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Speaking Land: Myth and Story in Aboriginal Australia
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Speaking Land: Myth and Story in Aboriginal Australia

By Berndt, Ronald M.; Berndt, Catherine H

Inner Traditions, 1994. NEAR-FINE First Ed. softcover. Almost perfect covers, AS-NEW interiors, no markings. 6" x 9", 438 pages, illustrated, index. The 195 stories collected in this first anthology of Aboriginal myth were told to anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt, who spent nearly fifty years working among the Aboriginal peoples of Australia. The myths they collected come from the oldest collective memory of humankind, describing characters and events of the "Dreamtime" - a time that existed before the material world was formed.. Soft Cover.

$14.95

Outlaws & Lawmen of Western Canada, Volume Three

Heritage House, 1998. VERY GOOD First Edition Trade Paperback. Crisp, clean, square, tight, pages unmarked and as-new. 5.5" by 8.5", 158 pages, photographs, maps. Volume III of Western Canada's dramatic crimes and pioneer lawmen includes the map trapper of Rat River - the Midnight Massacre in Saskatchewan - Christmas day assassins in the Yukon - when guns blazed at Banff, Alberta - the strangler who terrorized the prairies - Boone Helm: the murdering cannibal of British Columbia - frontier justice on Stud Horse Creek - the rifle that hanged two killers - the Mountie and the stone-age murderers - death duel in the Crowsnest Pass - Emperor Pic and the girl in a scarlet team - horror on the reserve. . Soft Cover.

$9.95

The Journey : Stories and Prayers for the Christian Year from People of the First Nations

By Carlson, Joyce (editor)

Toronto, ON, Canada: Anglican Book Centre, 1995. VERY GOOD Trade Paperback. Nice covers, crisp and clean interiors, unmarked. 5.25" x 8.25", 200 pages.. Soft Cover.

$9.95

The Free People, Otipemisiwak, Batoche, Saskatchewan, 1870-1930

By Payment, Diane Paulette

National Historic Parks and Sites, Parks, Service, Environment Canada, 1990. VERY GOOD softcover. Inscribed and signed by author Diane Paulette Payment. A very nice copy with just light shelfwear to covers, interiors like new. 6" x 9", 366 pages, b&w photos. Seat of the North-West Rebellion, was Batoche also witness to the Metis social and economic disintegration? The author studies the Metis communities along the South Saskatchewan River, in particular Batoche, between 1870 and 1930. Includes many references in text and photos to St. Laurent Manitoba, land claims, homestead declarations, St. Laurent de Grandin Mission, Batoche Parish, Metis songs, Beneficiaries of Land Scrip 1885-1900. . Soft Cover.

$38.00

Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion
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Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion

By Tolton, Gordon E

Heritage House, 2007. VERY GOOD+ 6.75" x 9.75" softcover. Light edge wear to covers only, interiors as-new. 335 pages including index, 80 black and white photographs, line drawings, paintings This book describes how Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion by the Metis, fought a small civil war along Canadian prairie rivers using steamboats, ferries and other river craft.. Soft Cover.

$24.95

Old Wives' Lake

By Fry, J.D

Thistledown Press, 1978. VG+/VG First Edition. Very nice, with non-authorial inscription on front endpaper, minor foxing on endpapers and top edge. No bumps, crisp, clean, tight. DJ has minor wear and a few light marks. 7" x 9", 74 pages, illustrated. NOT ex-library. A poetic tribute to the mothers of aboriginal Canadians. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$25.00

Halfbreed
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Halfbreed

By Campbell, Maria

Univ of Nebraska Press, 1982. FINE First Paperback printing. Clean, no wear, no markings. 5.25" x 8", 157 pages. Born Metis (Cree and European heritage) in Northern Saskatchewan, the author says "I write this for all of you, to tell you what it is like to be a Halfbreed woman in our country. I want to tell you about the joys and sorrows, the oppressing poverty, the frustration and the dreams.". Soft Cover.

