November 2008 Archives

Against the Wind

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Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is pleased to announce its "virtual" exhibition on the traditions of Native American running. This exhibit is shown on-line and not in physical space such as a gallery. The use of computer network technology to present this exhibit, makes it accessible to anyone with Internet access.

Reading List
American Indian Running Traditions

Compiled by Juliette Rogers

Click on the title links below for availability information at the University of Minnesota Libraries

Baudin, Louis. A Socialist Empire: The Incas of Peru Princeton: Van Nostrand Company, Inc. 1961.

Brown, Kenneth A. Four Corners: History, Land, and People of the Dessert Southwest. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Brundage, Burr Cartwright. Empire of the Inca. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963

Bull, Amos Bad Heart. A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967.

Caduto, Michael J. and Bruchac, Joseph. Keepers of the Night. Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 1994.

Derderian, Tom. Boston Marathon. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994.

Erdoes, Richard, and Ortiz, Alfonso. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York, Pantheon, 1984.

Ferguson, T. J. A Zuni Atlas. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.

Goodman, James M. The Navajo Atlas. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982.

Higdon, Hal. Boston: A Century of Running. Emmaus PA: Rhodale Press, Inc, 1995.

Landes, Ruth. The Ojibwa Woman. New York: AMS Press. 1938.

LeGay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. New York: Barrons, 1995.

McClintock, Walter. Old Indian Trails. London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1923.

McClintock, Walter. The Old North Trail. London: MacMillin and Co, 1910.

McKee, Jesse O. and Schlenker, Jon A. The Choctaws. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1980.

Myer, William E. Indian Trails of the Southeast.

Nabokov, Peter. Indian Running. Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1981.

Opler, Morris Edward. Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians. New York: Dover Publications, 1994.

Oxendine, Joseph B. American Indian Sports Heritage. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

Pastor, C. Macedo y. Disquisiciones Filologicas sobre terminos miticos de los Incas. Lima: Gil, 1939.

Speck, Frank G. Penobscot Man. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1940.

Stevenson, Mathilda Coxe. The Zuni Indians. Glorietta, NM: Rio Grande Press, Inc: 1985.

Underhill, Ruth. Singing for Power. Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 1938.

Underhill, Ruth. Life in the Pueblos. Santa Fe: Ancient City Press, 1991.

Vennum, Thomas. American Indian Lacrosse. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.

Waldman, Carl. Timelines of Native American History. New York: Prentice Hall, 1994.

Wallace, Paul A. W. Indian Paths of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1971.

This exhibition highlights American Indian dress designs and designers from the Great Plains, Great Basin, and Plateau regions. Features zoomable images, photos, maps, animated illustrations, video clips, and more. The introduction includes profiles of designers who contributed knowledge to the exhibit. From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.


Identity by Design: Tradition and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses at the University of Minnesota Libraries

The Wilson Library Fall Book Sale

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This event is open to the public!

This Thursday and Friday
November 13-14
10am - 3pm
Wilson Library Basement
(here is a map:

Thousands of used books for sale:
every subject from mineralogy to Mamie Eisenhower.

Prices on Thursday: $2 per book
Prices on Friday: $1 per book (until 1pm)
Bag sale after 1pm on Friday ($5 per bag)

Some things you should know beforehand:

* Electronic scanning devices and barcode readers are prohibited from the book sale room at all times.
* For safety reasons, boxes will not be allowed inside the book sale room during the first two hours of the sale.
* NOTE TO BOOK DEALERS AND OTHER VENDORS: Starting with this sale, you will need to bring your State Sales Tax Exemption Certificate in order to make any tax exempt purchases at the sale. We can no longer accept just the tax exemption number.

Questions, just reply to this email, or contact Mark Desrosiers at

See you there!

p.s. November 14 is Mamie Eisenhower's birthday.


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