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Books Reviewed By Employees

Books Reviewed By Employees

We have many books about the life and times of the Northern Plains Indians. Each book tells a different tale, both good and bad. These stories also reflect past people and the people of today. We are happy to give reviews for titles that are important to us and we hope this will help those interested, gain an insight into the lives of First Nations People.
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    Stealing Indians

    Four Indian teens from different regions of America are taken against their will, their lives immutably changed by a government boarding school designed to eradicate their identity. Learn More
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    Giving Birth to Thunder, Sleeping with his Daughter: Coyote Builds North America

    Prankster, warrior, seducer, fool -- Old Man Coyote is the most enduring legend in Native American culture. Crafty and cagey -- often the victim of his own magical intrigues and lusty appetites -- he created the earth and man, scrambled the stars and first brought fire . . . and death. Learn More
  3. Pet'a Shows Misun the Light

    Pet'a Shows Misun the Light

    "Why do people do hurtful things to others?" This is the question that Misun is struggling to find an answer to when a mysterious stranger takes him on a life changing journey that will help him understand compassion and realize the ability that all of us have to change the world. Learn More
  4. The Great Vanishing Act Book

    The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations

    Through essays, personal stories, case studies, satire, and poetry, "The Great Vanishing Act" brings together writers from around the world to explore the biological and cultural metaphor of blood quantum, the most critical issue facing Indigenous populations in the twenty-first century. Learn More
  5. Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits

    Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture

    Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects or the communities whose ancestors made them? These questions are at the heart of Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits. Learn More
  6. Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance

    Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance

    When a young man’s father dies, he turns to his sagacious grandfather for comfort.Together they sit underneath the family’s cottonwood tree, and the grandfather shares his perspective on life, the perseverance it requires, and the pleasure and pain of the journey. Learn More
  7. Native America and the Question of Genocide

    Native America and the Question of Genocide

    Did Native Americans suffer genocide? This controversial question lies at the heart of Native America and the Question of Genocide. Learn More
  8. Prairie Man: The Struggle Between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin

    Prairie Man: The Struggle Between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin

    "A warrior I have been. Now it is all over, a hard time I have." ~Sitting Bull's surrender song

    One week after the June 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, when news of the defeat of Custer and his 7th Cavalry troops reached the American public, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull became the most wanted hostile Indian in America. Learn More
  9. Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    When the attack on Pearl Harbor propelled the United States into World War II, reliable means of communication were crucial and scarce. With a wealth of knowledge about the English language and its colloquialisms, Japanese cryptographers were deciphering American battle plans at a feverish pace. Learn More
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    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Learn More

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