The list of reference books below will assist in your search for Native American history, art, fiction and poetry. It is by no means complete and there are some very important books that are not yet listed. We consistently update the list and add descriptions of most of the books. As the business grows, we will have copies of many of these books for sale. Enjoy
Allen, Paula Gunn.The Sacred Hoop Beacon Press, 1986.
A collection of beautifully written essays about the importance of womenís power among Native American cultures. The source of our name!
Allen, Paula Gunn.Spider Womanís Granddaughterís . Beacon Press, 1989.
Alvord, Lori Arviso, M.D.The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Bantam Books, 1999.
Combining the healing rituals of her own Navajo heritage with cutting-edge modern medicine, Dr.Alvord shows in her autobiography how she has embraced a method of healing that melds native spirituality and Western technology.
Arrows, Steven.Lightningbolt . One World, 1994
An autobiography of Hyememeyohsts Storm who has been enriched by the power of a discipline that reaches back thousands of years to the Mayas. He tells of his experiences with a powerful Medicine Chief who saves him from tragedy after a life of poverty and warfare. Extremely vivid in language, photography and art.
Baillargeon, Morgan & Leslie Tepper.Legends of Our Times University of Washington Press/UBC Press, 1998.
An exploration of an almost unknown side of the West. This book tells the story of some of the first cowboys ñ Native peoples of the northern Plains and Plateau.
Barton B.A., M.A., Lew.The Most Ironic Story in American History. Associated Printing Corporation, 1967.
A definitive, interpretive, and explanatory history of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina.
Bennett, Edna Mae.Turquoise & the Indian. Sage Books, 1966.
Turquoise and its significance in Southwestern cultures and its vast market in mainstream society indicate a need for special treatment. This book is filled with technical research, illustrations, explanation of its origin and purposes.
Berry, Jason.The Spirit of Black Hawk: A Mystery of Africans and Indians The University Press of Mississippi. 1995.
The Spiritual churches enrich the exotic cultural terrain of New Orleans. Combining elements from Roman Catholicism, Afro-Caribbean rituals, and down-home black religion, some one hundred of these houses of worship, most of them small, are scattered throughout the Crescent City. Their founder, Mother Leafy Anderson, was a faith healer and medium of African and Native American ancestry, who summoned spirits of the dead to commune with the living. Despite segregation laws, her congregations were integrated. At the center of her church Mother Anderson enshrined the spirit of Black Hawk, the rebellious Indian leader who in the 1830s waged a valiant rear-guard war against white pioneers and federal troops during the settling of the Midwest.
Bettelyounís, Susan & Josephine Waggoner.With My Own Eyes University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
With My Own Eyes tells the history of the nineteenth-century Lakotas. Susan and a Brule Lakota woman, was raised near Fort Laramie and experienced Bordeaux Bettelyoun (1857-1945), the daughter of a French-American fur trader firsthand the often-devastating changes forced on the Lakotas. As Bettelyoun grew older, she became increasingly dissatisfied with the way Lakota history was being written by non-Natives. With My Own Eyes represents Bettelyoun's attempt to correct misconceptions about Lakota history. Another Lakota historian, Josephine Waggoner, recorded her narrative during the 1930s. The collaboration of the two women produced a detailed, insightful account of the dispossession of their people.
Blu, Karen I.The Lumbee Problem . Cambridge University Press, 1980.
This book traces the relationships between the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, and their Black and White neighbors. A superb study of this group of southern native people. Well researched and referenced.
Brave Bird, Mary.Ohitika Woman Grove Press, 1993.
This sequel to the best-selling Lakota Woman continues the compelling story of Mary Brave Bird's life as a Native American in white-dominated society. Brave Bird shares the sorrow of her divorce from American Indian Movement leader Leonard Crow Dog, and her present happiness as a new wife and mother.
Britten, Thomas A.American Indians in World War 1 University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
This book helps answer questions related to the American Indian experience
during World War I.
Broker, Ignatia.Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1983.
This narrative describes the life of an Ojibway elder, Oona. It is the story of her life and the lessons learned from an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) upbringing. The author Ignatia Broker raised her two children in Minneapolis where she tried to teach them the old ways. But the children didn't relate. It looked as though the tradition might be lost, but then came Broker's grandchildren who were full of questions, which she attempts to answer in Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative .
Brown, Dee.Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Holt. Rinehart & Winston, 1970.
A history of the American Indian in the West, the extraordinary power of this book has had a significant impact upon how people have viewed western expansion. This book presents the history through the eyes of Natives people. An extraordinary achievement.
Brugge, David M.The Navajo-Hopi Land Dispute: An American Tragedy. University of New Mexico Press, 1994.
Brugge examines the Navajo-Hopi land dispute in the origins and history of the legal battle between the two parties and ìdiscriminationî that occurred from the Hopi attorneys.
Brumble, H. David III.An Annotated Bibliography of American Indian and Eskimo Autobiographies. University of Nebraska Press, 1981.
This book contains over 500 autobiographical narratives by a wide range of American Indian writers.
Carter, Forrest.The Education of Little Tree . University of New Mexico Press, 1976.
A Cherokee boy fondly retells his life growing-up with his grandparents and the life lessons that he learned.
Chavkin, Allan & Nancy Feyl Chavkin.Conversations with Louise Erdrich & Michael Dorris. University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Twenty-three of the most informative interviews given since the publication of Love Medicine . More than half are joint interviews but several individual are included as well. In this eloquent collection, both comment on their life and work. An insightful exploration of two of the most influential writers in America today.
Coles, Robert.The Last and First Eskimos New York Graphic Society, 1977.
Inspired after Robert Colesís research for the Children of Crisis series, this book is an effort to understand Eskimo children by interviewing the old people. Photographs are by Alex Harris
Comeau, Pauline. Elijah: No Ordinary Hero. Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.
Through chronicling the life of Elijah Harper, Comeau explodes the myth of two founding nations in Canadian history, thereby representing the peoples who were excluded from the constitution-making process.
Condon, Richard G.The Northern Copper Inuit: A History. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
A history of the Copper Inuit. Describes their independent, nomadic, hunting society to their demise into a dependant group of people on the Government of the Northwest Territories. Photographs and drawings included.
Curtis, Edward S.Prayer to the Great Mystery St. Martin Press, 1995.
A collection of 243 images gathered to preserve the nineteenth-century tribal life before its cultural disappearance with the onslaught of western expansion. Photography is accompanied by translations of statements and prose given by the people of that era.
Davis, Nancy Yaw.The Zuni Enigma W.W. Norton & Company, 2000.
A comparison of the Zuni people of the southwestern United States and Japanese people of Asia. The book looks at similarities in culture, religion and suggests that the Zunis may have migrated from Japan in search of the center of the world.
Deloria, Philip J.Playing Indian Yale University Press,1998.
This book explores how white Americans have used their ideas about Indians to create a national identity and how Indians have reacted to these imitations of their traditions.
Deloria, Vine Jr.Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto The Macmillan Company. 1969.
Vine Deloriaís first book. He speaks from a Native American perspective about politics, stereotypes, broken promises, humor, persecution and public consciousness in both past and present.
Deloria, Vine Jr.We talk, You listen: New tribes, New turf The Macmillan Company. 1970.
Deloria addresses various issues and compares and contrasts differences in tribal leadership and white political tactics to solving social and political problems. He draws upon possible solutions to genocide, imperialism, capitalism, feudalism, and self-defeating liberalism.
Dial, Adolph & Eliades, David.The Only Land I Know . The Indian Historian Press, 1975.
A unique story of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, this book reveals the struggle for recognition of these people. One of the first books to chronicle the history of this North Carolina tribe.
Doherty, Robert.Disputed Waters: Native Americans and the Great Lakes Fishery The University Press of Kentucky. 1990.
A study of the struggle of the Chippewa and Ottawa Indians for traditional fishing rights in the Great Lakes that raises legal and political policy questions. This book follows the conflict from the 1960s when Native Americans renewed their fight for their treaty rights.
Dorris, Michael.The Broken Cord. Harper & Row Publishers, 1989.
A true story of the father of an adopted child with fetal alcohol syndrome. This book explores the enormous scope of the disease and parallels one father's endless battle to overcome the problem.
Dorris, Michael.Paper Trail . Harper & Row Publishers, 1994.
Dorris reflects on his past to help understand contemporary American Indian Issues, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Thanksgiving.
Eber, Dorothy Harley.Images of Justice. McGill-Queenís University Press, 1997.
Describes the importance of 14 Inuit carving located in the Yellowknife courthouse located in Canada. Each of the carvings represents important legal cases that have been trailed there. Eber provides insight into the unusual situations and special problems that the Inuit encountered with the Canadian justice system.
Erdoes, Richard and A. Ortiz.American Indian Trickster Tales . Viking Penguin, 1998.
This book is comprised of more than one hundred stories from sixty tribes, which include wonderful illustrations. These entertaining tales can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers of any age.
Evans, W. Mckee.To Die Game . Louisiana State University Press, 1977.
