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NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

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WRITINGS ON AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS
Written by ALVIN M. JOSEPHY

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80691-8

Alvin Josephy Jr.’s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five hundred years of Indian history in North America from first settlements in the East to the long trek of the Nez Perce Indians in the Northwest. 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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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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UNA NUEVA HISTORIA DE LA AMERICAS ANTES DE COLON
Written by CHARLES C. MANN
Translator MARTIN MARTINEZ-LAGE

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Siete Cuentos

On Sale: 08/13/2013

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80515-9

NOW IN A SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION

Traditionally, we are taught that the first inhabitants of America entered the continent through the Bering Strait twelve thousand years before the arrival of Columbus. It was assumed that they were small and nomadic bands, and living without altering the earth. But during the last thirty years, archaeologists and anthropologists have shown that these assumptions, like others that also held for some time, were wrong.

In a book as amazing as persuasive, Charles...

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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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CAPTURING 125 YEARS OF MAJESTY, SPIRIT, AND ADVENTURE
Introduction by JAMES C. MCNUTT

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-20956-7

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It’s a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery--big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalled images--some iconic, some rarely or never-before-seen--speak to the powerful forces of nature...

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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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UNCOVERING THE NEW WORLD COLUMBUS CREATED
Written by CHARLES C. MANN

Format: Hardcover, 560 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 08/09/2011

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-26572-2

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus’s voyages brought them back together—and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and...

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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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