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Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal by Patty Loew · Acceptable condition · $3.78 Overview – An updated and revised edition of Patty Loew’s Indian Nations of Wisconsin is now available, ISBN 9780870205033. From origin stories to contemporary struggles over treaty rights and sovereignty issues, Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal explores Wisconsin’s rich Native tradition. Each chapter is a compact tribal history of one of the state’s Indian nations—Ojibwe, Potawatomi, Oneida, Menominee, Mohican and Brothertown, and Ho-Chunk—and the book relies on the historical perspectives of Native people. Author Patty Loew focuses on oral tradition—stories, songs, the recorded words of Indian treaty negotiators, and interviews—as well as other untapped Native sources, such as tribal newspapers, to present a distinctly different view of history. Elders and tribal historians from each of the twelve Native communities represented in the book participated in the book’s development—making suggestions, recommending sources, and offering criticism. Indian Nations of Wisconsin is illustrated with more than seventy photographs
Great Lakes Indians, 2nd Edition: A Pictorial Guide

Introduction to Wisconsin Indians: Prehistory to Statehood by Carol I. Mason· Acceptable condition · $8.08 Overview – Introduction to Wisconsin Indians is intended for use as a college-level textbook. It combines history, archaeology and anthropology in a discussion that traces the movements and culture of Native Americans through the area now known as Wisconsin.

The Menomini Indians of Wisconsin: A Study of Three Centuries of Cultural Contact and Change by Felix M. Keesing · Very Good condition · $7.74 Overview – Archaeologists identify the Menomini as descendants of the Middle Woodland Indians, who flourished in the area for thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived. According to Menomini legend, their people emerged from the ground near the mouth of the Menominee River. It was along that river that Sieur Jean Nicolet first encountered the Menomini in 1634. The Menomini, a peaceful people, lived by farming, hunting, fishing, and gathering wild rice. Perhaps because of their peaceful nature their name was not generally found in the white military annals, and they were largely unknown until 1892, when Walter James Hoffman published a detailed ethnographic account of them. Felix Keesing’s classic 1939 work on the Menomini is one of the most detailed, authoritative, and useful accounts of their history and culture. It superseded Hoffman’s earlier work because of Keesing’s modern methods of research. This work was among the first monographs on an American Indian people to employ a model of acculturation, and it is also an excellent early example of what is now called ethno-history. It served as a model of anthropological research for decades after its publication. Keesing’s work, reprinted in this new Wisconsin edition, will continue to serve as a comprehensive introduction for the general reader, a book respected by both anthropologists and historians, and by the Menomini themselves. It is still the most important study of Menomini life up until 1939

The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities (Studies in North American Indian History) by Colin G. Calloway· Very Good condition · $3.99 Overview – This study presents the first broad coverage of Indian experiences in the American Revolution rather than Indian participation as allies or enemies of contending parties. Colin Calloway focuses on eight Indian communities as he explores how the Revolution often translated into war among Indians and their own struggles for independence. Drawing on British, American, Canadian and Spanish records, Calloway shows how Native Americans pursued different strategies, endured a variety of experiences, but were bequeathed a common legacy as a result of the Revolution.

Guide to Ancient Native American Sites (A Guide to) by Michael S. Durham · Good condition · $3.73

By Joe Owen on August 19, 2014
Format: Paperback
When people think of American History, they usually think that American History begins at around 1492 with Christopher Columbus and then think of Jamestown as the beginning of American History. However, American History begins thousands of years before with the native peoples that inhabited the North American continent. Author Michael S. Durham has written a guide to Ancient Native American Sites that are located in the United States. These fascinating historical and ancient sites in this book span 30 states from the east coast of the US to the west coast of the US. From the Anasazi of the American Southwest to the Natchez of the gulf coast of Mississippi and many other sites, Ancient Native Americans built homes, hunting camps, and even towns like Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado. This guide tells the brief history of these sites, how you can visit them, who runs the sites now and what there is to see.
From the National Park Service to private organizations these sites are available to the public to discover and learn about the Ancient Native Americans who though have been gone for thousands of years, but left their mysterious cultures, buildings, and artifacts for us to learn from. Some of these sites are small and not much is left in artifacts, but others left thousands of artifacts and buildings. Some of these sites still remain a mystery of how they were originally intended and all of these sites have still not given up all that is there for us to learn from.
The author has broken down the sites into the following:
-States that have the sites
-Admission Fee:
-For More Information:
-Then the history of the site, how it was discovered, the main sites to see within the parks and sites:
-How to get there:
This is a great book that is highly recommend to have if you plan to see any of these sites. The book was published in 1994, so I am sure that many facts have changed about the sites and what there is to see and do, but still, this is a great book to take if you want to discover these fascinating Ancient Native American Sites. RECOMMENDED!
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes · Good condition by Carl Waldman and Molly Braun· $3.84 Overview – An alphabetical encyclopedia covering the history, culture, and present status of more than 150 Indian tribes of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Lakota (Native American Wisdom) by Terry P. Wilson· Very Good condition · $4.59 Overview – Lovely little book of Sioux history and culture. B & W and color photos and illustrations.

