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Reading Lists & Resources

Criteria for Selecting Authentic Books and Materials

1) Written by a First Nations author.
2) Favorably reviewed by a First Nations person (who is either an oral traditional scholar or an academic scholar).
3) Published by a First Nations publishing company:

Eaglecrest Books
#209B 5462 TransCanada Highway
Duncan, BC
V9L 6W4 Canada
(All nations; leveled books)

Inhabit Media
P.O. Box 11125
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 1H0 Canada

330 East Thompson Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476
(All Nations)

Pemmican Publications
150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B OJ7 Canada

Theytus Books
Lot 45, Green Mountain Road
RR2, Site 50, Comp 8
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 6J7 Canada
(Okanagan; All nations)

Indian Country Communications
8558 N County Rd K
Hayward, WI 54843-5800

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20560

Iroquois Resource Books

Note: these resources are equally important and are listed in no particular order.

  • Legends of the Iroquois by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens)
  • Iroquois Corn, In a Culture-Based Curriculum by Carol Cornelius
  • Parker on the Iroquois by Arthur C. Parker
  • Seneca Myths and Folktales by Arthur C. Parker
  • Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois by Joanne Shenandoah and Douglas George (excellent for all ages, especially younger grades)
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Jake Swamp and Erwin Printup
  • Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens)
  • White Roots of Peace: Iroquois Book of life by Paul A.W. Wallace
  • And Grandma said; Iroquois Teachings: as passed down through the Oral Tradition by Tom Porter
  • Lacrosse: The National game of the Iroquois by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and Lawreence Migdale
  • The Oneida Creation Story by Demus Elm and Harvey Antone
  • Iroquois Creation Story: John Arthur Gibson and JNB Hewitt's myth of the Earth Grasper by John C. Mohawk
  • Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations and the U.S. Constitution by Oren Lyons, John C. Mohawk, et al.

Resources Provided By Forrest Lohahiyo Brooks