Best Native American Demographic Studies Books
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1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Author: by Robin Wall Kimmerer
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.
In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise (Elizabeth Gilbert).
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beingsasters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrassoffer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices.
In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world.
2. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY)
Author: by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Now part of the HBO docuseries “Exterminate All the Brutes,” written and directed by Raoul Peck2015 Recipient of the American Book AwardThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples 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 and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.
With growing support for movements such as the campaign to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the Dakota Access Pipeline protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States is an essential resource providing historical threads that are crucial for understanding the present.
3. Los cuatro acuerdos: una guia practica para la libertad personal (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Don Miguel Ruiz
En Los cuatro acuerdos, don Miguel Ruiz revela la fuente de todas las creencias que nos ponen lmites y nos privan de alegra, creando sufrimiento intil. Basados en la antigua sabidura tolteca, Los cuatro acuerdos nos ofrecen un poderoso cdigo de conducta que puede transformar inmediatamente nuestra vida en una nueva experiencia de libertad, dicha absoluta, y amor.
Ms de una dcada en la lista de bestseller del New York Times Traducido a 46 idiomas en todo el mundo_Este libro de don Miguel Ruiz, simple pero tan poderoso, ha marcado una gran diferencia en cmo pienso y acto en cada encuentro.
Oprah WinfreyEl libro de don Miguel Ruiz es un mapa hacia la iluminacin y la libertad. Deepak Chopra, autor de Las siete leyes espirituales del xito Un libro que inspira con sus muchas lecciones importantes. Wayne Dyer, autor de Verdadera magiaSiguiendo la tradicin de Carlos Castaneda, Ruiz destila la esencia de la sabidura tolteca.
En un estilo claro e impecable explica la paradoja de que los hombres y las mujeres tienen que vivir como guerreros pacficos en el mundo moderno. Dan Millman, autor de El camino del guerrero pacific
4. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Author: by Christopher McDougall
The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.
In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.
McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
5. The Four Agreements Toltec Wisdom Collection: 3-Book Boxed Set
Author: by Don Miguel Ruiz
This handsome boxed set by bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz offers three of his most widely acclaimed works:THE FOUR AGREEMENTS: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.
Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. THE MASTERY OF LOVE: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship Don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships.
Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships. THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace Don Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies mainly about ourselves.
6. Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small
Author: by Ted Andrews
Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world.
Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.
7. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Author: by Dee Brown
The landmark, bestselling account of the crimes against American Indians during the 19th century, now on its 50th Anniversary. First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown’s eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of American Indians during the second half of the nineteenth century.
A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown introduces readers to great chiefs and warrors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes, revealing in heartwrenching detail the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that methodically stripped them of freedom.
A forceful narrative still discussed today as revelatory and controversial, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee permanently altered our understanding of how the American West came to be defined.
8. The Four Agreements: A 48-Card Deck
Author: by Don Miguel Ruiz
Hay House (August 1, 2001)
Based on don Miguel Ruiz’s New York Times bestselling book, The Four Agreements, the 48 cards in this deck provide a simple yet powerful code of conduct for attaining personal freedom and true happiness. There are 12 cards corresponding to each of the four agreements: (1) Be impeccable with your word; (2) Don’t take anything personally; (3) Don’t make assumptions; and (4) Always do your best.
These cards will help you transform your life as you recover the awareness and wisdom of your authentic self!
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen
Author: by Sean Sherman
Univ Of Minnesota Press
2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best American Cookbook Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPROXX, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mpls. St. PaulMagazine and others Here is real foodour indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish.
Locally sourced, seasonal, clean ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy.
Sherman dispels outdated notions of Native American fareno fry bread or Indian tacos hereand no European staples such as wheat flour, dairy products, sugar, and domestic pork and beef. The Sioux Chef’s healthful plates embrace venison and rabbit, river and lake trout, duck and quail, wild turkey, blueberries, sage, sumac, timpsula or wild turnip, plums, purslane, and abundant wildflowers.
10. Black Elk Speaks: The Complete Edition
Author: by John G. Neihardt
Black Elk Speaks, the story of the Oglala Lakota visionary and healer Nicholas Black Elk (18631950) and his people during momentous twilight years of the nineteenth century, offers readers much more than a precious glimpse of a vanished time. Black Elk’s searing visions of the unity of humanity and Earth, conveyed by John G.
