Astronomy

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Aboriginal Astronomer Credited with Comet Find

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cheryl Petten
Windspeaker, vol. 26, no. 8, November 2008, p. 19
Description
Brief profile of role model Rob Cardinal, a Blackfoot astronomer credited with discovering Comet Cardinal.
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Aboriginal Oral Traditions of Australian Impact Craters

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Duane W. Hamacher
John Goldsmith
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 16, no. 3, [2013], pp. 295-311
Description
Examines how Aboriginal stories and artworks relate to scientific accounts of Australian meteorite craters.
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Astronomical Content of North American Plains Indian Calendars

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Von Del Chamberlain
Archaeoastronomy, vol. 6, 1984, pp. S1-S54
Description
Looks at the winter count record, a chronological record of winters kept by the Sioux, Kiowa, Mandan, Hidatsa, Ponca and Blackfoot in the form of a pictograph which was kept by the historian of the tribe.
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Astronomy in the Native-Oriented Classroom

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Murray R. Smith
Journal of American Indian Education, vol. 23, no. 2, January 1984, pp. [16-23]
Description
Four activities, for grades 6 to 9, illustrate how curriculum activities can enhance astronomy concepts and native awareness.
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Atchakosuk: Ininewuk Stories of the Stars

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Wilfred Buck
First Nations Perspectives Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, 2009, pp. 71-83
Description
Discusses Ininewuk (Cree) perspectives of astronomy, including mythology, stories and unique interpretations.
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Big Horn Medicine Wheel: Why Was It Built?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Jonathan E. Reyman
John A. Eddy
Science, vol. 188, no. 4185, New Series, April 1975, pp. 278-279
Description
Argues that construction of medicine wheels illustrates knowledge of stars and astronomy that the Indigenous people possessed.
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A Blackfoot Sun and Moon Myth

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
George Bird Grinnell
Journal of American Folklore, vol. 6, no. 20, January-March 1893, pp. 44-47
Description
Describes creation stories told by Chief Men-es-to-kos, an Elder of the Kainai Nation.
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Book Reviews:

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
David J. Norton
Massimiliano Carocci
Scott R. Trevithick
Guy Lanoue
Allan J. Ryan
Claire R. Farrer
Laurie Milne
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, 1999, pp. 193-211
Description
Book review of: The Iroquois in the War of 1812 by Carl Benn. The Lakota Ritual and the Sweat Lodge: History and Contemporary Practice by Raymond Bucko. The Legacy of Shingwaukonse: A Century of Native Leadership by Janet E. Chute. The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory by Julie Cruikshank. Looking North: Art from the University of Alaska Museum by Aldona Jonaitis (Editor).
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Calendars of the Indians North of Mexico

Alternate Title
University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology ; v.16, no.4
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Leona Cope
Description
Part of: University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, vol. 16, (pp119-176).
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Can a Myth Be Astronomically Dated?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
David Henige
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 23, no. 4, 1999, pp. 127-157
Description
Barbara A. Mann and Jerry L. Fields argue that a solar eclipse occurred when the Haudenosaunee Iroquois League was founded. Mann and Fields date this occurrence to August 31, 1142.
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The Comanche Sun Dance

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ralph Linton
American Anthropologist, vol. 37, no. 3, pt. 1, New Series, July-September 1935, pp. 420-428
Description
Discusses the history, rituals and ceremony of the Sun Dance of 1878, at that time thought to be the last ever performed.
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Cosmological Order As a Model For Navajo Philosophy

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Trudy Griffin-Pierce
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, 1988, pp. 1-15
Description
Discusses the concept of order in Navajo Creation, identifies the sets of markers for the division of time and explores how these markers influence human thought and conduct.
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Coyote in Navajo Religion and Cosmology

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Guy H. Cooper
The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, 1987, pp. 181-193
Description
In Navajo mythology, the coyote is an important figure representing a wide variety of beings while also demonstrating and reinforcing concepts of harmony and order.
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[Cree Star Stories]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Wilfred Buck
Description
Science facilitator from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Manitoba) tells stories associated with stars, discusses how culture and spirituality are intertwined with Indigenous knowledge, his ideas about gathering together Elders from all nations to share their people's star stories, and his mission to distribute portable planetariums. Duration: 1:14:20.
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The Economy of the North