Eastern Woodlands Indians (Native Americans (Heinemann Hardcover)) by Mir Tamim Ansary· Good condition · $3.79 Overview – Come along with us as we meet some of America’s first peoples. Turn the pages of Eastern Woodlands Indians to discover: what orenda and manitou are, which Eastern Woodlands Indians have helped build modern-day skyscrapers, how Eastern Woodland Indians used

The Ottawa (Native American People) by Barbara A. McCall· Good condition · $3.68 Overview – Examines the history, culture, and present-day status of the Ottawa Indians, one of the Northeast Woodland tribes of the Great Lakes.

The Algonquin (Native Americans) by Richard Gaines· Very Good condition · $4.08

The Illinois Confederacy of Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Oklahoma (The Library of Native Americans) by Jennifer Lee· Good condition · $4.53 Overview – The Illinois Confederacy lived in and around the Illinois territory. Despite decimating wars with surrounding Native American nations and the dangers caused by European newcomers, the culture and traditions of the Illinois Confederacy survive-and live on.

Native American Languages (Native American Life (Mason Crest)) by Bethanne Patrick· Good condition · $7.47 Prior to becoming a “melting pot” of many languages, the continents of North and South America were already home to a variety of Native American tribes, each with its own language. What’s more, subsets of tribes often had their own dialects, sometimes making communication between two people nearly impossible, even if they lived near each other. This book discusses the major Native American languages used by tribes in various regions and how some of their words have been incorporated into the English language today.

Early Native North Americans (American History) by Don Nardo· Very Good condition · $3.79 Editorial Reviews; From School Library Journal; Grade 6 Up—A look at the origins of the many diverse Native peoples living primarily in what is now the United States. The seven chapters are prefaced by a discussion of the challenges facing archaeological research, caused mainly by the cultural gap between mostly white scholars and the customs and beliefs of Native tribes. The first chapter examines the various theories regarding the populating of North America, such as Native creation myths and stories, biblical inferences, and the more widely accepted Asiatic land-bridge theory. Each subsequent chapter briefly discusses the inhabitants of distinct geographical regions and subregions: the West, Great Plains, Southeast, and the Northeastern Woodlands. The book concludes with a cursory look at Native American weapons and warfare and ends somewhat abruptly with the coming of the Europeans, with mention of the Trail of Tears and the Wounded Knee massacre. The terms American Indian, Indian, Early Inhabitants, Native Tribes, Natives, and Native American are used interchangeably. The layout is attractive with clear photographs and colorful period illustrations. Overall, this is a concise resource for introductory reports.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library
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The Algonquin (First Reports – Native Americans) by Natalie M. Rosinsky· Very Good condition · $3.80 Overview – Provides an introduction to the history, culture, customs, and life today for the Algonquin Native Americans

The Native Americans (Major American Immigration) by Richard A. Bowen· Like New condition · $4.01 Overview – Native Americans are not really an immigrant group in the traditional sense. They are included in this series because of the impact that European immigration had on their cultures and way of life is so striking and profound. Today, more than 2.5 million Native Americans living in the U.S. and Canada are still struggling to find themselves in their own land. Includes chronology, list of Famous Native Americans, glossary, further reading section, internet resources section, and index.

The Huron (Native American People) by Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty· Very Good condition · $3.79

The Potawatomi of Wisconsin (The Library of Native Americans) by Damon Mayrl· Very Good condition · $3.79

The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Americas the Everyday Life of America’s Native Peoples by Fiona MacDonald, Philip Steele, Jen Green · Acceptable condition · $4.72 Overview – The Encyclopedia of the Ancient Americas. The everyday life of America’s Native Peoples. The Aztec & Maya, Inca, Arctic Peoples and North American Indians. A vivid portrait of the tribes, peoples and civilizations that shaped early American history. Discover and compare the different beliefs, traditions, crafts and skills of all the key cultures. This is a real-life story of survival and civilization – providing stimulating and authoritative reference for home and school.

