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"What if, today, we were grateful for everything?" -Charlie Brown
America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation by
Call Number: E188 .D4 2008 / UNDERGRAD
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don't Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Davis's dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and bringing to light little-known but fascinating facts from a time when the nation's fate hung in the balance. Spanning a period from the Spanish arrival in America to George Washington's inauguration in 1789, America's Hidden History details these episodes, among others: The story of the first real Pilgrims in America, who were wine-making French Huguenots, not dour English Separatists The coming-of-age story of Queen Isabella, who suggested that Columbus pack the moving mess hall of pigs that may have spread disease to many Native Americans The long, bloody relationship between the Pilgrims and Indians that runs counter to the idyllic scene of the Thanksgiving feast The little-known story of George Washington as a headstrong young soldier who committed a war crime, signed a confession, and started a war! Full of color, intrigue, and human interest, America's Hidden History is an iconoclastic look at America's past, connecting some of the dots between history and today's headlines, proving why Davis is truly America's Teacher.
Indian Country, God's Country: Native Americans and the National Parks by
Call Number: 333.783089973 B935i / ACES
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the National Park Service. But some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Mesa Verde had to be bought, finagled, leveraged—or taken by force--when Indian occupants resisted government pressure The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on your perspective, a triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America's native people. In Indian Country, God's Country historian Philip Burnham traces the complex relationship between Native Americans and the national parks, relating how Indians were removed or relocated from lands that became some of our nation's most hallowed ground. Based on archival research and personal visits and interviews at five major parks--Glacier, the Badlands, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley—Burnham examines the beginning of the national park system along with later Congressional initiatives to mainstream American Indians and expand and refurbish the parks. The final chapters visit the parks as they are today, presenting the thoughts and insights of superintendents and rangers, tribal officials and archaeologists, ranchers, community leaders, curators, and elders. Burnham reports on hard-won compromises that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in recent years, while highlighting stubborn conflicts that continue to mark the struggle between tribes and parks.
Native American Ethnobotany by
Call Number: 581.6097 M723n / ACES
Publication Date: 1998-08-15
An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future.
New Native Cooking: More than 125 Traditional Foods & Contemporary Dishes Made from America's Indigenous Ingredients by
Call Number: 641.59297 C239N / ACES
Publication Date: 1996-02-27
Across the country, Native American dishes are cropping up in restaurants and grocery stores. Dale Carson, an Abenaki Indian, captures the growing interest in native cuisine, bringing her heritage to your table with a collection of delicious recipes, each accompanied by notes on its historical background and traditional preparation, as well as ingredient substitution and menu planning tips. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Planning for Balanced Development: A Guide for Native American and Rural Communities by
Call Number: 338.9008997 G991P / ACES
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Community planner Susan Guyette presents the first field-tested model of development planning that addresses the special concerns of Native American and rural communities. In Guyette's model, revitalizing cultural traditions becomes the central focus of the economic planning process. The author demonstrates, step by step, how community planning works, using the creation of the Poeh Center at Pojoaque Pueblo in northern New Mexico as a case study. She offers practical, detailed guidelines on how to develop a strategic plan, assess and document needs, ensure community participation, support business and tourism, and generate funding for community projects. This book provides a unique opportunity to see rural development in action.
Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday by
Call Number: GT4975 .B33 2009 / UNDERGRAD
Publication Date: 2009-10-30
In this, the first in-depth study of the most American of holidays, James Baker sweeps away lingering myths and misconceptions to show how this celebration day was born and grew to be an essential part of our national spirit. Thanksgiving: The Biography of an American Holiday opens with an overview of the popular mythos of the holiday before discussing its possible religious and cultural precedents. This classic Yankee holiday is examined in historical and contemporary detail that embraces everything from proclamations, sermons, and local and regional traditions to family reunions, turkey dinners, and recipes. Thanksgiving’s evolving face is illustrated with charming and often revealing period prints that chart our changing attitudes: the influence of Victorian sentiment in Thanksgiving’s development, Progressive utilitarianism, intellectual “debunking,” patriotic wartime reclamation, and 1960s-era protest. Thanksgiving remains controversial up to the present day, as Mayflower descendants, Native Americans, and commercial exploiters compete for the American public’s opinion of the holiday’s contemporary significance and its future status. This is an intelligent and illuminating introduction to a beloved holiday and a fascinating cultural history of America and Americana.
Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience by
Call Number: GT4975 .K54 2016 / UNDERGRAD
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. InThanksgiving, award-winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick journeys through four centuries of history, giving us a vivid portrait of our nation's best-loved holiday. Drawing on newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents, and cookbooks,Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Many famous figures walk these pages--Washington, who proclaimed our first Thanksgiving as a nation amid controversy about his Constitutional power to do so; Lincoln, who wanted to heal a divided nation sick of war when he called for all Americans--North and South--to mark a Thanksgiving Day; FDR, who set off a debate on state's rights when he changed the traditional date of Thanksgiving. Ordinary Americans also play key roles in the Thanksgiving story--the New England Indians who boycott Thanksgiving as a Day of Mourning; Sarah Josepha Hale, the nineteenth-century editor and feminist who successfully campaigned for Thanksgiving to be a national holiday; the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which founded Giving Tuesday, an online charity established in the long tradition of Thanksgiving generosity. Kirkpatrick also examines the history of Thanksgiving football and, of course, Thanksgiving dinner. While the rites and rituals of the holiday have evolved over the centuries, its essence remains the same: family and friends feasting together in a spirit of gratitude to God, neighborliness, and hospitality. Thanksgiving is Americans' oldest tradition. Kirkpatrick's enlightening exploration offers a fascinating look at the meaning of the holiday that we gather together to celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November. WithReadings for Thanksgiving Day designed to be read aloud around the table.
The Thanksgiving Book: A Companion to the Holiday Covering its History, Lore, Traditions, Foods, and Symbols by
Call Number: GT4975 .H55 2008 / UNDERGRAD
Publication Date: 2007-10-09
A companion to the holiday covering its history, lore, traditions, foods, and symbols, including primary sources, poems, prayers, songs, hymns, and recipes, supplemented by a chronology, bibliography with web sites, and index.
The Vegetarian Times Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook by
Call Number: 641.5636 V527 / ACES
Publication Date: 1998-09-15
A collection of recipes for creating easy vegetarian dishes for entertaining.