Books about Native American Indians from Bored Feet Press
Harry K. Roberts
When Harry Roberts was a boy, he spent his summers at the mouth of the Klamath River, where his Irish American family was friends with a Yurok spiritual leader. This collection of stories, poems, photographs, and short essays is Harry’s account of those transformative years.
Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover
This intriguing deck features illustrations by Jan Padover of Native Americans playing lacrosse.
This stunning deck features 55 of the best images taken by Internationally known ethnologist and photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), known as Shadow Catcher, a name bestowed upon him by several tribes.
Kathleen Rose Smith
Celebrating Native California food gathering and preparation, K. R. Smith reveals the practices handed down through her Bodega Miwuk and Pomo ancestors, and shares how these traditions have evolved into the ways her family still enjoys wild foods.
Cecilia Garcia & James D. Adams, Jr.
This informative guide covers the traditional healing uses and modern pharmacological data on 115 native plants found in California and the West. While western plants have been used in healing for thousands of years, this book carefully explains the uses of each plant for healing and the spiritual dimension of that healing process.
Searles R. Boynton
This hardbound coffee table style book chronicles the life of Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937), the acclaimed artist famous for her images of the Pomo people.
Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
Aurelius Carpenter photographed the frontier of northern California's rural Mendocino County region.He documented the lives of Pomo Indians and White settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging and shipping industries, and the agricultural endeavors and natural beauties of the area.
Judith W. Finger and Andrew D. Finger
The Hopi people are well known for their skill and artistry in creating ceramics, jewelry, and most especially, katsina dolls, but this is the first book to detail the basketry art.
This book tells the intriguing story of Buffalo Bill's first Wild West Show photographer. The Italian photographer Carlo Gentile left his native land at age 21 and traveled around the world, landing in San Francisco in the 1850s.