Cultural Resource Bibliography

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Flight is the story of a native teen who is very familiar with the streets and the system of foster care. Through a series of events he finds himself traveling through space and time experiencing revenge, loss, courage and compassion through the eyes of many different people. This is a story that any young person can relate to and especially urban native youth.(Literature) 

Exiled In The Land Of The Free

Chronicles the influence Indigenous peoples have had on the development of democratic tradition in Western culture and the inspiration they provided for the writing of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill Of Rights. Includes essays by eight noted Native scholars, focusing on the Six Nations and their role during the European struggle for North American hegemony.(History)

Everyday Lakota

A Lakota-English dictionary for begginners containing 3800 entries, 300 phrases,idiom drills,expression of time, coinage, native birds and animals and rules for forming Lakota sentences.(Lakota Language) 


Twenty stories from Indigenous peoples from all over the continent are tied together in the story of a young Lakota who is learning the oral traditions from his grandfather.Out of eighty-seven speaking parts, eighty-six are portrayed by Native actors.Comes with a soundtrack CD and special features.Running time is 180 minutes.(Native Culture/Oral Tradition) 

Diet For A New America

 The book that brilliantly illustrates the connection between our food choices, our health and the health of our planet. Advocates what is essentially a return to a traditional indigenous diet, based on plant foods and in balance with the natural world, including the human body ).(Health/Ecology/Nutrition) 


 An interesting perspective on Dakota life and culture through the eyes of a settler,Mary Henderson Eastman, the wife of Captain Seth Eastman, stationed at Fort Snelling during the early days of the colony (1840s). Certainly , she evidences many of the prejudices of the European settlers of that region, but is more accepting and open-minded than many.  (History)

Custer Died For Your Sins

“Deloria writes about the red man’s situation in America with ironic, mordant wit, and in the process he resolutely destroys the stereotypes and myths that white society has built up around the Indian”(from Newsweek, March 1973)( Contemporary Native America)

Crazy Horse, Strange Man Of The Oglalas

One of the few biographies of Crazy Horse that attempt to show the human side of the man.The author uses a lot of first-hand accounts by Crazy Horse’s Lakota and Cheyenne peers as her primary sources of information, making the book somewhat more accurate than many other such books which were written “at a distance”.This is not just the story of one man , but of a people who are being pushed out of the way by thoughtless colonization called “progress” by its authors.(Lakota History/American History) 

Contemporary Native American Political Issues

An excellent resource on that murky topic known as Federal Indian Law. Contains writings that are topically arranged, which offer insights into the complexity and diversity of Native American political life. The writings are followed by critical studies that offer perspectives from a variety of Indigenous Nations as they continue to struggle for survival.A collection of stories and essays about Native American political life, each introduced by the editor.


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