Rattlesnake Dreams

Author: Dean Metcalf
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996364805
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RATTLESNAKE DREAMS is my personal memoir of growing up in the US Pacific Northwest, and going to public schools in Washington and Oregon. After one year of engineering studies at Oregon State University, I joined the Marine Corps and served 4 years: California, Okinawa, Japan, Philippines, Viet Nam, Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea. After the war, I spent time as freelance journalist: in Viet Nam, Miami, Leningrad, Prague, Israel, West Bank, Gaza, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Guatemala...

Native American Mythology

Author: Lewis Spence, James Mooney, Erminnie A. Smith, James Owen Dorsey, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Washington Matthews
Publisher: e-artnow sro
ISBN: 8026888944
Size: 63.41 MB
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Native American Animal Stories

Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555911270
Size: 28.51 MB
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A collection of twenty-four animal stories from Indian tribes throughout North America

Kiyo S Story

Author: Kiyo Sato
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569477140
Size: 23.87 MB
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When Kiyo’s father left Japan, his mother told him never to return: there was no future there for him. Shinji Sato arrived in California determined to plant his roots in the land of opportunity even though he could not become a citizen or own land. Education was his watchword. He and his wife and their nine American-born children labored in the fields together, building a successful farm. Yet at the outbreak of World War II, when Kiyo, the eldest, was eighteen, the Satos were ordered to Poston Internment Camp. This memoir tells the story of the family’s struggle to endure in these harsh conditions and to rebuild their lives afterward in the face of lingering prejudice. Rejected by several nursing schools due to her ethnicity, Kiyo eventually became a captain in the Army Nursing Corps. The Satos returned home to find their farm in ruins, occupied by another family, but through fortitude and ingenuity, they persevered and ultimately succeeded. From the Hardcover edition.

Spirits Of The Earth

Author: Robert Lake-Thom
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101141778
Size: 54.61 MB
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"There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover truth." —Bobby Lake-Thom Much of the ancient knowledge that has been passed down from Native American medicine men, or shamans is in danger of being lost. Bobby Lake-Thom, a Native American healer known as Medicine Grizzly Bear, has sought to preserve this powerful heritage by sharing his wisdom and experience learning from the world around us. The result is Spirits of the Earth, an extraordinary compilation of legends and rituals about nature's ever-present signs. From the birds that soar above us to the insincts beneath our feet, Bobby Lake-Thom shows how the creatures of the earth can aid us in healing and self-knowledge. What does it mean if a hawk appears in a dream? What are the symbolic interpretations of a deer, a skunk, a raccoon? Lake-Thom, who has studied with the elders of many tribes, explains the significance of animal figures as manifestations of good or evil, and shows how we can develop our own powers of awareness and intuition. The first book of its kind, this practical and enlightening resource includes dozens of fashinating animal myths and legends, as well as exercises and activities that draw upon animal powers for guidance, healing, wisdom, and the expansion of spiritual influences in our lifes. You'll discover here: • How animals, birds, and insects act as signs and omens • The significance of vision quests • How to make and use a medicine wheel • The role of spirit symbols—and how they affect the unconscious • Excercises for creative dreaming • The power of the earth-healing ceremony • How to increase your spiritual strength and create sacred spaces • And more From the Trade Paperback edition.

Black Cowboy Wild Horses

Author: Julius Lester
Publisher: Dial
ISBN:
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A black cowboy is so in tune with wild mustangs that they accept him into the herd, thus enabling him singlehandedly to take them to the corral.

Warrior Pups

Author: Jeff Kamen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029665
Size: 50.30 MB
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With more than 100 heartwarming photos, Warrior Pups is an illustrated tribute to the amazing people at the San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base who transform wriggly little puppies into the heroic military working dogs that help fight the global war on terror. Throughout its pages, the reader learns how these dogs are trained to detect IEDs and terrorist ambushes. they are nurtured with lots of love and attention from their foster families. they are honored by the handlers and troops who walk behind them in the combat zone. Warrior Pups tells the story in words and images of these exceptional dogs and the fosters, trainers, and handlers from all branches of the military who are committed to making the US Military Working Dog Program the best of its kind.

Geronimo

Author: Mike Leach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476734984
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“In the hands of Mike Leach and Buddy Levy, the story of this brilliant Apache leader comes into sharp focus, both in their narrative of his life and in spirited commentaries on its meaning” (S.C. Gwynne, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist Empire of the Summer Moon). Playing cowboys and Indians as a boy, legendary college football coach Mike Leach always chose to be the Indian—the underdog whose success turned on being a tough, resourceful, ingenious fighter. And the greatest Indian military leader of all was Geronimo, the Apache warrior whose name is so symbolic of courage that World War II paratroopers shouted it as they leaped from airplanes into battle. Told in the style of Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power, Leach’s compelling and inspiring book examines Geronimo’s leadership approach and the timeless strategies, decisions, and personal qualities that made him a success. Raised in an unforgiving landscape, Geronimo and his band faced enemies better armed, better equipped, and more numerous than they were. But somehow they won victories against all odds, beguiling the United States and Mexican governments and earning the respect and awe of those generals committed to hunting him down. While some believed that Geronimo had supernatural powers, much of his genius can be ascribed to old-fashioned values such as relentless training and preparation, leveraging resources, finding ways to turn defeats into victories, and being faster and more nimble than his enemy. The tactics of Geronimo would be studied and copied by the US military for generations. Pain, pride, humility, family—many things shaped Geronimo’s life. In this “compelling book that humanizes a man many misunderstood” (New York Times bestselling author Brian Kilmeade), Mike Leach illustrates how we too can use the forces and circumstances of our own lives to build true leadership today.

Epic In American Culture

Author: Christopher N. Phillips
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404893
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The epic calls to mind the famous works of ancient poets such as Homer, Virgil, and Ovid. These long, narrative poems, defined by valiant characters and heroic deeds, celebrate events of great importance in ancient times. In this thought-provoking study, Christopher N. Phillips shows in often surprising ways how this exalted classical form proved as vital to American culture as it did to the great societies of the ancient world. Through close readings of James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Sigourney, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Herman Melville, as well as the transcendentalists, Phillips traces the rich history of epic in American literature and art from early colonial times to the late nineteenth century. Phillips shows that far from fading in the modern age, the epic form was continuously remade to frame a core element of American cultural expression. He finds the motive behind this sustained popularity in the historical interrelationship among the malleability of the epic form, the idea of a national culture, and the prestige of authorship—a powerful dynamic that extended well beyond the boundaries of literature. By locating the epic at the center of American literature and culture, Phillips’s imaginative study yields a number of important finds: the early national period was a time of radical experimentation with poetic form; the epic form was crucial to the development of constitutional law and the professionalization of visual arts; engagement with the epic synthesized a wide array of literary and artistic forms in efforts to launch the United States into the arena of world literature; and a number of writers shaped their careers around revising the epic form for their own purposes. Rigorous archival research, careful readings, and long chronologies of genre define this magisterial work, making it an invaluable resource for scholars of American studies, American poetry, and literary history.