Around the corner, next city over, that province to the East, that island to the south, that desert to the west and from sea to shining sea, Canada and the United States are brimming with adventures hosted by Native peoples. Experience and explore Native American history, culture, sites, and activities with Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada. From ancient rock drawings, historic sites, and modern museums to eco- and cultural tourism, sports events, and powwows, Native Landmarks and Festivals provides a fascinating tour of the rich heritage of Indigenous people. This is not a book for the "drive by" tourist, who wants to gawk at Native life. In this pages, visitors can choose from a vast array of adventures associated with Indigenous cultures: dog sledding; tipi camping; hunting and fishing expeditions; museum exploration, ancient buildings and rock art; researching Indigenous history with the people descended from that history; creating art; herbal walks; building and sailing in canoes; hiking along ancient routes; festivals; powwows; and preparing and eating Native foods. And non-Native travelers may be surprised to learn they can experience activities at Native-owned vineyards, hotels, water-parks, sports complexes, rodeos, campsites, casinos and resorts that feature fine dining, and an incredible variety of entertainment. Indigenous points of view are voiced in state and federal parks, federal and international heritage sites, public and private museums and non-Native events that include Indigenous collaboration. There are listings of an array of contemporary events like film festivals, book fests and award ceremonies.
There are 1,200 separate and unique Native cultures in the two biggest nations in North America, far more than Papua New Guinea, which is mistakenly labeled "the most diverse country in the world."
Whether a rough ride to the ancient Kaunolu Village Site on Lanai, Hawaii, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site or the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama's powwow on Thanksgiving Day, there is much to experience in the Indigenous world right around the corner, including • The Montezuma Castle National Monument • The annual All Indian Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada • Sequoyah's Birthplace • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail • Jim Thorpe House • The Autry Museum of the American West • The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center • The Thunderbird Powwow in New York City • Aztec Ruins National Monument • The First Nations Film and Video Festival in various cities and states • Crazy Horse Memorial • The Harvest Moon American Indian Festival • The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument • Dog-sledding tour through a boreal forest • Wounded Knee Battlefield • Grand Portage National Monument • And hundreds more!
Featuring vivid illustrations, and a useful index to aid discovery, this informative guide provides the exact location, phone number, and website for each of the 729 landmarks, sites, festivals and activities. Whether preparing for a road-trip or an armchair adventure, Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada will bring hours of enjoyable reading and discovery.
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The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture. Perfect for middle school and young adult readers.
This award-winning hands-on interactive book is chocked full of activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities like the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yupik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians, among others. Lives of historical and contemporary notable individuals like Chief Joseph and Maria Tallchief are featured, and the book is packed with a variety of topics like first encounters with Europeans, Indian removal, Mohawk sky walkers, and Navajo code talkers. Readers travel Native America through activities that highlight the arts, games, food, clothing, and unique celebrations, language, and life ways of various nations. Kids can make Haudensaunee corn husk dolls, play Washoe stone jacks, design Inupiat sun goggles, or create a Hawaiian Ma’o-hauhele bag. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.
Winner of the Notable Books for a Global Society Award and selected for the CCBC Choices 2004 list.