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I collected about half a boxful of (fiction and non fiction) books on Indigenous Peoples of North & South America, and wondered if anyone else would be interested? Would be open to all books on indigenous people, not just the ones in North and South America.

If there is enough interest in the US, comment below I’ll try to round out the books. I would perhaps mail around January/February 2018.

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I collected about half a boxful of (fiction and non fiction) books on Indigenous Peoples of North & South America, and wondered if anyone else would be interested? Would be open to all books on indigenous people, not just the ones in North and South America.

If there is enough interest in the US, comment below I’ll try to round out the books. I would perhaps mail around January/February 2018.
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I have a few books that would fit this theme
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to get them from TBR to AVL.
But I am definitely interested.
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I could do this one; have stumbled across some unexpected titles that might qualify!
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I have a couple books that fit this category. How large would the box be? My preference would be for a lighter box, due to postage.
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I have a couple books that fit this category. How large would the box be? My preference would be for a lighter box, due to postage.


I think it should be a lighter box-definitely lighter than the last few I’ve done. The box I have now is 10 1/2” w x 12” l x 8 1/2” d. It’s a fairly small box
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Are the above bcers ready for the bookbox? Thinking of putting together a mailing list soon if everyone is ready.
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I have some books read that I just need to register, so I would be ready pretty soon.
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RE: Bumping up

Are the above bcers ready for the bookbox? Thinking of putting together a mailing list soon if everyone is ready.


Please put me towards the end. I am now focusing on reading books that I can bring to the BC Con in April, but after that I can read more books for this box. I've set aside a few for this box but they are TBR now.
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Will mail when I have at least 5 people signed up. I will try as best as possible to order the list to preferences, etc.

1. emmejo (NY)
2. GoryDetails (NH)
3. rhythmbiscuit (CO)
4. Erishkigal (UT)
5. azuki (FL)
back to AlterEgoZoe
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I'm still in!
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I can't join, a.o. because I don't live in the USA. But the subject sounds interesting, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on good titles. Then I can look them up and (hopefully) read them without participating. And are you going to post what will be in the box? Then I can take a look at those titles too :)
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I can't join, a.o. because I don't live in the USA. But the subject sounds interesting, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some tips on good titles. Then I can look them up and (hopefully) read them without participating. And are you going to post what will be in the box? Then I can take a look at those titles too :)


I'll eventually post a list of what I'm sending before I mail to the first participant (and this thread will likely be a tally thread on what people are putting in and taking out). Though you can see some of the books I intend to put in the box on my Reserved list.

Recommendations off the top of my head are those written by Sherman Alexie. A lot of what he writes is poetry and revolves around the same characters (though he does have some novels). 3 I would recommend from him would be "Reservation Blues," "Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," and "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian".
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Thanks! I also put some titles on my wishlist from your far east bookbox :)
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FinalsEnd~~a couple of other writers I’d recommend are Louise Erdich(LaRose is her most recent, and The Round House best known) and Joy Harjo ( poet and musician).
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I’d like to join in that #4 slot, if I may. Did you decide to be open to other indigenous peoples as well?
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I’d like to join in that #4 slot, if I may. Did you decide to be open to other indigenous peoples as well?


Yes it’s open to all indigenous people from all continents.
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I’d like to join in that #4 slot, if I may. Did you decide to be open to other indigenous peoples as well?


Yes it’s open to all indigenous people from all continents.


I actually have a few books about indigenous people that are not Native American, as I'd love to broaden the horizon a bit as well. Just need to have time to read them!
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I'm interested in participating. I live in CO.
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I’ll post a list of books ASAP (hopefully tonight) and hope to mail this out soon. ;)
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Bookbox rules:
*When you get the box please post here and in the companion book (www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2912703) so we can track its progress.
*Journal all books you take out of the box.
*Make sure the books you add have the BCID in them. It seems obvious, but I have had times when folks forgot and I had to try and track them down.
*Books do not have to be the first in a series, but before adding take into consideration how they will read as a stand-alone. If the future reader is going to be completely lost, particularly if the series isn't easily found, please consider finding it a home another way.
*Books can be of any genre (fiction, non fiction, mystery, etc), as long as it fits the theme and isn't overloaded with one genre.
*The theme is Indigenous People from all continents-North America, Australia, etc. While books can be fictitious in nature the culture or the tribes cannot be fictitious (so the Que-Shu People from Dragonlance or Tiger Lily from Peter Pan don't count). Books written about a specific tribe or a person from a tribe all count; and the Indigenous people(s) don't have to be the main protagonist or antagonist, they can be the sidekick or another character within the story.
*Please pass the box on within 2 weeks. If something comes up and you are going to have to hold onto the box a little longer, let me know so we don't have to worry it got lost.
*Feel free to ship the box by the cheapest, slowest postage option.

