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THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI
Written by DAVID GRANN

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 04/18/2017

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53424-6

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history
       
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the...

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A LIFE ON THE FRONTIER OF A NEW AMERICA
Written by T.J. STILES

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/25/2016

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47594-7

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History

In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer’s legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer’s historical caricature, revealing a capable yet insecure man, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (court-martialed twice in six years) and the new corporate economy, a...

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THE EPIC STORY OF THE INDIAN WARS FOR THE AMERICAN WEST
Written by PETER COZZENS

Format: Hardcover, 576 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/25/2016

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95804-4

Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History

Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping—lauded by Booklist as “a beautifully written work of understanding and compassion”—is the fullest account to date of how the West was won . . . and lost.

With the end of the Civil War, the...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 08/11/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-05783-4

Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples...

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A RADICAL REVISIONING OF TIME, HUMANITY, AND NATURE
Written by GLENN APARICIO PARRY
Foreword by JAMES O'DEA

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 04/14/2015

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94890-3

In Original Thinking, Glenn Aparicio Parry delves into the evolution of Western thought to recover the living roots of wisdom that can correct the imbalances in our modern worldview. Inspired by groundbreaking dialogues that the author organized between Native American elders and leading-edge Western scientists to explore the underlying principles of the cosmos, this book offers a radical revisioning of how we think. Asking questions such as, Is it possible to come up with an original...

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Written by ANTON TREUER

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21160-7

Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.
 
In the most comprehensive atlas of Native American history and culture available, the story of the North American Indian is told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography. This illustrated atlas is perfect for fans of Empire of the...

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PRESERVING INDIGENOUS SCIENCE AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE UPPER AMAZON

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 09/17/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94608-4

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area’s indigenous peoples’ approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland rainforest and mountain.

The book is illustrated with unique botanical and cultural drawings by Secoya elder and traditional healer...

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ANISHINAABE ARTISTS OF THE GREAT LAKES
Edited by DAVID PENNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34452-6

Before and after the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history. This book--which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York--reveals how Anishinaabe (also known in the United States as Ojibwe or Chippewa) artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region....

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SHAMANIC ENCOUNTERS WITH ANOTHER REALITY
Written by MICHAEL HARNER

Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 04/09/2013

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94546-9

In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classic The Way of the Shaman. In this long-awaited sequel, he provides new evidence of the reality of heavens.

Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist....

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HEALING THROUGH FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS, CEREMONY, AND RITUAL

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 06/19/2012

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94447-9

Connecting to Our Ancestral Past is a pragmatic, spiritual journey that introduces a variety of specific rituals and conversations in connection with Constellations work, an experiential process that explores one's history and powerful events of the past in order to understand and resolve problems of the present. Constellations facilitator and author Francesca Mason Boring presents this therapeutic method in the context of cultures like the Shoshone, of which she is a member, that have seen...

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LEGACY OF A NATIVE AMERICAN MYSTERY
Written by ROSS HAMILTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 05/01/2012

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-583-94446-2

Star Mounds is a full-color illustrated study of the precolonial monuments of the greater Ohio Valley, woven together with over fifty “medicine stories” inspired by Native American mythology that demonstrate the depth of the knowledge held by indigenous peoples about the universe they lived in.

The earthworks of the region have long mystified and intrigued scholars, archeologists, and anthropologists with their impressive size and design. The landscape practices of pioneer families destroyed...

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ORIGIN AND MYSTERIES OF THE CIVILISATION OF GOLD

Format: Hardcover, 244 pages

Publisher: Marsilio

On Sale: 11/09/2010

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-8-831-70589-9

A trip across time along a golden labyrinth leading to the birth of pre-Columbian civilizations. More than 250 masterpieces from the most important museums of Peru reveal the mastery and the skill of the pre-Columbian goldsmiths of the Central Andes, as well as how gold forged the belief, the rituals, the earthly and heavenly spheres, and the way of representing the political and the religious. The force of unknown symbols, represented by the finds pictured in this book, leads to the...

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