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TOMORROW'S CHILDREN: A Cherokee Elder’s Guide to Parenting

By Tsolagiu M.A. Ruiz-Razo

In this guide for parents of all cultures and traditions, RuizRazo shows how to help children discover their individual purpose— and ensure they will work toward restoring harmony to human relations and balance to Mother Earth. Every child deserves to have a meaningful and informative connection with the natural world. Drawing on the Cherokee Nation’s earliest teachings, RuizRazo imparts practical wisdom, interwoven with insights into the forces of nature, to assist parents each step of the way—from the time before conception through the teenage years. Included are ceremonies and techniques for strengthening a child physically, emotionally, and spiritually, to ensure a better future for all.  A wonderful guide for parenting— simple yet full of wisdom. A must-read for anyone who wants to find their way and guide their children or grandchildren.”  Jamie Sams  Cherokee/Seneca author of Medicine Cards120 pages, 2004, World Edition, Inc. Price: $19.95  

 

 

CONTEMPORARY BOOKS

CP 864 - INDIAN GIVERS  New!

By Jack Weatherford

The discovery and conquest of the New World changed the Old World forever. This book examines the many contributions that Native Americans made to reshape the world.From topics such as economy to diet to the concept of personal freedom. 288 pages, paperback.  Jack Weatherford is an anthropologist at Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minn. His most recent book is "Indian Givers" is a must read.  $ 15.95 + s/h

WH - 3287-9 THE SPIRIT OF INDIAN WOMEN

Edited by Judith Fitzgerald & Michael Fitzgerald
The companion book to Indian Spirit, this book is a compilation of the contributions of many Indian women to the religion, values, governance, education and arts of their tribes. Over 100 historical photos of women from various tribes. 155pp, photos. Paper:
$ 15.95 + s/h

WH-3228-3 INDIAN SPIRIT

Edited by Michael Fitzgerald

A compilation of 100 historical photographs and eloquent words of Native American leaders. Although there is no longer any way to experience the people and lifeways of the Plains Indians firsthand, we can still approach them through the best photographs and quotes that recall to us the spirit of those times. Indian Spirit achieves precisely that. The pages of Indian Spirit open to us a world of honesty, generosity, self-mastery, courage in the face of adversity, nobility of soul, and of constant living awareness of the Creator in creation." The photos and words are taken from a wide variety of tribes from the Great Plains, but the single message that they express is clear: the olden-day Indians and their way of life were imbued with the presence of the Great Spirit. These photos and words combine to communicate that presence to us, powerfully but with immense grace and dignity. 133pp, photos. Paper: ISBN: 0941532283 $13.95

WH- 2360-6 BEYOND THE REACH OF TIME AND CHANGE
North American Reflections from Frank A. Rinehart Photograph Collection.  This work looks at 100 of Rinehart's photos from 1898 with 14 essays by leading Native American scholars and researchers who reflect on the place of these images in their heritage. A tremendous collection!  Great for the coffee table! Edited by Simon J. Ortiz
$ 29.95
CP460-  THE SOUL WOULD HAVE NO RAINBOW if the Eyes had No Tears by Guy A. Zona
Drawn from copious research and correspondence with Native American leaders and other tribal sources, these time-honored truths represent the collected experience and wisdom of a culture and offer a universal message to all. Sayings of time honored truth and contemporary wisdom from the Native American tribes. 6x6, 128 pages, paperback
$ 11.95

CP504-  ANIMAL-SPEAK

By Ted Andrews
Animal-Speak helps you meet and work with animals as totems and spirits-by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. It provides techniques for reading signs and omens in nature so you can open to higher perceptions and even prophecy. It reveals the hidden, mythical and realistic roles of 45 animals, 60 birds, 8 insects, and 6 reptiles. 7"x10", illus, photos. 

