Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Online Catalog

- Indigenous Peoples -
all (18)
book (13)
video - disc (5)
Tribes
[Book - printed] Art Wolfe
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Indigenous Cultures In An Interconnected World
[Book - printed]
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Tribe Endangered Peoples Around The World
[Book - printed] Piers Gibbon
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Encounter
[Book - printed] Brittany Luby
Awakened gently by Sun, Sailor sets off to explore new lands where he meets Fisher, and although they speak and dress di... (more)
Awakened gently by Sun, Sailor sets off to explore new lands where he meets Fisher, and although they speak and dress differently, they find they have much in common. Includes author's note about the first encounter between a European explorer and a Native North American. (less)
Savage Anxieties The Invention Of Western Civilization
[Book - printed] Robert A Williams
Presents an intellectual history of the West's bias against tribalism that explains how acts of war and dispossession ha... (more)
Presents an intellectual history of the West's bias against tribalism that explains how acts of war and dispossession have been justified in the name of civilization and have typically victimized tribal groups. (less)
The Swan Book A Novel
[Book - printed] Alexis Wright
"An inventive, cacophonous novel about an Aboriginal girl living in a future world turned upside down--where ancient myt... (more)
"An inventive, cacophonous novel about an Aboriginal girl living in a future world turned upside down--where ancient myths exist side-by-side with present-day realities. Oblivia Ethelyne was given her name by an old woman who found her deep in the bowels of a gum tree, tattered and fragile, the victim of a brutal assault by wayward local youths. These are the years leading up to Australia's third centenary, and the woman who finds her, Bella Donna of the Champions, is a refugee from climate change wars that devastated her country in the northern hemisphere. Bella Donna takes Oblivia to live with her on an old warship in a polluted dry swamp and there she fills Oblivia's head with story upon story of swans. Fenced off from the rest of Australia by the Army, its traditional custodians left destitute, the swamp has become "the world's most unknown detention camp" for Indigenous Australians. When Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia invades the swamp with his charismatic persona and the promise of salvation, Oblivia agrees to marry him, becoming First Lady, a role that has her confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. In this multilayered novel, winner of the Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal, Wright toys with the edges of the world we live in to offer us an intimate portrait of the realities facing Aboriginal people. We meet talking monkeys, genies with doctorates, spirit-guiding swans, and a whole cast of characters drawn from myth and legend and fairy tales. Through symbolism and a dazzling linguistic dexterity--the blending of words and phrases from high and low culture, from English, Aboriginal languages, French, and Latin--Wright beautifully demonstrates how the power of the human imagination can set us free"-- (less)
Noopiming The Cure For White Ladies
[Book - printed] Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
"In fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, a... (more)
"In fierce prose and poetic fragments, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's Noopiming braids together humor, piercing detail, and a deep, abiding commitment to Anishinaabe life to tell stories of resistance, love, and joy"-- (less)
Jonny Appleseed A Novel
[Book - printed] Joshua Whitehead
Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiquee... (more)
Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Jonny's world is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages - and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home for his step-father's funeral, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life. Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of Indigenous life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams. (less)
When We Were Alone
[Book - printed] David Robertson
"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does h... (more)
"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength."-- (less)
Apache Sundown
[Book - printed] Jory Sherman
"Zak Cody is on the trail of the gold-seeking killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's ... (more)
"Zak Cody is on the trail of the gold-seeking killer who made him an orphan. But while he's taking down his adversary's hired guns, their leader, Ben Trask, continues to elude him as he brews a poisonous stew of betrayal, death, and lies in a plan that will bring about the slaughter of a proud, native people. Now Cody must battle numerous obstacles to reach the one man who might help him prevent a massacre--the warrior named Cochise"-- (less)
Endangered Peoples
[Book - printed] Anita Ganeri
Everyone has heard about endangered animals, but many people don't realize that humans can be endangered too. All around... (more)
Everyone has heard about endangered animals, but many people don't realize that humans can be endangered too. All around the world, groups of indigenous peoples' land and lives are being taken over, putting them at risk of being lost forever. This captivating book encourages readers to be globally conscious and offers a glimpse at what is being done to help save these unique communities. Colorful photographs and accessible text provide readers with a comprehensive look at some of the people and cultures that are at risk. This fascinating volume will attract readers of many levels and is sure to be a popular addition to any library or classroom. (less)
A Matter Of Conscience
[Book - printed] James Bartleman
"In the summer of 1972, a float plane carrying a team of child welfare officials lands on a river flowing through the Ye... (more)
"In the summer of 1972, a float plane carrying a team of child welfare officials lands on a river flowing through the Yellow Dog Indian reserve. Their mission is to seize the twin babies of an Indigenous couple as part of an illegal scheme cooked up by the federal government to adopt out tens of thousands of Native children to white families. The baby girl, Brenda, is adopted and raised by a white family in Orillia. Meanwhile, that same summer, a baby boy named Greg is born to a white middle-class family. At the age of eighteen, Greg leaves home for the first time to earn money to help pay for his university expenses. He drinks heavily and becomes embroiled in the murder of a female student from a residential school. The destinies of Brenda and Greg intersect in this novel of passion confronting the murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and the infamous Sixties Scoop."-- (less)
For The Next 7 Generations
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In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at... (more)
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is the movie that tells the story of these Grandmothers who came together to help us create a new way of life that will bring the planet back into balance before it's too late. (less)
Piripkura The Last Two Survivors
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"The last two surviving members of the Piripkura people, a nomadic tribe in the Mato Grasso region of Brazil, struggle t... (more)
"The last two surviving members of the Piripkura people, a nomadic tribe in the Mato Grasso region of Brazil, struggle to maintain their indigenous way of life amidst the region's massive deforestation." -- container (less)
Happy People A Year In The Taiga
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A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilder... (more)
A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. (less)
Edge Of Existence Exploring Communities On The Edge Of Civilization
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With captivating cultural insights, this series examines societies in some of Earth's most inhospitable places. Journali... (more)
With captivating cultural insights, this series examines societies in some of Earth's most inhospitable places. Journalist Donal MacIntyre treks across the Arabian Desert, mines salt high in the Bolivian Altiplano, hunts crocodiles in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea, and spears stingrays with landless sea gypsies off the coast of Borneo. (less)
Sweet Country
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Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a ... (more)
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighboring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defense. (less)
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