Ceremony conveys the universal experience of Native people returning from the violence of war. The impact on themselves, family and community is something that the majority of student readers can relate to. The hero of this story shows that healing through tradition and ceremony is a viable alternative to covering one’s wounds with drugs, alcohol and other self-destructive behaviors.(Indigenous Literature)
Young Adult (grades 9-12)
The biography of Lakota elder and medicine man Black Elk as told through John Neihardt. Contains many first-hand accounts of events that were described differently in U.S. History textbooks.Written in an engaging prose style that is straight forward and honest.The forward is by Vine Deloria, Jr.(Lakota History and Culture/American History)
A collection of stories recounted by Zintkala Sha or Gertrude Bonnin, a Yankton Nakota describing her early life on the Yankton reservation and later as a student (or subject) atWhite's Manual Labor School and as a teacher at Carlisle Indian School.
A reprint of the original,which was first published in 1890 by the Department of the Interior. Foreward by Carolynn I. Cavender Schommer. Mostly in the Santee Dialect.(Dakota language)
A valuable resource for those interested in the Ojibwe langauge.Contains English-Ojibwe and Ojibwe-English sections, including ancient and post -colonial terms , with a regional focus.(Ojibwe Language)