$12.00

Stoney Creek Woman, Sai'k'uz Ts'eke, The Story of Mary John

By Moran, Bridget

Vancouver, BC: Tillacum, 1989. VERY GOOD third printing softcover, SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Clean & tight, gently read, minor spine slant, light edge wear, a nice copy. 5.5" x 8.25", 142 pages, b&w illustrations. From the back cover: "Stoney Creek Woman is the extraordinary story of Mary John, a Native mother of twelve and member of the Carrier Indian Band living on the Stoney Creek Reserve in northern British Columbia. As told to Bridget Moran, Mary John recounts the hardships endured by her people - racism, sickness, poverty - and her personal struggle to rise above not only these indignities, but those she faced as an independent Native woman as well. Her story is a journey of hope and of personal and cultural survival.". . Soft Cover.

$14.00

The Foot of the River

By Lalor, George

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Pemmican Publications, 1986. FINE First Edittion softcover, SIGNED by the author on the title page. A beautiful copy, looks and feels unhandled and unread. 6" x 9", 126 pages, map, illustrated by Real Berard. This book tells the history of the Winnipeg River which runs between Lake of the Woods, Ontario and Lake Winnipeg, Manitba - and the birth and growth of Fort Alexander, Victoria Beach, St. George, the Sagkeeng First Nation, Pine Falls, Powerview and Manitou. . Soft Cover.

$16.95

Louis, Son of the Prairies

By Palud-Pelletier, Noelie

Winnipeg, MB: Pemmican Publications, 1991. Very Good 2nd Printing (1993). Crisp, clean, no markings of any kind. Like new but for small creases on lower corner of front cover and first 10 pages. Trade paperback size, 62 pages. Illustrations by Philippe Dupas. Maps by Real Berard. Diagrams by Therese Aubin. Excellent book about Louis and Sara Riel's early years can be enjoyed by all readers of all ages. "This book gives a positive image of the Metis, with no exaggeration.". Soft Cover.

$12.95

The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism & Geographical Change
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The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism & Geographical Change

By Harris, Richard Colebrook

Vancouver, B.C.: Univ of British Columbia Press, 1997. NEAR-FINE 3rd Printing (2000) trade paperback. Clean, no markings of any kind, no creases, very nice.6" x 9", 314 pages, index, illustrated with photos, maps, tables. "In this set of essays, Cole Harris reflects on colonialism in British Columbia during the first 150 years. The pervasive displacement of indigenous people, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished and the effects on B.C.'s landscape, social life and history are examined through the dual lenses of post-colonial theory and empirical data. The Resettlement of British Columbia considers native disease and depopulation, explains dominant strategies of the colonial process and analyzes immigrant society. This wide-ranging collection, combining a deep love of the land with a lifetime of study, revises existing perceptions of the history and geography of British Columbia." . Soft Cover.

$20.00

Journey from Fisher River: A Celebration of the Spirituality of a People Through the Life of Stan McKay

By Carlson, Joyce; McKay, Stan

Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1993. VERY GOOD First Edition softcover, inscribed and signed by Stan McKay. Wraps show light edge and corner wear, interiors crisp and clean. 6" x 9", 124 pages, map, b&w photos. Guided by teachings rooted in ancient spiritual tradition and steeped in biblical wisdom, this intimate biography allows the reader to share the years of Stan McKay's childhood in an isolated Cree village, his oppression in residential and post-secondary schools and his healing and liberation, found in his experience of the Elders' faith within Aboriginal communities. . Signed by Author. Soft Cover.

$17.00

Haa Shuka, Our Ancestors : Tlingit Oral Narratives
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Haa Shuka, Our Ancestors : Tlingit Oral Narratives

By Dauenhauer, Nora Marks ; Dauenhauer, Richard

Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1987 VERY GOOD- Second Printing softcover. Nice tight book, minor marks on edges, all text clean, no spine creases, VG covers. 6" x 9", 514 pages. Volume One of the 'Classics of Tlingit Oral Literature.' Each narrative in the Tinglit language is translated to English on the opposite page. The traditional stories relate monumental events in the lives of the forebears of Tlingit clans, from the prehistoric migration to the coast of Southeast Alaska to the first contact with Europeans. The texts in this book are not re-writes, but rather transcriptions of what, in each case, a single informant said on a single occasion, with translations designed - by means of layout, orthography, punctuation, and a thorough knowledge of Tlingit language, history and culture - to capture in English the quality of the original. With texts and a thorough introduction to their format, oral style, and cultural context, a lengthy explanation of Tlingit phonetics and grammar, extensive historical and linguistic notes, and brief biographies - this book is simultaneously a work of literature, a contribution to scholarship, and an act of homage to Tinglit elders who contributed to the project for the sake of their descendants.. Soft Cover.

