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A sampling of stories about the life, culture and history of Native American people, told in their own words.

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  Cover Art: Indian Country Noir Indian Country Noir
Step into Indian Country. Enter the dark welter of troubled history throughout the Americas, where the heritage of violence meets the ferocity of intent.Features brand-new stories by: Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. Hedge Coke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martínez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Talking Leaves : Contemporary Native American Short Stories Talking Leaves : Contemporary Native American Short Stories
Deer woman / Paula Gunn Allen -- Turtle lake / Gloria Bird -- Swimming upstream / Beth Brant -- Going home / Joseph Bruchac -- A visit from Reverend Tileston / Elizabeth Cook-Lynn -- Queen of diamonds / Michael Dorris -- The old marriage / Debra Earling - After Celilo / Ed Edmo -- The humming of stars and bees and waves / Anita Endrezze -- The bingo van / Louise Erdrich -- The way it was / Tina Marie Freeman-Villalobos -- Aunt Parnetta's electric blisters / Diane Glancy -- High cotton / Rayna Green -- The flood. Northern lights / Joy Harjo -- Taking care of business / Kathleen Shaye Hill -- Aunt Moon's young man / Linda Hogan -- The pebble people / Roger Jack -- Wet moccasins / Maurice Kenny -- A seat in the garden / Thomas King -- Killing the bear / Judith Minty -- She is beautiful in her whole being / N. Scott Momaday -- Crow's sun / Duane Niatum -- Never quite a Hollywood star / Carter Revard -- The Indian basket. It's all in how you say it / Mickey Roberts -- How I got to be queen / Greg Sarris -- Dancer / Vickie Sears -- Snatched away / Mary Tallmountain -- from Chayenne revenge / Clifford E. Trafzer -- The Baron of Patronia. China Browne / Gerald Vizenor -- Bicenti / Anna Lee Walters -- from Fools crow / James Welch -- Summer girl / Roberta Hill Whiteman -- Diamond Island: Alcatraz / Darryl Babe Wilson -- White-out / Phyllis Wolf -- Homecooking / Elizabeth Woody.
1991
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blasphemy : New and Selected Stories Alexie, Sherman
Blasphemy : New and Selected Stories
Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Killing Winter Arthurson, Wayne
A Killing Winter
Leo struggles to reconnect with his estranged son and fights his gambling addiction while becoming increasingly consumed by an undercover case involving a missing Native street kid who is found brutally murdered by gang members.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dreams Beneath Your Feet Blevins, Winfred
Dreams Beneath Your Feet
A Spur Award-winning author continues his Rendezvous series with this fifth novel, which continues the story of trapper, fighter, and survivor Sam Morgan
2008
Adult Western Book
  Cover Art: The Orenda Boyden, Joseph
The Orenda
A critically acclaimed epic of Canada, from the perspective a Huron warrior, Iroquois woman and a Jesuit priest in the early 17th century.
2014
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Waterlily Deloria, Ella Cara
Waterlily
When Blue Bird and her grandmother leave their family's camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles. Ella Cara Deloria's tale follows Blue Bird and her daughter, Waterlily, through the intricate kinship practices that created unity among her people. Waterlily , published after Deloria's death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Sioux. This new Bison Books edition features an introduction by Susan Gardner and an index.
2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Yellow Raft in Blue Water Dorris, Michael
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
"A fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving back in time, the novel is told in the voices of three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona, searching for a way to find herself; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed by tenderness and resentment toward those she loves; and the fierce and mysterious Ida, mother and grandmother, whose haunting secrets, betrayals, and dreams echo through the years, braiding together the strands of the shared past -- and their future"--Back cover.
1987
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Perma Red Earling, Debra Magpie
Perma Red
Louise White Elk dreams of both belonging and escape, and of discovering love and freedom on her own terms. But she is a red-haired, tough, and beautiful temptation, and at least three men, each more dangerous than the other, want to control and possess her: Police Officer Charlie Kicking Woman, who struggles between worlds; charismatic but scary Baptiste, who refuses to yield to anyone; and Harvey Stoner, who owns nearly everything. On the reservation, danger looms everywhere, rising out of fear and anger, deprivation, hunger, and poverty. But just as often for Louise, and for those she loves, danger arises from longing and desire. And from making a choice. Perma Red is a love-crossed saga about a young woman coming of age under perilous circumstances, and about the consequences of her often contradictory desires. In this breathtaking tale of the American West, a tragic love story unfolds against a classic clash of cultures. In the tradition of Michael Dorris's Yellow Raft in Blue Water and the novels of Louise Erdrich, Perma Red is an enthralling, devastating debut by a commanding new voice.
2002
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Round House Erdrich, Louise
Round House
A coming of age story set on the Ojibwe reservation of North Dakota, a tale of hate crimes and the pursuit of justice.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: If I Ever Get Out of Here Gansworth, Eric L
If I Ever Get Out of Here
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Man Who Heard the Land Glancy, Diane
The Man Who Heard the Land
In this haunting novel by celebrated Native American author Diane Glancy, an unnamed man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land--but he can't make out what it has said. The man is a professor who teaches a 'Literature and the Environment' course, but he soon realises that there is much he must still learn about the land, his past, and his home state. What follows is a kind of odyssey of self-discovery. He submerges himself into the history of the region, trying to piece together geology, Native folklore, and early explorer literature, all in an effort to decipher what the land has said. Along the way he experiences the deaths of his parents; he is stranded in an ice-fishing house for a cold winter night; he helps rescue a family from a flood of the Red River. He encounters more elusive obstacles when he tries to gather his material into a book but becomes hopelessly entangled in complexities, ambiguities, and contradictions. But the more the man works to uncover universal truths, the more he circles toward certain inescapable realities in his own life. This is a small masterpiece of prose -- at once an enthralling narrative of one man's personal quest and a deeply probing meditation on each person's place in history.