A narrative of the facts behind the Lowry Band of guerrillas who were part of the Lumbee tribe and fought for the rights of his people. An interesting bit of local history.
Fitzgerald, William W.Cultures in Contact Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985.
This collection explores the European impact on Native Culture in Eastern North America and is exemplary of recent interdisciplinary, synthetic approach to the early contact period in its focus on shifts in native settlement and subsistence patterns, economic structures, political organization, demography, and religious practice.
Fournier, Suzanne & Ernie Crey.Stolen From Our Embrace Douglas McIntyre Ltd.1997.
Documents a growing number of First Nations in Canada the recovery process though the return to traditional healing methods and initiatives in education and social services. Includes stories from children who were lost in the social services system and their return to their native culture.
Frank, Lois Ellen.Native American Cooking: Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations. Clarkson Potter, 1991.
A complete guide to cooking traditional foods of the Southwest such as corn, squash, chilies, wild game and fish. These pages are filled with the techniques and recipes of Southwest Indians. Includes pictures for some recipes.
Frederickson, Thomas.Eskimo Diary. Nelson-Canada, 1980.
A unique diary of life in the far north, Eskimo diary is a compelling story of a manís coming of age in the late fifties, acquiring skills needed to survive in cold and unyielding land.
Gaillard, Frye.As Long as the Waters Flow John F. Blair, 1998.
A book that explores the efforts of Native Americans to continue their language and culture while at the same time making better lives for their people in a mainstream society by reclaiming land and improving their economy. Filled with pictures of striving Native people.
Gibbons, Reginald.Sweetbitter. Broken Moon Press, 1994.
A young Indian is trying to find his place in the world, and falls in love with a forbidden lawyerís daughter.
Glancy, Diane.Claiming Breath University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
Winner of the first North American Indian Prose Award, this book is a diary of one year in the life of a native woman writer. Excellent!
Hale, Janet Campbell.Bloodlines. Random House, 1993.
A book of essays that the author has interweaved with her own personal stories along with her relatives in rich tapestry of history, storytelling and remembrance.
Hauptman, Laurence M.Tribes and Tribulations. University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
A collection of essays that examines often misinformed beliefs about native America. Written by a professor of Native American studies for twenty-five years, the emphasis is given to native people of the East.
Heat Moon, William Least.Blue Highways: A Journey into America. Little, Brown & Company, 1982.
A mixed blood native, this work is a travel book that explores the unsung side of America. Heat Moon is a sophisticated observer and his book has been widely praised by Robert Penn Warren and Annie Dillard.
Hook, Jonathan B.The Alabama-Coushatta Indians Texas A & M University Press, 1997.
Describes the Alabama-Coushatta Indians and their search for identity in a reservation far from their ancestral homelands. It tells of their struggling for finding regenesis and the creation of new cultural practices that were not specifically apart of their cultural heritage. The reservation is located in Southeast Texas.
Hogan, Linda.Dwellings: A spiritual history of the living world. W.W. Norton & Company. 1995.
A meditation on the meaning of home, Hogan incorporates conflicting cultures, Native peoples' sacrifices and gifts, and the Indian tradition of finding balance in life. These writings are borne out of deep tradition, yet offer a new vision. While celebrating nature, she demands respect for the environment and places blame firmly upon the Western world for its abuse.
Hornung, Rick.One Nation Under the Gun: Inside the Mohawk Civil War. Pantheon Books. 1991.
Describes the conflict that has been occurring between the traditional Mohawks and the ìnew-agedî Mohawks for control of their tribal governments, both on the sides of the United States and Canadian borders.
Houston, James.Hideaway. McLelland and Stewart Inc., 1999.
Houston describes the history of the Haida on the Northwest Coast. He tells of the coming to the Raven and Eagle clans to the effects of the otter trade on the people and how these social effects have still effect the tribe.
Hultkrantz, Ake.Belief and Worship in Native North America . Syracuse University Press, 1981.
Humber, Charles J. Canadaís Native People. Canada Post Corporation, 1989.
Published by Canada Post to commemorate the heritage of Canadaís Native Peoples, this book explores and presents the stamps that have been printed and the meaning behind the images.
Hungry Wolf, Adlof & Beverly.Children of the Sun William Morrow & Company, 1987.
A collection of lore that recreates the relationship of Indian children with their tribal elders. It describes what it was like to grow up long ago where children were taught by elders about survival and spirituality.
Hunter, Robert.Occupied Canada McClelland & Stewart, Inc. 1991.
Winner of the Governor Generalís Award for non-fiction, this book is a retelling of Canadian history from the Native point of view.
Hunter, Robert.Red Blood. McClelland & Stewart, Inc., 1999.
As the founder of Greenpeace, Robert Hunter has spent a lot of time around the native people of Canada. This is a book about his experiences and encounters with the native world.
Isernhagen, Hartwig.Momaday, Vizenor, Armstrong University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.
Jacobs, Sue-Ellen & alt.Two-Spirit People . University of Illinois, 1997.
A collection of essays that explores gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other ìmarkedî Native Americans. Focusing on ìtwo-spirit peopleî ñindividuals who are uncharacteristic of their sex, this book provides insight from two-spirit people, other Native Americans and anthropologists.
Jans, Nick.The Last Light Breaking. Alaska Northwest Books, 1993.
In breathtaking prose, Alaskan writer and teacher Nick Jans offers an insider's perspective on America's last great wilderness and its people, the Inupiat Eskimos.
Jensen, Vickie. Where the People Gather. University of Washington Press, 1992.
Written documentary on the making of a totem pole. First in a series. The young Natives learn from an elder how to inspect the cedar for carving and eventually raise the pole three months later.
Josephy, Alvin M.Red Power: The American Indians Fight for Freedom. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971.
A documentary of the historical 1970ís. Collection of experpts from important speeches, articles, studies, and other documents. Shows how and why the federal government became committed to a healthy and long-overdue new course in dealing with the ìIndian problem.î
Jones, Billy M. & Odie B. Faulk. Cherokees. The Five Civilized Tribes Museum, 1984.
Sponsored by The Five Civilized Tribes Museum, this book examines the history of the Cherokee Nation. Contains extensive photography and informative text.
Isernhagen, Hartwig.Momaday, Vizenor, Armstrong: Conversations on American Indian Writing.
These interviews showcase three Native writers in dialogue with a European critic who becomes the partner in exploring individual and tribal identity, cultural survival and exploitation, and writing techniques. From Hartwig Isernhagen's unique perspective, readers survey the growth of Native writing in the United States and Canada within the context of indigenous world literature. The dialogues show how three major figures assess the contribution of modernism, post-modernism, and the realist tradition to contemporary Native literature.
Katz, Jane B.This Song Remembers . Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
An anthology of gifted Native American artists from the 20th century. The artists range from graphic artist to theater performers. It includes how childhood memories and traditions have shaped their lives and their work. Bios include Leslie Silko to Cecilia White, a traditional Tlingit dancer.
Klein, Laura F. & L.A. Ackerman. Woman & Power in Native North America . University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Focuses on the power and roles Native American women had in their societies. Suggests that Native women had more power than previously thoughts in other observers have claimed.
Klots, Steve.Native Americans and Christianity . Chelsea House, 1997.
Examines the problems that develop when people with different cultures come together and how the Native Americans met the changes in their physical environments, met the challenge to their spiritual worlds as well.
Larson, Robert W.Red Cloud: Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux. University of Oklahoma Press. 1997.
Red Cloud earned his reputation for fierceness as a warrior and as a tactician against both whites and other Indian tribes. The chronicle of his life reveals his passionate belief in the values of his culture and his effectiveness in working with the U.S. government.
Krupat, Arnold.The Turn to the Native University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
This book is a timely account of Native American literature and the critical writings that have grown up around it. It is also a polemical intervention by a critic with abiding loyalties to Native American culture and to the Western intellectual heritage that has often been seen as hostile to Native culture and society.
Lazarus, Edward.Black Hills White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States 1775 to the Present. HarperCollins, 1991.
Black Hills/White Justice tells of the longest active legal battle in United States history: the century-long effort by the Sioux nations to receive compensation for the seizure of the Black Hills. Edward Lazarus, traces the tangled web of laws, wars, and treaties that led to the wresting of the Black Hills from the Sioux and their subsequent efforts to receive compensation for the loss. His account covers the Sioux nations' success in winning the largest financial award ever offered to an Indian tribe and their decision to turn it down and demand nothing less than the return of the land.
Lincoln, Kenneth.The Good Red Road . Harper & Row, 1987.
From a road trip across Native America along with his students Kenneth Lincoln learns of the modern day experience of Native American people. The Good Red Road is the result of his travels and experiences with Native people.
Livingston, Lili Cockerille.American Indian Ballerinas University of Oklahoma Press, 1945.
The first authorized biography of four twentieth-century American Indian ballerinas: Maria Tallchief, Rosella Hightower, Marjorie Tallchief, and Yvonne Chouteau.
Leeming, David and Jake Page.The Mythology of Native North America. University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
Leeming and Page reveal much of the relationship between rituals, religious traditions and the myths they have chosen to retell. This literary anthology brings North American Indian mythology for the first time into the mainstream of world mythology.