$22.95

Victims of Progress, Fourth (4th) Edition
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Victims of Progress, Fourth (4th) Edition

By Bodley, John H

Mountain View, CA, USA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1998 VERY GOOD 4th Edition Trade Paperback. Just light overall wear, occasional underlining and infrequent highlighting. Clean and bright, no spine creases. 6" x 9", 276 pages, index, illustrated. The struggle of native people has long been the result of the development process enriching some cultures while it impoverishes others. Numerous case studies illuminate this point. This book brings several issues to light, including human rights, social engineering, health and disease, and ecocide. Appendixes contain lists of support organizations, recent publication titless and contact info. . Soft Cover.

$14.00

I\'m in Charge of Celebrations
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I'm in Charge of Celebrations

By Baylor, Byrd; Parnall, Peter (illustrator)

NY: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1995 NEAR FINE reprint, crisp, clean, unmarked. 8" x 10", no page numbers, beautiful art by three-time Caldecott Honor Book illustrator Peter Parnall. A dweller in the desert celebrates a triple rainbow, a chance encounter with a coyote, and other wonders of the American Southwest wilderness. . Soft Cover.

$8.95

Raven, A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

By McDermot, Gerald

Scholastic, 1993 NEAR FINE 9" x 11" softcover. Nearly perfect covers, previous owner's first name at top of title page otherwise unmarked, clean. This Native American tale of how light was brought to the world by Raven is brought to life by McDermott's color paintings, influenced by traditional designs from the Pacific Northwest. Caldecott Honor Book . Soft Cover.

$6.95

Out On the Ice in the Middle of the Bay

By Cumming, Peter A

Toronto: Annick Press, 1993 FINE First Edition, 8.25" x 10.5" softcover, 32 pages. No markings, clean, like new. The poetic tale of an Inuit toddler meeting a polar bear cub, peacefully alone, out on the ice. What follows is a gripping confrontation between the human's father and the animal's mother, their similar mutual distrust and anxiety for their young, and a slow, gradual and fortunate solution. It provides an unforgettable reading experience for adults and children. . Soft Cover. Illus. by Alice Priestley.

$7.95

Resolving Conflicts - A Cross-Cultural Approach, Kenora, Ontario, 1967 (Urban Ojibwa)

University of Manitoba: Department of University Extension and Adult Education, 1967 VERY GOOD+ 6" x 9" softcover, 156 pages. Signed by author + co-ordinator Walter Hlady. Light wear to covers only, binding and pages FINE. This rare book was prepared from a program of lectures and discussions held in Kenora in 1967 to find solutions to cross-cultural tensions between people of European descent and the Ojibwa First Nation, and its members living in Kenora, Ontario. Each of the 12 addresses by highly informed lecturers was recorded on tape, then transcribed and approved by each of the speakers. Includes Ojibwa Culture, Native Indians in Urban Settings, Contribution of Anthropology in Method and Theory, Working with Special Ethnic Groups, Action Programs in Areas other than Kenora, Techniques of Dealing with Cross-Cultural Problems. . Soft Cover.

$25.00

Indians without Tipis: A Resource Book By Indians and Metis

By Sealey, D. Bruce

William Clare, 1973 FAIR First Edition Trade Paperback. Reading copy only. Some markings, slightly loose binding, one torn page. 6" x 9", 261 pages, illustrated. Includes three historical essays on settlement of the Americas, Indians of Canada and the Metis. Separate articles include Indian culture, Algonkian Linguistics, Problems of Indians and Metis in Urban Centers, Education, Possible Solutions, In Pursuit of Honour and Justice, Alcohol and the Indian, Discrimination, the Dilemma of Language, A case Study of Fish Lake. . Soft Cover.

$8.95

The Dispossessed: Life and Death in Native Canada

By York, Geoffrey

Little Brown Canada, 1992 VERY GOOD 4th Printing Trade Paperback. Clean and tight, previously read, no spine creases. 5" x 8", 291 pages, foreword by Cree Indian Tomson Highway. - This book presents a vivid picture of the centuries old legacy of cultural and physical dislocation of Canada's First Nations community. The Edmonton Journal says "its pages are a litany of pain and suffering caused by decades of neglect and thinly veiled racism." . Soft Cover.

$8.95

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