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The Native Star

Author : M. K. Hobson
ISBN : 9780345521699
Genre : Fiction
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In the tradition of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, this brilliant first novel fuses history, fantasy, and romance. Prepare to be enchanted by M. K. Hobson’s captivating take on the Wild, Wild West. The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession—and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves. Dreadnought Stanton, a warlock from New York City whose personality is as pompous and abrasive as his name, has been exiled to Lost Pine for mysterious reasons. Now he finds himself involuntarily allied with Emily in a race against time—and across the United States by horse, train, and biomechanical flying machine—in quest of the great Professor Mirabilis, who alone can unlock the secret of the coveted artifact. But along the way, Emily and Stanton will be forced to contend with the most powerful and unpredictable magic of all—the magic of the human heart. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

More Star People Sky Gods And Other Paranormal Tales Of The Native American Indians

Author : G.W. Mullins
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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In Native American history, there are many legends about UFOs, gods, the paranormal and aliens. There has always been a connection between Native Americans and beings from other parts of the universe, referred to as Star People. Perhaps due to familiarity with celestial fixtures, it has been easier for Native Americans to relate events they have experienced on earth with things such as the formation of the Pleiades. It is not hard to believe they would identify an event with a star, being the nature and history of tribes was to exist outdoors. The night sky would be paid much more attention by one who did not live indoors. Through the many legends and tribes you can find instances where natives are either rescued or helped by gods or Star Beings. The Pleiades is the basis of the creation of the Hopi Indians. The Dakota also speak of 'the abode of the ancestors' or Tiyami as a place of their origin. Other native oral histories, or legends, speak of an origin, in the stars generally, or other constellations. The Cree did not originate from human beings but from people from the constellations who later became humans. While others like the Lakota tell stories of beings from the skies. Regardless of the tribe or the whether the interaction is through a god or star people, there is proof that the ancient people of North America believed they have been visited by unexplainable beings from the heavens and beyond. The stories in the collection tell of many different tribes and their experiences and the outcome of walking with these beings. From experiences with aliens, to the dead rising in spirit form, this book will cover a wide range of stories of the paranormal.
Category: Fiction

Wearing The Morning Star

Author : Brian Swann
ISBN : 0803293402
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With Wearing the Morning Star, Brian Swann presents a collection of more than one hundred Native American songs that celebrate the rich and vibrant oral traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America. These are songs of the earth and the sky, songs of mourning and of love, parts of ceremonies and rites and rituals. Some have familiar themes; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the Native cultures. The collection includes songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw. ø Swann has provided an authoritative introduction and notes for each selection that place the songs in their cultural contexts. He has reworked the original translations where appropriate to allow the modern reader to appreciate and enjoy these remarkable works and provides a new preface for this Bison Books edition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Star People Sky Gods And Other Tales Of The Native American Indians

Author : G.W. Mullins
ISBN :
Genre : Social Science
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In Native American history, there are many legends about UFOs, gods and aliens. There has always been a connection between Native Americans and beings from other parts of the universe, referred to as Star People. Perhaps due to familiarity with celestial fixtures, it has been easier for Native Americans to relate events they have experienced on earth with things such as the formation of the Pleiades. The experience of tribal individuals with the Pleiades is featured quite prominately in legends across many tribes including Cherokee, Onondaga, Lakota and others. It is not hard to believe they would identify an event with a star, being the nature and history of tribes was to exist outdoors. The night sky would be paid much more attention by one who did not live indoors. Regardless of the tribe or the whether the interaction is through a god or star people, there is proof that the ancient people of North America believed they have been visited by unexplainable beings from the heavens. The stories in the collection tell of many different tribes and their experiences and the outcome of walking with these beings.
Category: Social Science

They Dance In The Sky

Author : Jean Guard Monroe
ISBN : 0618809120
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The authors combine factual information on both astronomy and native American culture with authentic tales and myths about constellations told by many American Indian tribes. Reprint.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Star Ancestors

