Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

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Celebrate #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth all November long with these great library materials for all ages. 


Roberta Grossman, Jack Leustig, Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Timothy Bottoms
Description: "500 Nations is an eight-part documentary that looks back at life in North America before the arrival of the Europeans, then follows the epic struggles of Indian Nations as the continent is reshaped by contact"--Booklet.
Call Number: 970.1 Fiv
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Michael Johnson, Bill Yenne
Description: "Details how Native American culture evolved, the artifacts produced on the continent and the ways they were made, and the techniques of decoration and embellishment that utilized a variety of disparate natural commodities that depended on geographical necessity and abundance"--Jacket flap.
Call Number: 704.0397 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith
Call Number: 920 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joe Jackson
Description: "Describes the life of the Native American holy man who fought at Little Big Horn, witnessed the death of his cousin Crazy Horse, traveled to Europe as part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and became a traditionalist in the Ghost Dance movement."--NoveList.
Call Number: B Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Black Elk, John G Neihardt
Description: In order to preserve his traditional culture, this Sioux seer related its values and traditions to the wider world. Accounts of his visions and of the tribal dances he carried out according to those visions are particularly vivid and notable.
Call Number: B Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chief Seattle, Susan Jeffers
Description: A Suquamish Indian chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth, and concern for its destruction.
Call Number: J 811 Sea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Dee Brown
Description: The systematic destruction of the American Indians, told in the words of those who were there.
Call Number: 978 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joseph Bruchac
Description: After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Call Number: YA FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila, David Colacci, Tantor Media
Description: Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II.
Call Number: 940.5403 Nez
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Linda Hogan
Call Number: 811 Hog
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Description: "There are hundreds of Native tribes in the Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. ... Inside you will discovere the truth about everything..."--Cover p. [4
Call Number: J 970.3 Do
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
Description: Profiles over fifty emerging and established contemporary Native American artists and provides samples of their work.Anthology of art and writings from groundbreaking Native artists working in North America. Emerging and established Native artists contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Indigenous, expressing them through such mediums as art, food, the written word, sport, dance, and fashion. Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing hopes for the future, Dreaming In Indian refuses to shy away from difficult topics.
Call Number: YA 704.0397 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
N. Scott Momaday
Call Number: FIC ordered 102417
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Joy Harjo
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Bob Bernotas, W. David Baird
Description: A biography of the American Indian who won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics and played both professional baseball and football.
Call Number: JB Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Radmilla Cody
Call Number: World Cod
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett
Description: Rhyming text celebrates the wonder of babies.
Call Number: BB Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Hilary Stewart
Call Number: 736.4 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Kristin. Journey toward George Morrison Makholm, W. Jackson. Modern spirit Rushing, George Morrison, Minnesota Museum of American Art, N.D.) Plains Art Museum (Fargo
Call Number: 759.13 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett
Description: Invites young readers to reflect on what makes them happy.
Call Number: BB Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Mark Bahti, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Mark. Guide to Navajo sandpaintings Bahti
Call Number: 759.18 Bah 2009
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Kent Nerburn
Description: A Native American elder travels through Indian towns, introducing readers to a vivid cast of characters.
Call Number: 978 Ner 2002
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Linda LeGarde Grover
Call Number: ordered 101217
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Colin G. Calloway
Description: Indian peoples made some four hundred treaties with the United States between the American Revolution and 1871, when Congress prohibited them. They signed nine treaties with the Confederacy, as well as countless others over the centuries with Spain, France, Britain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, Canada, and even Russia, not to mention individual colonies and states. In retrospect, the treaties seem like well-ordered steps on the path of dispossession and empire. The reality was far more complicated. In Pen and Ink Witchcraft, eminent Native American historian Colin G. Calloway narrates the history of diplomacy between North American Indians and their imperial adversaries, particularly the United States.
Call Number: 346.7301 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Description: Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
Description: This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod's The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
Call Number: 781.66 Rum
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Heid E. (Heid Ellen) Erdrich, Laura Tohe
Call Number: 810.8 Sis
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Chris Eyre, Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer
Description: Depicts two young Native Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town to retrieve the remains of Victor's father.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sherman Alexie
Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Louise Erdrich, Nicolle Littrell
Description: Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.
