Category: Indigenous studies

Fools Crow

Millichap Books | September 1, 2001 | 224 pages
Expanded ed. of: Wisdom and power / Fools Crow, Thomas E. Mails. San Francisco: Council Oak Books, c2001.  More Info

Living in Harmony

February 1, 2012 | 126 pages
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Empire of the Summer Moon

Scribner | May 10, 2011 | 371 pages
In the tradition of "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," Gwynne presents a stunningly vivid historical account of the 40-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.  More Info

Conversations With Remarkable Native Americans

SUNY Press | March 1, 2012 | 143 pages
Entertaining and enlightening interviews with some of today's most important Native Americans.  More Info

Maurice Kenny

SUNY Press | November 1, 2011 | 312 pages
Explores the work of Maurice Kenny, a pivotal figure in American Indian literature from the 1950s to the present.  More Info

Smoke Signals

Dundurn PressLtd | November 24, 2012 | 256 pages
The history and current state of tobacco from its Native origins in South America's Andes through its checkered history in North America as a "miracle" drug, powerful narcotic, friend of government revenue departments, and law-enforcement target as contraband and tax diversion are traced.  More Info

Just Ask Us

Sono Nis Pr | January 1, 2005 | 165 pages
Teen moms are nothing new. For as long as anyone can remember, families, communities, and governments have been grappling with the poverty and lack of life opportunities faced by these parents and their children. For First Nations in particular, the issue has become critical. Aboriginal girls are... More Info

Judgement at Stoney Creek

arsenal pulp press | July 1, 2002 | 203 pages
Judgement at Stoney Creekhas been released in a new edition of an aboriginal studies classic: an engrossing look at the investigation into the hit-and-run death of Coreen Thomas, a young Native woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, at the wheels of a car driven by a young white man in central BC.  More Info

Stoney Creek woman

August 17, 1997 |
No summary available.

Victims of benevolence

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | June 1, 1995 | 142 pages
An unsettling study of two tragic events at an Indian residential school in British Columbia which serve as a microcosm of the profound impact the residential school system had on Aboriginal communities in Canada throughout this century. The book's focal points are the death of a runaway boy and... More Info

The Imaginary Indian

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | April 17, 2012 | 285 pages
A new edition of a classic North American text on the image of the Native in non-Native culture.  More Info

Aski Awasis/Children of the Earth

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 112 pages
A celebration of the work of Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency (YTSA) in Alberta, this collection of essays describes the agency's bold new model that integrates First Peoples' adoption practices with provincial adoption laws and regulations. Now expecting closure to the long debate in Canada over... More Info

African Nova Scotian-Mi'kmaw relations

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 17, 2019 | 112 pages
Reflecting on two different communities that have been displaced throughout history, this outline reveals the harsh treatment suffered by both the Mi'kmaq people and the African Nova Scotians. Highlighting how the Mi'kmaq were dispossessed of their lands and, since the early 1820s, confined to... More Info

This is what they say

Douglas & McIntyre Ltd | September 30, 2009 | 286 pages
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Indian Horse

Douglas & McIntyre | February 11, 2012 | 232 pages
A magical new novel from the bestselling author of One Native Life Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys.... More Info

Clam gardens

Transmontanus | October 30, 2006 | 127 pages
For many years, archaeologists were unaware of the ancient clam terraces at Waiatt Bay, on Quadra Island. Author Judith Williams knew no differently until she was advised of their existence by a Klahoose elder named Elizabeth Harry (Keekus). By liaising with other observers of clam gardens in the... More Info

Arts & Crafts of the Native American Tribes

Firefly Books Limited | October 20, 2011 | 256 pages
Praise for the companion title Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America by Michael Johnson:"This substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print. ... Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographical collections."... More Info


Ronsdale Pr | September 28, 2005 | 259 pages
Alan Twigg turns his attention to First Nations writers, unearthing over 300 books by over 150 mostly unheralded aboriginal authors. Taking the reader from residential schools to art galleries, this lively and unprecedented panorama of British Columbia includes many authors, nearly half being... More Info

