PLEASE NOTE: Our website has not been working correctly for some time and we thought we had it all sorted out yesterday (7 Dec 2020) but folks are still expereincing difficulty creating orders. There is a glitch in the shopping cart, if you place a small order it will not provide a payment method to choose that will take you to PayPal to complete the transaction. In these cases, if you email us your order, we can process it directly and send you a bill through PayPal, even if you do not have a PayPal account. Please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We also have been unable to stop the shopping cart from charging sales tax on our tax exempt and out of state customers. If we receive a payment from you that includes sales tax when it should not, we will refund the sales tax through PayPal. Apologies for this inconvenience.
If you are outside the USA, we recommend emailing us with your order because the website currently freaks out trying to calculate shipping on international orders, we can calculate the actual shipping amount and send you the invoice from PayPal. Also, international shipping is very expensive these days.
If you need to create a new user account or recover an existing account, please use the links on the login page. This function does seem to be working properly again. An automated email will be sent to you from Oyate Shipping & Receiving asking you to verify your account. If you do not receive the verification email within 10 minutes and you have searched your spam folder for an email from Oyate Shipping & Receiving, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once you receive the verification email, you can click on the links in it (or cut and paste them into your browser) to enter the verification code on the reset page. 
We are currently working at greatly reduced capacity and apologize for being slow to respond to your emails and phone calls. We are in the process of remedying that too. Thank you for your patience!
Welcome to our store!  Over the years, Oyate has read and reviewed thousands of books, videos, and recordings about American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nations and Indigenous peoples. We choose to carry items that we think portray Native peoples in authentic, honest and culturally appropriate ways.  It is a blessing to be able to provide this literature to you here!  Feel free to learn more about our selection criteria, or learn about our subjects, culture areas, and audience categories.  Teachers may find our reading level reference helpful.

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Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective

This sourcebook of essays, speeches, stories and activities will help teachers and students think critically about what has been, and continues to be, taught as the “first Thanksgiving."


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