Their intelligence and perception still rings true: Native American tribal leaders such as Tecumseh, Sitting Bull, and Chief Joseph share their wisdom from the ages.
An anthology of poetry celebrates the natural wonders of our world and details the human responsibility toward preserving the planet, in works by C. S. Lewis, Christina Rossetti, Joseph Langland, William Stafford, and other notable authors.
Chagak, a young Native American woman living during the Ice Age, sees an enemy tribe massacre her family, is forced to bear the child of her enemy, and embarks on a personal quest for survival and revenge
Presents a brief history of the Navajos and a large section of black and white photographs of their land and people.
Father Sky and Mother Earth filled the world with plants and animals, and everyone lived in peace and happiness ... until Human Animals came along with their noise, rubbish, smoke and oil. This cautionary story, accompanied by colourful illustrations on every facing page, has a happy ending. Discover how the worried Human Animals stop the destruction. This new edition of Father Sky and Mother Earth, published 15 years after Oodgeroo's death, contains a vital message as relevant today as it was when the story was first published in 1981.
Now in one volume, the sweeping Native American trilogy set at the dawn of human civilization in Alaska, from an international-bestselling author. Following the lives of three incredible Aleut women in prehistoric Alaska, the Ivory Carver Trilogy has been hailed as “more successful than Clan of the Cave Bear” by the Washington Post Book World and “moving and credible” by the New York Times Book Review. Now, experience all three insightful and touching novels in this one epic volume. Mother Earth Father Sky: After her tribe is slaughtered, a young woman, Chagak, is left alone to care for her infant brother. With nothing left to lose, she sets out on a dangerous quest for survival—and revenge—among the icy waters, vicious enemies, and frozen tundra of Alaska. My Sister the Moon: Kiin has been betrothed to the son of the tribal chief since birth, but her heart belongs to his brother. When she is suddenly taken from her people, hardships, love, and chance will change Kiin—and ultimately lead her to a new destiny. Brother Wind: Finally content with her hard-won life, Kiin is devastated when she’s thrust back into the nightmares of her past. Across the land, Kukutux, the wife of a Whale Hunter, faces starvation and hostility when she finds herself widowed. As their paths converge, the two women must find the strength in their hearts to withstand the cruelties of man, nature, and fate. Filled with impeccable research and extraordinary characters, the Ivory Carver Trilogy is an unforgettable, must-read saga of family, love, survival, and history.
To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, living entities that reflect the interconnectedness of all living beings--humans, plants, stars, animals, and mountains. This book, now available in paperback, explores the circularity of Navajo thought in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations. Beautifully illustrated by the author, this well-documented book explores the spiritual world of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar motion. Griffin-Pierce shows how the images of sacred sandpaintings not only communicate the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but also present, in visual form, Navajo ideas about relationships among nature, self, and society. "Griffin-Pierce's approach is highly original, bringing this material together in an innovative and creative manner while grounding it holistically within the context of Navajo world view."--M. Jane Young, author ofSigns from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock Art
Discusses the culture, history, and society of the Pueblos.
"The earth is my mother, and on her bosom I shall repose." Attributed to Tecumseh in the early 1800s, this statement is frequently cited to uphold the view, long and widely proclaimed in scholarly and popular literature, that Mother Earth is an ancient and central Native American figure. In this radical and comprehensive rethinking, Sam D. Gill traces the evolution of female earth imagery in North America from the sixteenth century to the present and reveals how the evolution of the current Mother Earth figure was influenced by prevailing European-American imagery of America and the Indians as well as by the rapidly changing Indian identity. Gill also analyzes the influential role of scholars in creating and establishing the imagery that underlay the recent origins of Mother Earth and, upon reflection, he raises serious questions about the nature of scholarship. "Mother Earth might be modern, stressing the supposed biological ground of native life and its rich mythic tradition, but it hardly frees the native people from their long, lamentable involvement with the white man. For making this point clear, Gill deserves high praise."—Bernard W. Sheehan, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "In one of the finest studies of recent years we have an ambitious attempt to satisfy scholar, Native American, popular reader, and truth."—Thomas McElwain, Western Folklore
This volume contains insightful essays on significant spiritual moments in eight different Native American cultures: Absaroke/Crow, Creek/Muskogee, Lakota, Mescalero Apache Navajo, Tlingit, Yup'ik, and Yurok.
Who are you? What are you? From whence have you come? Where are you destined to go? --Socrates As a doorway to the light, this book offers a vision of the world we would create if our lives honored the supreme force, God the Father. Through personal experiences and her own visionary view, the author offers a â€œfeast for thoughtâ€ illuminated with verses from the Bible. â€œThe finite is the infinite waiting to be freed. Evil (error) is good gone astray ... the misguidance of the One Power. The child of God with the unlit candle upon the altar of the heart is the child who seeks to light the candle but knows it not ... for the breath of ignorance has tombed the wanting sightless eye.â€ To open the unseeing eyes of the reader, there is a series of explorations, drawn from her life of seeing beyond the doorway into the Light. It is profoundly moving and inspiring. Messages communicated through nature Dreams, voices and visions in â€œDivine Lightâ€ Healing oneself and others with love UFOs Family, relationships, marriage and children Dreamtime/spiritual classroom Crystals as windows of Light and intelligence Transmutation and ascension