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  Cover Art: Before and After the Horizon : Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes Before and After the Horizon : Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Illustrated with color images of visually powerful historical and contemporary works, this book reveals how Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe or Chippewa) artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862 Anderson, Gary Clayton
Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War of 1862
This volume documents the Minnesota Dakota War of 1862 as witnessed by Dakota Indians. Each powerful personal account is preceded by a biographical sketch; some photographs and sketches included.
1988
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: We are Still Here : a Photographic History of the American Indian Movement Bancroft, Dick, 1927-
We are Still Here : a Photographic History of the American Indian Movement
Dick Bancroft began working with the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the very early 1970s. This book interweaves his photos with text by Laura Waterman Wittstock of the Seneca Nation, who covered the early years of the Movement as a journalist and here recounts the dynamic history of the organization.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Columns of Vengeance : Soldiers Sioux and the Punitive Expeditions 1863-1864 Beck, Paul Norman, 1958-
Columns of Vengeance : Soldiers Sioux and the Punitive Expeditions 1863-1864
The Punitive Expeditions of 1863 and 1864 against the Dakotas led to some of the most significant engagements between the Sioux and the U.S. Army. The Dakota as well as U.S. Army soldier's perspectives are presented to give an even-handed account of the significance of these military encounters.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Black Elk Speaks : Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux Black Elk, 1863-1950.
Black Elk Speaks : Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
Widely hailed as a spiritual classic, this inspirational and unfailingly powerful story reveals the life and visions of the Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (1863–1950) and the tragic history of his Sioux people during the epic closing decades of the Old West.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Lakota Woman Brave Bird, Mary
Lakota Woman
The deeply moving story of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive on the South Dakota Rosebud Reservation, to joining the revolution for Native American rights during the 1960s and 1970s.
1994
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Brown, Dee Alexander
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
This classic "Indian history of the American West" documents the atrocities committed against Native Americans in the late nineteenth century. This book contains many primary sources, including photographs, testimonies and transcripts from Native American leaders.
1971
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Birch Coulie : the Epic Battle of the Dakota War Christgau, John.
Birch Coulie : the Epic Battle of the Dakota War
In the aftermath of this war between white settlers and Dakota Indians in Minnesota, thirty-eight Dakota men were hanged without legal representation or defense witnesses. It was the largest mass execution in American history. This book brings clarity and insight to this critical moment in the troubled history of the American West.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Singing for a Spirit : a Portrait of the Dakota Sioux Deloria, Vine
Singing for a Spirit : a Portrait of the Dakota Sioux
Follows the story of the Deloria family, whose existence was engulfed and forever changed by the westward expansion of the United States.
1999
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher : the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Egan, Timothy
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher : the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
A narrative account of the pioneering photographer's life-risking effort to document a disappearing North American Indian nation offers insight into the danger and resolve behind his venture, his elevation to an impassioned advocate and the posthumous discovery of his considerable achievements.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Original Local : Indigenous Foods Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest Erdrich, Heid E. (Heid Ellen)
Original Local : Indigenous Foods Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
A celebration of intensely local foods on a spectrum spanning traditional American Indian treatments and creative contemporary fusion.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community Erdrich, Heid. E. and Laura Tohe, eds.
Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community
In this energetic anthology of poetry, essays and fiction, Native American women examine their lives and their connection to community. Contributors include well-known and lesser-known contemporary Native American women writers from a variety of tribes.
2002
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country Erdrich, Louise
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country
The critically acclaimed author describes her journey back to the islands of her ancestors in Ontario, offering a compelling portrait of Ojibwe language, culture, spirits, traditions, and art as she visits centuries-old rock paintings and recalls her own family and contemporary life.
2003
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Indians in Minnesota Graves, Kathy Davis
Indians in Minnesota
A historical and contemporary account of Ojibwe and Dakota Indians living in both reservation and urban settings is provided in this resource that examines the significant changes and continuing needs of Indians in the twenty-first century.
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Empire of the Summer Moon : Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Gwynne, S. C.
Empire of the Summer Moon : Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
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.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Crazy Brave : a Memoir Harjo, Joy.
