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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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Love and Hate in Jamestown
John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Start of a New Nation
Written by David A. Price


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3172-6 (1-4000-3172-9)

A gripping narrative of one of the great survival stories of American history: the opening of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Drawing on period letters and chronicles, and on the papers of the Virginia Company—which financed the settlement of Jamestown—David Price tells a tale of cowardice and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blood and Thunder
The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
Written by Hampton Sides


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3110-8 (1-4000-3110-9)

In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the... Read more >

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The Living Maya
Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-939-1 (1-55643-939-3)

Author Robert Sitler’s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like—a community of people living in peace with each other... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

Written by Ephraim Squier


Format: Trade Paperback, 324 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1998
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-898-4 (1-56098-898-3)

Originally published in 1848 as the first major work in the nascent discipline as well as the first publication of the newly established Smithsonian Institution, Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley remains today not only a key document in the history of American archaeology but also the primary source of information... Read more >

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IndiVisible
African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 26, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-271-3 (1-58834-271-9)

Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people with a... Read more >

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The Civil War of 1812
American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4265-4 (1-4000-4265-8)

In this deeply researched and clearly written book, the Pulitzer Prize—winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and Indians fought in a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Divided Ground
Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution
Written by Alan Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7707-6 (1-4000-7707-9)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of William Cooper's Town comes a dramatic and illuminating portrait of white and Native American relations in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Divided Ground tells the story of two friends, a Mohawk Indian and the son of a colonial clergyman, whose relationship helped redefine North... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Woman in the Shaman's Body
Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine
Written by Barbara Tedlock, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37971-6 (0-553-37971-2)

"Her latest fascinating monograph is the mature work of a confident scholar, bringing many disparate pieces of evidence together in a sweeping summary of the integral role of women in religion and medicine through many centuries...Tedlock has shifted the way we view the feminine in diverse historical adn current shamanic practices... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Atlas of Indian Nations

Written by Anton Treuer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1160-7 (1-4262-1160-0)

Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.
 
In the most comprehensive atlas of Native American history and culture available, the story... Read more >

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Warriors in Uniform
The Legacy of American Indian Heroism
Written by Herman J. Viola
Introduction by Ben Nighthorse Campbell


Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0361-9 (1-4262-0361-6)

Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their current numbers in the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict—all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in... Read more >

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Death and Rebirth of Seneca

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 1972
Price: $15.20
ISBN: 978-0-394-71699-2 (0-394-71699-X)

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

This is a cultural study of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Apache Warrior 1860-86

Written by Robert Watt


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0352-8 (1-4728-0352-3)

Focusing on the Chiricahua Apache, led by such famous warriors as Cochise Mangas Coloradas, Victorio, Nana and Geronimo, this book strips away the myths behind the history of some of the feared opponents of the US Army in the southwest United States. It explains how their upbringing, training and culture equipped... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Indian Givers
How Native Americans Transformed the World
Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71715-3 (0-307-71715-1)

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and an eBook.

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Savages and Civilization

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 7, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90957-7 (0-449-90957-3)

In Indian Givers and Native Roots Weatherford wrote of the clash between Native American and European cultures; in Savages and Civilization he widens his scope to illuminate the global scale of ethnic strife as the indigenous peoples that are facing the loss of their cultural identities demonstrate a growing resistance to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rainforest Medicine
Preserving Indigenous Science and Biodiversity in the Upper Amazon
Written by Jonathon Miller Weisberger
Illustrated by Pablo Amaringo, Thomas Wang and Agustin Payaguaje
Foreword by Daniel Pinchbeck


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-608-4 (1-58394-608-X)

Chronicling the practices, legends, and wisdom of the vanishing traditions of the upper Amazon, this book reveals the area’s indigenous peoples’ approach to living in harmony with the natural world. Rainforest Medicine features in-depth essays on plant-based medicine and indigenous science from four distinct Amazonian societies: deep forest and urban, lowland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Indians of the United States

Written by Clark Wissler


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 21, 1967
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-02019-0 (0-385-02019-8)

A revision of Wissler's authoritative study, this volume traces the history of the American Indian from prehistoric times to the present. It gives a broad survey of the tribes and cultures of all the great Indian language families. Read more >

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Voices of Ancestors

Written by Dhyani Ywahoo


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 12, 1987
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-410-9 (0-87773-410-0)

Ywahoo, a member of the traditional Etowach Band of the Eastern Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation, shares the oral teachings of her people. Read more >
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