Books and Photo Books
PEOPLE OF THE CIRCLE
Text and photography by Chris Roberts.
While Chris's first book was an introduction to powwows, this book takes an in-depth look
at dance styles, the people who participate in powwows, and several other colorful elements
of the powwow. Chris's striking photographs make this book a must-have for the powwow
enthusiast! JUST RELEASED $21.95
by Chris Roberts. His first book is the
definitive book on powwows. Written from the perspective of a participant, it
includes 100 photographs taken at Montana powwows. $19.95
BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY-
LEGENDS OF NATIVE AMERICAN SACRED
Through the guidance of his uncle and the retelling of various Native American Legends, a young boy learns that
everything living and inanimate has its place, should be considered sacred, and given respect.
Written by Joseph Bruchac, Illustrated by Thomas Locker. $7.00 soft-cover, $16.00 hardcover.
COYOTE - A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, wants to sing, dance and fly like the crows and insists that
they teach him how to fly. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyote's bragging and boasting. They
decide to teach the great trickster a lesson and the experience ends in disaster for him.
Written by Gerald McDermott $6.00 soft-cover $ 14.95 hardcover.
By Susan Braine explains to young readers the meaning of a
powwow from the beginning parade to taking down teepees and stresses the drum's importance
at powwows. $ 6.95
By Robert Crum portrays nine-year-old Louis Pierre's
involvement in powwows as he changes from traditional dancing to grass dancing. $16.95
FORT CHIPEWYAN HOMECOMING
Twelve year old Matthew Dunn learns about the traditional ways of his Chipewyan, Cree, and Metis ancestors on a trip to Fort Chipewyan,
in Alberta, Canada. Written by Morningstar Mercredi, Photograph by Darren McNally $6.95 soft-cover
HOME TO MEDICINE MOUNTAIN
The story of two young brothers who are separated from their family and sent to live at a government-run Indian residential
school in the 1930's - an experience shared by generations of Native American children throughout North America. At these schools,
children were forbidden to speak their Indian languages and made to unlearn their Indian ways. Sadly they were often not able to go
home to their families for summer vacation. Written by Chiori Santiago, Illustrated by Judith Lowry. $15.95, hardcover.
ININATIG'S GIFT OF SUGAR - TRADITIONAL NATIVE SUGARMAKING
Describes how Indians have relied on the sugar maple tree for food and tells how an Anishinabe Indian in Minnesota continues
his peoples traditions by teaching students to tap the trees and make maple sugar. Written by Laura Watterman Wittstock,
Photographs by Dale Kakkak. $6.95 soft-cover.
MODERN FANCY DANCER
A book by C. Scott Evans and J. Rex Reddick traces the evolution of
the Fancy style of dance, with emphasis on the current trends of the dance. $15.95
Text by William L. Bryan, photography by Michael Crummett, profiles
each of Montana's seven reservations and the nations residing there. $24.95
MY NAVAJO SISTER
A white girl (Sparrow) lives for a short time on an Indian reservation and forms a close bond with a Navajo girl (Genni).
Sparrow is taught to embrace the Navajo spirit, and together they climb canyon walls, collect shells, ride horses, and dream
about the Ancient Ones. Written by Eleanor Schick. $16.00, hardcover.
NORTHERN TRADITIONAL DANCER
This 49 page book by C. Scott Evans is lavishly illustrated
with both photographs and drawings showing the details of the outfits worn by Northern
Traditional Dancers. Instructions are included for the construction of the various
elements of the outfits. $12.00
NORTHWOODS CRADLE SONG - FROM A MENOMINEE LULLABY
In this poetic adaptation of a Menominee Indian Lullaby, a mother sings her little warrior to sleep by describing
the natural world around them. the whisper of the night winds, the call of the whippoorwill, and the silken wings of
the moths all come together to lull her little one at bedtime. Written by Douglas Wood, Illustrated by Lisa Desimini.
Of Earth and Elders
An imaginatively organized volume of traditional and contemporary Native American
images, narratives and ideas. This book conveys the vitality, vigor and spirituality of a culture whose survival is
threatened, and communicates the story of a people whose history is marked by their unique ability to draw strength
from the natural world, a relationship emphasized by Serle Chapman's stunning photography. $24.95, softcover.
ON THE POWWOW TRAIL COLORING BOOK
This activity coloring book is a companion to the largely popular, On The Powwow Trail Video, and focuses on the preservation of Native American Indian customs,
traditional dress and dance. Children can color in characters inspired by powwows in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana: and explore ceremonies established
centuries ago. Illustrations by Garrett J. Schembri. $2.99, soft-cover
by George Ancona follows young Anthony Standing Rock as he
participates in Crow Fair in Montana as a traditional dancer. Excellent resource for children.
by Liz Campbell lists hundreds of powwows in Canada and the
United States, cross-referenced by month and location. $ 8.95
Images Along the Red Road
by Ben Marra offers 105 portraits of powwow dancers dressed
in dance outfits with their statements about the meaning of powwow in their lives. $16.95
by Marcie Rendon follows the Downwind family as they travel to three
powwows to celebrate the traditions of their people through ceremonies and dances.
In this tale of self-discovery and acceptance, a young girl learns that she must listen to and follow her own heart.
This engaging story celebrates a vanishing way of life that embodies the long-standing traditions of being welcomed into
the powwow family. Written by Linda Theresa Raczek, gorgeously illustrated by Gary Bennett.$15.95 hardcover.
Katie, also known as Red Bird, joins her family and other Indians at the annual powwow in
southern Delaware, where they celebrate their Nanticoke heritage with music, dancing , and special foods.
Written by Barbara Mitchell, Illustrated by Todd LW. Doney $16.00 hardcover.
THE BUFFALO JUMP
Angry that his older brother is chosen to be the buffalo runner who lures the buffalo to their deaths, Little Blaze,
the fastest runner of his Blackfeet tribe, must overcome his resentment when his brother's life is endangered.
Written by Peter Roop, Illustrated by Bill Farnesworth $14.95, hardcover.
WE DANCE BECAUSE WE CAN
Text by Diane Morris Bernstein, photos by Don Contreras,
features dancers in traditional regalia and quotes about the dancer's traditions.
YELLOW SHIRT & BLACK NECKLACE
The long-ago story of the Meadow Lark bird, who enjoyed visiting and keeping everyone informed about the good things of life.
The Meadow Lark would sing about it, so all the beings of the world would know about it. The creator came to learn about the good
things the Meadow Lark was doing and blessed him with a shirt of yellow and a necklace of of black to proudly show while he sings
a summer song. Written by Long Standing Bear Chief, Illustrated by tome Gilleon. $8.95, soft-cover.