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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

Joy Harjo · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology, without which no study of American poetry is complete.United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into one momentous volume. This landmark anthology...
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Indian America from 1890 to the Present

DAVID TREUER · Riverhead Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.

The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American...
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Heart Berries: A Memoir

TERESE MAILHOT · Counterpoint
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

"Heart Berries is an epic take -- an Iliad for the indigenous. It is the story of one First Nation woman and her geographic, emotional, and theological search for meaning in a colonial world...Terese is a world-changing talent, and I recommend this book with 100% of my soul."...
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Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

Sierra Crane Murdoch · Random House
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it - an urgent work of literary journalism.

"I don't know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more...
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Shapes of Native Nonfiction: Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers

Elissa Washuta · University of Washington Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Just as a basket's purpose determines its materials, weave, and shape, so too is the purpose of the essay related to its material, weave, and shape. Editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton ground this anthology of essays by Native writers in the formal art of basket weaving. Using...
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Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power

Pekka Hämäläinen · Yale University Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive history of the Lakota Indians and their profound role in shaping America's history

This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty‑first century. Pekka...
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press,
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in LiteratureThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous...
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Lords of Apacheria Mickey Free, the Hunt for Geronimo and the Apache Kid, and the Longest War in American History.

Hutton Paul Andrew · Crown Pub
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland

They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the...
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WHEREAS: Poems

Layli Long Soldier · Graywolf
Pages: 114
Format: Print book

The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award

WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment....

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Native American Folklore & Traditions

Elsie Clews Parson · Arcturus Publishing Limited
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From the Mojave Desert to the arctic expanses of Baffin Island, the rituals and traditions of the First Peoples of North America blur the boundaries between myth and reality.This treasury brings together many spectacular tales from Native American folklore. Recorded from oral traditions...
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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

S. C. Gwynne · Scribner; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer...
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An American Sunrise

Joy Harjo
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi...

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Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation

Peter Cozzens · Knopf
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Until the Americans killed Tecumseh in 1813, he and his brother Tenskwatawa were the co-architects of the broadest pan-Indian confederation in United States history. In previous accounts of Tecumseh's life, Tenskwatawa has been dismissed as a talentless charlatan and a drunk. But award-winning...
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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

Beautifully bound in stamped linen cloth with a bookmark ribbon and a deckled edge, this edition features five brilliantly colored illustrations by artist Nate Christopherson. In increasingly dark times, we honor the experience that more than 350,000 readers in North America have cherished...
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture

Chip Colwell · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects or the communities whose ancestors made...
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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman · Univ Of Minnesota Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Here is real food - our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef....

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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Claudio Saunt · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A masterful and unsettling history of "Indian Removal," the forced migration of Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s and the state-sponsored theft of their lands.In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East...
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Dee Brown · H. Holt & Co.
Pages: 481
Format: Paperback

Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived. Now repackaged with a new introduction...
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New Poets of Native Nations

HEID E ERDRICH · Graywolf Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

A landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one Native poets first published in the twenty-first century

New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry....

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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Andrés Reséndez · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

A landmark history - the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century

Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés...
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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

Joy Harjo · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

A musical, magical, resilient volume from one of our most celebrated and essential Native American voices.In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through...
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As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

Dina Gilio-Whitaker · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activismThrough the unique lens of "Indigenized environmental justice," Indigenous researcher...
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This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving

David J. Silverman · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, a new look at the Plymouth colony's founding events, told for the first time with Wampanoag people at the heart of the story.

In March 1621, when Plymouth's survival was hanging in the balance, the Wampanoag sachem (or chief)...

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Blood Moon: An American Epic of War and Splendor in the Cherokee Nation

John Sedgwick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

This sweeping American epic reveals one of the greatest untold stories of the nineteenth century: the fierce rivalry between two great Cherokee chiefs that led to war, forced migration, and the devastation of a once-proud nation.

Blood Moon is the story of the century-long...
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The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

Megan Kate Nelson · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history.

In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil...
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Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers. The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered...
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Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War

Daniel J Sharfstein · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 613
Format: Hardcover

The epic clash of two American legends -- their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction.

Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's...

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The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems

Momaday, N. Scott · HARPERCOLLINS

Pulitzer Prize winner and celebrated American master N. Scott Momaday returns with a radiant collection of more than 100 new and selected poems rooted in Native American tradition. "The poems in this book reflect my deep respect for and appreciation of words. . . . I believe that poetry...
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National Geographic The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier

Anton Treuer · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands - and the Native American way of life - from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century.

This...
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The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West

Peter Cozzens · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host of other military and political figures, as well as great native leaders such as Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, and Red Cloud, The Earth is Weeping - lauded by BOOKLIST as "a...
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Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems

Jake Skeets · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Selected by Kathy Fagan as a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers is a debut collection of poems by a dazzling geologist of queer eros. Drunktown, New Mexico, is a place where men "only touch when they fuck in a backseat." Its landscape...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017

"Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." - Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review

Shelf Awareness's Best Book of 2017

Named a best...
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American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings

Zitkala-Sa · Penguin
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Timothy Egan · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1ST edition
Format: Hardcover

How a lone man’s epic obsession led to one of America’s greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man who made them.  ...
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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Colin G Calloway · Oxford University Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape,...
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