Crazy Brave : a Memoir
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Hearth, Amy Hill
"Strong Medicine" Speaks : a Native American Elder Has her Say : an Oral History
Chronicles the life of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Lenni-Lenape, or Delaware, Indian, tracing her ancestry back to the 1520s and describing her experiences growing up and raising a family in New Jersey during the twentieth century.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Roads to Quoz : an American Mosey Heat Moon, William Least
Roads to Quoz : an American Mosey
Recounts the author's three-month 13,000-mile road trip on the back roads of small-town America, during which he uncovers a nation deep in character, story, and charm.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Under the Eagle : Samuel Holiday Navajo Code Talker Holiday, Samuel, 1924-
Under the Eagle : Samuel Holiday Navajo Code Talker
Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Holiday's story is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in his own voice and words.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Dakota Women's Work : Creativity Culture and Exile Hyman, Colette A., 1958-
Dakota Women's Work : Creativity Culture and Exile
Examines how the decorative work of Dakota women and the changes in that work embody the culture, spirit, and history of the Dakota people.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
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AUTHORS
• Ai, , 1947-2010
Choctaw-Chickasaw-Cheyenne-Comanche
• Allen, Paula Gunn
Laguna-Sioux-Lebanese
• Amiotte, Arthur
Oglala Lakota
• Apess, William, b. 1798
Pequot
• Baca, Jimmy Santiago
Apache-Chicano
• Banks, Dennis
Leech Lake Ojibwe
• Barreiro, Jose
Taino-Cuban
• Begay, Shonto
Navajo
• Birchfield, D. L.
Chickasaw-Choctaw
• Blackhawk, Ned
Te-Moak Shoshone
• Blaeser, Kimberly M.
White Earth Ojibwe
• Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
Cherokee
• Boyden, Linda
Cherokee
• Brave Bird, Mary
Brule Lakota
• Broker, Ignatia
Ojibwe
• Bruchac, James
Abenaki
• Bruchac, Joseph, 1942
Abenaki
• Campbell, Maria, 1940-
Metis
• Child, Brenda J.
• Chrystos,
Menominee
• Coke, Allison Hedge
Huron-Cherokee-Creek
• Copway, George, 1818-1863?
Mississauga Ojibwa
• Cornplanter, Jesse J.
Seneca
• Deloria, Ella Cara
Yankton Dakota
• Deloria, Vine
Yankton Dakota
• Eastman, Charles Alexander
Dakota
• Erdrich, Louise
Turtle Mountain Ojibwe
• Forbes, Jack D.
Powhatan-Renape-Lenape
• Gonzalez, Gaspar Pedro
poetry; Q'anjob'al Maya
• Green, Rayna
Cherokee
• Harjo, Joy
poetry; Muscogee Creek-Cherokee
• Heat Moon, William Least
Osage-Irish
• Henry, Jeannette
Cahuilla-Cherokee
• Hogan, Linda
Chickasaw
• Johnson, E. Pauline
Mohawk
• Johnston, Basil
Anishinaabe
• Kegg, Maude
Ojibwe
• La Flesche , Francis
Omaha
• LaDuke, Winona
White Earth Ojibwe
• Mankiller, Wilma Pearl
Cherokee
• Marshall, Joseph, 1945-
Lakota
• Mathews, John Joseph
Osage
• McMaster, Gerald
Siksika-Red Pheasant
• McNickle, D'Arcy
Salish Kootenai
• Menchu, Rigoberta
K'iche Maya
• Mihesuah, Devon A.
Choctaw
• Mistral, Gabriela
Mapuche, Chile
• Momaday, N. Scott
poetry; Kiowa-Cherokee
• Montejo, Victor
Jakaltek Maya
• Moore, Marijo
Cherokee
• Mourning Dove,
Colville-Okanagan
• Northrup, Jim
Anishnaabe
• Ortiz, Simon J.
Acoma Pueblo
• Red Shirt, Delphine
Oglala Lakota
• Rogers, Will, 1879-1935
Cherokee
• Rose, Wendy
poetry; Hopi-Miwok
• Silko, Leslie, 1948-
Laguna Pueblo
• Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk
Brule Lakota
• Standing Bear, Luther
Oglala Lakota
• Strickland, Rennard
Osage-Cherokee
• Sweet, Denise
poetry; Anishinaabe
• Tapahonso, Luci
Dine
• Taylor, Drew Hayden
Ojibwe
• Tinker, George E.
Osage
• Trask, Haunani-Kay
Native Hawaiian
• Tremblay, Gail
Mi'kmaq-Onondaga
• Trudell, John
Santee Sioux
• Vizenor, Gerald Robert
White Earth Ojibwe
• Warrior, Robert Allen
Osage
• Welch, James, 1940-2003
Blackfeet-Gros Ventre
• Whiteman, Roberta Hill
poetry; Oneida
• Wilson, Angela Cavender
Wahpetunwan Dakota
• Young Bear, Ray A.
poetry; Meskwaki
• Zitkala-Sa,
Yankton Dakota
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