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Goodbird the Indian: His Story by Edward Goodbird as told to Gilert L. Wilson Goodbird the Indian: His Story by Edward Goodbird as told to Gilert L. Wilson

Goodbird the Indian: His Story by Edward Goodbird as told to Gilbert L. Wilson

This vivid memoir for young readers, first published in 1914, offers a unique look at the Hidatsa people's early reservation years. In simple and appealing prose, Goodbird describes growing up and learning about traditional Indian skills, religious beliefs, and history during a time of tumultuous change and courageous adaptation. He also tells about his schooling, conversion to Christianity, and experiences as a farmer and rancher.

Paperback
74 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 0-87351-188-3

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The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Virginia's old coat is to small. The cold of South Dakota wind blows across the Rosebud Indian Reservation, making her shiver as she walks to school. Virginia dreams of a new coat arriving in the Theast boxes- parcels of clothing from churches in "The East." But, she knows she may not have a chance for a coat this year. Her father is the village Episcopal priest so her family chooses last, and as Mama always says, "The others need it more than we do."

Paperback
32 pages
Color images
ISBN:978-1-941813-25-6

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All the Buffalo Returning by Dorothy M. Johnson All the Buffalo Returning by Dorothy M. Johnson

All the Buffalo Returning by Dorothy M. Johnson

This sequel to Dorothy M. Johnson's Buffalo Women continues the story of Grandmother Whirlwind's family of Hunkpapa and Oglala Sioux who flee to Canada with Sitting Bull after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This book is a haunting novel about the fate of the Lakotas who find no surcease in Canada but are driven back onto their dwindling reservation by starvation. Stormy, the grandson of Whirlwind, travels with his family to Pine Ridge for Wovoka's Ghost Dance. There, true believers who perform the sacred dance will experience the return of the lost buffalo and pony herds as well as the spirits of the beloved dead.

Paperback
248 pages
ISBN: 0-8032-7590-0

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Memory Songs by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier Memory Songs by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier

Memory Songs by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier

Lydia C. Whirlwind Soldier in a Sicangu Lakota born in Bad Nation, a community on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. She is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She has worked as a part-time instructor in the Education Department of Sinte Gleska University and as an elementary teacher and Indian Studies coordinator for Todd County School District in Mission, South Dakota. Lydia is a poet, business owner, and recognized craftswoman. This book is a collection of poems which depicts her boarding school and family experiences.

Paperback
60 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 0-931170-70-2

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Native American ABCs by Lisa and Colton Lechowicz Native American ABCs by Lisa and Colton Lechowicz

Native American ABCs by Lisa and Colton Lechowicz
A charming book, written by Colton and his grandmother, as a way to enhance his reading and introduce him to his native culture. Beautifully illustrated by Wade Patton.
$14.95 hardcover.

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Red Cloud: Oglala Legend by John D. Mcdermott Red Cloud: Oglala Legend by John D. Mcdermott

Red Cloud: Oglala Legend by John D. McDermott
In Red Cloud: Oglala Legend, John D. McDermott examines Red Cloud's early years, his rise to prominence, and his struggle to protect his people from cultural domination.

Red Cloud: Oglala Legend is part of the South Dakota Biography Series of books, that highlights some of the states famous residents. Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life and
Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor are also part of this series.

Paperback
194 pages
Black and white images
ISBN: 978-1-941813-02-7

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The Enchanted Buffalo: A Prairie Tale by L. Frank Baum The Enchanted Buffalo: A Prairie Tale by L. Frank Baum

The Enchanted Buffalo: A Prairie Tale by L. Frank Baum

Deep in the Great Plains of South Dakota, a tribe of mighty buffaloes finds themselves without a leader. A tricky bull named Barrag takes control of the group until the brave young Oknu challenges the new leader. But he does not know that Barrag has special powers. Barrag tricks Oknu with the help of magic, but a surprise is in store for the nasty Barrag.