$ 21.95

CP559-  WALKING ON THE WIND
By Michael Garrett

Using storytelling, Michael Garrett inspires us to discover our own unique Medicine. These traditional Cherokee teachings passed down by Michael's great-grandfather instruct us that all things are connected, have purpose, and are worthy of respect and reverence.  204 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, paperback. $ 15.95

CP709-  LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME 

By James W. Loewin
This book goes beyond recounting fallacies of history and correcting American image: it surveys social issues  misreported, ideas misrepresented, and encourages students of history to think about not only the facts, but the reporting which embellishes and colors their presentation. An invaluable guide for the reader. Paperback, 383pp; .74" x 9.22" x 6.23"
$ 16.95

OS080696-  SYMBOLS OF NATIVE AMERICA 

By Heike Owusu and Debbie Patterson
Native Americans displayed a magnificent variety of carved, sewn, and painted symbols on almost all their everyday and ornamental articles--pottery, clothing, masks, shields, and totems. 1,000 illustrations show the fascinating origins and meanings of signs, including the simplest--lines, circles, curves from a variety of tribes and depict bonds with nature, rituals, and legends that convey heroism and wisdom.  5 5/8
X 7 1/2. 150 b/w illus. $ 14.95

OS08958 AS LONG AS THE WATERS FLOW
By Frye Gaillard and Carolyn DeMeritt

They are still the forgotten people of America, their victories little noticed, their problems overshadowed by the larger groups around them. But the Native American tribes of the South and the East are writing new chapters in their people's history, and in that history every tribe is different. Each has its own story, its own intermingling of triumph and struggle and difficult problems that remain to be solved. This book is a collection of these stories, a record of a great coming together, ancient enemies who are finding common ground. The histories, current status, and future aspirations. They are still the forgotten people of America, but the Native American tribes of the South and the East are writing new chapters in their people's history, and in that history every tribe is different. Each has its own story, its own intermingling of triumph and struggle and difficult problems that remain to be solved. Hard Bound, 236 pp, 60 duotones. $ 24.95

OS08069-  RAINBOW SPIRIT JOURNEYS by Wolf Moondance
A dream, a vision, a journey, and a meditation-noted shaman--Wolf Moondance, author of the best-selling Rainbow Medicine--pulls them all together in this beautiful full-color collection of over 50 guided visits to the spirit world that can transform your life. Native American artist Connie Seabourn has created a gallery of original paintings that capture the power and ecstasy of the movement from the world of the two-legged to the world of the spirit. Each journey is simple, brief, and prepared especially to open your heart to spirit and hear its messages. Meet your spirit guide; set off on a path of beauty and manifestation. Remember past lives; find your soul mate; overcome eating disorders, drinking, and drug abuse; stop sleepless nights. Find journeys involving success, health, and the sacred, which will change your life. Take only a few minutes to enter the world of the spirit and bring back the words you need to hear. 144 pages (all in color), 7 1/2 x 9 1/4.
$ 23.95 + s/h
CP 689- STAR ANCESTORS
Interviews with American Indian spiritual leaders concerning the long-standing contact that has existed between their tribes and extraterrestrial visitors.  8x10, 208 pages, color and b&w illustrations, paperback. $ 29.95 + s/h

 

 

OS18791LEGENDS OF THE STAR ANCESTORS: Stories of Extraterrestrial Contact from Wisdom Keepers around the World By Nancy Red Star
Interviews with American Indian spiritual leaders concerning the long-standing contact that has existed between their tribes and extraterrestrial visitors. * First time that Indian wisdomkeepers have shared with the outside world their knowledge of extraterrestrials and their teachings. * Includes more than eighty color illustrations by prominent Indian artists. * Among those interviewed are Dawnland founder Dana Pictou, Mayan Day-keeper Hunbatz Men, Choctaw wisdomkeeper Sequoyah Trueblood, and Creek healer and artist Shona Bear Clark. American Indians have always said, "We come from the stars." What they haven't shared previously is that this extraterrestrial contact continues in sweat lodges and kivas across the land. Breaking their centuries-old silence, elders and spiritual figures from Indian nations in North and Central America speak here of ongoing contact with visitors from other planets and the teachings they bring that can aid humanity. These teachings provide guidelines for racial healing, restoring the balance of nature, mastering psychic abilities, and taking our true place among the peoples of the universe.  $ 24.95

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