Call Number: J FIC Erd
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Richard Hetzler, National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
Call Number: 641.592 Het
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Louise Erdrich
Description: When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person who destroyed his family.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sean Sherman
Description: "Here is real food--our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy. Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fare--no fry bread or Indian tacos here--and no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef's healthful plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers. Contemporary and authentic, his dishes feature cedar braised bison, griddled wild rice cakes, amaranth crackers with smoked white bean paste, three sisters salad, deviled duck eggs, smoked turkey soup, dried meats, roasted corn sorbet, and hazelnut-maple bites. The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: ordered 062917
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
Description: Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie's lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales's striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Call Number: World Tri
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Matt Dembicki
Call Number: J FIC Tri
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Gerald Hausman
Call Number: J 398.2 Hau
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Tom Wasinger, Lorain Fox, Dorothy White Horse, Robert Mirabal, Julia Begaye
Call Number: Children Und
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Call Number: Folk Sai
Format: Music CD
Date Added: Nov 15, 2017
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500 Nations [DVD]
Roberta Grossman, Jack Leustig, Kevin Costner, Gregory Harrison, Timothy Bottoms
970.1 Fiv
Navajo Sandpaintings
Mark Bahti, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Mark. Guide to Navajo sandpaintings Bahti
759.18 Bah 2009
Arts & Crafts Of The Native American Tribes
Michael Johnson, Bill Yenne
704.0397 Joh
Neither Wolf Nor Dog : On Forgotten Roads With An Indian Elder
Kent Nerburn
978 Ner 2002
As Long As The Rivers Flow : The Stories Of Nine Native Americans
Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith
920 All
Onigamiising : Seasons Of An Ojibwe Year
Linda LeGarde Grover
ordered 101217
Black Elk : The Life Of An American Visionary
Joe Jackson
B Bla
Pen And Ink Witchcraft : Treaties And Treaty Making In American Indian History
Colin G. Calloway
346.7301 Cal
Black Elk Speaks : Being The Life Story Of A Holy Man Of The Oglala Sioux
Black Elk, John G Neihardt
B Bla
Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA FIC Smi
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky : A Message From Chief Seattle
Chief Seattle, Susan Jeffers
J 811 Sea
Rumble : The Indians Who Rocked The World
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana, production company Rezolution Pictures Inc., publisher Kino Lorber Edu (Firm)
781.66 Rum
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee : An Indian History Of The American West
Dee Brown
978 Bro
Sister Nations : Native American Women Writers On Community
Heid E. (Heid Ellen) Erdrich, Laura Tohe
810.8 Sis
Code Talker : A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two
Joseph Bruchac
YA FIC Bru
Smoke Signals [DVD]
Chris Eyre, Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer
Comedy
Code Talker : The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of WWII [Audiobook]
Chester Nez, Judith Schiess Avila, David Colacci, Tantor Media
940.5403 Nez
The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian [Electronic Resource]
Sherman Alexie
Dark, Sweet : New & Selected Poems
Linda Hogan
811 Hog
The Birchbark House [Audiobook]
Louise Erdrich, Nicolle Littrell
J FIC Erd
Do All Indians Live In Tipis? : Questions And Answers From The National Museum Of The American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
J 970.3 Do
The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook : Recipes From The Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian
Richard Hetzler, National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
641.592 Het
Dreaming In Indian : Contemporary Native American Voices
Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
YA 704.0397 Dre
The Round House [Electronic Resource]
Louise Erdrich
House Made Of Dawn
N. Scott Momaday
FIC ordered 102417
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Sean Sherman
ordered 062917
How We Became Human : New And Selected Poems
Joy Harjo
811 Har
Thunder Boy Jr. [Electronic Resource]
Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales
Jim Thorpe : Sac And Fox Athlete
Bob Bernotas, W. David Baird
JB Tho
Tribal Winds : Music From Native American Flutes [Music CD]
World Tri
K'e Hasin [Music CD]
Radmilla Cody
World Cod
Trickster : Native American Tales : A Graphic Collection
Matt Dembicki
J FIC Tri
Little You
Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett
BB Van
Turtle Island Alphabet : A Lexicon Of Native American Symbols And Culture
Gerald Hausman
J 398.2 Hau
Looking At Totem Poles
Hilary Stewart
736.4 Ste
Under The Green Corn Moon: Native American Lullabies [Music CD]
Tom Wasinger, Lorain Fox, Dorothy White Horse, Robert Mirabal, Julia Begaye
Children Und
Modern Spirit : The Art Of George Morrison
Kristin. Journey toward George Morrison Makholm, W. Jackson. Modern spirit Rushing, George Morrison, Minnesota Museum of American Art, N.D.) Plains Art Museum (Fargo
759.13 Mor
Up Where We Belong [Music CD]
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Folk Sai
My Heart Fills With Happiness
Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett
BB Smi