2001
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Dance Boots Grover, Linda LeGarde
The Dance Boots
Linked stories of Ojibwa people trying to be true to traditional ways in a rapidly changing world.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: People of the Whale Hogan, Linda
People of the Whale
Separated from his beloved wife by his decision to serve in Vietnam, Native American Thomas Witka Just fathers a child with another woman, returns home to find his tribe in a moral conflict over a whale hunt, and struggles with his feelings about the son he left behind.
2008
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Born of Silence Kenyon, Sherrilyn
Born of Silence
Vowing to destroy his father's killer while outmaneuvering alter ego Kere, Darling Cruel, a dictator member of an elite ruling family, is shattered when Resistance leader Zarya, his most trusted ally, turns a specially designed weapon against Darling's family in her effort to rekindle his humanity.
2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Medicine River King, Thomas
Medicine River
When Will returns to Medicine River, he thinks he is simply attending his mother's funeral. He doesn't count on Harlen Bigbear and his unique brand of community planning. Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town's only Native photographer. Somehow, that's exactly what happens. Through Will's gentle and humorous narrative, we come to know Medicine River, a small Albertan town bordering a Blackfoot reserve. And we meet its people: the basketball team; Louise Heavyman and her daughter, South Wing; Martha Oldcrow, the marriage doctor; Joe Bigbear, Harlen's world-travelling, storytelling brother; Bertha Morley, who has a short fling with a Calgary dating service; and David Plume, who went to Wounded Knee. At the centre of it all is Harlen, advising and pestering, annoying and entertaining, gossiping and benevolently interfering in the lives of his friends and neighbours.
1990
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Last Standing Woman LaDuke, Winona
Last Standing Woman
A novel on the Anishinaabe Indians, tracing their struggle to restore their culture and regain their land. From the Great Sioux Uprising of the 1860s, to the 1970s occupation by Indian militants of the Minnesota White Earth Reservation, to the present problems of alcoholism and sexual abuse. A first novel.
1997
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Long Knives are Crying Marshall, Joseph
The Long Knives are Crying
The Battle of Little Big Horn from the Native American perspective.
2008
Adult Western Book
  Cover Art: House Made of Dawn Momaday, N. Scott
House Made of Dawn
The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a proud stranger in his native land. He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called peyote. The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell.
2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Roofwalker Power, Susan
Roofwalker
In Roofwalker, Native American writer Susan Power explores the complexities of contemporary Native American life. Featuring both fiction and nonfiction - ``stories' and ``histories' - the book shows the ways that native traditions and beliefs work for characters who live physically and spiritually far from the reservation. The first seven pieces are ``stories,' such as the title tale in which a young girl believes in the power of the ``roofwalker' spirit to make her dreams come true; or ``Beaded Souls,' in which Maxine Bullhead, living in Chicago, is cursed by the sin of her great-grandfather, an Indian policeman sent to arrest Sitting Bull. The last five pieces are ``histories' that repeat subjects and themes found in the earlier section, making Roofwalker a book in which spirits and the living commingle and Sioux culture and modern life collide with disarming power, humor, and joy.
2002
Adult Fiction Book
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NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS...


AUTHORS
• Alexie, Sherman
Spokane-Coeur d'Alene
• Allen, Paula Gunn
Laguna-Sioux-Lebanese
• Big Crow, Moses Nelson
Oglala
• Boyden, Joseph
Metis
• Bruchac, Joseph
Abenaki
• Conley , Robert J.
Keetowah-Cherokee
• Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth
Crow Creek Lakota
• Erdrich, Liselotte
Turtle Mountain Ojibwe
• Erdrich, Louise
Turtle Mountain Ojibwe
• Glancy, Diane
Cherokee
• Gomez, Jewelle
Iowa
• Hale, Janet Campbell
Coeur d'Alene-Kootenay
• Henry, Gordon, 1955-
White Earth Ojibwe
• Highway, Tomson
Cree
• Hobson, Geary
Quapaw-Cherokee-Chickasaw
• Hogan, Linda
Chickasaw
• Jones, Stephen Graham
Blackfeet
• King, Thomas, 1943-
Cherokee
• LaFavor, Carole
Ojibwe
• Medawar, Mardi Oakley
Cherokee
• Momaday, N Scott
Kiowa-Cherokee
• Oskison, John M.
Cherokee
• Owens, Louis
Choctaw-Cherokee
• Paschen, Elise
poetry; Osage
• Power, Susan, 1961-
Standing Rock Sioux
• Robinson, Eden
Haisla-Heiltsuk
• Sarris, Greg
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
• Silko, Leslie Marmon
Laguna Pueblo
• Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Muscogee Creek
• Strete, Craig
Cherokee
• Stroud, Virginia A.
Keetowah Cherokee-Muscogee
• Treuer, David
Leech Lake Ojibwe
• Van Camp, Richard
Tli Cho
• Vizenor, Gerald
White Earth Ojibwe
• Walters, Anna Lee
Pawnee-Otoe-Missouria
• Welch, James
Blackfeet-Gros Ventre