Going on a Walk to Washington

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be on a Walk to Washington DC

March 7-10th

As far as I know, there are at least 3 busloads of members from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe going to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for #NoDAPL.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe facebook page, click here.

ABC news click here

Democracy Now website click here.

Washington Post click here

**more about the Native Nations Rise March on Washington coming next week

 

Launch Party April 8th

Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

Open House and book signing        1-4pm    

Spencerport Fireman’s Exempt Hall

Spencerport, NY 14559

To Order from Lift Bridge Bookstore for Launch Party  click here

Lift Bridge Bookstore will bring the books to the party on April 8th

(if you order before March 21)

If you wish to order on your own, see Pelican’s website click here.

Pelican Publishing Company 2017

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Happy Book Birthday    Sioux Code Talkers of World War II     March 1, 2017!

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**Read SCT of WWII Kirkus Review here.

**School Library Journal

03/01/2017
Gr 7 Up—This well-documented title vividly brings to life the story of John Bear King and other Sioux code talkers during World War II. What makes this nonfiction text unique is the painstaking detail the author, the great-niece of King, took to research actual coded messages in military archives and transcribe them into the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota languages. Page consulted not only scholars in this field of research but also native Lakota speakers. The perspective of the Lakota and their cultural values are carefully woven into the narrative, which recounts their history with white settlers from the 1800s to the advent of the Second World War. Page provides a balanced account of the Lakota, who, in spite of numerous broken treaties with the U.S. government, always fought to defend their homelands and the United States. The book is engaging from start to finish, with a well-written text that is enhanced by period photographs and reproductions of significant documents. VERDICT A valuable work for teens studying code talkers and American Indian contributions to the U.S. victory in the Pacific theater.—Naomi Caldwell, Alabama State University, Montgomery

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