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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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Format: Hardcover, 296 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00040-3

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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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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HOW NATIVE AMERICANS TRANSFORMED THE WORLD
Written by JACK WEATHERFORD

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 08/03/2010

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-71715-3

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

"As entertaining as it is...

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THE FIRST PEOPLES OF ALASKA

Format: Hardcover, 312 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 05/18/2010

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-588-34270-6

Living Our Cultures, Sharing Our Heritage: The First Peoples of Alaska features more than 200 objects representing the masterful artistry and design traditions of twenty Alaska Native peoples. Based on a collaborative exhibition created by Alaska Native communities, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, this richly illustrated volume celebrates both the long-awaited return...

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