Thanksgiving 2020

What is Thanksgiving if you can’t cram all twenty of your closest friends and relations into a too small house and gorge on turkey, mashed potatoes and pie? 

This year Thanksgiving will be different. We won’t be attending large family gatherings (if we are following guidelines), so what can we do if we stay home and keep things small and quiet?

This could be the perfect year to reflect and be thankful. Although, I, like the rest of us love, to eat all the good things my cousins bring to our large gatherings.

Perhaps instead of lots of pie I can fill my day with history, not the colonial history, but the real history behind Thanksgiving. 

We could all reflect on what we are thankful for.

A pandemic is a good time to focus on the ways we are fortunate and to give thanks, rather than how inconvenient everything currently is.

Go out for a brisk walk. 

And last but not least: Read! Catch up on that TBR pile! I am all for the latter suggestion, and in this spirit, here is a reading list for you.

 

May We Have Enough to Share By Richard Van Camp Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459816244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 1st, 2019

A History of My Brief Body By Billy-Ray Belcourt Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512934
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land By N. Scott Momaday Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063009332
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Published: Harper - November 3rd, 2020

Talking Leaves By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422984
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 2017

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The Beadworkers: Stories By Beth Piatote Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094277
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Counterpoint - October 13th, 2020

The Case of Windy Lake By Michael Hutchinson Cover Image
$10.95
UNAVAILABLE-Possible Reasons: Backordered, Out-of-Stock, or Out-of-Print (But email us to search for a copy.)
ISBN: 9781772600858
Published: Second Story Press - March 18th, 2019

New Poets of Native Nations By Heid E. Erdrich Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781555978099
Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way By S. D. Nelson, S. D. Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By S. D. Nelson, S. D. Nelson (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780984504169
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(This particular book is non-returnable)
Published: South Dakota State Historical Society - June 1st, 2012

Winter Counts: A Novel By David Heska Wanbli Weiden Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968944
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Published: Ecco - August 25th, 2020

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West By Dee Brown Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780805086843
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - May 15th, 2007

LaRose: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062277039
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 11th, 2017

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection (Volume 1) By Hope Nicholson (Editor) Cover Image
By Hope Nicholson (Editor)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780228706205
Published: Inhabit Education Books Inc. - June 1st, 2020

Native America: Aperture 240 (Aperture Magazine #240) By Aperture Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781597114851
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Published: Aperture - September 8th, 2020

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems By Joy Harjo Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393353631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 24th, 2017

Empire of Wild: A Novel By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780062975942
Published: William Morrow - July 28th, 2020

Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance By Nick Estes Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781786636720
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Published: Verso - March 5th, 2019

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving By David J. Silverman Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781632869258
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 13th, 2020

Pilgrim Confidential: Shocking True Stories of the Pilgrims in the Strange New World By Susan Fair Cover Image
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781493051045
Published: Globe Pequot Press - March 23rd, 2020

A Journey Toward Hope By Victor Hinojosa, Coert Voorhees, Susan Guevara (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781644420089
Published: Six Foot Press - August 4th, 2020

How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving By Seneca, James S. Romm (Editor), James S. Romm (Translator) Cover Image
By Seneca, James S. Romm (Editor), James S. Romm (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780691192093
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 20th, 2020

Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted By Kristi Nelson, Brother David Steindl-Rast (Foreword by) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781635862447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - November 24th, 2020

Everyday Gratitude: Inspiration for Living Life as a Gift By A Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson (Introduction by), Brother David Steindl-Rast (Foreword by) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635860467
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 3rd, 2018