Traditional Stories

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2012: Business as Usual

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 2, 40 Years of Advocacy, June 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the expectations and ceremonies planned by Mayan priests' for the end of the "long-count" calendar cycle on December 21, 2012.
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2012: End of the World?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Danielle DeLuca
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 1, Sacred Places, Sacred Lifeways, March 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses how the Indigenous Mayans are planning to pray, and celebrate the change of the 2012 cycle.
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2012 End-of-the-World Prophecy Discredited (Again)

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Agnes Portalewska
Cultural Survival Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 3, Defending Life First, September 2012, p. [?]
Description
Discusses the mural in a chamber in Xultún that confirms the Mayan calendar does not predict that the world will end.
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7 Grandfather Teachings

Alternate Title
Seven Grandfather Teachings
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Theresa Sims
Description
Brief description of the qualities essential to living a good life: love bravery, truth, humility, respect, honesty and wisdom.
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Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project
Description
Lesson plans for K-12 in the areas of: English, Social Studies, Math, Science and Physical Education. Includes some instructional videos.
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Abstracts of Omaha and Ponka Myths. II

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
J. Owen Dorsey
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 1, no. 3, October-December 1888, pp. 204-208
Description
Three versions of the adventures of Haxige.
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An Act of Attention: Event Structure in "Ceremony"

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Elaine Jahner
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 1, A Special Symposium Issue on Leslie Marmon Silko's , 1979, pp. 37-46
Description
A description of the narrative style of using events in the novel Ceremony to engage the reader's attention to look into deeper into the feelings and ideas behind the narrative's actions. Silko's style is a bridge between oral and written traditions for Indigenous storytelling.
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Adawx, Spanaxnox, and the Geopolitics of the Tsimshian

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Susan Marsden
BC Studies, no. 135, Perspectives on Aboriginal Culture, Autumn, 2002, pp. 101-135
Description
Discussion of two strains of oral history and how the combination relates to tribal territory and political association among tribes.
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Adventures of Wolf Chief

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Scraping White
Rufus Goodstriker
Indian History Film Project
Description
Includes various Napi (Blood) origin myths.
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Algonquin Indian Tales

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Egerton R. Young
Description
A volume of Algonquin folklore collected by Egerton R. Young. Young compiled a large collection of stories and edited some of them into what he percieved to be their "purest" forms. The book was written to appeal to both the serious scholar and young readers for entertainment value.
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Alienation and Broken Narrative in Winter in the Blood

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathleen M. Sands
American Indian Quarterly, vol. 4, no. 2, A Special Symposium Issue on James Welch's , 1978, pp. 97-105
Description
An examination of James Welch's episodic narrative style and its effectiveness in the novel.
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All My Relations

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Jessica Higgs
Emergency Librarian, vol. 25, no. 4, March/April 1998, pp. 47-[?]
Description
Reviews a number of children's books which are retellings of First Nations legends: Beardream by Will Hobbs. The Day the Sun was Stolen by Jamie Oliviero. Eagle's Gift by Rafe Martin. Echoes of the Elders by Chief Lelooska, edited by Christine Normandin. Frog Girl by Paul Owen Lewis. The Girl Who Dreamed only Geese, and Other Tales of the Far North by Howard Norman, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. The Girl Who Lived with Bears retold by Barbara Diamond Goldin. Messenger of Spring by C. J.
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Almost True Tales of Man-Eating Buffalo ... And More

Alternate Title
Common Ground
Articles » General
Author/Creator
John Cuthand
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 5, May 2009, p. 6
Description
Comments on several First Nation Urban Legends and tales. Article located by scrolling to page 6.
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Alutiiq Ethnicity

Theses
Author/Creator
Patricia Hartley Partnow
Description
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993.
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Ambigere: The Euro-American Picaro and the Native American Trickster

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Franchot Ballinger
MELUS, vol. 17, no. 1, Native American Fiction: Myth and Criticism , Spring, 1991-1992, pp. [21]-38
Description
Contends that despite commonalities between the two figures, many more dissimilarities exist due to differences in Aboriginal and Western cultures and worldviews.
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American Indian Fairy Tales

Alternate Title
Algic Researches
E-Books
Author/Creator
W. T. Larned
Description
Adapted from stories collected by Henry R. Schoolcraft and published in 1839 under the title Algic Researches.
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American Indian Literature

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Carol Hunter
MELUS, vol. 8, no. 2, Summer, 1981, pp. 82-85
Description
Overview of works produced during the 1980s, as well predictions for the future.
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American Indian Literature: A Tradition of Renewal

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Peter Nabakov
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 5, no. 2, Series 2: Special Issue, Summer, 1993, pp. 21-28
Description
Discusses the effects of recording oral traditions in print form. Entire issue on one PDF. To access article, scroll down to appropriate page.
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American Indian Myth Poems

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Hartley Alexander
Scribner's Magazine, vol. 71, January 1922, pp. 112-114
Description
Presents 7 brief poems.
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American Indian Studies - Student Association

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ki-Shan Lara
Wicazo Sa Review, vol. 23, no. 2, Fall, 2008, pp. 103-104
Description
Examines the challenges of protecting Native American history while simultaneously nurturing the future.
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Angels of Light: A Mi'kmaq Myth in a New Archê

Alternate Title
Angels of Light: A Mi'Kmaq Myth in a New Arche
Angels of Light: A Micmac Myth in a New Archê
Angels of Light: A Mik'maq Myth in a New Archê
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jennifer I. M. Reid
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 25, no. 2, 2005, pp. 463-475
Description
Essay on Charles H. Long's book, Alpha: The Myths of Creation focuses on the link between contemporary matters including Mi'kmaq knowledge, rights, the Treaty relationship and understandings about Kluskap (alt. sp. Koluskap, Glooskap).
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Animal Allies and Transformers of Winter in the Blood

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
William W. Thackeray
MELUS, vol. 12, no. 1, Native American Literature , Spring, 1985, pp. 37-64
Description
Contends that knowledge of the mythological sources of animal characters enhances a readers' understanding of James Welch's novels.
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Anishinaabe Aadizokaanan: Our Teachings … Video Series

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Naadweechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre
FirstTel TV5
Bobby Osawabine
Thecla Neganegijig
Marie Eshkibok-Trudeau
Mark Eshkawkogan
Brian Peltier
Description
In ten videos, Knowledge keepers from Wiikwemkoong (Manitoulin Island) share thoughts and advice about staying physically and spiritually strong during the COVID pandemic. Six of the ten focus on identification and harvesting of plants for food and medicines.
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