Neihardt, have made this book a classic that crosses multiple genres. Whether appreciated as the poignant tale of a Lakota life, as a history of a Native nation, or as an enduring spiritual testament, Black Elk Speaks is unforgettable. Black Elk met the distinguished poet, writer, and critic John G.
Neihardt in 1930 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and asked Neihardt to share his story with the world. Neihardt understood and conveyed Black Elk’s experiences in this powerful and inspirational message for all humankind. This complete edition features a new introduction by historian Philip J.
Deloria and annotations of Black Elk’s story by renowned Lakota scholar Raymond J.DeMallie. Three essays by John G. Neihardt provide background on this landmark work along with pieces by Vine Deloria Jr., Raymond J. DeMallie, Alexis Petri, and Lori Utecht.
11. Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science
Author: by Enrique Salmón
Tap into thousands of years of plant knowledge The belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breathknown in the Rarmuri tribe as iwgarahas resulted in a treasury of knowledge about the natural world, passed down for millennia by native cultures.
Ethnobotanist Enrique Salmn builds on this concept of connection and highlights 80 plants revered by North America’s indigenous peoples. Salmn teaches us the ways plants are used as food and medicine, the details of their identification and harvest, their important health benefits, plus their role in traditional stories and myths.
Discover in these pages how the timeless wisdom of iwgara can enhance your own kinship with the natural world.
12. Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest
Author: by Richard K. Nelson
“Nelson spent a year among the Koyukon people of western Alaska, studying their intimate relationship with animals and the land. His chronicle of that visit represents a thorough and elegant account of the mystical connection between Native Americans and the natural world.”Outside “This admirable reflection on the natural history of the Koyukon River drainage in Alaska is founded on knowledge the author gained as a student of the Koyukon culture, indigenous to that region.
He presents these Athapascan views of the landprincipally of its animals and Koyukon relationships with those creaturestogether with a measured account of his own experiences and doubts…. For someone in search of a native American expression of ‘ecology’ and natural history, I can think of no better place to begin than with this work.”Barry Lopez, Orion Nature Quarterly “Far from being a romantic attempt to pass on the spiritual lore of Native Americans for a quick fix by others, this is a very serious ethnographic study of some Alaskan Indians in the Northern Forest area….
13. Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country
Author: by Sierra Crane Murdoch
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving itan urgent work of literary journalism. I don’t know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.
William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Barbarian DaysWINNER OF THE OREGON BOOK AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review NPR Publishers Weekly When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom.
In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher KC Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned.
14. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Author: by Carlos Castaneda
Washington Square Press
A Yaqui way of knowledge. The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a “man of knowledge” – the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan.
“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, looking, breathlessly.” – Don Juan
15. The Four Agreements Companion Book: Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life (Toltec Wisdom)
Author: by don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements introduced a simple, but powerful code of conduct for attaining personal freedom and true happiness. Now The Four Agreements Companion Book takes you even further along the journey to recover the awareness and wisdom of your authentic self.
This companion book is a must-read not only for those who enjoyed don Miguel’s first book, but for anyone who is ready to leave suffering behind, and to master the art of living in our natural state: happiness. The Companion Book includes: How to break the domestication that keeps you enslaved by fear Keys to recover your will, your faith, and the power of your word Practice ideas to help you become the master of your own life A dialogue with don Miguel about living The Four Agreements Success stories from people who have used The Four AgreementsThe Four Agreements are a tool for transformation, leading you to stop judging, mainly yourself, and to start practicing another way of life.Don Miguel Ruiz
16. Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians
Author: by Herman Lehmann
Here is a genuine Little Big Man story, with all the color, sweep, and tragedy of a classic American western. It is the tale of Herman Lehmann, a captive of the Apaches on the Southern Plains of Texas and New Mexico during the 1870s.
Adopted by a war chief, he was trained to be a warrior and waged merciless war on Apache enemies, both Indian and Euro-American. After killing an Apache medicine man in self-defense, he fled to a lonely hermitage on the Southern Plains until he joined the Comanches.
Against his will, Lehmann was returned to his family in 1879. The final chapters relate his difficult readjustment to Anglo life. Lehmann’s unapologetic narrative is extraordinary for its warm embrace of Native Americans and stinging appraisal of Anglo society. Once started, the story of this remarkable man cannot be put down.
Dale Giese’s introduction provides a framework for interpreting the Lehmann narrative.