Native Women of Courage Book

Native Women of Courage


  • Author : Kelly Fournel
  • Publisher : Native Voices Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570679384

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Native Women of Courage profiles ten outstanding women leaders in the Native community. All of these successful, trailblazing women are stellar role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America. From heroines of the past to women making history today, this exciting work of non-fiction reminds readers of the extraordinary contributions of Native American women to our daily lives and to our country's social fabric. Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabeg) - Author, environmentalist, vice-presidential candidate Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute) - First Native American woman to write and publish a book Maria Tallchief (Osage) - Prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet Mary Kim Titla (Apache) - First Native American television news reporter in Arizona Sandra Lovelace Nicholas (Maliseet) - Petitioned the United Nations on behalf of First Nations women's rights, and won Susan Aglukark (Inuit) - Singer/songwriter and winner of 3 Juno music awards Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee) - First women Chief of the Cherokee Nation Susan Rochon-Burnett (Metis) - First women to be granted a Canadian FM broadcasting license Lorna B. Williams (Lif'wat First Nation) - Educator who developed native curriculum for First Nations schools in Canada Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake (Mohawk) - Author and early advocate for Native women's rights The Native Trailblazer Series shines a spotlight on the contributions of Native Americans and First Nation Canadians who provide inspirational role models for young readers. High interest text and easy to read format is ideal for teen and adult literacy programs.

Native Women of Courage Book

Native Women of Courage


  • Author : Kelly Fournel
  • Publisher : 7th Generation
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939053657

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Native Women of Courage Excerpt :

The ten biographies of outstanding Native women leaders recount the extraordinary work of women in such diverse fields as the arts, education, the environment, the media, women’s rights, and tribal leadership. The inspirational women are both heroines from the past and modern trail blazers who are making history today. Through hard work, dedication, and self-respect, these women rose above their circumstances and made a positive difference for their nations and communities, and serve as a reminder of the extraordinary contributions of Native women in all walks of life.

Life Stages and Native Women Book

Life Stages and Native Women


  • Author : Kim Anderson
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887554162

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Life Stages and Native Women Excerpt :

A rare and inspiring guide to the health and well-being of Aboriginal women and their communities.The process of “digging up medicines” - of rediscovering the stories of the past - serves as a powerful healing force in the decolonization and recovery of Aboriginal communities. In Life Stages and Native Women, Kim Anderson shares the teachings of fourteen elders from the Canadian prairies and Ontario to illustrate how different life stages were experienced by Metis, Cree, and Anishinaabe girls and women during the mid-twentieth century. These elders relate stories about their own lives, the experiences of girls and women of their childhood communities, and customs related to pregnancy, birth, post-natal care, infant and child care, puberty rites, gender and age-specific work roles, the distinct roles of post-menopausal women, and women’s roles in managing death. Through these teachings, we learn how evolving responsibilities from infancy to adulthood shaped women’s identities and place within Indigenous society, and were integral to the health and well-being of their communities. By understanding how healthy communities were created in the past, Anderson explains how this traditional knowledge can be applied toward rebuilding healthy Indigenous communities today.

Two Old Women Book
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Two Old Women


  • Author : Velma Wallis
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060723521

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Two Old Women Excerpt :

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).

The Book of Gutsy Women Book
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The Book of Gutsy Women


  • Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501178412

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The Book of Gutsy Women Excerpt :

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, “You’re my hero. Who’s yours?” Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends’ moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there’s a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil right

Courage   Compassion Book

Courage Compassion


  • Author : Letitia Chambers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Indian sculptors
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:903059438

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Women of Courage Book

Women of Courage


  • Author : Margaret Truman
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612308821

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Women of Courage Excerpt :

In this unforgettable, award-winning book, New York Times bestselling author Margaret Truman profiles twelve remarkable women, some famous, others little known. They range from a United States senator to a Native American to a first lady. Most wore bonnets and long skirts; few had college degrees; and only a handful stepped into a voting booth. But these women spoke the same language as their sisters today. Truman's look into the past pays tribute to the courage of American women from the Revolution to the present.

Living on the Land Book

Living on the Land


  • Author : Nathalie Kermoal
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771990417

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Living on the Land Excerpt :

From a variety of methodological perspectives, contributors to Living on the Land explore the nature and scope of Indigenous women’s knowledge, its rootedness in relationships, both human and spiritual, and its inseparability from land and landscape. The authors discuss the integral role of women as stewards of the land and governors of the community and points to a distinctive set of challenges and possibilities for Indigenous women and their communities.