Cahokia, the Great Native American Metropolis by Biloine Whiting Young and Melvin J Fowler· Good condition · $4.56 Overview – Five centuries before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, indigenous North Americans had already built a vast urban center on the banks of the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. This is the story of North America’s largest archaeological site, told through the lives, personalities, and conflicts of the men and women who excavated and studied it. At its height the metropolis of Cahokia had twenty thousand inhabitants in the city center with another ten thousand in the outskirts. Cahokia was a precisely planned community with a fortified central city and surrounding suburbs. Its entire plan reflected the Cahokian’s concept of the cosmos. Its centerpiece, Monk’s Mound, ten stories tall, is the largest pre-Columbian structure in North America, with a base circumference larger than that of either the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt or the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico. Nineteenth-century observers maintained that the mounds, too sophisticated for primitive Native American cultures, had to have been created by a superior, non-Indian race, perhaps even by survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis. Melvin Fowler, the ‘dean’ of Cahokia archaeologists, and Biloine Whiting Young tell an engrossing story of the struggle to protect the site from the encroachment of interstate highways and urban sprawl. Now identified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and protected by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Cahokia serves as a reminder that the indigenous North Americans had a past of complexity and great achievement.

Red Man’s America: A History of Indians in the United States by Ruth M. Underhill (NoDust) $3.97 Overview – Red Man’s America meets the great need for a comprehensive study of Indian societies from the first Stone Age hunters to the American citizens of today. Beginning with the first migrations of primitive man from Siberia in the Old World to Alaska in the New, probably during the latter part of the Pleistocene glaciations, and his subsequent migration southward and eastward, the author takes up in turn the tribes and cultures of the various regions of North America. The material Professor Underhill has gathered from the fields of archaeology, ethnology, and history, together with that drawn from her own experience in the United States Indian Service, produces a fascinating narrative. Red Man’s America is an important contribution to our heritage of Indian life and lore. “A work for which both sociologist and historian will be forever grateful. The author has combined a long period of study with actual field work in the service of the Indian to produce a work that gives a brief, but well written and accurate, sketch of the origins, backgrounds, and customs of the various North American tribes. . . . There is no other modern single volume that contains as much information on the subject.”—E.R. Vollmar, The Historical Bulletin” Liveliness in style and illustration, together with perspicacity in content, makes this book a useful introduction to the civilization of the original inhabitants of the land.”—Pacific Historical Review

Always a People: Oral Histories of Contemporary Woodland Indians $4.35 Overview – Forty individuals, from 17 different tribes, representing 11 nations, tell their stories in Always a People. Like other Native Americans, the Woodland Nations have tenaciously clung to their sense of community despite 150 years of government policies aimed at destroying their culture. As descendants of people who shaped the history of the North American continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, the narrators reveal a close affinity to the land from which most of them have been forcibly removed. The 11 nations represented in this volume are Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware, Shawnee, Peoria, Oneida, Ottawa, Winnebago, Sac and Fox, Chippewa, and Kickapoo. While all of the tribes have their own particular history, there are shared patterns of experience. All see themselves as people who do not fit the stereotypes often associated with “Native Americans.” They speak of the urgency for making room for multiple voices drawn from many traditions.

Great Lakes Indians, 2nd Edition: A Pictorial Guide by William J. Kubiak $7.96 Overview – Introduces the cultures of 25 tribes of Algonquian, Iroquoian, and Siouan stock. 139 sketches and paintings, plus a map showing the location(s) of each tribe.

The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: A Selection (Carleton Library) originally compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites $3.97

Ojibwa Narratives: Of Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jacques LePique, 1893-1895 by Marquette County Historical Society (Author), Arthur Bourgeois (Editor), Homer H Kidder (Editor) $6.19

Ojibwa Narratives presents a fresh view of an early period of Ojibwa thought and ways of life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the south shore of Lake Superior. This fascinating collection of fifty-two narratives features, for the first time, the tales of three nineteenth-century Ojibwa storytellers-Charles and Charlotte Kawbawgam and Jaques LePique-collected by Homer H. Kidder.
By the late nineteenth century, typical Ojibwa life had been disrupted by the influx of white developers. But these tales reflect a nostalgic view of an earlier period when the heart of Ojibwa semi-nomadic culture remained intact, a time when the fur trade, together with seasonal roving, traditional transportation, and indigenous practices of child rearing, religious thought, art, and music permeated daily life.

