Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada

Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada

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A state-by-state (and Canada too ) tour of monuments, events, sites, and festivals of Indigenous American history

From ancient rock drawings, historic sites, and modern museums to eco- and cultural tourism, sports events and powwows, the Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada provides a fascinating tour of the rich heritage of Indigenous people across the continent. Whether it's the annual All Indian Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, a dog-sledding trek in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, or a rough ride to the ancient Kaunolu Village Site on Lanai, Hawaii, there is lots more to experience in the Indigenous world right around the corner, including ...

  • The Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
  • The Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City
  • The Autry Museum of the American West
  • The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
  • The Thunderbird Powwow
  • The First Nations Film and Video Festival in various cities and states
  • The Angel Mounds State Memorial
  • The Harvest Moon American Indian Festival
  • The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
  • Canada's National Aboriginal Veterans Monument
  • And hundreds more

    Native American Landmarks and Festivals guides the traveler to 729 landmarks, sites, festivals, and events in all 50 states and Canada. Travelers not only read about the history and traditions for each site, but maps, photos, illustrations, addresses and websites are also included to help further exploration. This book lets the reader choose from a vast array of "authentic" adventures such as dog sledding, camping in a tipi, hunting and fishing expeditions, researching the history with the people who made the history, making crafts, herbal walks, building and sailing in canoes, hiking along ancient routes, exploring rock art, and preparing and eating Native foods. Organized by region, Indigenous enterprises are included in state and federal parks, including federal and international heritage sites, public and private museums and non-Native events that include Indigenous voice. This convenient reference also has a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. Whether traveling by car, plane, or armchair, Native American Landmarks and Festivals: A Traveler's Guide to Indigenous United States and Canada will bring hours of enjoyable discovery.

    Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder
    Publisher: Visible Ink Press
    Published: 12/01/2018
    Pages: 448
    Binding Type: Paperback
    Weight: 1.30lbs
    Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 1.30d
    ISBN: 9781578596416

    Review Citation(s):
    Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 113

    About the Author
    Yvonne Wakim Dennis is the author of several books about Native Americans. She coauthored with Arlene Hirschfelder Visible Ink Press' Native American Almanac as well as A Kid's Guide to Native American History, Children of Native America Today and she wrote a biography of Sequoyah. She serves as the Education Director for the Children's Cultural Center of Native America and is a board director of Nitchen, Inc., an advocacy organization for Indigenous families in the New York City metropolitan area. She is a multicultural consultant for businesses, schools, and publishers and is a columnist for Native Hoop Magazine. She resides in New York City.