Forever Loved  Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada Book

Forever Loved Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada


  • Author : Lavell Memee.D Harvard
  • Publisher : Demeter Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772580679

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Forever Loved Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada Excerpt :

The hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D. Memee Lavell-Harvard have pulled together a variety of voices from the academic realms to the grassroots and front-lines to speak on what has been identified by both the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations as a grave violation of the basic human rights of Aboriginal women and girls. Linking colonial practices with genocide, through their exploration of the current statistics, root causes and structural components of the issue, including conversations on policing, media and education, the contributing authors illustrate the resilience, strength, courage, and spirit of Indigenous women and girls as they struggle to survive in a society shaped by racism and sexism, patriarchy and misogyny. This book was created to honour our missing sisters, their families, their lives and their stories, with the hope that it will offer lessons to non-Indigenous allies and supporters so that we can all work together towards a nation that supports and promotes the safety and well-being of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit women and girls.

No Small Courage Book

No Small Courage


  • Author : Nancy F. Cott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 0195173236

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No Small Courage Excerpt :

Presents essays that trace the lives and experiences of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present.

 NotYourPrincess Book
Score: 4
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NotYourPrincess


  • Author : Lisa Charleyboy
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554519590

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NotYourPrincess Excerpt :

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.

Women of Colonial America Book

Women of Colonial America


  • Author : Brandon Marie Miller
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556525391

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An authentic, rich tapestry of women's lives in colonial America Using a host of primary sources, author Brandon Marie Miller recounts the roles, hardships, and daily lives of Native American, European, and African women in 17th- and 18th-century colonial America. Hard work proved a constant for most women—they ensured their family's survival through their skills while others sold their labor or lived in bondage as indentured servants and slaves. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to become a Quaker preacher, Anne Bradstreet penned epic poetry while raising eight children in the wilderness, Anne Hutchinson went toe-to-toe with Puritan authorities, Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse built a trade empire in New Amsterdam, and Martha Corey lost her life in the vortex of Salem's witch hunt. With strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness, these women and many others played a vital role in the mosaic of life in colonial America.

The First Day Book

The First Day


  • Author : Katherena Vermette
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553798231

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The First Day Excerpt :

Makwa has to go to a new school ... and he doesn't want to go. How will he face his first day? The Seven Teaching of the Anishinaabe -- love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth -- are revealed in these seven stories for children. Set in an urban landscape with Indigenous children as the central characters, these stories about home and family will look familiar to all young readers.

No Small Courage Book

No Small Courage


  • Author : Nancy F. Cott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-04-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190291600

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No Small Courage Excerpt :

Enriched by the wealth of new research into women's history, No Small Courage offers a lively chronicle of American experience, charting women's lives and experiences with fascinating immediacy from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories and primary sources-including letters, diaries, and news reports-animate this history of the domestic, professional, and political efforts of American women. John Demos begins the book with a discussion of Native American women confronting colonization. Leading historians illuminate subsequent eras of social and political change-including Jane Kamensky on women's lives in the colonial period, Karen Manners Smith on the rising tide of political activity by women in the Progressive Era, Sarah Jane Deutsch on the transition of 1920s optimism to the harsh realities of the Great Depression, Elaine Tyler May on the challenges to a gender-defined social order encouraged by World War II, and William H. Chafe on the women's movement and the struggle for political equality since the 1960s. The authors vividly relate such events as Anne Hutchinson's struggle for religious expression in Puritan Massachusetts, former slave Harriet Tubman's perilous efforts to free others in captivity, Rosa Parks's resistance to segregation in the South, and newfound opportunities for professional and personal self-determination available as a result of decades of protest. Dozens of archival illustrations add to the human dimensions of the authoritative text. No Small Courage dynamically captures the variety and significance of American women's experience, demonstrating that the history of our nation cannot be fully understood without focusing on changes in women's lives.

A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier Book
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A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier


  • Author : Robert Thompson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625840110

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A Woman of Courage on the West Virginia Frontier Excerpt :

Author Robert Thompson recounts the harrowing story of Phebe Tucker Cunningham, from her marriage at Prickett's Fort to her return to the shores of the Monongahela. Life on the West Virginia frontier was a daily struggle for survival, and for Phebe Tucker Cunningham, that meant the loss of her four children at the hands of the Wyandot tribe and being held captive for three years until legendary renegades Simon Girty and Alexander McKee arranged her freedom. Thompson describes in vivid detail early colonial life in the Alleghenies and the ways of the Wyandot, providing historical context for this unforgettable saga.