Good and evil, treachery and bravery, pride and wisdom all feature in L. Frank Baum's fairy tale set during the heyday of the buffalo on the Great Plains. Baum wrote the story in 1905 and uses his fable to show the dangers of greed, dirty tricks, and broken promises.

Ages 9-12
Hardcover
31 pages
Colored Images
ISBN: 978-0-9822749-3-4

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Duke's Mixture by Frederick Manfred Duke's Mixture by Frederick Manfred

Duke's Mixture by Frederick Manfred

Here are the stories behind the making of Lord Grizzly - and of the other Buckskin Man and Siouxland novels. Here is a rumination about the nature of the autobiographical novel and another about divine nature of the Indian universe - and of the Anglo universe. Here are five brilliant interviews that probe the nature of western American novels and novelists - and rich lode of western lore about Indians and non-Indians, much of it yet to be explored.

Paperback
251 pages
ISBN: 0-931170-55-9

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Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve combed through the winter counts and oral records of her ancestors to discover their past. The result, Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred, illuminates the struggles and joys of her grandmothers and other women who maintained tribal life as circumstances changed and outside cultures pushed for dominance.

Paperback
101 pages
Black and white images
ISBN: 978-1-941813-07-2

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Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child

Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child

Windy Girl has a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions - about dances and sharing gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself - about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well, just about everything.

When Uncle and Windy Girl and Itchy Boy attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, Windy falls asleep under the stars.

Now Uncle's stories inspire other visions in her head: a bowwow powwow, where all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers - all with the telltale ears and paws and tails. All celebrating in song and dance. All honoring the wonder of the powwow.

Hardcover
28 pages
Colored Images
ISBN: 978-1-68134-077-7

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Buffalo Woman by Dorothy M. Johnson Buffalo Woman by Dorothy M. Johnson

Buffalo Woman by Dorothy M. Johnson

With attention to timeless humanity and time-bound history, this novel follows the life of Whirlwind, seeing through her eyes the daily routine and rituals of the Sioux. Whirlwind belonged to the Oglala Sioux, the people of Crazy Horse. Born in 1820 near the Black Hills, she knew prosperity-her father could afford an expensive Buffalo Maiden ceremony-and eventually tragedy.

Paperback
247 pages
ISBN: 0-8032-7583-8

Our Price: $17.95
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn

We used to know of the Mandan Indians mostly because Lewis and Clark wintered in their midst in 1804-1805.But these prosperous villagers had a rich history, Which Elizabeth A Fenn retrieves in Encounters at the Heart of the World. The story emerges from Fenn's own encounters as well as from new archaeological findings and relevant work in anthropology, geology, climatology, epidemiology, and nutritional science.This pathbreaking, readable account of centuries of Mandan prosperity gives us a new perspective on early American history, inviting us to watch is unfold among native peoples at the very center of the continent.

Paperback
336 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 978-0-374-53511-7

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Damned Indians Revisited: The  Continuing  History  of  the Pick-Sloan Plan & the Missouri River Sioux by Michael L. Lawson Damned Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan & the Missouri River Sioux by Michael L. Lawson

Damned Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux by Michael L. Lawson
Damned Indians Revisited examines how the work of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation affected the communities along the river, demonstrating the unequal relationship between tribes and the federal government. Lawson has unearthed new information, revising his original work to bring the story up-to-date. While the flooding occurred more than sixty years ago, the impact of the plan and its ramifications for continuing tribal-federal relations remain wholly relevant in the twenty-first century.

Paperback
292 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 978-0-9798940-1-5

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The Sioux in South Dakota History by Richmond L. Clow The Sioux in South Dakota History by Richmond L. Clow

The Sioux in South Dakota History by Richmond L. Clow

This book explores modern American Indian political and cultural life. The political and social ramifications of land heirship, the damming of the Missouri River, and shifting federal policies are among topics discussed. Health care, recreation, and education are viewed through the windows of a psychiatric facility, reservation rodeos, and the experiences of a day-school teacher. The tumultuous build-up to the violence at Wounded Knee in 1973 is covered, as well, along with issues surrounding land allotment and efforts to eradicate tuberculosis.

