Reading and more teacher and student resources
Culin, Stewart, Games of the North
American Indians. New York: Dover Publications Inc. ISBN:
Dances of the northern plains.
(Video). Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC), 1987, 18 min. No order
number is required. Video Guide: ISBN 0-920571-02-6.
Evans, G. Heberton G. and Anderson, Robert E., Lacrosse. New York: A.S Barnes and
Co., Inc., 1966.
- (SK) This video shows
the diversity in the music, clothing, and dances of the Northern Plains
Aboriginal Peoples. Information provided explains the traditional role of
dance in their cultures. Dances shown include grass dance, women's
traditional dance, older men's traditional dance and fancy dancing.
Gabriel, Katheryn, Gambler way:
Indian gaming in mythology, history and archaeology in North America.
Boulder, CO: Johnson Printing, 1996. ISBN: 1-55566-160-2
- detailed analysis of stick work and personal play;
progresses to the development of coordinated play among the attack,
mid-field, defence units and finally assembles all the various parts into
tactics of the unified team.; photographs.
Into the circle: an introduction to
Native American powwows. Northbrook, Il. Film Ideas, Inc. 1993,
Videocassette (58 min.) Call number: VIDEO 276
- Examines Indian gaming myths on a continental scale, reveals that
gambling was in practice as well as in myth common to nearly all of the Indigenous
Peoples of North America. Games and stories were universally part of the sacred lore and
rituals of the tribes.
Laubin, Reginald and Gladys
Laubin, Indian dances of North America: their importance to Indian life.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press Collection: Civilization of the
American Indian series, 1989; v. 141, 538 p.
Mathews, J. R.; Swearingen, and
Scott; Rhoades, Sandy; Native American men's & women's dance styles, volume
1 and 2. Tulsa, OK: Full Circle Communications, 1994. Two videocassette (60
min.) Call number: VIDEO 258, 259
Nabokov, Peter, Indian running. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1981. ISBN:
- Account of the six-day run commemorating the 300th
anniversary of the Pueblo Indian revolt blended with the mysticism of Indian
running traditions throughout the Americas.
North American Indian Travelling
College, Tewaarathon (Lacrosse) Akwesasne's story of our national game.
Cornwall Island, ON: North American Indian Travelling College, 1978.
Pow Wow. Montreal: Ateliers audiovisuels du Québec, 1971. A videocassette (25 p.) + 1
cahier d'accompagnement (numéro 22) Call number: VIDEO 337 + Cahier 22
- A history of lacrosse; Akwesasne and the boundaries; lacrosse stick making in
Akwesasne; art of stick making; conversion from field lacrosse to box
lacrosse; comparison of contemporary box and field lacrosse; pictures
1880's-1977; minor lacrosse and contemporary lacrosse.
Roxborogh, Henry, Great days in Canadian sport. Toronto: The Ryerson Press,
Roxborough, Henry, Canada at the Olympics. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1963. ISBN: 7700 0287 0
- This gives an overview of various sports, rowing, lacrosse, tugs-of-
war, marathon running, boxing, track and field athletics, swimming, golf,
skating and includes information about leading sports figures.
NOTE: All above resources are taken from
- Olympiads from 1896 -1968.
Tatge, Catherine; Geiogamah, Hanay; Brockway, Merril (n.d.) The American
Indian Dance Theatre: finding the circle. Indian Dance Theatre; Tatge/Lassner
Productions, Inc. New York: WNET/thirteen, 1989, Collection: Dance in
America, 1 videocassette (59 min.) Call number: VIDEO 254
Jr., American Indian lacrosse: little brothers of war. Washington:
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. ISBN: 1-56098-301-9
dream: Manitoba's First Nations Peoples International Pow Wow. Pashe, Dennis
(prod.); Ladd, Boye Ladd (dir. and prod.). Portage LaPrairie, Man.: Dakota
Tipi First Nation, 1996, 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min)
- Features rare
archival illustrations, account of rules, equipment, techniques, regional
difference and legendary underpinnings of the game among the tribes of the
Northeast, Southeast, and Great Lakes regions.