Ojibwa, The: People of the Great Lakes (ExLib) by Anne M. Todd, $3.97 Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Ojibwa Native Americans, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and relations with the United States government.

Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds: The Survival of American Indian Life in Story, History, and Spirit, by Martin Zanger and Mark Allan Lindquist $4.20 This anthology highlights central values and traditions in Native American societies, exploring the ongoing struggles and survival power of Native American people today. The essays and stories by well-known writers provide an excellent introduction for general readers as well as high school and college students. The stories and historical events are drawn especially from the tribes of the Great Lakes region, such as the Ojibwa (Chippewa) of Wisconsin, and are part of a continuing, sustaining storytelling tradition.
Starting with the opening selection, “The Circle of Stories,” which reaffirms the relationship of humans to all living things, the anthology emphasizes themes of connectedness and survival in essays on the environment, identity, community allegiance and treaty rights, marginalization and assimilation in American society, and conflict within the educational system. Several selections about Trickster tales introduce traditions of humor, irony, and imagination that have come to embody native survival, liberation, and continuance.
The authors included in Buried Roots and Indestructible Seeds are Kim Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, George Cornell, Fred Hoxie, James Oberly, Denise Sweet, Tom Vennum, and Gerald Vizenor

The Woodland Indians of the western Great Lakes, by Robert E. Ritzenthaler and Pat Ritzenthaler $7.25 The color, drama, and ingenuity of Woodland Indian culture, with special emphasis on the Wisconsin Chippewa, are well demonstrated in this solid and richly illustrated treatment of their life course, social organization, material culture, religious and ceremonial life, curative techniques, games, music and folklore.

Madeline Island & the Chequamegon Region, by John O. Holzhueter $3.97

An updated reprint of the definitive history of a storied corner of the Upper Great Lakes—Madeline Island and the Chequamegon region on Wisconsin’s Lake Superior. A new foreword by Steve Cotherman, director of the Madeline Island Museum, brings the text of this book up to date on the history of Madeline Island and the Chequamegon region from the days before the missions to present-day tourism. Madeline Island played a significant role in the early history of Wisconsin and was an important outpost in the fur trade. Ojibwe from Wisconsin and surrounding areas view the island as a sacred place. Other Indian Nations, such as the Huron and Ottawa, also trace their history to Madeline Island. Today, Madeline Island and nearby Bayfield are popular tourist destinations, drawing tens of thousands of visitors every summer and throughout the winter.
The Tried and the True: Native American Women Confronting Colonization (ExLib), by John Demos $4.10 The first of the women we now call Native American were among the prehistoric nomads who crossed the land bridge between Asia and North America 20,000 years ago. Over centuries, these nomads formed larger groups, and eventually farming villages, the seeds of the many tribes and nations of Native Americans.
In this volume John Demos looks at four Native American groups–the Puebloans of the North American Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast woodlands, the fur trading tribes of the central Great Lakes region, and the Cherokees of the interior Southeast. In the common view of early white (and usually male) observers, Native American women lived lives of drudgery, while men hunted and engaged in warfare. Demos offers a different view as he explores the life experiences of Native American women, their culture, and the ways that contacts between Native Americans and white Europeans forever changed their lives

Cricket Sings: A Novel Of Pre-Columbian Cahokia by Kathleen King · Acceptable condition · $3.60 Overview – For Cricket Sings, Cahokia medicine woman, the omens have been bad. She is old, and so at this year’s Sun Ceremony she will tell her stories, the tales handed down from grandparents to grandchildren since the memory of the People began. The Sun King is dying, unable to perfom the Ceremony which will bring good crops to the fields. Called to help because she is a healer, she is faced with the dilemma of whether to stimulate the comatose ruler long enough to perform the Ceremony or to poison him so that his son can perform it. Her decision to feign the King’s death by switching his body with that of another old man who has recently died puts her entire family in danger.This beautifully written novel explores the conflict between loyalty to the tradition of the People and the love of family. The resolution, set against the chaotic mourning for the Sun King, is compelling, believably constructed out of what little factual information is known about the prehistoric dwellers of Cahokia.