Paperback
Black & White Pictures
303 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9777955-4-3

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The Land Along the River: The Ongoing Saga of the Sioux Nation Land Claim 1851-2012 by Peter Capossela The Land Along the River: The Ongoing Saga of the Sioux Nation Land Claim 1851-2012 by Peter Capossela

The Land Along the River: The Ongoing Saga of the Sioux Nation Land Claim 1851-2012 by Peter Capossela
Capossela's new book pulls the reader along on a journey through 150 years of Treaty Violations. He challenges us like a mystery writer to see whether, in the enlightened times of the late 20th century, legal and moral or Political corruption, racism and green will once again determine the outcome of a modern battle set between Tribal Nations, and Anglo interest. He takes us on a voyage, rich in its story of courage, idealism and human nature, between Traditional Lakota and those who would side with the white politicians, splitting tribal self-interest from Lakota Unity.

Paperback

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Among the Sioux of Dakota by D. C. Poole Among the Sioux of Dakota by D. C. Poole

Among the Sioux of Dakota by D. C. Poole

In 1869 the federal government sent Captain D. C. Poole to Whetstone Agency, near Yankton, Dakota Territory, to serve as agent to the Brule and Oglala bands of the Sioux or Lakota people. There he witnessed and recorded their first experiment with reservation life - a stressful time of enforced social and cultural changes. In these memoirs, first published in 1881 and never before made widely available, Poole depicts the daily life of the agency and the problems of the agent. Despite his lack of insight into American Indian culture, he also created a valuable record of Sioux customs and beliefs.

Paperback
Black & White Images
234 pages
ISBN: 0-87351-210-3

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550 Dakota Verbs by Harlan LaFontaine and Neil McKay 550 Dakota Verbs by Harlan LaFontaine and Neil McKay

550 Dakota Verbs compiled and edited by Harlan LaFontaine and Neil McKay

This book provides students of Dakota-and the Lakota and Nakota dialects-the proper conjugations for 550 verbs from adi (to step or walk on) to zo (to whistle). This book features clear explanations of Dakota conjugations patterns, as well as extensive Dakota-English and English-Dakota word lists. Designed to enhance everyday conversations, as well as contribute to research and the revitalization of this endangered language, 550 Dakota Verbs is an indispensable resource for all who are interested in Dakota and its dialects.

Paperback
181 pages
ISBN: 0-87351-524-2

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Women of the Earth Lodges: Tribal Life on the Plains by Virginia Bergman Peters Women of the Earth Lodges: Tribal Life on the Plains by Virginia Bergman Peters

Women of the Earth Lodges: Tribal Life on the Plains by Virginia Bergman Peters

In this book uses women's accounts, myths and creation stories, and anthropological and archaeological data to examine the influence and vitality of Plains Indian women. It demonstrates that village life was organized around women's labor and that women acted as partners with men in economics, social, and religious affairs-functions overlooked by contemporary observers. The author follows the life cycle of a representative woman to explore female farming, trading, and hunting activities, the organization of village life, and the culture of war.

Paperback
167 Pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 978-0-8061-3243-3

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Native Hoops by Wade Davies Native Hoops by Wade Davies

Native Hoops: The Rise of American Indian Basketball, 1895-1970 by Wade Davies. The first comprehensive history of American Indian basketball, Native Hoops tells the story hope, achievement and celebration--a story that reveals the redemptive power of sport and the transcendent spirit of Native culture.

Paperback
406 pages
ISBN: 9780700629091

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From Little Houses to Little Women by Nancy McCabe From Little Houses to Little Women by Nancy McCabe

From Little Houses to Little Women by Nancy McCabe

A typical travel book takes readers along on a trip with the author, but a great travel book does much more than that, inviting readers along on a mental and spiritual journey as well. This distinction is what separates this book from the typical and allows it to take its place not only as a great travel book but also as a memoir about the children's books that have shaped all of our imaginations.