Books:
-Green Grass, Running Water (Blackfoot; Cherokee author): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14345756/
-Spider Woman's Granddaughters (North American Various): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14248091/
-Promise Canyon (Navajo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14555277/
-Coyote Waits (Najvao): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079448/
-Secrets of the Lynx (Navajo): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079446/
-Heyoka Blood (Heyoka): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13672648/
-The Tenderness of Wolves (Half-Native American character): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14665188/
-Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World (Americas): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14665198/
-The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Coeur D'alene): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14635052/
-The Toughest Indian in the World (Coeur D'alene): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13201757/
-Walks the Fire (Lakota Sioux): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14635062/
-Red Bird (Lakota Sioux): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079439/
-On the Rez (Oglala Sioux): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14575170/
-Giving Voice to Bear: North American Indian Myths, Rituals and Images of the Bear (North American tribes): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14708501/
-I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala (Quiche of Guatemala): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14665191/
-In Tasmania (Tasmania Aborigines): http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14079435/
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Tracking # 9549012717088043

Should get there by February 20. Enjoy!
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I have to register some more books for this box, but hope to get it out Thursday or Friday.
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I took out:
Spider Woman's Granddaughters
Heyoka Blood
I, Rigoberta Menchu
The Toughest Indian in the World
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

and added in:
Killer of Enemies: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14936594
Walking in the Sacred Manner: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14929082
The Brave: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14927909/
The Inuit: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14927899/
#NotYourPrincess: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14897356/
Touching Spirit Bear: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14927893

The tracking number is 9114 9014 9645 1609 3777 61
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I've updated the designated bookbox journal ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2912703 ) and contacted the next in line, and hope to make my selections and get the box moving again soon.
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My selections, and the tracking info, are in the JE of the bookbox-journal book ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2912703 ). Thanks for the bookbox!
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...that would be perfect! Funny how that happens. Anyway, I just noticed a book in the sidebar ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14957678/ ) that looked like a simple children's book of poems in Portuguese, and as it had "Terra" in the title I thought it would work for the current Four Elements release challenge, so I clicked through to see if I could buy a copy. Turns out it was released by a Sao Paulo release-project - a nice initiative - but it's not a "simple" book; indeed, it's not selling anywhere for less than $45! (I wonder if the releasing organization knows that? Or maybe it's cheaper in Brazil.)

So why am I mentioning this here? Well, I Google-translated the descriptive text on the book's global-overview page and found that it contains works about the Tupi people, indigenous tribes of Brazil! I hadn't heard of them before, so the sidebar cover-art eye-catching moment taught me something. Now if only the darned book would come out in a less expensive edition {wry grin}.
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There are so many great choices! Now I have to figure out what I have to contribute so I can make my selections. I'll choose this week.
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I journaled my choices in the companion book’s log. I mailed the box the other day. Tracking #9549012652288087287744.

If you choose the Leonard Peltier book, please register it. I realized I hadn’t done so before I packed it up!
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Have had a quick look- pulled a couple I know I know I’m keeping, put a bunch back in the box, and the largest batch is to go through and decide upon. The Leonard Peltier was the first to keep, and now hi see why I couldn’t find an ID number. Are you sure you want me to register? If you’d rather, you can register it, send me the BC ID, and I’ll label it for you.

Other question: there are a couple of children’s books and a YA, would the people who put them in mind if I took them out to take to the Rez when I go down in the summer. I can all but guarantee they will not be journaled other than by me.
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Other question: there are a couple of children’s books and a YA, would the people who put them in mind if I took them out to take to the Rez when I go down in the summer. I can all but guarantee they will not be journaled other than by me.


It would be fine with me!
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...would the people who put them in mind if I took them out to take to the Rez when I go down in the summer. I can all but guarantee they will not be journaled other than by me.


Please do!
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I'm really OK with your registering the Leonard Peltier book. I'm glad you selected it.

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but as I will be leaving in a week's time for the BC con, I've asked her to hold on to the box till May, so it won't arrive while I'm gone. Sorry for the delay.
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That's so exciting you're going to the convention! Have a great time!
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but as I will be leaving in a week's time for the BC con, I've asked her to hold on to the box till May, so it won't arrive while I'm gone. Sorry for the delay.


Ok have fun at the con! :)
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but as I will be leaving in a week's time for the BC con, I've asked her to hold on to the box till May, so it won't arrive while I'm gone. Sorry for the delay.


Did this box get to you azuki?
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but as I will be leaving in a week's time for the BC con, I've asked her to hold on to the box till May, so it won't arrive while I'm gone. Sorry for the delay.


Did this box get to you azuki?


No it hasn't yet. I have been keeping an eye out as it has been rather rainy so I definitely don't want any box to be left out and rained on. Do you guys have a tracking number? Hope it is not lost.
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No it hasn't yet. I have been keeping an eye out as it has been rather rainy so I definitely don't want any box to be left out and rained on. Do you guys have a tracking number? Hope it is not lost.


I haven’t seen a tracking number posted, unfortunately.
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I got the tracking number from erishkigal:
9549 0161 8077 8152 3863 50
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Thanks.
I should be getting it next Thur. Will keep an eye out!
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will go through this weekend.

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