The Ancient Splendor of Prehistoric Cahokia by John Adkins Richardson, Ernest Lester Schusky, John Richards· Acceptable condition · $4.30

Guardians of Cahokia: An Alexandra Markum Equestrian Supernatural Thriller by Rebecca E Kohles· Good condition · $9.44 Overview – Alexandra Markum, former Olympic equestrian gold medal winner and powerful seer for the Cherokee race often struggles to accept the reality of her metaphysical capabilities. She and her friends believe that they will find serenity in the small northwestern Illinois town of Grand Detour, where they can live out their lives in the uncomplicated atmosphere of a refurbished equestrian retreat. Then an old friend calls and wants Alex’s help with a missing persons case and Alex finds herself camped in the middle of mystical Cahokia Mounds and locking horns with the U.S. Marshals office and her ex-boyfriend, Ian Valin. Surrounded by a Native American secret society, extremely large mythical creatures, and a mysterious woman in sapphire, Alex becomes overwhelmed when someone close to her is brutally killed. The final straw is when a powerful prophecy is revealed that could spell her impending doom, and Alex must face one of her greatest fears if she wants to save those around her.

Cahokia Mounds:: America’s First City (Landmarks) by William Iseminger· Very Good condition · $8.98 Overview – About one thousand years ago, a phenomenon occurred in a fertile tract of Mississippi River flood plain known today as the American Bottom.”? This phenomenon came to be called Cahokia Mounds, America’s first city. Interpreting the rich heritage of a site like Cahokia Mounds is a balancing act; the interpreter must speak as a scholar to the general public on behalf of an entirely different civilization. Since even those three groups are splintered into myriad dialects of perspective, sometimes it is hard to know what language to use. But William Iseminger’s work at the site has given him nearly four decades of practice in Cahokia Conversation 101, and he tells the story of the place and its ancient culture (as well as its place in contemporary culture) with the clarity and confidence of a native speaker.”

The Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient of Ohio (The Library of Native Americans) by Greg Roza · Good condition · $6.56 Overview – This title focuses on three unique cultures that lived during prehistoric times. The Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient cultures lived in the Ohio region before written records of history were kept. Evidence of these cultures can be seen in the man-made mounds

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America: The Lost Kingdoms of the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippians, and Anasazi by Frank Joseph · Acceptable condition · $10.94 Overview – The examination of four great civilizations that existed before Columbus’s arrival in North America offers evidence of sustained contact between the Old and New Worlds • Describes the cultural splendor, political might, and incredibly advanced technology of these precursors to our modern age • Shows that North America’s first civilization, the Adena, was sparked by ancient Kelts from Western Europe and explores links between Hopewell Mound Builders and prehistoric Japanese seafarers Before Rome ruled the Classical World, gleaming stone pyramids stood amid smoking iron foundries from North America’s Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River. On its east bank, across from today’s St. Louis, Missouri, flourished a walled city more populous than London was one thousand years ago, with a pyramid larger–at its base–than Egypt’s Great Pyramid. During the 12th century, hydraulic engineers laid out a massive irrigation network spanning the American Southwest that, if laid end to end, would stretch from Phoenix, Arizona, to the Canadian border. On a scale to match, they built a five-mile-wide dam from ten million cubic yards of rock. While Europe stumbled through the Dark Ages, a metropolis of weirdly shaped, multistory superstructures, precisely aligned to the sun and moon, sprawled across the New Mexico Desert. Who was responsible for such colossal achievements? Where did their mysterious builders come from, and what became of them? These are some of the questions investigated by Frank Joseph in his examination of ancient influences at work on our continent. He reveals that modern civilization is not the first to arise in North America but was preceded instead by four high cultures that rose and fell over the past three thousand years: the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Anasazi-Hohokam. How they achieved greatness and why they vanished so completely are the intriguing enigmas explored by this unconventional prehistory of our country, Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America

Mysteries Of The Hopewell (Ohio History and Culture) by William F. Romain· Acceptable condition · $14.53 Overview – Buried beneath today’s Midwestern towns, under several layers of earth and the accumulated debris of two thousand years, are the clues to an ancient mystery. A Native American people, now known as the Hopewell, lived and worked these lands, building earthworks which in some instances dwarf the ruins at Stonehenge. More significantly, these mammoth earthworks were built in different geometric shapes, using a standard unit of measure and aligned to the cycles of the sun and the moon. Using the foundation of existing scholarship, Mysteries of the Hopewell presents new discoveries showing the accomplishments of the Mound Builders in astronomy, geometry, measurement, and counting. William Romain then goes one step further to theorize why generations of people toiled to move millions of tons of earth to form these precise structures, joining the ranks of the Egyptians, Mayans, Greeks, Chinese, and other advanced ancient cultures. William Romain’s Mysteries of the Hopewell will appeal to many readers, including anthropologists, mathematicians, and historians, but perhaps especially to readers curious about ancient cultures and seeking explanations for these magnificent earthen structures.