Long, David V. Big Eyes . University of New Mexico Press, 1992.
A history of Simeon Schwembergers photography of the early20th century in the Southwest.
Mankiller, Wilma.Mankiller. St. Martinís Press, 1993.
An autobiography of the Cherokee Chief, Wilma Mankiller. She tells her story of her personal odyssey through watershed decades of some of the most turbulent times in American History.
Marroitt, Alice. Maria: The Potter of San Ildefonso . University of Oklahoma Press, 1984.
A full-length biography of Maria Martinez, the San Ildefonso potter who is responsible for the black pottery that helped revitalize pueblo pottery. A fine resource for collectors of Native American pottery.
Matthiessen, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Viking, 1983.
A comprehensive history of the desperate Indian efforts to maintain their traditions, Matthiessen reveals the larger issues behind the shoot-out, including the Lakota Indiansí historical struggle with the U.S. government.
Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Lewis.Coyote Medicine Scribner, 1997.
True stories of Mehl-Madronaís experiences in western medicine. Describes his struggle of opening the eyes of doctors and patients alike to the limitations of hospital medicines.
Meyer, Melissa L.The White Earth Tragedy University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
A history recap of the White Earth reservation from 1889-1920. Describes Historical events including the allotment act and the effects of.
Miller, Lee.From the Heart: Voices of the American Indian Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
An extraordinary collection of excerpts from Native American speeches of the 16th through 19th centuries. Miller's heartfelt historical commentaries supplement the speeches to provide a compelling overview. In their own eloquent words, Osceola, Tecumseh, Sitting Bull, Chief Joseph, Geronimo and more, give voice to their cultures.
Momaday, N. Scott.The Man Made of Words . St. Martinís Press, 1997.
With this remarkable new collection of essays and stories, Momaday, fashions nothing less than a contemporary worldview of the Native-American oral and literary tradition. The Man Made of Words creates a definition of American literature that has not been interpreted before.
Momaday, N. Scott.The Names . Harper & Row, 1976.
This memoir recreates the lives of his ancestors, and combines them with childhood experiences that formed the author's conception of himself as a Kiowa person.
Morgan, Lael. Art and Eskimo Power. Epicenter Press, 1988.
Howard Rock is a native Alaskan who became an accomplished artist and newspaper editor. He founded the Tundra Times and helped organize Alaskaís Native people and helped them press their land claims, ultimately winning a $1 billion settlement and 40 million acres.
Nadeau, Remi. Fort Laramie and the Sioux. Crest Publishers. 1967, 1995, 1997.
The book describes the impact of Fort Laramie, as a spearhead of the American frontier, on the plains Indians during the 1800ís.
Nisgaía Tribal Council.Nisgaía. Douglas & McIntyre, 1993.
A portrayal of the rich and flourishing culture of the Nisgaía people of Northwestern British Columbia. This book includes an extraordinary collection of photographs of traditional life and dress.
Neely, Sharlotte.Snowbird Cherokees: People of Persistence . The University of Georgia Press, 1991.
First ethnographic study of Snowbird, North Carolina, a remote mountain community of Cherokee who are regarded as simultaneously the most traditional and most adaptive members of their entire tribe. Snowbird has the most ìfull-bloodedî and native speakers of their language compared to other Eastern bands of Cherokee.
Nicol, C.W.The White Shaman. Little, Brown and Company, 1979.
Northrup, Jim.The Road Follies. Kondasha America, Inc. 1997.
Northrup, Jim.Walking the Rez Road . Voyageur Press, 1993.
Jim Northrup an Anishinaabe poet, journalist, and storyteller brings you to the world of todayís modern Anishinaabe (Ojibwe). Humorous and entertaining this book offers droll commentary on his encounters with white society.
Owens, Louis.Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel University of Oklahoma Press. 1992.
This first book-length critical analysis of the full range of novels written between 1854 and today by American Indian authors takes as its theme the search for self-discovery and cultural recovery.
Parins, James W.John Rollin Ridge: His Life & Works University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
The first full-length biography of the prominent Cherokee figure John Rollin Ridge. Controversial because of his advocacy for assimilation of the Cherokee into white society, Ridge wrote one of the first novels by an American Indian in 1854.
Paredes, J.A.Anishinaabe: 6 studies of modern Chippewa University of Florida Press, 1980.
This book provides a detailed scholarly account of the life ways of five diverse populations of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people of northern Minnesota. Composed of the accounts of six different field workers on the same research project.
Parker, Dennis.Hand Trembling, Frenzy Witchcraft and Moth Madness: A Study of Navajo Seizure Disorders. The University of Arizona Press, 1987.
Parker, Dorothy R.A Biography of DíArcy McNickle University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
A biography this novelist, historian and anthropologist who help bring a voice to Native Americans when other Natives only saw themselves in a tribal context. He helped restore pride and self-determination to all Native people.
Pertusati, Linda.In Defense of Mohawk Land State University of New York Press, 1997.
This book examines the land dispute between the Mohawk and the people of Oka, Quebec, Canada. The strained relationship between aboriginal nations and the state is clearly revealed is this well-researched book.
Riley, Patricia.Growing Up Native American . William Morrow & Co., 1993.
The writings of Native American authors are gathered together in this anthology about growing up Native American. Their stories are contributions to the diversity of Native America.
Red Eagle, Red Eagle HolyCow! Press, 1997.
Rock, Howard.Art and Eskimo Power Epicenter Press, 1988.
Roscoe, Will.Changing Ones . St. Martinís Press, 1998.
This book carefully reconstructs the role of third and fourth genders among native communities. An intriguing book that explores traditional tribal practices not well known to non-Native people.
Roscoe, Will.Living in the Spirit St. Martinís Press, 1988.
An anthology of gay and lesbian men and women in tribal communities. It explores the roles of gay men and lesbians as mediators, artists, healers and providers in native cultures.
Sando, Joe S.Pueblo Profiles Clear Light Publishers, 1998.
Joe S. Sando tells the stories of political leaders, educators, and artists who took part in the events and movements that have shaped Pueblo Indian life from the time of the Pueblo Revolt to the present day. This book is a gripping history of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 includes and both the early Spanish accounts and the orally transmitted information that has been carefully preserved in the Pueblos since the seventeenth century.
Sayer, John William.Ghost Dancing the Law: The Wounded Knee Trials Harvard University Press, 1997.
A study of the Wounded Knee trials that demonstrates the impact that legal 6 institutions have on political dissent. It also shows how dissenters as defendants can influence these institutions and the surrounding political and cultural climate.
Schubnell, Matthias.N. Scott Momaday: The cultural and literary background. University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.
A thoroughly researched study of the writings and art of N. Scott Momaday.
Sider, Gerald M.Lumbee Indian Histories . Cambridge University Press, 1993.
This book explores the conflicts over racial and ethnic identities of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina. Since Reconstruction, the Lumbee have insisted upon their Indian identity. A fine resource.
Silko, Leslie Marmon.Almanac of the Dead . Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Silko recreates through the lives and dreams, struggles and hopes, of her many Characters, a kind of moral history of the Americas, told by the conquered not the conquerors.
Silko, Leslie Marmon.Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Essays that portray the Native experience, the cultural insight, and the divine connection with creation. Includes notes on her long-awaited novel Almanac of the Dead.
Stannard, David E.American Holocaust Oxford University Press, 1992.
An overview of American Indian history from time of contact to Wounded Knee. Stannard compares the American ideology of the time to the Jewish Holocaust and the effects of this ideology on the Native Americans.
Starr, Glenn Ellen.The Lumbee Indians . McFarland & Company, Inc, 1994
Perhaps the most extensive bibliography of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina. Nicely organized into topics, it is an important study of the Lumbee.
Steltenkamp, Michael F.Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.
This biography of Black Elk is based on extensive interviews with Lucy Looks Twice, the holy man's last surviving child, as well as others who knew him personally. Steltenkamp reveals that in 1904 Black Elk was baptized a Catholic and subsequently served as a devoted catechist and missionary to his fellow American Indians until his death in 1950.
Swann, Brian & A. Krupat.I Tell You Now . The University of Nebraska Press, 1987 .
A collection of autobiographical essays by Native American writers, the authors describe their bittersweet memories of childhood and family, their fight against poverty and prejudice.
Tallchief, Maria.Americaís Prima Ballerina Henry Holt & Company. 1997 .
An autobiography of Maria Tallchief. She describes her life from a young girl in Oklahoma, her experiences as a dancer and she brings us to her present day life.
Thorton, Russell.The Cherokees: A Population History. University of Nebraska Press. 1990.
A full-length study of the demographics of the Cherokee nation from pre-historic times to the present.
Vizenor, Gerald.Earthdivers . University of Minnesota Press, 1981 .
Vizenor, Gerald.The Everlasting Sky: New Voices from the People Named the Chippewa. Collier Press. 1972 .