Author : Nancy Red Star
ISBN : 1591431433
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explores the long-standing contact between American Indian tribes and extraterrestrial visitors through interviews with the tribes’ spiritual leaders • Shares the wisdom and ET experiences of Dawnland founder Dana Pictou, Mayan daykeeper Hunbatz Men, Choctaw wisdomkeeper Sequoyah Trueblood, and Creek healer and artist Shona Bear Clark • Includes color photos of ET-inspired work by prominent Indian artists as well as traditional Indian art depicting contact with “Sky Elders” As humanity stands at the crossroads between the Fifth and the Sixth Worlds, American Indian wisdomkeepers have recognized signs that they must now speak their closely held knowledge about extraterrestrial contact, their original instructions from the Sky Elders. These ET relationships have existed since the beginning of time. They have been depicted on ancient rocks and hides, embedded in creation stories, choreographed in sacred dances, beaded on wampum belts, and continued to this day through rituals and the tobacco blessing. They show that with the vital support of our Star Ancestors, we can bring our planet back into balance with natural laws. Exploring the unifying “Sky Elder” theme found in virtually every Indian culture, Nancy Red Star shares her profound interviews with wisdomkeepers from several Native traditions, including Mayan elder and daykeeper Hunbatz Men, Stargate International CEO and UFO researcher Cecilia Dean, and Choctaw medicine man Sequoyah Trueblood, and offers their teachings on taking our rightful place among the peoples of the universe. Laying out a path for rebuilding our world, the Sky Elders’ original instructions initiate us into the possibility of a coming time of peace. Inviting all peoples to realize their Star ancestry, the women and men of proud lineage and inspiring wisdom who share their experiences here offer us a survival plan for walking into the next world.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Stars Of The First People

Author : Dorcas S. Miller
ISBN : IND:30000053395574
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses the astronomical observations of the Native Americans, and describes their folklore concerning the stars
Category: Social Science

Keepers Of The Morning Star

Author : University of California, Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center
ISBN : UOM:39015060768135
Genre : Performing Arts
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Drama. Native American Studies. KEEPERS OF THE MORNING STAR is the first major anthology of Native women's contemporary theater bringing together works from established and new playwrights. This collection, representing a rich diversity of Native communities, showcases the exciting range of Native women's theater today from the dynamic fusion of storytelling, ceremony, music and dance to the bold experimentation of poetic stream of consciousness and Native agitprop.
Category: Performing Arts

Star Spider Speaks

Author : Magda Weck Gonzalez
ISBN : 0880793694
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A Variety of Native American tribes are authentically represented in this tarot deck. Features full scenes of daily life, folklore, and symbols.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Story Teller An Anthology Of Folklore From The Native American Indians

Author : G.W. Mullins
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By exploring these stories, you will be offered you a glimpse into an often forgotten past. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past. These stories were passed from one generation to the next. And now these stories are given to you, to carry forward for younger generations to explore and learn. The mythology of North America is a cultural treasure house, but many of these myths and legends are hidden away in various old and rare books. It would be difficult for the average person to track down and collect this material because the rarity of some of these books makes them hard to acquire. So, this vast body of wisdom lies out of reach of most people… until now. Included in this anthology are over 100 stories in the categories of Star People, Animal Tales, People Tales, War Tales, Origin Tales and Ghost Tales. Among the stories collected are: Origin of the Sweat Lodge, The Story of Poïa, The Story of the Land of Northern Lights, Tale of the Lazy Boys Who Became the Pleiades, The Moon and the Thunders, The Two War Gods and the Two Maidens, The First War, A Widow’s Revenge, A War Between the Alabama And the Choctaw, The Death of Head Chief and Young Mule, Two War Trails, Escape of The Seneca Boys, The End of The First World, Mistakes of Old Man, Iktomi’s Blanket, Iktomi and the Muskrat, Beaver Medicine, The Badger and the Bear, The Tree Bound, The Simpleton's Wisdom, Crossing the Red Sea, Wakiash and the First Totem Pole, The Dogs of the Chief's Son, The Orphan Boy Captured by the Bad Thunderbirds, Godasiyo the Woman Chief, Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away's Father, Blue Corn Maiden and the Coming of Winter, The Beginning of Newness, The Origin of the Society of Rattlesnakes, Origin of the Raven and the Macaw, How Glooskap Found the Summer, Raven's Great Adventure – How Raven Lost His Beak, Apache Creation Story, How the Old Man, Made People, Origin of the Medicine Man, When the Animals and Birds Were Created, Creation of the First Indians, A Little Brave and the Medicine Woman, The Man Who Was Afraid of Nothing, The Ghosts' Buffalo, The Land of the Dead, The Skin Shifting Old Woman and many more.
Category: Fiction