Seekers and Travelers

Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group | December 1, 2012 | 154 pages
In the tradition of the bestselling Spirit Facesand Mythic Beingscomes a stunning new book of contemporary First Nations art. Featuring new works from 36 of the most acclaimed artists on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border -- among them Susan Point, Robert Davidson, Isabel Rorick, Jay Simeon,... More Info

From the Iron House

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2008 | 146 pages
In From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing, Deena Rymhs identifies continuities between the residential school and the prison, offering ways of reading "the carceral"-that is, the different ways that incarceration is constituted and articulated in contemporary Aboriginal... More Info


Fulcrum Pub | June 1, 2010 | 231 pages
Collects twenty-one short stories in graphic novel format of tricksters from a variety of Native American traditions.  More Info

Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Fulcrum Pub | September 18, 2012 | 168 pages
The definitive and moving account of the Pacific Northwest tribes and their struggle to maintain their culture and traditional homelands.  More Info


Council Oaks Distribution | June 1, 2009 | 256 pages
Given the name "Beautiful Painted Arrow" as a child at the pueblo, Joseph Rael has been compared to William Blake for his visionary teachings that emerge in both his words and his art.  More Info

This Indian Country

Penguin Press HC | October 25, 2012 | 467 pages
Describes the Native American political activists that for 200 years sought redress and change from the American government and their place in shaping the modern political landscape for other activist movements. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

Lighting the Eighth Fire

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 18, 2008 | 232 pages
This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an... More Info


October 15, 2012 | 256 pages
The Tse-loh-ne from the Sekani First Nation were known as "The People at the End of the Rocks". This small band of people lived and thrived in one of BC's most challenging and remote areas, 1600 kilometres north of Prince George in the Rocky Mountain Trench. They were isolated and nomadic, and... More Info

This Is an Honour Song

Arbeiter Ring Pub | April 20, 2010 | 366 pages
This is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatā:ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis". The book is written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, activists and traditional people, and is... More Info

Honouring Tradition

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited | November 1, 2008 | 151 pages
I have always considered that what Native people did to adorn their clothes, their tools, and their ceremonial items was a form of 'fine art.' Wouldn't it be great if this art was seen on equal terms with European masterpieces? -Frederick McDonald, Guest Curator. Honouring Tradition: Reframing... More Info

The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples

Between the Lines(CA) | February 6, 2003 | 144 pages
A critical primer that traces the stories of different indigenous peoples from their first (and often fatal) contacts with colonizers to the present day.  More Info

Moving toward justice

Purich Pub | August 30, 2008 | 288 pages
"The essays collected in Moving Toward Justice include analyses of the challenges of legal pluralism, restorative justice, gender and race in sentencing, notions of community, and reconciliation in Aboriginal justice." "This book aims to underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform, to... More Info

Gambling with the future

Purich Pub | October 1, 2006 | 231 pages
First Nations run casinos are a visible part of the Canadian landscape. Many view such enterprises as an important tool of economic development for impoverished First Nations communities, while others view them with suspicion.  More Info

Treaty promises, Indian reality

Purich Pub | August 17, 2019 | 160 pages
The transformation of Indian society after treaty from self-sufficiency to one highly regulated by a federal bureaucracy is central to this book. This is the story of early Indian farming experiences in the QuAppelle Valley, the power of the Indian agents, the pass system required to leave the... More Info

Who are Canada's aboriginal peoples?