An account of the Chippewa peopleís struggle to reclaim their heritage. The ìNew Peopleî speak of youth are searching for identity, elders who fear change and the anger and dreams of modern day Chippewa people.
Vizenor, Gerald.Interior Landscapes University of Minnesota Press, 1990.
An autobiography by mix blood Ojibwe Indian, Gerald Vizenor. He tells the story of his grandparents of the crane doodem or ìtotemî and also his own experiences as a writer, a teacher and an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) person.
Vizenor, Gerald.Postindian Conversations University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
Collections of in-depth interviews with the author. Readers gain crucial insights into the genesis of Vizenorís fiction, and his controversial ideas.
Vogel, Virgil J.American Indian Medicine University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.
Discuses Indian theories of disease and even goes into the question of which diseases were indigenous and which the white man brought here.
Wall, Steve.Wisdomís Daughters HarperCollins Publishers. 1993 .
First book in which spiritual leaders among Native American women portray in their own words their ancestral knowledge, philosophies, and traditions.
Walker, Deward E. Jr. Blood of the Monster High Plains Publishing Company, 1994 .
The coyote to the Nez Perce is a character in myths and legends that teaches cultural values, proper social relations and provides humorous entertainment. This collection is translated from the Nez Perce language and it demonstrates the Coyoteís role in traditional life.
Warhus, Mark.Another America . St. Martinís Press, 1997.
This book looks at the rare and seldom seen maps of the early Native Americans. These maps open a window on the North American continent as it was understood and experienced by its original inhabitants.
Waters, Frank.Book of the Hopi Viking Press, 1963.
The first written explanation of the Hopi religious and world view. Long kept secret, this great book is required for anyone who wants to understand the fascinating world of the Hopi.
Waters, Frank.Brave Are My People: Indian Heroes Not Forgotten Clear Light Publishers, 1993.
Walters dramatically tell the lives of Native American prophets, warriors, statesmen, & orators. He tells stories of great courage & wisdom on the part of Native Americans who lived through the most challenging of times: the era of the expansion of the Anglo Empire & the eradication of American Indian cultures.
Weatherford, Jack.Native Roots: How Indians Enriched America Crown Publishers, Inc, 1991.
Anthropologist Jack Weatherford describes the numerous contributions of Native American tribes to the culture, democracy, and economy of present day United States.
Welch, James.The Death of Jim Loney . Harper & Row, 1979
Wetmore, Ruth Y.First on the Land: The North Carolina Indians John F. Blair, 1975.
Wetmore begins her novel with the history of nomadic tribes of 10,000 years ago in the North Carolina area, and brings us to the present day of the Cherokeeís tourism and the Lumbeeís struggle for Federal recognition. The book includes maps and the fates of small tribes that were dispersed or extinct.
Wiebe, Rudy & Yvonne Johnson. Stolen Life. Alfred A. Knopf Canada. 1992 .
Chronicles the justice and injustices, the story of murder and a courtroom drama that unravels the events that put Yvonne Johnson behind bars for the rest of her life at age 27.
Williams, Walter L.The Spirit and the Flesh . Beacon Press, 1986
One of the first full-length studies of the American Indian berdache, this book documents how tribes viewed androgynous people. A fine look at sexual diversity among American Indian tribes.
White, Robert.Tribal Assets: The Rebirth of Native America. Henry Holt & Co., 1990.
A book on how Native Americans are using resources, assets, and historical land to make their tribes self-sufficient. And how economic development within tribes has made a profound difference in their lives.
Wright, J. Leitch, Jr.Creeks and Seminoles. University of Nebraska Press, 1986.
During Andrew Jackson's time the Creeks and Seminoles were the largest group of Indians living on the frontier. In Georgia, Alabama, and Florida they manifested a geographical and cultural, but not a political, cohesiveness. Ethnically and linguistically, they were highly diverse. This book is the first to locate them firmly in their full historical context.
Smithsonian.All Roads are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture. Smithsonian Institute, 1994.
An evocative blend of first person narratives, studding illustrations and historical photographs, this book celebrates American Indian cultures and art.
Alison, Jane. Native Nations . Barbican Art Gallery, 1998.
A unique collection of photography by both native and non-native artists that explore the representation of native subjects during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Aperture Foundation Inc. Strong Hearts: Native American Vision and Voices. Aperture Foundation Inc., 1995.
A comprehensive collection of Native American photography. It captures the Native cultures with expressive color and black and white photos. Includes vivid descriptions and touching prose.
Babcock, Barbara & alt. The Pueblo Storyteller . University of Arizona Press, 1986.
Pueblo artists tell about the traditions of storyteller figure making. Photos of new and old styles of storyteller figures are included.
Bennett, Noel. The Weaverís Pathway. Northland Press, 1974.
A study of the Spirit Trail phenomenon in Navajo weaving. The Spirit Trail is the small thread that passes from the background to the edge in bordered Navajo rugs. Beautifully done by Northland Press.
Berstein, Bruce & W. Jackson Rushing. Modern by Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995.
The fine art studio of the Santa Fe Indian School, directed by noted educator, curator, and author Dorothy Dunn was a major force in bringing American Indian painting to national and worldwide attention. Dunnís remarkable collection is presented in this book for the first time, exploring her approach that encouraged traditional modernism as a synthesis of ancient and contemporary form.
Blodgett, Jean and Marie Bouchard. Jessie Oonark: A Retrospective. Winnepeg ArtGallery, 1986.
A retrospective of art produced by Inuit artist Jessie Oonark of the Baker Lake Community. Presented by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this collection is beautifully described and written in both English and Inuktituk.
Blodgett, Jean. Kenojuak . Firefly Books, 1985
A tribute honoring the life and art of the Cape Dorset Inuit artist Kenoujuak. Extensively collected throughout Canada, her work continues to inspire other artists and collectors.
Bringhurst, Robery & Ulli Steltzer. The Black Canoe : Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii. University of Washington Press, 1991
The Black Canoe is a 20-foot sculpture by Bill Reid of the Haida nation. The sculpture was commissioned for the new Canadian embassy in Washington, DC. This book explores the meaning of this magnificent sculpture, and charts the making of the completed piece. The photographs are superb!
Bush, Alfred L & Lee Clark Mitchell. The Photograph and the American Indian. Princeton University Press, 1994.
From forbidden snapshots of sacred ceremonies to formal portraits of Native Americans in Victorian dress, this book of photography explores the attitudes toward the indigenous people of North America.
Broder, Patricia Janis. Earth Songs, Moon Dreams. St. Martinís Press, 1999.
This superb book explores paintings by American Indian women. Well written with beautiful pictures of the work of each artist, this is a great resource.
Bruchac, Joseph. Children of the Longhouse. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Carpenter, Edmund. Eskimo Realities Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973.
Describes the everyday life of the Eskimos as an art of survival. It tells how the Eskimo brings beauty into their world in their carvings, utensils, weapons and their amulets. Photos included.
Cesa, Margaret. The World of Flower Blue. Pop Chalee: An Artistic Biography . Red Crane Books, 1997.
One of the first Native American women to achieve national recognition. A graduate of the Dorothy Dunn studio at the Santa Fe Indian School, Pop Chaleeís art became a part of museums, private collections and institutions throughout the world.
Cirillo, Dexter. South ~Western Indian Jewelry. Abbeville Press, 1992.
If there is any doubt about the maturity of Southwestern Native Jewelry, look at this book. Primarily a book of stunning photographs, the glossary is very helpful.
Drew, Leslie and Douglas Wilson. Argillite: Art of the Haida. Hancock Publishers Inc. Ltd., 1980.
Driscoll, Bernadette. Inuit Myths, Legends & Songs. The Winnepeg Art Gallery, 1982.
Also produced by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, this book uses Inuit art to explain myths, legends and songs of the Inuit people. Included are mini biographies of the artists who created the visual works.
Drysdale, Vera Louise. The Gift of the Sacred Pipe. University of Oklahoma Press, 1953,1982.
This book is based on Black Elkís account of the seven rites of the Oglala Lakota. Its illustrations are magnificent and capture the ancient rituals of the Oglala Lakota such as the Sun Dance and Sweat Lodge. The sacred pipe is at the center these rituals, hence the name of the book. This book takes you into the traditions and views of the Oglala Lakota with tremendous detail and life like sketches.
Drew, Leslie and Wilson, Douglas. Argillite: Art of the Haida . Hancock House, 1980.
Outlines the history of the Haida in relation to argillite carving. Will appeal to collectors, students of Indian art and culture, and anyone interested in recapturing the formidable and legendary consciousness of this ancient people.
Emmons, George Thorton. The Tlingit Indians Douglas & McIntyre, 1991 .
An exhaustive study of Tlingit nation, this book is based on the research and writings of George Emmons, who was stationed in Alaska during the 1880s and 1890s. It examines the arts of the Tlingit people, as well as many aspects of their culture such as potlatch, bear hunting and Chilkat blankets.
Faris, James C. Navajo and Photography. University of New Mexico Press, 1996.
A critical examination of photographic practices that call attention to the inability of most photography to communicate the lived experience of native people or their history. Includes rarely published photographs.
