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Creation's Journey
Native American Identity and Belief
Written by Tom Hill and Richard W. Hill


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 17, 1994
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-56098-453-5 (1-56098-453-8)

Drawing on the vast collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Creation’s Journey retells the story of native life from the Arctic to the Tierra del Fuego, and from childhood to old age.

“Moving, instructive, and thought provoking. . . The stories and descriptions that accompany the images are often... Read more >

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Notes from The Century Before
A Journal from British Columbia
Written by Edward Hoagland
Edited by Jon Krakauer
Introduction by David Quammen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75943-7 (0-375-75943-3)

In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before... Read more >
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The Real All Americans

Written by Sally Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2624-9 (0-7679-2624-2)

Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike.


If... Read more >

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America in 1492
The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 1993
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74337-8 (0-679-74337-5)

Developed at the D Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and edited by award-winning author Alvin Josephy, Jr., America in 1492 is an invaluable collection of essays by fifteen prominent historians, anthropologists, and scholars of art, religion, and folklore.  With the dozens of illustrations, drawn largely from the... Read more >

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Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes
Nine Indian Writers on the Legacy of the Expedition
Written by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7749-6 (1-4000-7749-4)

At the heart of this landmark collection of essays rests a single question: What impact, good or bad, immediate or long-range, did Lewis and Clark’s journey have on the Indians whose homelands they traversed? The nine writers in this volume each provide their own unique answers; from Pulitzer prize-winner N. Scott... Read more >
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Messengers of the Wind

Written by Jane Katz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: March 5, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40285-1 (0-345-40285-5)

In Messengers of the Wind Native American women, old and young, from a variety of tribal groups, speak with eloquence and passion about their experiences on the land and in urban areas; about their work as artists, activists, and healers; as grandmothers, mothers, and daughters; as modern professional women with a... Read more >
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38896-4 (0-307-38896-4)

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Kluger brings to life a bloody clash between Native Americans and white settlers in the 1850s Pacific Northwest. After he was appointed the first governor of the state of Washington, Isaac Ingalls Stevens had one goal: to persuade the Indians of the Puget Sound region to leave their... Read more >

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Seizing Destiny
The Relentless Expansion of American Territory
Written by Richard Kluger


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71298-2 (0-375-71298-4)

Less than 100 years after its creation as a fragile republic, the United States more than quadrupled its size, making it the world's third largest nation. No other country or sovereign power had ever grown so big so fast or become so rich and so powerful.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Richard Kluger... Read more >
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Collecting Native America, 1870-1960

Written by Shepard Krech, III


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: February 15, 2010
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-277-5 (1-58834-277-8)

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public... Read more >

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The Broken Spears 2007 Revised Edition
The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Written by Miguel Leon-Portilla


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 15, 2006
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5500-7 (0-8070-5500-X)

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated... Read more >
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The Name of War
King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70262-4 (0-375-70262-8)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

King Philip’s War, the excruciating racial war—colonists against Indians—that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages... Read more >
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Life Is Your Best Medicine
A Woman's Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age
Written by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
Foreword by Andrew Weil


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0960-4 (1-4262-0960-6)

“The division between conventional and traditional medicine is as artificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woven together in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built.” - Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

In Life Is Your... Read more >
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1491
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4006-3 (1-4000-4006-X)

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding of what the Americas were like before Columbus's arrival. Most of us learned in school that Indians crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, that... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3205-1 (1-4000-3205-9)

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27824-1 (0-307-27824-7)

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $30.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26572-2 (0-307-26572-2)

From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.

More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally... Read more >

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The Long Exile
A Tale of Inuit Betrayal and Survival in the High Arctic
Written by Melanie McGrath


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3288-4 (1-4000-3288-1)

In 1932, the Canadian government forcibly relocated three dozen Inuit from their flourishing home on the Hudson Bay to the barren, arctic landscape of Ellesmere Island, the most northerly landmass on the planet. Among this group was Josephie Flaherty, the unrecognized, half-Inuit son of filmmaker Robert Flaherty, director of Nanook of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The Time Of The Buffalo

Written by Tom McHugh


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-82835-4 (0-307-82835-2)

According to the Blackfoot creation myth, the spirits first rolled moist earth in their hands and threw the magic symbol to the ground to make men and women. “Next they made earthen images of buffalo, blowing on them to bring them to life.” And it is the profound interrelationship of earth... Read more >

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Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39987-8 (0-307-39987-7)

In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada’s worst residential schools. St. Anne’s, in north­ern Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Even as Metatawabin built the trappings of a successful... Read more >
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From The Heart
Voices of the American Indian
Written by Lee Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 428 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76891-3 (0-679-76891-2)

Lee Miller retrieves the voices of Indian people over five centuries and weaves them into an alternate history of the continent, while introducing us to the grandeur and diversity of the 500 nations who held this land before the first European set foot on it. Here, collected in one volume, is... Read more >
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Pueblo Bonito
Center of the Chacoan World
Written by Jill E. Neitzel


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 2003
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-131-0 (1-58834-131-3)

Pueblo Bonito is the largest and most famous ruin in New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Built by the ancestral Puebloan people some 1,000 years ago, the ruin testifies to one of the oldest and most complex societies ever discovered in North America. Study of the large corpus of data... Read more >

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Native American History

Written by Judith Nies


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 3, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-39350-0 (0-345-39350-3)

Offering a unique perspective on the history of Native American peoples—their culture, history, and politics—Judith Nies juxtaposes Native American history with the history of Western civilization, highlighting their scientific knowledge and agricultural sophistication. This historical narrative, presented in a time-line format, sheds light on such events as: the construction of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What You See in Clear Water
Indians, Whites, and a Battle Over Water in the American West
Written by Geoffrey O'Gara


Format: Trade Paperback, 306 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73582-3 (0-679-73582-8)

For nearly a century, the Indians on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming have been battling their white farmer neighbors over the rights to the Wind River. What You See in Clear Water tells the story of this epic struggle, shedding light on the ongoing conflict over water rights in the... Read more >
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Before and after the Horizon
Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes
Edited by David Penney


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-452-6 (1-58834-452-5)

Before and after the Horizon is the only book to consider the work of Anishinaabe artists overall and to discuss 500 years of Anishinaabe art history. This book--which accompanies an exhibition of the same title opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York--reveals how... Read more >

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The Killing of Crazy Horse

Written by Thomas Powers


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71430-6 (0-375-71430-8)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best History

With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials, Thomas Powers establishes what really happened in the dramatic final months and days of Crazy Horse’s life.

He was the greatest Indian... Read more >
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