Monday, November 23, 2015

Native American Heritage Month: Book Spotlight

On D-Day on the shores of Normandy, thirteen Comanches laid communication lines and sent messages in coded Comanche, a code that was never broken by the Germans. The Comanche Code Talkers of World War II details the vital role these thirteen men played on D-Day and throughout the rest of the war. Interviews with all surviving members of the unit, their training officer, and their fellow soldiers help provide information and context for the men's involvement in the war, after the war, and into the present. A group of appendices provides even more information on other code talkers, their tribes, and the code terms.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Native American Heritage Month: Book Spotlight

Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way focuses on a facet of Native American experience not often touched on. The book deals with the Christian presence in indigenous history, first through colonization, and then evangelization and assimilation.  The text then looks at Native Americans' experiences with and expressions of Christianity, and the final chapter delves into the future of the Native faith. This is a fascinating and important book for both Christians and non-Christians alike, giving context and voice to an area of Native American life that often goes ignored.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Native American Heritage Month: Book Spotlight

The first book of its kind, Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women looks at the state of Native American women's health care by focusing on the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota. The book is divided into four parts: "The Stories We Tell and Why;" "Tracing the Ruling Relations: Health Care, the Reproductive Body, and Native America;" "Consequences of the Double Discourse: Native Women's Experiences with the Indian Health Service;" and "Reproductive Justice for Native Women." Also included are two appendixes that feature methods and methodologies and a chronology of federal actions affecting native health care.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Graduate Library Assistant: Breyanna Davis

My name is Breyanna Davis and I am in my second semester at University of North Texas. I am pursuing a Masters in Library Science degree and I am interested in pursuing a career as a reference librarian and a as a library administrator. I have worked at a few academic libraries including Santa Monica College Library, Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman’s University, and University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. My favorite part of working in academic libraries is being able to assist students with research.
I graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2014. I earned a Bachelor of General Studies with an emphasis on Business, Sociology, and Government. Some of my hobbies include music, reading, writing, modeling, and traveling.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Native American Heritage Month: Book Spotlight

The first book of its kind, Native Americans in the American Revolution: How the War Divided, Devastated, and Transformed the Early American Indian World gives an encompassing look at the various Native American tribes and their experiences during the war. The book focuses on the north, south, and west's experience both at the collapse of the British Indian Policy and the start of the Revolutionary War. Also included is a guide on the main Native American groups presented by region, a timeline of events, a brief introduction, and a concluding chapter dealing with the post-Revolutionary War period. This is an excellent read for anyone wishing to gain a more complete view of the American Revolution.

You can find this eBook and many more in the UNT Dallas Library Catalog.