Feder, Norman. American Indian Art . Abradale Press, 1971.
American Indian Art is a study of the entire range of artistic expression of many Native peoples and tribes. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 reproductions, including 60 full color plates.
Finkenstein, Maria von. Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970. Key Porter Books, 1999.
Photographic tribute to an art form that was virtually unknown until fifty years ago. The book is organized by geographic area and has many photographs and essays, with interviews with artists from the area.
Fundaburk, Emma Lila & Mary Douglass Foreman. Sun Circles and Human Hands. Fundaburk, Emma Lila & Mary Douglass Foreman, 1957 .
A very early book that examines the art, techniques and life of the native people of the southeastern United States. This book contains a superb collection of designs used by prehistoric people of the region.
Furst, Peter T. North American Indian Art. Artpress Books, 1982 .
Colorful photos of a wide scale of North American Indian Art including jewelry, pottery, paintings, basketry, etc. Descriptions of the religion, symbols and tribal rituals that influence these artifacts.
Highwater, Jamake. Ritual of The Wind The Viking Press, 1977.
This book examines the aura of sacredness that surrounds Native American rituals and how they relate to the entire life process of native people. Includes many rare photographs of ceremonies and rites.
Highwater, Jamake. Song from the Earth . New York Graphic Society, 1976.
An examination of twentieth-century American Indian painters. This book explores how the artists have developed individual expression and a rediscovery of what it means to be Indian in the twentieth century. A very useful reference.
Hill, Sarah H. Weaving New Worlds . University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
This book illuminates the history of southeastern Cherokee women by examining their basketry. She demonstrates how changes in Cherokee culture are revealed by changes in baskets. A beautiful book about a superb art form.
Hessel, Ingo. Inuit Art Douglas & McIntyre, 1998.
Lavishly illustrated, this book combines historical insights and cultural insights with contemporary Inuit art. Finely written text with stunning photographs.
Horse Capture, George P., Anne Vitart, Michel Waldberg & W. Richard West Jr. Robes of Spendor: Native American Painted Buffalo Hides The New Press, 1993.
The first publication of an extraordinary collection of Native North American painted buffalo hides presented to the French kings of the 18th century. A splendid collection of a little known art.
Jacka, Lois Essary & Jerry Jacka. Art of the Hopi: Contemporary Journeys on Ancient Pathways Northland Publishing, 1998.
A beautiful collection of photographs of the extraordinary art of the Hopi Indians of Arizona. This book is a visual feast for admirers of traditional and contemporary native Hopi art.
Jacka, Lois Essary & Jerry Jacka. Enduring Traditions: Art of the Navajo. Northland Publishing, 1994.
A beautiful book published by the highly respected Northland Press in Flagstaff, AZ, the photographs are superb. Fantastic quality and a fine reference.
Jensen, Vickie. Where the People Gather . University of Washington Press, 1992.
Jonaitis, Aldona. Art of the Northern Tlingit. University of Washington Press, 1986.
This is the first book-length treatment of the complex and greatly admired art of the Thingit Indians. It also is the first attempt to analyze the art of any Northwest Coast group from the perspective of a comparison between secular crest art and sacred art.
Kardon, Janet. Revivals! Diverse Traditions. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994 .
Looks at five different types of art and their trivialization during 1920-1945. The groups are African America, Appalachian, Colonial revival, American Indian and Hispanic.
Keegan, M.K.Enduring Culture: A Century of Photography Clear Light Publishers, 1990
A wonderful book with vivid photographs of Southwestern Indians. A recent photo of the same peoples and landscapes accompanies each historical photo. A beautiful display of the perseverance of southwestern culture. Forward by N. Scott Momaday.
Leroux, Odette, Marion E. Jackson & Minnie Aodla Freeman.Inuit Women Artists: Voices from Cape Dorset University of Washington Press, 1994.
Unique insight into the northern world of the Inuit through the eyes of twelve women artists from the Cape Dorset community. Since the late 1950ís Cape Dorset has been the center of Inuit art, largely due to a handful of superb women artists.
Long, Paul V. Big Eyes . University of New Mexico Press, 1992.
MacDonald, George F. Haida Art. University of Washington Press, 1996.
One of the definitive books on Haida art, this book presents the most treasured works in what is considered the worldís best collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The text is well done and the photographs superb.
MacDowell, Marsha L. and C. Kurt Dewhurst. To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions. Museum of New Mexico Press and Michigan State University Museum, 1997.
This book examines the long history and contemporary expression of the quilt making art. It is the culmination of a decade of research among Native Hawaiians and Native North American Indian communities.
McMaster, Gerald, & Lee-Ann Martin. Indigena: Contemporary Native Perspectives in Canadian Art. Craftsman House, 1992.
In Indigena , Native Canadians address historical injustices with passion and clarity, while offering hope for the future. Offers a unique prism through which we see more clearly into the souls of the continentís First People.
Minneapolis Institute of Art. Morrisonís Horizon . The Minneapolis Institute of Art, 1998.
The companion book for an exhibition of paintings by Minnesota native artist George Morrison. The paintings are a collection of landscapes that focus on the horizon looking from the shores of Lake Superior.
Oakes, Jill and Rick Riewe. Our Boots: An Inuit Womenís Art Douglas & McIntyre, Ltd., 1995.
A superb and fascinating book about the boots worn by people of the Arctic. Lavishly illustrated, this book examines the relationship between the environment, Inuit culture and footwear.
Parezo, Nancy J. Navajo Sandpainting: From Religious Act To Commercial Art. University of Arizona Press, 1983.
Discusses the controversy of taking the religious act of creating a sandpainting and using it for commercial art. The artists have made subtle changes in the pictorial content and design to avoid violating long-standing sanctions against their disclosure to the not Navajo world.
Perlman, Barbara. Allan Houser. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.
Perhaps the first major book that celebrates the life and work of one of the best known Native American sculptors. Beautiful photographs of Houserís superb work and a complete, well-written text.
Peterson, Susan. Pottery by American Indian Woman . Abbeville Press, 1997.
Pottery among American Indian people is primarily a womanís art and often reflects social, religious and aesthetic values of a particular tribe. This book examines traditional pottery as well as the strikingly original pieces created by contemporary craftswomen.
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. Contemporary Artists and Craftsmen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians . Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., 1987.
The Qualla Arts and Crafts Co-operative is one of the most successful native owned co-operatives. This book introduces us to many of the artist whose work have helped to make it so successful and give shape to the revitalization of Cherokee arts and crafts.
Roch, Ernst.Arts of the Eskimo: Prints. Signum Press/Oxford University Press, 1974.
One of the definitive texts on Eskimo/Inuit graphic art. This book couples the cultural history of Inuit people with the graphic images that are being created. Extremely useful for collectors of Inuit prints.
Rosenak, Chuck and Jan. The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art Northland Press, 1994
A beautiful exploration of folk art of the Navajo people. Presented by two renowned collectors of American folk art, this book provides thoughtful biographies of the artists and photographs of their unique work.
Ryan, Allan J. The Trickster Shift. University of British Columbia Press, 1999.
Explores the Trickerís influence in Native American art from outstanding artists. He interviews artists, elders, actors and many others from across Canada. From poems, songs, images emerge a witty play between text and counter-text that mirrors the Trickster's practice of the artists themselves.
Schaafsma, Polly. Kachinas in the Pueblo World. New Mexico Press, 1994 .
Examines the kachina and its importance in the Pueblo beliefs. Collection of illustrations and essays from many different points of view.
Scholder, Fritz. Fritz Scholder: paintings and monotypes Twin Publishers. 1988.
A collection of the paintings and monotypes by the Minnesota born artist. Part Native American and part German, his ancestry has influenced his work.
Scott, Jay.Changing Woman: The Life and Art of Helen Hardia. Northland Publishing, 1989 .
A splendid biography of the Santa Clara artist Helen Hardin. This book chronicles the life of Helen, her relationship with her mother, artist Pablita Velarde, and the development of her unique artistic style. Beautifully published by Northland Press with stunning photographs of Helenís unique paintings.
Shadbolt, Dorris. Bill Reid . University of Washington Press, 1986.
A fine biography of the Haida artist, Bill Reid. This book provides beautiful photographs of Mr. Reidís superb art. One of the finest native Canadian artists, this is a great resource for admirers of Northwest Coast art.
St. Johnís Native Friendship Centre. First Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. Johnís Native Friendship Centre, 1996 .
One of the few books that looks at aboriginal artists from Newfoundland and Labrador, this book is visually interesting and written in the voice of the artists.
Storm, Hyemeyohsts. Song of Heyoehkah Harper & Row Publishers, 1981.
Swan, Daniel.Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith and Belief. University Press of Mississippi, 1999.
This book examines the vibrant traditional and folk-arts associated with the sacramental use of peyote by members of the Native American Church.
Szabo, Joyce M. Howling Wolf and the History of Ledger Art. University of New Mexico Press, 1994.