Native Star

Author : Stan Renfro
ISBN : 1604141425
Genre : Poetry
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Yeats said, "The poet should combine the greatest possible personal realization with the greatest possible knowledge of the speech and circumstances of the world." Native Star is a milestone of modern consciousness, using the English lyrical tradition to write about a mother, a dog, and a comet.
Category: Poetry

Native American Mathematics

Author : Michael P. Closs
ISBN : 0292711859
Genre : Mathematics
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There is no question that native cultures in the New World exhibit many forms of mathematical development. This Native American mathematics can best be described by considering the nature of the concepts found in a variety of individual New World cultures. Unlike modern mathematics in which numbers and concepts are expressed in a universal mathematical notation, the numbers and concepts found in native cultures occur and are expressed in many distinctive ways. Native American Mathematics, edited by Michael P. Closs, is the first book to focus on mathematical development indigenous to the New World. Spanning time from the prehistoric to the present, the thirteen essays in this volume attest to the variety of mathematical development present in the Americas. The data are drawn from cultures as diverse as the Ojibway, the Inuit (Eskimo), and the Nootka in the north; the Chumash of Southern California; the Aztec and the Maya in Mesoamerica; and the Inca and Jibaro of South America. Among the strengths of this collection are this diversity and the multidisciplinary approaches employed to extract different kinds of information. The distinguished contributors include mathematicians, linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, and archaeologists.
Category: Mathematics

Star Songs And Water Spirits

Author : Victoria Brehm
ISBN : 0984334009
Genre : History
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Presents a collection of folklore, poetry, speeches, songs, fiction, personal narratives, essays, and non-fiction prose by members of the Great Lakes Native nations.
Category: History

Living The Sky

Author : Ray A. Williamson
ISBN : 0806120347
Genre : Science
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Imagine the North American Indians as astronomers carefully watching the heavens, charting the sun through the seasons, or counting the sunrises between successive lumar phases. Then imagine them establishing observational sites and codified systems to pass their knowledge down through the centuries and continually refine it. A few years ago such images would have been abruptly dismissed. Today we are wiser. Living the Sky describes the exciting archaeoastronomical discoveries in the United States in recent decades. Using history, science, and direct observation, Ray A. Williamson transports the reader into the sky world of the Indians. We visit the Bighorn Medicine Wheel, sit with a Zuni sun priest on the winter solstice, join explorers at the rites of the Hopis and the Navajos, and trek to Chaco Canyon to make direct on-site observations of celestial events.
Category: Science

Lakota Star Knowledge

Author : Ronald Goodman
ISBN : 0998950505
Genre : Indian astronomy
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Throughout the Americas, Native North American groups throughout the hemisphere have been avid watchers of the sky and have carefully noted the cyclic patterns of the Sun and Moon, the stars, and planets. In earlier years, they had to heed the teachings of celestial events in order to survive. One of the primary impediments to interpreting sky-related traditions is today's general lack of observational experience. Even many professional astronomers have little experience with naked eye observations. Yet naked eye observation allows one to construct a highly accurate calendar using the ordered patterns and motions of the celestial bodies. Native American groups also watched the motions of the planets, as well as other appearances including comets, meteor showers, and lunar and solar eclipses, in order to guide their lives. This book is concerned with regular celestial events that provided sacred order to the Lakota. The following pages summarize the primary stellar and solar features a naked eye observer would be able to follow and relate these observations to observational practices of Native North Americans.
Category: Indian astronomy