Mound Builders & Cliff Dwellers (Lost Civilizations) by Time-Life Books· Very Good condition · $3.79 Overview – Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.

Atlantis in Wisconsin: New Revelations About the Lost Sunken City by Frank Joseph · Good condition · $4.44 Overview – Long before the Vikings landed on the North American continent, there was an ancient civilization in Wisconsin. Joseph writes a compelling archaeological history about this lost Bronze Age culture found beneath the depths of Rock Lake a culture the evidence suggests had a lively copper trade with the lost continent of Atlantis! An exciting voyage into our pre-Columbian heritage.

People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish by Ronald M. Bruch, Frederick P. Binkowski, Kathleen Schmitt Kline· Good condition · $4.57 Overview – People of the Sturgeon tells the poignant story of an ancient fish. Wanton harvest and habitat loss took a heavy toll on these prehistoric creatures until they teetered on the brink of extinction. But, in Wisconsin, lake sturgeon have flourished because of the dedicated work of Department of Natural…

The Mounds Of Koshkonong And Rock River : A History Of Ancient Indian Earthworks In Wisconsin · Good condition · $13.43 Overview – Archaeological discoveries about the ancient earthworks of southern Wisconsin. The story of the land from 10,000 B.C. up to 1895, when the last of the Winnebago glided down Rock River. The book records hundreds of Indian mounds. Also, the text chronicles the experiences of early explorers, fur traders, and settlers in their own words.

Lost Pyramids of Rock Lake: Wisconsin’s Sunken Civilization by Frank Joseph· Like New condition · $5.88 Overview – Among the rolling hills and serene waters of Wisconsin lies a sunken mystery and proof of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization lost in time. Joseph explores the hidden mysteries of an advanced society that once thrived a thousand years before Columbus. Follow his fascinating endeavors to unearth the story of this once-great civilization and its ties to Atlantis.

Indian Mounds of Wisconsin by Leslie E. Eisenberg and Robert A. Birmingham · New condition $24.95 Overview = More mounds were built by ancient Native American societies in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America–between 15,000 and 20,000 mounds, at least 4,000 of which remain today. Most impressive are the effigy mounds, huge earthworks sculpted into the shapes of birds, animals, and other forms, not found anywhere else in the world in such concentrations. This book, written for general readers but incorporating the most recent research, offers a comprehensive overview of these intriguing earthworks and answers the questions, Who built the mounds? When and why were they built? The archaeological record indicates that most ancient societies in the upper Midwest built mounds of various kinds sometime between about 800 B.C. and A.D. 1200; the effigy mounds were probably built between A.D. 800 and A.D. 1200. Using evidence drawn from archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, the traditions and beliefs of present-day Native Americans in the Midwest, and recent research and theories of other archaeologists, Birmingham and Eisenberg present an important new interpretation of the effigy mound groups as “cosmological maps” that model ancient belief systems and social relations. It is likely that the distant ancestors of several present-day Native American groups were among the mound-building societies, in part because these groups’ current clan structures and beliefs are similar to the symbolism represented in the effigy mounds. Indian Mounds of Wisconsin includes a travel guide to sites that can be visited by the public, including many in state, county, and local parks

The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian: Life, Ways, Acculturation and the Peyote Cult by Paul Radin· Good condition · $3.79 Overview – Ethnobiography of late 19th, early 20th century; tribal life, acculturation, peyote, loss of values, etc.

The Indians of the Western Great Lakes, 1615-1760 (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) by W. Vernon Kinietz· Acceptable condition · $6.76 Overview – The stories of the Huron, Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa tribes in the years before contact with European settlers

The Winnebago Tribe (Bison Book S) by Paul Radin· Acceptable condition · $4.53 Overview – This classic work on the Winnebago Indian tribe remains the single best authority on the subject. Based on Paul Radin’s field work in 1908–13, The Winnebago Tribe was originally published as an annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1923. It is distinguished by a number of first-person accounts by Winnebago informants and by the thoroughness with which Radin discusses Winnebago history, archaeology, material culture, social customs, education, funeral and burial rites, warfare, and shamanistic and medical practices. Included are Winnebago tales and legends and the first complete account of the peyote religion, now known as the Native American Church.

The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies by Francis Jennings · Good condition · $3.79 Overview – Winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars.

The Sioux: Life and Customs of a Warrior Society (Civilization of the American Indian) by Royal B. Hassrick· Good condition · $3.59 Overview – For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too. Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux’s own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown –the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870.In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears. Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too. There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.

Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (Ann Arbor Paperbacks) · Good condition · $4.96 Overview – From pony to airplane, from medicine dance to Christian worship, Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder is the life story of a Winnebago woman, told in her own words to her adopted kinswoman, Nancy Lurie. This retelling of more than seventy-five years of Native American life is both a candid and compelling account of how one woman lived through a period of cultural crisis. Mountain Wolf Woman tells of her childhood in Wisconsin, her brief stay at a mission school, her marriage to “Bad Soldier,” and her religious experiences with peyote. Her struggle to maintain her family against many hardships—odds that would have defeated a less vigorous and self-confident person—underscores her perseverance and tenacity. Whether she is describing her wanderings as a child or her misfortunes later in life, Mountain Wolf Woman sets forth her views in honest and perceptive terms, adding all the more power to her narrative. This book is a valuable companion to the story of Mountain Wolf Woman’s brother, immortalized by Paul Radin in Crashing Thunder, a classic of anthropological literature. It will also be of interest to those interested in ethnographic records, the role of women in native cultures, and Midwestern Native Americans, in general.” . . . a superb human document.”—Chicago Sun-Times” . . . one of those rare books . . . .”—Saturday Review”. . . a notable contribution to the literature of culture change and culture and personality.”—American Anthropologist Nancy O. Lurie has written extensively on Native American culture over her long career. She is now retired from her former position as head curator of anthropology, Milwaukee Public Museum.

The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey (Ancient Peoples and Places) by Brian M. Fagan· Very Good condition · $6.46 Overview – A carefully researched and up-to-date history of North American settlement, from around 15,000 years ago to the arrival of Europeans in the fifteenth century AD. This new history of North America is based mainly on archaeology, but also on cutting-edge research in many scientific disciplines, from biology and climatology to ethnohistory and high-tech chemistry and physics. Brian Fagan describes the controversies over first settlement, which likely occurred via Siberia at the end of the Ice Age, and the debates over the routes used as humans moved southward into the heart of the continent. A remarkable diversity of hunter-gatherer societies evolved in the rapidly changing North American environments, and the book explores the ingenious ways in which people adapted to every kind of landscape imaginable, from arctic tundra to open plains and thick woodland. Professor Fagan recounts the increasingly sophisticated acclimation by Native Americans to arctic, arid and semiarid lands, culminating in the spectacular Ancestral Pueblo societies of the Southwest and the elaborate coastal settlements of California and the Pacific Northwest. He then traces the origins of the Moundbuilder societies of the Eastern Woodlands, which reached their apogee in the flamboyant Mississippian culture of the South and Southeast and the mounds of the ancient city of Cahokia. The book ends with a description of the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples of the Northeast and St. Lawrence Valley, and an epilogue that enumerates the devastating consequences of European contact for Native Americans. 26 color and 165 black-and-white illustrations.

Algic Researches (Dover Books on the American Indians) by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft· Good condition · $3.83 Overview – First published in 1839, this landmark study offers scholars and general readers alike an enchanting compilation of authentic myths and legends from the native peoples of northeastern and central North America. Tales include “Manabozho: or The Great Incarnation of the North” (Algic legend), “The Summer-Maker” (Ojibwa), “The Celestial Sisters” (Shawnee), many more.

Chronology of American Indian History: The Trail of the Wind by Liz Sonneborn · Acceptable condition · $4.33 Overview – “An award-winning book about the travels and battles of the Vikings in North America, taken from ancient Norwegian writings. Evidence is presented on how and why the Vikings’ “”Vinland”” was actually Cape Cod, and could not have been anywhere else. Indian histories also reveal Viking landings here, as do recently discovered artifacts. This book traces Vikings and Indians in battle up through King Philip’s War.”

New England’s Viking and Indian Wars (Collectible Classics Series) by Robert Cahill · New condition $6.95 Overview – This work is a timeline of Native American history, describing thousands of years of events that helped shape the lives and cultures of American Indians from their ancestors’ arrival in North America to the present.