Ledger art is the term used to describe Plains Indians drawings and paintings on ledger paper from the second half of the nineteenth century. Howling Wolf is arguably the single most influential ledger artist to emerge from the period. Author Szabo shows ledger art to be a significant record of cultural attitudes of Plain Indian artists in a time of great social upheaval.
Tucker, Toba Pato. Pueblo Artists: Portraits. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1998.
A collection of stunning black and white photographs of pueblo artists from Arizona and New Mexico. The photographs emphasize the importance of tradition and passing on artistic talent to future generations.
Wade, Edwin L. The Arts of the North American Indian: Native Traditions in Evolution. Hudson Hills Press, New York. 1986.
A lavishly produced volume that provides a unique and comprehensive look at the rich tradition of American Indian art. Fourteen authors explore the aesthetic phenomena of Native American Art. 67 color plates and 211 halftone illustrations, including ledger drawings, paintings, pottery, blankets, beadwork, carvings, moccasins, jewelry, masks, basketry, and more.
Wall, Steve & Harvey Arden. Wisdom Keepers Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 1990.
The wisdom of elders and spiritual leaders from various Native American tribes are documented in this book. It includes colorful photographs and the powerful words of the Wisdom keepers.
Alexie, Sherman. Indian Killer . Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996.
A serial killer is stalking Seattle--taking the scalps of white males. Dubbed the "Indian Killer" by the local populous, the murderer's action have thrown the city's Native American community into turmoil. As retaliatory hate crimes against Native Americans escalate, John Smith--a Native American raised by a white family--must confront the violence in the streets--as well as in his own heart.
Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven. The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993.
This collection has helped establish Alexie as one of the freshest voices in American writing. Filled with humor and irony not often seen in Native writing, this collection of stories is excellent. Inspired the film ìSmoke Signals.î
Alexie, Sherman. Reservation Blues. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1995 .
The life of Spokane Indian Thomas Builds-the-Fire irrevocably changes when blues legend Robert Johnson miraculously appears on his reservation and passes the misfit storyteller his enchanted guitar. Inspired by this gift, Thomas forms Coyote Springs, an all-Indian Catholic band who find themselves on a magical tour that leads from reservation bars to Seattle and New York and deep within their own souls.
Alexie, Sherman. The Toughest Indian in the World. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000.
A collection of short stories about contemporary Native Americans. Alexie threw out all stereotypes about modern day Indians with his characters. Indians in his stories are lawyers, boxers, poets, fathers, sons, wives and husbands of all classes.
Allen, Paula Gunn. Spider Womanís Granddaughter. Beacon Press, 1989.
Spider Woman's Granddaughters brings to light the original American. A superlative collection of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories from Native women writers.
Allen, Paula Gunn. The Woman Who Owned The Shadows. Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1983.
The first novel written by and American Indian woman about and Indian woman published in the last 50 years. Both an exploration of racism and a moving testament to feminism.
Allen, Paula Gunn. Voice of the Turtle Ballentine Books, 1994.
An anthology of Native American writers. Literature that emphasizes on the experiences and trials of Native Americans in the years 1900-1970. Includes excerpts from popular books such as Black Elk Speaks , House Made of Dawn and My People the Sioux .
Allen, Paula Gunn. Song of the Turtle One World, 1996.
An anthology of Native American writers. Literature that emphasizes on the experiences and trials of Native Americans in the years 1974-1994. Includes work from modern writers such as Thomas King, Diane Glancy, Joy Harjo, Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie.
Brant, Beth.A Gathering of Spirit: Writing and Art by North American Indian Women. Sinister Wisdom Press, 1982.
An anthology of women poets, authors and artists. Includes the poetry of Joy Harjo, Diane Glancy and Linda Hogan and a beautiful collection of photography and artwork.
Bruchac, Joseph. Children of the Longhouse. Dial books for Young Readers, 1996.
In this gripping novel set in a Mohawk village of the late 1400s, eleven-year-old twins are caught up against their will in a dangerous rivalry. Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister are among the most admired young people in their village. Yet an older boy named Grabber has no love for the twins--and he and his friends will surely try to harm Ohkwa'ri in the great lacrosse game coming up.
Carr, A.A.Eyed Killers University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 .
A vampire set his eyes on his next bride named Melissa Roanhorse. In order to save his granddaughter, Michael Roanhorse, inlists the help of Dianna Logan, Melissaís English teacher. With her help, Michael uses traditional Navajo ways to help save his beloved granddaughter.
Chavkin, Allan and Chavkin, Nancy, editors. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris . University Press of Mississippi, 1994.
Conely, Robert J. The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories. University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
A collection of tales form the Cherokee based on history, oral traditions, and personal experience. Includes tales of Cherokee ìoutlawsî set in a time before the Trail of Tears.
Colombo, John Robert. Windigo: An Anthology of Fact and Fantastic Fiction. Western Producer Prairie Books, 1992.
Windigo, the terrible spirit being of Algonkian-speaking tribes this is a collection of forty-four passages of fact and fiction, legends, lores and poetry.
Dorris, Michael. Cloud Chamber . Scribner, 1997.
This novel moves from 19th century Ireland to contemporary America, telling the story of one family's passions and anger through the eyes of different narrators, including part-black Rayona, heroine of Dorris's previous novel, Yellow Raft in Blue Water.
Dorris, Michael and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins, 1991
Vivian, an anthropologist uncovers what may be the scholarly coup of the century when she finds the legendary lost diary of Columbus. Lured by its promise of redeeming the past, Vivian, her son, and academician Roger Williams embark on a harrowing journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Bahamas--an adventure that changes their lives forever.
Dorris, Michael. Guests Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
Thanksgiving told from the viewpoint a young native boy named, Moss. In the beginning Moss cannot understand why strangers have been invited to his people's special feast day. He sulks and flees to be alone in the forest, finding a young woman from his tribe who has also run away because her family truly makes her miserable. Moss' journey away from self-absorption into compassion takes center stage.
Dorris, Michael. Paper Trails: Essays Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.
Dorris, Michael. The Window Hyperion. 1977.
The story of Rayona Taylor, a character who appears as a 15-year-old in the author's novels for adults A Yellow Raft in Blue Water and Cloud Chamber. Here Rayona is an 11-year-old girl struggling to find her place in the world. When her mom's "hard nights" away from home become more frequent. A story or rekindling family bonds.
Dorris, Michael. Working Men: Stories. Henery Holt and Company, Inc., 1993.
A collection of short stories with a diverse narrators, including blue collar class, middle class, both genders, gay and straight, Native and European people.
Dorris, Michael. Yellow Raft in Blue Water . Henry Holt, 1987.
Set primarily on an Indian reservation in Montana it is a saga of three generations of Indian women beset by hardship and torn apart by angry, dark secrets, yet despite their struggles they are bond together by their kinship. Moving backward in time, the novel is narrated in turn by three unforgettable women, beginning with the granddaughter Rayona.
Duncan, Barbara R. Living Stories of the Cherokee. The University of North Carolina Press, 1998 .
The first major collection of new stories from the Cherokee people in over 100 years. It included both traditional and contemporary stories, legends, animal stories and creation myths.
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House Hyperion, 1999
A story of a young Ojibwe girl Omakayas and her traditional Ojibwe life that her family retains despite the growing influences of white society. Then Omakayasí world turns upside down when a smallpox outbreak threatens the village's winter survival. Then a neighbor reveals about Omakayas' past, and she discovers of her abilities as a healer.
Erdrich, Louise. The Bingo Palace . HarperCollins Publishers, 1994 .
The Bingo Palace continues the tetralogy that began with Love Medicine and provides the link between the previous books with the character of Lipsha Morrissey. The Bingo Palace focuses on Lipsha's return to the reservation and his romance with the beautiful Shawnee Ray.
Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984.
Erdrich, Louise. Tales of Burning Love. HarperCollins Publishers, 1996 .
Bold and darkly humorous novel. This novel tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man. Stranded together in a blizzard, each of Jack Mauser's former wives tells the secret tale of burning love that will save her. Their stories repair wounded hearts as their revelations, both comic and painful, blast through the walls between them.
Erdrich, Louise. Tracks Henry Holt, 1988.
A story of diverse Native American women in these interrelated tales that begin in the early 20th century. Fleur is a Chippewa trying to raise her difficult daughter, while she struggles to maintain her identity and keep alive her people's traditions in a white world that is increasingly alien.
Erdrich Louise. Beet Queen . Henry Holt, 1986.
An extraordinary novel of abandonment and sexual obsession. Spanning over forty years the Beet Queen opens up in the early 1930s and set in a small town in North Dakota. Orphaned brother and sister Karl and Mary take refuge with their aunt Fritzie, whose husband is a butcher in the small town. Through the years, characters in this family drama clash, draw apart, and meet again.
Frazier, Ian. On the Rez . Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.
In this exploration of an American place that is both strange and deeply familiar, Frazier discusses the oppression of history on Indian reservations, where the per capita income is the nations lowest. As it examines the Oglala idea of heroism--itís suffering and pulse-quickening, public-spirited glory this novel portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped the American identity.
Gibbons, Reginald. Sweetbitter: A Novel. Broken Moon Press, 1994.