McCabe reveals her powerful connection to the characters of Little House on the Prairie to the characters and authors who inspired many generations of readers. Traveling with McCabe as she rediscovers the books that shaped her and ultimately helped her to forge her own path, readers will enjoy revisiting their own childhood favorites as well.

Paperback
233 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8262-2147-6

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Gabriel Renville: From The Dakota War to the Creation of The Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, 1825-1892 by Gary Clayton Anderson Gabriel Renville: From The Dakota War to the Creation of The Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, 1825-1892 by Gary Clayton Anderson

Gabriel Renville: From The Dakota War to the Creation of The Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation, 1825-1892 by Gary Clayton Anderson.

Born on the shores of Big Stone Lake in modern-day South Dakota, Gabriel Renville (1825-1892) was a Sisseton-Wahpeton leader who opposed conflict with the United States during the Dakota War of 1862. He worked tirelessly to create and maintain a space for his people throughout his life.

Credited with the creation of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in 1867, Renville was a man of contrasts. Of European and Dakota descent, he adopted Christianity yet refused to abandon the Dakota Medicine Society. He held fast kinship obligations even as he courted capitalism. He won favor among white missionaries and Indian agents for promoting their ideas about hard work even as he frustrated them with his love of dancing and feasting. He clung to traditional lifeways while also committing to the economic progress that made the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation a prime example of what the Bureau of Indian Affairs called its "Civilization Program."

Hardback
220 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 9781941813065


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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley. 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award winner.
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education in and a delectable introduction to modern indiginous cuisine of the Dakota and MInnesota teritories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

Hardcover
256 pages
ISBN: 978-0816699797


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Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman by Richmond L. Clow Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman by Richmond L. Clow

Spotted Tail: Warrior and Statesman by Richmond L. Clow
As a prominent leader of the Sicangu Lakotas during a time of conflict and change, Spotted Tail (1823-1881) left his mark on the Northern Great Plains. He was not a hereditary chief but developed his standing over time, first proving himself a capable warrior and later a persuasive negotiator.

Hardcover
390 pages
Black and white images

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Documenting the Weapons Used at the Little Bighorn by Wendell Grangaard Documenting the Weapons Used at the Little Bighorn by Wendell Grangaard

Documenting the Weapons of the Little Bighorn by Wendell Grangaard presents the history of the weapons used at the Battle of the Little Bighorn or Greasy Grass. This narrative is provided by the members of the seven Native American tribes who participated in the battle. The narrative is enhanced by Wendell Grandgaard's personal experiences with the descendenaats of the participants. Readers will enjoy this description of his journey to locate and document the weapons from this historic battle, and trace the details of their history.

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The Sitting Bull Surrender Census: The Lakotas at Standing Rock Agency, 1881 by Ephriam D. Dickson III The Sitting Bull Surrender Census: The Lakotas at Standing Rock Agency, 1881 by Ephriam D. Dickson III

The Sitting Bull Surrender Census: The Lakotas at Standing Rock Agency, 1881 by Ephriam D. Dickson III

Following Sitting Bull's surrender to the United States Army in 1881, the Indian Division of the United States Census Office conducted a full and detailed census of the Sioux Indians at Standing Rock Indian Agency in central Dakota Territory. The census is the most complete and accurate account of Sitting Bull's followers and, until Ephriam Dickson III compiled this important work, the information contained within its pages had been hidden in archives beyond the reach of most researchers.

The Sitting Bull Surrender Census preserves the earliest detailed enumeration of every Lakota man, woman, and child at the agency at a critical juncture in Lakota history, just as the last of the non-treaty bands under Sitting Bull returned from Canada and joined their relatives at Standing Rock. Viewed within the context of Standing Rock's rich documentary sources, Sitting Bull Surrender Census offers a remarkable snapshot of Lakota families and communities.

Hardcover
288 pages
Black & White Images
ISBN: 978-0-9822749-7-2

Our Price: $49.95