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Braiding Sweetgrass

Author : Robin Wall Kimmerer
ISBN : 9781571318718
Genre : Nature
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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.


Author : Jan Hudson
ISBN : 081249461X
Genre : Indians of North America
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A 15-year-old Blackfoot Indian girl proves herself during a year of challenge and devastation for her tribe and her people.


Author : Mary Alice Monroe
ISBN : 9781488038389
Genre : Fiction
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Rediscover this poignant novel of hope, acceptance and the powerful gift of forgiveness Sweetgrass is a historic tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass—named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area—is in trouble. Taxes are skyrocketing. Bulldozers are leveling the surrounding properties. And the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe paints an intimate portrait of a family that must learn to unravel old patterns and weave together a new future. Originally published in 2005

Wide Open Town

Author : Myron Brinig
ISBN : 1560370343
Genre : Fiction
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Critically acclaimed 1931 novel of Butte, and romance between an Irish-immigrant miner and a strong-minded prostitute.

Motorcycles Sweetgrass

Author : Drew Hayden Taylor
ISBN : 9780307373991
Genre : Fiction
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A story of magic, family, a mysterious stranger . . . and a band of marauding raccoons. Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle – and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the Reserve’s chief, is swept off her feet, but Virgil, her teenage son, is less than enchanted. Suspicious of the stranger’s intentions, he teams up with his uncle Wayne – a master of aboriginal martial arts – to drive the stranger from the Reserve. And it turns out that the raccoons are willing to lend a hand. From the Hardcover edition.

The Fragrance Of Sweet Grass

Author : Elizabeth Rollins Epperly
ISBN : 9781442626539
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When it originally appeared, Elizabeth Rollins Epperly's The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass was one of the first challenges to the idea that L.M. Montgomery's books were unworthy of serious study. Examining all of Montgomery's fiction, Epperly argues that Montgomery was much more than a master of the romance genre and that, through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions, she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. Focusing on Montgomery's memorable heroines, from Anne Shirley to Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner, Epperly demonstrates that Montgomery deserves a place in the literary canon not just as the creator of Anne of Green Gables but as an artist in her chosen profession. Since its publication more than twenty years ago, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass has become a favourite of scholars, writers, and Montgomery fans. This new edition adds a preface in which Epperly discusses the book's contribution to the ongoing research on the life and writing of L.M. Montgomery, reflects on how Montgomery studies have flourished over the past two decades, and suggests new ways to approach and explore the Canadian writer's work.

Sweetgrass Baskets And The Gullah Tradition

Author : Joyce V. Coakley
ISBN : 0738518301
Genre : History
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Looks at the history of the African art of sweetgrass basket making in the Christ Church Parish of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Crossing At Sweet Grass

Author : Laurie G. Robertson
ISBN : 9781491797778
Genre : Fiction
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Kallie is a young pioneer woman traveling the rugged Oregon Trail when her life changes in an instant after an unsuccessful river passage at Sweet Grass. After their solitary wagon is attacked and her husband and brother-in-law massacred, she is swooped up by an Indian warrior who shouts an exultant war cry, drapes her across his horse, and races across the prairie with her as his captive. Kallie must now rely on her inner-strength and stubbornness to survive within uncharted Indian territory. As the war party leads Kallie and her sister-in-law along the river, Kallies abductor, Brave Eagle, must reconcile his tumultuous emotions as his white captive quickly captures his heart. Shocked by her own intensity of desire toward her captor, Kallie surrenders to him without understanding exactly why. As Brave Eagle leads her to his village and into an uncertain future, Kallie becomes immersed in a world where danger and sickness lurk in the shadows and nothing is promised as her destiny rises up to meet her. In this historical romance novel set in the early American frontier, a white woman discovers love and passion with her Indian captor on the Oregon Trail as fate leads her into a future she never could have imagined.

Sweetgrass Basket

Author : Marlene Carvell
ISBN : 0525475478
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In alternating passages, two Mohawk sisters describe their lives at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, established in 1879 to educate Native Americans, as they try to assimilate into white culture and one of them is falsely accused of stealing.

The Spirit Of Sweetgrass

Author : Nicole Seitz
ISBN : 9781418574024
Genre : Fiction
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Essie Mae Laveau Jenkins is a 78-year-old sweetgrass basket weaver who sits on the side of Hwy. 17 in the company of her dead husband, Daddy Jim. Inspired by her Auntie Leona, Essie Mae finally discovers her calling in life and weaves powerful "love baskets," praying fervently over them to affect the lives of those who visit her roadside stand. When she's faced with losing her home and her stand and being put in a nursing home, Daddy Jim talks her into coming on up to Heaven to meet sweet Jesus-something she's always wanted to do. Once there, she reunites with Gullahs and African ancestors; but soon, her heavenly peace is disrupted, for she still has work to do. Now Essie Mae, who once felt powerless and invisible, must find the strength within her to keep her South Carolina family from falling apart.

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