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Articles of a Treaty Poetry Chapbook

The companion publication to the Articles of a Treaty exhibit catalog. Includes the seventeen poems crafted by Oceti Sakowin writers. Each poem is tied to one of the seventeen articles of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty.

Articles of a Treaty

The official publication for the educational art exhibit about the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Includes color photographs of the 30 artworks by Lakota and Nakota artists, and QR Codes that link to the poems and songs that were created by Oceti Sakowin poets and musicians for the exhibit.

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He Sapa Woihanble Black Hills Dream

An anthology of writing about He Sapa, the Black Hills, by Lakota, Nakota and Dakota authors. The collected works include poetry and prose as well as a reference section containing the text of important documents pertaining to the legal status of the land. Produced by the Oak Lake Writers’ Society.

Lakota Emergence

Learn the traditional narrative detailing how the ancestors of Lakotas came to live upon the earth. The narrative is illustrated by 16 original works of art by Lakota artists, and also includes detailed background information and commentary from the artists and curator of the Lakota Emergence exhibit.

Lakota Origins and Development

Evidence-based overview of Lakota origins, lands, and nations. Includes 16 classroom activities in four K-12 grade levels and four content areas.

Oceti Sakowin Origins and Development

Evidence-based overview of Oceti Sakowin origins, homelands, treaties, reservations/reserves, and tribes/first nations. Includes 16 classroom activities in four K-12 grade levels and four content areas.

Oceti Sakowin Origins and Development Student Textbook

Student textbook companion to the educator’s handbook.

Seven Council Fires Origins

A children’s book for grades 3-5 teaches the names, meanings, and origins of the Seven Council Fires nations. The Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota oyates are introduced chronologically. A diagram shows their places in the original camp circle. A pronunciation guide follows the narrative. Developed with input from South Dakota teachers.

Survival Songs

A collection of poems by Lydia Whirlwind Soldier that she gifted to CAIRNS in support of our educational mission.


Takuwe

Read first-person accounts, see new artworks, and hear songs and poems about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. Includes all the text from the exhibit, the seven poems, photographs of the 28 artworks by Lakota artists, and a digital download that presents performances of the exhibit songs and poems.

Tapun Sa Win

The companion publication to the third CAIRNS art exhibit recounts the Lakota narrative of Tapun Sa Win, the woman who married a star. The pages include all the text from the exhibit, photographs of each artwork, thirteen pages of poetry, and an exclusive digital download of the exhibit soundtrack.

Tender Reverence Explorations of the Lakota Universe

An introductory guide to Lakota astronomy that includes traditional narratives, constellation diagrams, directions for identifying constellations, a glossary, and a bibliography.

This Stretch of the River Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Responses to the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition and Bicentennial

Edited by Craig Howe and Kim TallBear. Produced by the Oak Lake Writers’ Society in 2004. Revised edition available fall 2021.

Tribes and Reservations in South Dakota

Evidence-based overview of treaty lands, reservations, and tribes in South Dakota and data pertaining to them. Includes 16 classroom activities in four K-12 grade levels and four content areas.

Tribes and Reservations in South Dakota Student Textbook

Student textbook companion to the educator’s handbook.

The Great Race

Explore the Great Race exhibit as if you were there! Includes the original narrative, background and foreground texts by the exhibit curator, high-resolution photographs of each 2-D and 3-D artwork, all the poetry and an exclusive digital download of the exhibit soundtrack.

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Black & white, 55 pages with illustrations, tables and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-7-5

8.5 x 11

CAIRNS Press 2019

Black & white, 229 pages with index and maps.

0-9721886-9-X

6 x 9

Living Justice Press 2011

Color, 44 pages with text and photographs.

978-0-9855515-6-8

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2017

Color, 56 pages with text, photographs and soundtrack download card.

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2016

Black & white, 44 pages with maps and a synopsis of each article of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty.

978-1-7331371-1-9

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2019

Color, 48 pages with text, photographs and maps.

978-1-7331371-0-2

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2019

Color, 123 pages with illustrations and bibliographies.

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8.5 x 11

CAIRNS 2014

Black & white, 47 pages with illustrations, tables, and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-0-6

8.5 x 11

CAIRNS Press 2012

Black & white, 33 pages with illustrations, tables, and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-5-1

8.5 x 11

CAIRNS Press 2016

Color, 21 pages with glossary and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-3-7

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2014

Black & while, 50 pages.

978-1-73341371-2-6

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2020

Color, 56 pages with text, photographs and audio download card.

978-0-9855515-9-9

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2018

Color, 48 pages with text, photographs and soundtrack download card.

978-0-9855515-8-2

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2017

Black & white, 16 pages.

978-0-9855515-1-3

7 x 8.5

CAIRNS Press 2014

Black & white, 116 pages.

1-57579-326-1

6 x 9

CAIRNS Press 2021

Black & white, 53 pages with illustrations, tables, and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-2-0

8.5 x 11

CAIRNS Press 2016

Black & white, 42 pages with illustrations, tables, and bibliography.

978-0-9855515-4-4

8.5 x 11

CAIRNS Press 2016

Approaches to Teaching American Indian Histories and Cultures

Teacher-created overview of tribes and reservations in South Dakota. Includes standards-based classroom activities in K-12 grade levels and various content areas. Developed by Rapid City Area Schools teachers during a course in 2014 that was hosted by CAIRNS.

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