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Catching Fire. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution. When our ancestors adapted to using fire, humanity began. Once our hominid ancestors began cooking their food, the human digestive tract shrank and the brain grew.
Emphasis is correctly placed on those things which have been carried over from the Indian's medical practice to that of the white man.
Black Elk Speaks. When Black Elk received his great vision, white settlers were invading the Lakotas' homeland, decimating buffalo herds, and threatening to extinguish the Lakotas' way of life. The Lakotas fought fiercely to retain their freedom and way of life, a dogged resistance that resulted in a remarkable victory at the Little Bighorn and the unspeakable tragedy at Wounded Knee.
Eagle Vision: Return of the Hoop. "This is an Indian book. It has an Indian Publisher, an extremely talented Indian Artist who does not hold back and a fearless Indian Author - who tells a true story of a people who regained their Hoop. There is no dilution! What is fiction or "Mystery" within these pages - is obvious." - Joe Brewer. B&W drawings by Daryl No Heart, Oyate Wankapi (People Look At Him), Hunkpapa Sioux, Artist.
In this fascinating, first person account, which was originally a doctoral thesis of Gilbert Wilson's published in 1917, the reader receives a highly detailed account, straight from mouth of Buffalo Bird Woman (translated by her son Goodbird) of the traditional methods and tools that Hidatsa women used to raise huge crops of corn, beans, squash and sunflowers on the rich bottomlands of the Missouri River
Buffalo Book. No wild animal has had a more important role in America's history than the buffalo. The Buffalo Book captures the story and the significance of this great animal. The journals and the memoirs of nineteenth-century explorers and travelers in the American West often told of viewing buffalo massed together as far as the eye could see. This book appropriately covers the subject of the buffalo as extensively as that animal covered the plains.
An anthropological documentation of this largely ignored tribe of American Indians. The book provides a wealth of information about traditional Shawnee culture, including maps, photographs, paintings, musical notations of Shawnee songs and descriptions of their ceremonies and dances as recounted by contemporary Shawnee. Though it reads like the academic study that it is, the author, who spent several years visiting the Shawnee and participating in ceremonies, games and everyday activities, is clearly passionate about his study and creates a rich resource for learning about a rich culture.
After 25 years of experience in actually trying to live a more nature-friendly life, the author, Adolf Hungry Wolf, recounts the highlights and disappointments with a series of fireside tales about wild animals, family pets, simple housing, natural foods and the daily challenges.
This resource includes traditional teaching tales to offer insights from Cherokee cosmology into the origin of illness, how animals found their Medicine, and the naming of the plants. Readers will learn how Native American healers utilize the gifts of nature for ceremonial purposes and to treat over 120 ailments, from the common cold to a broken heart.
"The Rainbow Tribe by Ed McGaa, Eagle Man, offers a message of spiritual unity and hope for a divided and disturbed world. Carries the voices of many people speaking to the common spiritual and ceremonial needs of humans from the ancient Celts and Indians to modern Americans," Jack Weatherford.
The Tracker - The true story of Tom Brown Jr. The most powerful and magical high spiritual adventure since The Teachings of Don Juan. In what promises to be the most acclaimed new voice of spirit, man and nature since Castaneda, the famous "Pine Barrens" tracker reveals how he acquired the skill that has saved dozens of lives-including his own.