Glancy, Diane. The Only Piece of Furniture in the House. Moyer Bell, 1996 .
A young and very religious woman named Rachel Hume, daughter of migrant workers, grows to adulthood in a series of small Southern towns. Rachel gets married and little prepared for the demands of her husband and life in the army barracks, surrounded by people who drink, commit adultery and neglect their children. Rachel's problems are further complicated when she becomes pregnant and barely survives a difficult childbirth.
Glancy, Diane. Monkey Secret Northwestern University Press, 1995.
This volume collects three short stories and a powerful novella by the Cherokee-German-English poet and prose writer Diane Glancy. Glancy's tales of Native American life explore that essential American territory, the border-between: between past and present, between native and immigrant cultures, between self and society.
Glancy, Diane. Pushing the Bear: A Novel of The Trail of Tears. Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996.
This novel tells the tragic story of the relocation of the Cherokee Indians through he wrenching story of a young woman and her family. Torn from a settled life in North Carolina, Maritole walks apart from her husband when their fears about the future strain bonds of their marriage. Disease, hunger, and cold threaten her family. Problems grow and evolve through their journey on the trail.
Glancy, Diane. War Cries Holy Cow! Press, 1997.
These nine one- and two-act plays speak collectively of the Native American experience with an intensity of language and feeling usually reserved for poetry. Set in tribal villages in Oklahoma and New Mexico, and in a mythic past that transcends time, the plays offer both a scorching vision of contemporary life and a powerful retelling of ancient myths. In Glancy's hands, the disturbing realities of poverty, racism, and a fragmented social fabric are redeemed by a living connection with a sacred past.
Gooderham, Kent. I am Indian. J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) Limited, 1969 .
The first anthology of native writing ever published in Canada. A little know volume of writings that exposes how the native people of Canada see themselves and their country.
Highwater, Jamake. Killhole Grove Press, 1992.
The acclaimed author of Song from the Earth offers a deeply imagined work that takes as its landscape that flashpoint where barriers are crossed and cultures interact. Following one man's spiritual quest for wholeness and fulfillment, Kill Hole dramatizes the predicament of people living between many worlds--and reflects the fundamental duality of that condition.
Highway, Tomson. Kiss of the Fur Queen: A Novel. Doubleday Canada Limited, 1998.
A story about two Cree brothers and survival in a residential Catholic school three hundred miles away from the home they love and their survival into adulthood in the white city of Winnipeg, to become artists. They are able to succeed with the help of Fur Queen, a trickster that watches over them all their lives.
Hobson, Geary. The Remembered Earth University of New Mexico Press, 1979.
An anthology of contemporary Native American literature. A divine collection of poetry and short stories, and the early work of some of the most renowned native writers such as, Simon Ortiz, Joy Harjo and Leslie Silko.
Johnston, Basil, ìTales of the Anishinaubaek.î Royal Ontario Museum, 1993
A collection of once only oral stories of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) people gathered together in a wonderful book with beautiful illustrations an told by Anishinaabe storyteller, Basil Johnston.
Kinsella, W.P. Dance Me Outside David R. Godine. 1986.
17 short stories set on the Ermineskin Reserve in Canada. Kinsella describes these stories as survival. The stories are heart warming and humorous.
Kinsella, W.P. The Moccasin Telegraph . David R. Godine. 1983.
Collection of short stories as told by a Silas Ermineskin, an 18-year-old born storyteller and trickster. The stories are set on the Ermineskin Reserve in Canada, and are tough, sensitive and often hilarious.
Kinsella, W.P. The Moccasin Telegraph and other Tales. David R. Godine. 1984. LaDuke, Winona.Last Standing Woman. Voyageur Press, 1997.
Based on a tragic history and presenting a hopeful vision of the future, Last Standing Woman, a powerful and poignant first novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Chippewa). Beginning in the 1860s, the story chronicles a Native American Indian reservation and its people's struggle to restore their culture. Battling alcoholism, sexual abuse, and fighting to regain their land, the characters are living heroes breathing with hope and vision.
LaFarge, Oliver. Yellow Sun, Bright Sky. University of New Mexico Press, 1988.
A collection of Southwestern stories that reflect the authorís love for the region and its people. The stories are about the effects of white society on Indians.
Larson, Charles, R. American Indian Fiction. University of New Mexico Press, 1978.
A critical and historical account of novels written by Native American artists. The author traces the development of fiction through four phases.
Louis, Adrian C. Wild Indians & Other Creatures . University of Nevada Press, 1984.
Twenty-five stories concerning modern Native American life. This collection helps one understand the deep spiritual and emotional stratospheres of Indian culture, undisguised by politically correct apologies for the rather deplorable conditions occurring on reservations in the nineties.
McNickle, DíArcy. The Surrounded University of New Mexico Press, 1936, 1964, 1978 .
This novel faces the issues of many problems on Indian reservation, one being the struggle of living in two worlds, one of white society and the other of Native society. It reveals the story that captures the intense and varied conflicts that characterized reservation life in 1936.
Markoosie.Harpoon of the Hunter McGill-Queens University Press, 1970 .
Describes a young manís journey into manhood after killing a polar bear. It is one of the first stories translated into English from Eskimo fiction.
Momaday, Scott. House Made of Dawn. Harper & Row, 1966.
Winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize, this novel established Momaday as one of finest Native writers. Superbly written and essential reading.
Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn: The Cultural and Literary Background. University of Oklahoma Press, 1985.
Momaday, N. Scott. The Ancient Child: A Novel. Doubleday, 1989.
Locke Setman (Set), a Native American artist was raised far from the reservation by his adopted father. He feels a strange aching in his soul and, returning to the tribal lands for the funeral of his grandmother, meets Grey, a young medicine woman with a gift of astonishing visions. Set returns to San Francisco, but his painting suffers along with his psyche. After he has a nervous breakdown, he goes back to the reservation, to Grey, who performs various rituals of transformation on him as he attempts to reintegrate himself into the Indian world.
Nadeau, Remi. Fort Laramie and the Sioux. Crest Publishers, 1967, 1995, 1997
Nicol, C.W.The White Shaman . Little, Brown and Company. 1979.
Tribal elders adopt an English student, Richard Tavett. He learns the ways of the Inuit and quickly becomes enculturated into their way of life. He soon forgets the ìwhite waysî, until his professor jolts him back into the ìreal worldî. Conflict arises and Tavett feels guilty for the death of his professor. He becomes isolated to the world as he survives in the Artic.
Owen, Guy.Journey for Joedel Crown Publishers, Inc. 1970.
Not only an insightful history of tobacco farming in North Carolina, but a moving study of the heartbreak and ambiguities of race. A moving and original narrative that retains its power after 30 years.
Owens, Louis. Bone Game University of Oklahoma Press. 1994.
Bone Game is a murder mystery on a grand scale. Cole McCurtain, a mixed-blood Indian professor is haunted by dreams dating back to events of Spanish California. The dreams become increasingly urgent as recent murders become more frequent, and Cole's family and friends gather to help -- including Choctaw relatives who travel west from Mississippi.
Owens, Louis. Nightland Dutton, 1996.
Owens brews up humor, tragedy, ghosts, and magic into an intriguing and gripping story. Billy Keene and Will Striker are old friends, half-Cherokee men struggling to make living from the dry-as-dust land of their New Mexico ranches. Then they discover a body--and with it a cache of a million dollars--their decision to keep the money and stay silent has devastating impacts.
Red Eagle, Philip H. Red Earth Holy Cow! Press, 1997.
Two novellas written by a Native American Vietnam veteran. He describes the journey to ìhell and backî. The terror that goes with serving in the war and the spiritual renewal that followed.
Rockwell, David. Giving Voice to Bear Roberts Rinehart, 1991 .
Stories from both oral and written sources in which rituals describe the bear as central to initiation, shamanic rites, healing and hunting celebrations. Also common traditions of the bear that link diverse culture to each other. Includes historical photos and images of the bears and their relationship with people of North America.
Sarris, Greg. Watermelon Nights . Hyperion, 1998.
One of the most underrated native authors, Greg Sarrisí most recent novel is rich, gritty, sensual and full superb language. Highly praised by Sherman Alexie and Joy Harjo.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. Penguin Books, 1977
The quest of a young American Indian attempting to balance living in two worlds. The search becomes a curative ceremony. One of the defining works of native literature, this is one we hold in highest regard.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Storyteller Seaver Books, 1981.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Almanac of the Dead . Simon and Schuster, 1991.
In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale. Silko undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re-create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors.
Schwarz, Herbert T. Tales from The Smokehouse. Hurtig, 1974.
A collection of traditional Native American tales of creation and the origin of things today as told by the Ojibwe, Mohawk and Naskapi tribes of North America. Illustrations Daphne Odjig.
Storm, Hyemeyohsts. Song of Heyoehkah . Harper & Row, Inc., 1981.
