Books about Native American Indians from Bored Feet Press

Walking in Beauty
Growing Up with the Yurok Indians

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.


Lacrosse Playing Cards

Prospero Art, Illustrations by Jan Padover

This intriguing deck features illustrations by Jan Padover of Native Americans playing lacrosse.


Native American Playing Cards
55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

Prospero Art

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.


Enough for All
Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People

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.


Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West
Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use

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.


Circles of Life
Katsina Imagery on Hopi Wicker Basketry

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.


Aurelius O. Carpenter
Photographer of the Mendocino Frontier

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.


The Painter Lady
Grace Carpenter Hudson

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.


The Remarkable Carlo Gentile
Pioneer Italian Photographer

Cesare Marino

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.


Great Spirit
North American Indian Portraits

Edward McAndrews

Portraits of Native Americans by little-known photographers.




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