basic need of people in all times...
Waundoa: I’m Number One, By Green,
Richard, Ricara Features, 1983.
Green, who is Mohawk, has written a comic-strip story of a blind horse, who
used to be a polo pony before getting hit on the head with a polo mallet...
The Ways of My
Grandmothers,By Hungry Wolf, Beverly,
HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
affectionate and fascinating portrait of the women of the Blood People, a branch
of the Blackfoot Indians, Beverly Hungry Wolf creates a hauntingly beautiful
tribute to an age-old way of life. She weaves a captivating tapestry of personal
and tribal history, legends, and myths, and describes many traditional skills
passed along to her by her grandmothers.
Where the People Gather:
Carving a Totem Pole,, By Jensen,
Vickie, University of Washington Press, 1992.
The totem pole - in all its powerful beauty is a
distinctive and widely recognized form of traditional native art that is alive
and thriving today. Where the People Gather is the first book to document the
entire process of carving a pole.
The World of Flower Blue: Pop Chalee--an Artistic Biography,By Cesa, Margaret, Red Crane Books, 1997.
Pop Chalee was one of the first Native American
woman artists to achieve national fame, recognition and commercial success. The
author Margaret Cesa takes us back to the beginnings of this remarkable woman,
born in 1906 in the drab mining town of Castlegate, Utah. Pop's mother, Merea
Margherete Luenberger, was from Berne, Switzerland.