Purich Pub | August 17, 2019 | 319 pages
Criteria for defining who is Aboriginal What does it mean to recognize Aboriginal nations The US experience in defining Indian nations The 1982 amendments to the Constitution recognize and affirm "the existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples..." and expressly mention Indian,... More Info

My home as I remember

Natural Heritage Books | May 15, 2000 | 146 pages
My Home As I Rememberdescribes literary and artistic achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis women across Canada and the United States, including contributions from New Zealand and Mexico. Their voices and creative expression of identity and place are richly varied, reflecting the depth of... More Info

Toronto at Dreamer's Rock

Fifth House Publishers | November 1, 2011 | 144 pages
In these two plays, Drew Hayden Taylor delves into the past and speculates about the future as he examines the dilemmas facing young Native Canadians. Toronto at Dreamer's Rock is a moving portrayal of a teenage boy who is torn between the traditions of his people, which he only vaguely... More Info

Great Writers from Our First Nations

September 15, 2012 | 128 pages
Ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native writers complete with photographs, sidebars, and a complete catalog of their work. These writers draw on their cultural history to create novels, poetry, and plays, and are an inspiration to any aspiring writer or avid reader. Includes... More Info

History in person

School for Advanced Research on the | April 1, 2001 | 389 pages
How is history lived "in person" -- in everyday, subjectively experienced events and practices? How does it shape the identities of individual people? The ten essays in this book explore these questions within a framework of conflict or "struggle," demonstrating how subjects' intimate self-making... More Info

"Our Indian princess"

School for Advanced Research on the | June 30, 2009 | 181 pages
Are images and representations central to understanding Native Americans? How do Native artists, as producers of visual culture, respond to what art critic Lucy Lippard has called "the overwhelming burdens" of Indian art? In this pathbreaking study, anthropologist Nancy Mithlo examines the power of... More Info

Small worlds

School for Advanced Research on the | August 17, 2019 | 332 pages
Growing dissatisfaction with global perspectives and metanarratives has led to renewed interest in the research genre known as microhistory. As it gained currency, microhistory came to refer to a particular style of work characterized by disenchantment with grand theories of modernization. Its... More Info

Afro-Atlantic dialogues

School for Advanced Research on the | August 17, 2019 | 501 pages
This book breaks new theoretical and methodological ground in the study of the African diaspora in the Atlantic world.  More Info

Dances of the Tewa Pueblo Indians

School for Advanced Research on the | August 17, 2019 | 108 pages
Great changes have swept the world of the Tewa Indian peoples of New Mexico since 1985, when this volume first appeared, including changes in relationships between Indian communities and the anthropologists who wish to study them. Returning to her classic work, anthropologist Jill D. Sweet revisits... More Info

Maya nationalisms and postcolonial challenges in Guatemala

School for Advanced Research on the | November 1, 2009 | 210 pages
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Roosters at midnight

School for Advanced Research on the | August 17, 2010 | 251 pages
No summary available.

One state, many nations

School for Advanced Research on the | June 29, 2010 | 155 pages
No summary available.

A history of the ancient Southwest

School for Advanced Research on the | August 1, 2009 | 439 pages
No summary available.

Stickhandling Through the Margins

April 4, 2012 | 168 pages
Some of hockey's fiercest and most passionate players and fans can be found among Canada's First Nations populations, including NHL greats Jordin Tootoo, Jonathan Cheechoo, and Gino Odjick. At first glance the importance of hockey to the country's Aboriginal peoples may seem to indicate... More Info

Asserting Native Resilience

June 1, 2012 | 240 pages
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Colonization of Mi'kmaw History

Univ of Toronto Pr | February 1, 2012 | 336 pages
In 1927, Gabriel Sylliboy, the Grand Chief of the Mi'kmaw of Atlantic Canada, was charged with trapping muskrats out of season. At appeal in July 1928, Sylliboy and five other men recalled conversations with parents, grandparents, and community members to explain how they understood a treaty their... More Info

Holding Our World Together

Viking Pr | February 16, 2012 | 240 pages
Highlights the impact women have had on Native American life both past and present, describing the lives of Madeleine Cadotte, who mediated fur trades between the Ojibwe and Europeans and Gertrude Buckanaga, a community activist who helped impoverished Indian families. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah

UBC Press | January 1, 2012 | 306 pages
First-hand accounts of indigenous people’s encounters with colonialism are rare. A daily diary that extends over fifty years is unparalleled. Based on a transcription of Arthur Wellington Clah’s diaries, this book offers a riveting account of a Tsimshian man who moved in both colonial and... More Info