Runa Arts; Books Native American History & Culture



Cedar Flutes Wool Blankets Ponchos Jewelry Bags & Back Packs Runa Pacha CDs Books HOME

Native American History & Culture


Often hard to find books & Maps about Native American Culture and History


My Journey to Understand... Black Hawk.s Mission of Peace Author Phillip B GottfredsonTimpanogos Nation historian Phillip B Gottfredson shares his extraordinary spiritual journey researching the Utah Black Hawk War and the Timpanogos Nation in his thorough and authoritative book "My Journey to Understand BLACK HAWK'S MISSION of PEACE."

Indigenous to the Wasatch of the Great Basin, the Timpanogos Tribe was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Revera in 1765 and later by Dominguez and Escalante in 1776. They describe in their journals having met "the bearded ones" who spoke Shoshone.

In collaboration with the Timpanogos Nation, Phillip underscores Brigham Young's order in 1850 to 'exterminate' the Timpanogos of the Wasatch.

"Mr. Gottfredson has done an amazing job of telling this story with passion and honesty. The truth will set us free. Bravo, Sir ! barely ablemann Washington DC"

Make Selection


book Kichwa EnglishKichwa English Dictionary is following the ALKI (Academia de la lengua Kichwa) (2007) and "Kichwa: Yachakukkupak SHimiyuk Kamu" (Ministerio de Eeducacion y Culture, Ecudore) (2009) stuctures and formats. The word list used in this dictionary also resembles both of these works. However, some of these words found in the dictionary may not be familiar to Edcudorian Kichwa speakers. As this work is more realted to Imbabura Kichwa variety. Simarily, some new words that are used in casual speech of Imbabura Kichwa have been introduced to the list. Some of these words may not be found in other Ecudorian Kichwa varieties. Addionally, the phonological aspect of this dictionary is based on the Imbabura Kichwa variety.

Price: $35 softcover


book GeronimoFirst published in 1906, Geronimo is the collaborative work between Geronimo, chief of the Chiricahua Apache, and author S. M. Barrett. The latter was given special permission from President Theodore Roosevelt to interview Geronimo while he was a prisoner of war at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. What Barrett recorded is a blunt, firsthand account of the twenty-five years Geronimo spent fighting the U.S. government.

This is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history of America and its native peoples, and this true-life account—from one of the most well-known figures in our country’s history—is both thrilling and sobering.

Price: $18.48 softcover ~Out of Stock~



book ParallelsDiane Wirth has collected an impressive number of cultural parallels between the Old World (Near East) and the New World (Mesoamerica). She presents a large number of examples that show bearded figures in the early cultures of Mesoamerica which have usually been considered as beardless. These examples parallel Near Eastern cultural and physical features. She shows a close parallel between the characteristics of the Egyptian god Osiris and the Maya Maize god. She draws parallels in creation and renewal beliefs as well as in birth and resurrection as revealed in the iconography. She demonstrates how the World Tree (Tree of Life) is common to both Near Eastern and Mesoamerican beliefs.

Price: $27.99 softcover ~Out of Stock~



book Visual TestimentNearly 2,000 detailed illustrations, including depictions of more than 200 different katcinas, and the most thorough account of Hopi ceremonies and their meanings, with comparisons to Egyptian, Israelite, Freemasonic and other Native American ceremonies.


Price: $30 softcover ~Out of Stock~



American Indian Cultures MapBCM01

American Indian Cultures Map

Size: 23" x 36"

Price: $20

~Out of Stock~




Southwest Turquoise MapBCM02

Southwest Turquoise Map

Size: 18 1/4" x 24"

Price: $15




Indian Country MapBCMo3

Indian Country Map

Historical Events

Size: 23" x 36"

Price: $20