Native American Almanac

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578596076
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From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

Kid s Guide to Arab American History

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740204
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Many Americans, educators included, mistakenly believe all Arabs share the same culture, language, and religion, and have only recently begun immigrating to the United States. A Kid’s Guide to Arab American History dispels these and other stereotypes and provides a contemporary as well as historical look at the people and experiences that have shaped Arab American culture. Each chapter focuses on a different group of Arab Americans including those of Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi, and Yemeni descent and features more than 50 fun activities that highlight their distinct arts, games, clothing, and food. Kids will love dancing the dabke, constructing a derbekke drum, playing a game of senet, making hummus, creating an arabesque design, and crafting an Egyptian-style cuff bracelet. Along the way they will learn to count in Kurdish, pick up a few Syrian words for family members, learn a Yemeni saying, and speak a little Iraqi. Short biographies of notable Arab Americans, including actor and philanthropist Danny Thomas, singer Paula Abdul, artist Helen Zughaib, and activist Ralph Nader, demonstrate a wide variety of careers and contributions.

Image Scrimmage

Author: Dr. Donna Van Natten
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532007558
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Do you go with your gut or listen to that little voice? Our bodies speak volumes, and these hunches are real. Its time for you to take advantage of understanding the power of nonverbal communication! In Image Scrimmage, Dr. Donna Van Natten, the Body Language Doctor, offers a how-to guide on assessing and improving your nonverbal communication and interpreting the signals of those around you. Including reflections and personal action plans, this book helps you think about the whole woman, from top to bottom. From handshakes to hairstyles and torsos to toes, subtle expressions tell us what others are really feeling and thinkingand also reveal our genuine emotions and intentions. Focus on your 9-step plan for building your leadership skills, and learn from the personal and unique perspectives of professionals who are thriving in their careers. Discover your full leadership abilities while turning your own carbon into diamonds. Polish your professional image by reflecting and deciding what imprint you want to make in your workplace. Written with candor and humor, this communications resource provides an in depth understanding of nonverbal communication for women. For more information visit www.bodylanguagedr.com.

Po pay

Author: Joe S. Sando
Publisher: Clear Light Pub
ISBN:
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This book chronicles the history of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and its leader, Po'pay, with commentaries on the historical and cultural importance of these events. This is the first time Pueblo historians have written about these events in book form; previous volumes reflected Spanish sources or more distant academic viewpoints. Drawing on their oral history and using their own words, the Pueblo writers discuss the history and importance of Po'pay, the illustrious San Juan Pueblo Indian strategist and warrior who was renowned, respected and revered by their people as a visionary leader. The book also provides a comprehensive look at a particular time in New Mexico's history that changed the state forever, making it the richly multicultural "Land of Enchantment" that it is. Amplified with quotes from New Mexico and Pueblo leaders, the book also demonstrates how the events of the Pueblo Revolt enabled the Pueblos, unlike other American Indian groups, to continue their languages, traditions and religion on essentially the same lands from ancient times to today and how Po'pay's legacy continues to inspire all people. The book also covers the historical making of the seven-foot-tall Tennessee marble statue, from the political processes involved to its actual creation, eventual completion and final dedication in the Statuary Hall on 22 September 2005. Drawing on early Spanish records as well as the oral tradition preserved in the pueblos since the seventeenth century, Joe S. Sando tells the compelling story of the conditions of Spanish rule, the secret planning of Pueblo leaders and the remarkably co-ordinated Revolt that drove the Spanish from New Mexico in 1680. Under Po'pay's leadership, the Revolt ended the persecutions and secured the future of the Pueblo People -- their culture, their land rights and their religious freedom. Herman Agoyo brought history to life in the present as he guided the events leading to the completion of the Po'pay statue. It was his vision and persistence that drove the project forward, through creating and passing in the New Mexico State Legislature the bill selecting Po'pay, the fund-raising, and the final completion and dedication of the statue. This book is a celebration of New Mexico's culturally rich present as well as its history.

Native North American Firsts

Author: Karen Gayton Swisher
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Research
ISBN:
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Chronologically lists events in such areas as tribal government, language, Indian rights and activism, the military, and literature

All the Real Indians Died Off

Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807062650
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Scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history. Tracing how these ideas evolved, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims", "Indians Were Savage and Warlike", "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians", "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans", "Most Indians Are on Government Welfare", "Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich", and "Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol. Each chapter shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land.

The Wind Is My Mother

Author: Bear Heart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110164012X
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Bridging the worlds of the traditional Native American and modern culture, the authors offer an inspiring and moving autobiography of a native American medicine man, one of the last to be trained in the ancient ways, and one of the few to teach nontribal people.

A Warrior of the People

Author: Joe Starita
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250085357
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On March 14, 1889, Susan La Flesche Picotte received her medical degree—becoming the first Native American doctor in U.S. history. She earned her degree thirty-one years before women could vote and thirty-five years before Indians could become citizens in their own country. By age twenty-six, this fragile but indomitable Indian woman became the doctor to her tribe. Overnight, she acquired 1,244 patients scattered across 1,350 square miles of rolling countryside with few roads. Her patients often were desperately poor and desperately sick—tuberculosis, small pox, measles, influenza—families scattered miles apart, whose last hope was a young woman who spoke their language and knew their customs. This is the story of an Indian woman who effectively became the chief of an entrenched patriarchal tribe, the story of a woman who crashed through thick walls of ethnic, racial and gender prejudice, then spent the rest of her life using a unique bicultural identity to improve the lot of her people—physically, emotionally, politically, and spiritually. Joe Starita's A Warrior of the People is the moving biography of Susan La Flesche Picotte’s inspirational life and dedication to public health, and it will finally shine a light on her numerous accomplishments. The author will donate all royalties from this book to a college scholarship fund he has established for Native American high school graduates.

The Grand Canyon An Encyclopedia of Geography History and Culture

Author: Randy Moore
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698401
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This single-volume encyclopedia examines the Grand Canyon in depth, from the native peoples who have survived there for centuries to the explorers who charted its vast expanses and to the challenges that Grand Canyon National Park faces. • Includes a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand Canyon, helping readers to hone in on key events that occurred during its history • Presents a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand Canyon, helping readers to focus on key events that occurred during its history • Offers a Grand Canyon "at a glance" section that allows readers key statistics about the park • Provides an appendix that gives readers the chance to explore "firsts" in the history of the Grand Canyon as well as to plot the GPS coordinates of major sites at the national park • Features photos from the authors' personal research travels that illuminate the text in such a style as to be different than tour books and trail guides