Axelrod, Alan. Chronicle of the Indian Wars from Colonial Times to Wounded Knee. New York: Prentice Hall, 1993. An excellent book for background information on Native American/European American relations.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1970. If you are going to read one book on the history of Native American/European-American relations this is the one to read.
Cole, Donald B. The Presidency of Andrew Jackson. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1993. This book is a thorough examination of the Jackson presidency. Especially interesting in regards to this unit are the sections on Jackson’s attitude toward Native Americans.
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1973. This large book contains excellent reproductions of dozens of Remington’s paintings with background. A very useful book for those using Remington in the classroom.
Hassrick, Royal B.
History of Western American Art.
New York: Bison Books. 1987.
This book is a wonderful resource for this project. Beginning with Charles BJF de Saint-Memin (170-1852) and ending with Michael Coleman (b. 1946), this collection of artwork and narrative gives teachers a wide variety of artwork to choose from when doing this unit.
Neihardt, John G.
Black Elk Speaks.
New York: Pocket Books, 1972. A classic in Native American literature. Excellent background for teachers
Pohl, Frances K.
Framing America; A Social History of American Art.
New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002. This book gives a thorough survey of art in America and touches on some of the paintings and attitudes towards Native Americans explored in this unit.
Thomas, Davis and Karin Ronnefeldt, editors.
People of the First Man: Life Among the Plains Indians in Their Final Days of Glory
. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1976. This book provides the firsthand account of Prince Maximillian’s expedition up the Missouri River (1833-1834) which was illustrated by Karl Bodmer. Bodmer’s sketches and paintings adorn the book.