Alternate Title
Statistical Analyses (Statistics Norway) ; 84
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Solveig Glomsrød
Gérad Durhaime
Andrée Caron
Lars Lindholt
Helen McDonald ... [et al.]
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Eskimo with Telescope

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
R.J. Miller
Description
An Inuk man partially lying on ground and looking through a telescope.
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Forty-Third Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1925-1926

E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
J. Walter Fewkes
Description
Report includes the following papers: Report of the Chief by J. Walter Fewkes The Osage Tribe: Two Versions of the Child-Naming Rite by Francis La Flesche Wawenock Myth Texts from Maine by Frank G. Speck Native Tribes and Dialects of Connecticut: A Mohegan-Pequot Diary by Frank G. Speck Picuris Children's Stories by John P. Harrington and Helen H. Roberts Iroquoian Cosmology - Second Part by J. N. B. Hewitt
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A Grammar of Time: Lakota Winter Counts, 1700–1900

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Barbara Risch
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, 2000, pp. 23-48
Description
Attempts to describe structural patterns in Lakota calendar (lunar) system pictographic records and argues they are inherently more of a sacred text than actual historic texts.
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Imaginative Cosmos: The Impact of Colonial Heritage in Radio Astronomy and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Rebecca Charbonneau
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 45, no. 1, Settler Science, Alien Contact, and Searches for Intelligence, 2021, pp. 71-94
Description
Discusses the historical colonial heritage within the SETI program and the program's attempts to include an Indigenous perspectives in their messages.
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Indian Notes [Vol. 6, no. 1, January, 1929]

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
S. K. Lothrop
Melvin R. Gilmore
Therkel Mathiassen
Marshall H. Saville
Description
Quarterly magazine published by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Various articles including, notes on Indian ceremonies in Guatemala and an Arikara account of the origin of tobacco and catching of eagles.
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Interpreting Pawnee Star Lore: Science or Myth?

Alternate Title
Review Essays: Interpreting Pawnee Star Lore: Science or Myth?
Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Douglas R. Parks
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, 1985, pp. 53-65
Description
Book review of: When Stars Came Down to Earth: Cosomology of the Skidi Pawnee Indians of North American by Vol Del Chamberlain.
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Interviewing Inuit Elders: Cosmology and Shamanism

Alternate Title
Interviewing Inuit Elders ; vol. 4
[Oral Traditions Project ; vol. 4]
E-Books » E-Books
Author/Creator
Mariano Aupilaarjuk
Tulimaaq Aupilaarjuk
Lucassie Nutaraaluk
Rose Iqallijuq
Johanasi Ujarak
Isidore Ijituuq and Michel Kupaaq
Aaju Petere
Nancy Kisa
Julia Saimaiyuq
Susan Enuaraq ... [et al.]


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Lesson: The 13 Moons

Alternate Title
Lesson the Thriteen Moons
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Caleb Wesley
Description
Lesson plan for Grade 6 space unit explores the Anishinabek version of the lunar calendar. Adapted from Achieving Aboriginal Student Success: A Guide for K to 8 Classrooms by Pamela Rose Toulouse.
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Manitou Stone Carries Strong Spiritual Significance

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Tyrone Tootoosis
Eagle Feather News, vol. 14, no. 6, June 2011, p. 2
Description
Discusses the importance, including spiritual, placed on the Manitou stone by Northern Plains tribes. Article located by scrolling to page 2.
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The Medicine Wheel

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
George Bird Grinnell
American Anthropologist, vol. 24, no. 3, New Series, July-September 1922, pp. 299-310
Description
Detailed description with illustrations and some speculation as to who planned and built the site found in Wyoming.
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Meteorite Collecting among Ancient Americans

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
H. H. Nininger
American Antiquity, vol. 4, no. 1, July 1938, pp. 39-40
Description
Explores the significance of discovering four meteorites in an old camp site in eastern Colorado and western Kansas.
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