An innovative novel that combines traditional teaching stories of the Native American with narrative techniques of a western novel. At the core is a vision quest that uses outward adventures and inward searching to find meaning and examination of the historic collision of Indian culture and white civilization
Treuer, David. The Hiawatha: A Novel. Picador USA, 1999.
Recently widowed Betty takes her four young children from their Ojibwe roots to begin a new life in Minneapolis. As Betty struggles to keep her family and dignity intact, events are set in motion that 20 years later will come full circle in a dramatic and inevitable conclusion in one family's fight to survive.
Treuer, David. Little . Graywolf Press, 1995
The novel opens in 1980 in a fictional town called Poverty in Minnesota. during the funeral of an eight-year-old boy named Little, and moves back in time as members of the boy's extended Native American family tell their story. A novel the power of the human spirit in the face of prejudice, poverty, and loss.
Two-Rivers, E. Donald. Survivorís Medicine: Short Stories. University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
These short stories show how racism and poverty plague the lives of many American Indians. Yet even as they look these realities straight in the eye, the stories affirm the healing power of laughter and celebrate the human capacity for survival.
Velie, Alan R. The Lightning Within . University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
This book celebrates some of the best work being done today by Native American writers. It is an anthology comprising of talent such as Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, James Welch, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz and Gerald Vizenor.
Vizenor, Gerald. Bearheart: Darkness in St. Louis Truck Press, 1978.
Proude Cedarfair is a ceremonial bear. He dreams in sudden moods and soars through stone window on the solstice sunrise. The clown crows trail his luminous breath and thunder voice from his magical directions into the fourth world.
Walters, Anna Lee. The Sun is Not Merciful. Firebrand Books, 1985 .
A collection of triumphant, bittersweet and poignant stories that reflect a coming to terms with time, life and place. Anna Lee Walters is a Pawnee/Otote Indian, originally from Oklahoma and now living and working on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.
Weatherford, Jack. Native Roots Crown Publishers, 1997.
Welch, James. The Death of Jim Loney. Harper & Row. 1979
A half-breed Indian who is going mad and drifting from despair and isolation toward ruin. He has dreams of messages of doom, and the recurring symbols in them. The elders see this doom in him and are waiting for this terrible destiny to come true.
Welch, James. Indian Lawyer . W.W. North & Company, 1990
A story of a Blackfeet Indian raised in poverty and is now a prominent lawyer. His success seems limitless until a disgruntled convict, denied parole, threatens to destroy his career. A psychological suspense thriller.
Welch, James. Fools Crow . Viking, 1986
The year is 1870, and Fool's Crow, so called after he killed the chief of the Crows during a raid, has a vision at the annual Sun Dance ceremony. The young warrior sees the end of the Indian way of life and the choice that must be made: resistance or humiliating accommodation and surrender.
Welch, James. Killing Custer. W.W. Norton & Company, 1994.
General Custer's ill-fated attack on a huge encampment of Plains Indians in 1876 has gone down as the most disastrous defeat in American military history. Much less understood is how disastrous the encounter was for the "victors". Within 15 years, no American Indians resided outside of reservations. Here is Welch's poignant resurrection of the Indian side of the story.
Welch, James. Winter in the Blood . Harper & Row, 1974.
A novel of spare dialogue by Blackfoot/Gros Ventre native James Welch. The narrator of this novel is a young Native American who deals with the early death of his brother and father by denying his emotions, consoles himself with women and contemplates visions. The power of this book is the spare language and the strong atmosphere of individual scenes. Described by the New York Times Book Review as ìa nearly flawless novel about human life.î
Wood, Nancy.Thunderwoman: A Mythical Novel of the Pueblos. Dutton, 1999.
Sayah, one of the Mystical Beings of the Pueblos Indians is reborn as a woman with the power to move the earth. Prior to being human she was Thunderwoman, the female who, together with the male Kobili, created the universe. Her rebirth came in a time of fear, when the Memorizors were forgetful and people became animals. As a human, she brought hope back to the people. And they needed hope to face the horrendous challenges brought by the Conquistadors, American settlers, and even the atomic age.
Allen, Paula Gunn. Skins and Bones. West End Press, 1988.
A collection of poetry by Paula Gunn Allen. These poems date from 1979-1987 they are divided into three categories, Songs of Tradition, Songs of Colonization, and Songs of Generation. Erdrich, Louise.Jacklight. Henry Holt, 1984.
The first book by Erdrich, this collection of poems is fresh, honest and filled with magic. A splendid collection. Highly recommended.
Erdrich, Louise. Baptism of Desire . Harper & Row, 1989.
Erdrich's poems reflect both the Chippewa and the Catholic strains in her upbringing, and touch on such topics as saints, pregnancy, Indian legends, and insomnia.
Glancy, Diane. The Cold and Hunger Dance. University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Influenced by her rich Cherokee heritage and Christian faith, Diane Glancy describes the migratory process of Native storytelling. Glancy's boldest and most stimulating collection of essays to date, The Cold and Hunger Dance is an imaginative and honest account of journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds. 14 photos.
Gillen, Penelope. Desire and Time Indian Arts and Crafts Associations,1990.
A collection of new writing from The Institute of American Indian Arts. Includes poetry and several short prose pieces.
Harjo, Joy.The Women Who Fell From the Sky W.W. Norton & Company , 1994.
One of the foremost Native American poets combines elements of storytelling, prayer, jazz, and her tribal background in her fourth volume of poetry.
Kenny, Maurice, On Second Thought The University of Oklahoma Press, 1995 .
This collection includes old and new favorites in poetry, fiction, criticism, and political commentary, plus an unusual literary memoir of New York in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s - upstate, Manhattan, and Brooklyn - from a Native American poet's point of view.
Kenny, Maurice. Wounds Beneath the Flesh. White Pine Press, 1987 .
Poetry by 15 Native American poets. A book of poetry that describes the wounds of Native people that are not visible through the eyes but are very alive in the hearts of Native people.
Levering, Donald. Outcroppings from Navajoland. Navajo Community College Press, 1984.
Collection of poetry about the Navajo homeland in the southwestern United States.
Louis, Adrian C. Among the Dog Eaters West End Press, 1992
Adrian Louis is a member of the Lovelock Paiute Indian tribe and was born and raised in Nevada. A teacher of English at Oglala Lakota College, Louisí poems offer an honest, stark image of native life. Not for the timid, these poems have been praised by Joy Harjo and Jimmy Santiago Baca.
Momaday, N. Scott. Angle of Geese and Other Poems. David R. Godine, 1974.
Momadayís first book of poems, this was the start of many splendid poems from this Kiowa author. The title poem, written to mourn the death of a friendís child, contains language that you will draw you back to it again and again.
Momaday, N. Scott. The Gourd Dancer Harper & Row, 1976.
A collection of various poetry styles including the classical ìThe Bearî to the prose poems of ìThe Colors of Night,î Momaday has provided a rich collection of work that is best read aloud. Momadayís work has been strongly influenced by Yvor Winters at Stanford University. An excellent collection from a legend among Native American writers.
Momaday, N. Scott. In the Bearís House. St. Martinís Press, 1999.
This is Momadayís personal quest to understand the wilderness embodied in the animal image of Bear.
Momaday, N. Scott. In the Presence of the Sun . St. Martinís Press, 1997 .
A collection of deep poetry and short stories accompanied by related illustrations. Momaday defines the richness of native culture in this collection. Beautiful and artistic in both words and illustrations.
Momaday, N. Scott, The Way to Rainy Mountain. The University of New Mexico Press, 1969.
A compilation of stories, vignettes, and poems that describe the author's spiritual and intellectual voyage as he retraces a 300-year journey made by his ancestors from Montana to New Mexico.
Morrison, George. Morrisonís Horizon Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1998.
Niatum, Duane. Digging Out the Roots. Harper & Row Publishers, 1977.
Collection of poetry relating to topics such as ìsongs from the makerî and ìdancing eagle to sleep.î
Niatum, Duane. Carriers of the Dream Wheel. Harper & Row, 1975.
Brings together 16 poets from all areas of the country. The poems are from M. Scott Momaday, Simon Ortiz, and Leslie Silko.
Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. Harper & Row, 1976.
An early collection of poetry by the renowned Native American poet, Simon Ortiz. This collection starts in the past and travels through time braiding together both past and present.
Ortiz, Simon J. Woven Stone . University of Arizona Press, 1992.
Highly respect poet, Simon Ortiz has had a thirty-year career marked by a fascination with language and by a love of his people. This collection is an exhibition of the power language.
Rose, Wendy.The Halfbreed Chronicles and Other Poems. West End Press, 1985.
A collection of poems by Wendy Rose. Poems about the Hopi, the incident at Wounded Knee, mixed blood native people and more.
Rothenberg, Jerome. Shaking the Pumpkin Double Day & Co., 1972.
A collection of traditional American Indian poetry. Includes a variety of symbolism used by ancient tribes and many songs from long ago.
Whiteman, Roberta Hill, Star Quilt. Holy Cow! Press, 1984.
The poetry of Roberta Whiteman reflects a great respect and understanding of nature. They embrace the beauty of life in animals, the earth and even the rising sun.