Reading List – The Herd

Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning the Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage. They will help to expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide website:

The following books are chosen for The Herd by Kenneth T. Williams

List curated by Tracey Mitchell.

The Herd
by Kenneth T Williams


As Gods: A Moral History of the Genetic Age
by Matthew Cobb

Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Metis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality
by Chantal Fiola

Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes Through Indigenous Science
by Jessica Hernandez, PhD

Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity
by Darryl Leroux

Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism
by Vanessa Machado de Oliveira

Our Transgenic Future: Spider Goats, Genetic Modification and the Will to Change Nature
by Lisa Jean Moore

Beaver, Bison, Horse: The Traditional Knowledge and Ecology of the Northern Great Plains
by R Grace Morgan, James Daschuk and Cristina Eisenberg

The Ecological Buffalo: On the Trail of a Keynote Species
by Wes Olson, Johane Janelle, and Harvey Locke

Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times
by Alexis Shotwell

The Knowledge Seeker: Recovering Indigenous Spirituality
by Blair A. Stonechild

Buffalo is the New Buffalo: Stories
by Chelsea Vowel

Young Adult

Spirit of the White Bison
by Beatrice Mosionier, David A Robertson and Robert Kakaygeesick

Sky Wolf’s Call: The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge
by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger


Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend
by Judith Silverthorne, Ray Lavallee and Mike Keepnes


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