Games of the North American Indians, Vol. 1: Games of Chance by Stewart Culin · Good condition · $3.79 Overview Games figured prominently in the myths of North American Indian tribes, and also in their ceremonies for bringing rain and fertility and combating misfortune. In his classic study, originally published in 1907 as a report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Stewart Culin divided the games played by Indian men and women into two general types.Volume 1 of this Bison Books edition takes up games of chance, involving guessing and throwing dice. Culin was able to show that the games of North American tribes were remarkably similar in method and purpose. He found that games using dice of various materials—wood, cane, bone, animal teeth, fruit stones—existed among 130 tribes belonging to 30 linguistic groups. The games are described in detail in this volume, and so are the popular guessing games drawing on sticks and wooden disks and involving hidden objects.Volume 2 is just as absorbing in its elaboration of skills like archery and games like snow-snake, in which darts or javelins were hurled over snow or ice. Played throughout the continent north of Mexico were the hoop and pole game and its miniature, solitaire form called ring and pin, here illustrated. With equal authority Culin discusses ball games: racket, shinny, football, and hot ball. He includes accounts of “minor amusements”: shuttlecock, tipcat, quoits, popgun, bean shooter, and cat’s cradle.Originally published in 1907, Stewart Culin’s comprehensive work reveals a side of American Indian culture still only rarely shown. An experienced observer, Culin was curator of ethnology at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and the author of books about games in other cultures.

George Catlin and The Old Frontier: A Biography and Picture Gallery of the Dean of Indian Painters · by Harold McCracken, Good condition · $4.03 Overview Here is a great adventure in America history – a great collection of treasured American art. George Catlin And The Old Frontier is the first comprehensive picture gallery and biography of George Catlin, the dean of American Indian painters. It contains 36 paintings in brilliant full color and 131 black-and-white reproductions of of pictures by the American artist whose talent and achievement place him among the most extraordinary men of the nineteenth century.

Life Among the Indians by George Catlin · Acceptable condition · $3.59 Overview Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians, Volume I (Native American) by George Catlin · Good condition · $3.79 Overview Volume 1 of the classic account of life among Plains Indians includes fascinating information on ceremonies, rituals, the hunt, warfare, and much more. Total in set: 312 plates

The North American Indian Portfolios from the Library of Congress: Bodmer–Catlin–McKenney and Hall (Tiny Folios) by George Catlin and Karl Bodmer · Acceptable condition · $3.59 Overview Published in association with the American Library of Congress, this miniature folio is based on the well-known frontier artwork of Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio”, McKenney and Hall’s “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” and Bodmer’s “America” These three historic collections of prints and paintings were the first to preserve images of native Americans before their culture was affected by the white man. By chance, George Catlin saw several visiting Indians in outlandish dress in Philadelphia. Entranced, he later wrote, “The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustration, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country, and becoming their historian.” Catlin spent almost eight years in the wilderness west of the Mississippi where he was allowed to observe many of the ceremonies and games in the villages, which enabled him to provide a remarkably detailed picture of the tribe’s religious and social life. Thomas L. McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, began hiring artists to record likenesses and regalia of various tribes in 1824. The McKenney and Hall history included reproductions of 120 Indian paintings by artists such as Charles Bird King, Henry Inman, Peter Rindisbacher and James Otto Lewis. Bodmer’s “America” consists of the complete collection of engravings illustrating the travels of Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied in the interior of North America from 1832-1834. Swiss artist Karl Bodmer accompanied Prince Maximilian on a two-year journey and chronicled a moving encounter as the natives of the trans-Mississippi West came under the sympathetic scrutiny of these two remarkable observers.

The Red Man’s Bones: George Catlin, Artist and Showman by Benita Eisler · Very Good condition · $3.79 Overview The first biography in over sixty years of a great American artist whose paintings are more famous than the man who made them. George Catlin has been called the “first artist of the West,” as none before him lived among and painted the Native American tribes of the Northern Plains. After a false start as a painter of miniatures, Catlin found his calling: to fix the image of a “vanishing race” before their “extermination”? his word? by a government greedy for their lands. In the first six years of the 1830s, he created over six hundred portraits? unforgettable likenesses of individual chiefs, warriors, braves, squaws, and children belonging to more than thirty tribes living along the upper Missouri River. Political forces thwarted Catlin’s ambition to sell what he called his “Indian Gallery” as a national collection, and in 1840 the artist began three decades of self-imposed exile abroad. For a time, his exhibitions and writings made him the most celebrated American expatriate in London and Paris. He was toasted by Queen Victoria and breakfasted with King Louis-Philippe, who created a special gallery in the Louvre to show his pictures. But when he started to tour “live” troupes of Ojibbewa and Iowa, Catlin and his fortunes declined: He changed from artist to showman, and from advocate to exploiter of his native performers. Tragedy and loss engulfed both. This brilliant and humane portrait brings to life George Catlin and his Indian subjects for our own time. An American original, he still personifies the artist as a figure of controversy, torn by conflicting demands of art and success. 8 pages of color, 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations