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21 Featured Titles

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Spider Woman's Granddaughters
Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women
Written by Paula Gunn Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90508-1 (0-449-90508-X)

Paula Gunn Allen has collected this powerful cast of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories, many by the most accomplished Native American women writing today, including:
Louise Erdrich
Leslie Marmon Silko
Vickie L. Sears
Mary TallMountain
Anna Lee Walters
LeAnne Howe
Linda Hogan
Misha Gallagher
And many others.

"Native American women rank high among modern writers... Now with this... Read more >

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As Long as the Rivers Flow

Written by James Bartleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39875-8 (0-307-39875-7)

From the accomplished memoirist and former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario comes a first novel of incredible heart and spirit for every Canadian.

The novel follows one girl, Martha, from the Cat Lake First Nation in Northern Ontario who is “stolen” from her family at the age of six and flown far away to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Across the Endless River

Written by Thad Carhart


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3173-1 (0-7679-3173-4)

Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. He is raised both as William Clark’s ward in St. Louis and by his parents among the villages of the Mandan tribe on the far northern reaches of the Missouri river. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Sorrow in Our Hearts

Written by Allan Eckert


Format: Paperback, 1088 pages
Publisher: Domain
On Sale: February 1, 1993
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-56174-6 (0-553-56174-X)

With the meticulous accuracy of a scholar and the dramatic flair of a novelist, Eckert's biography details Tecumseh's life, from his birth in 1768 under the augury of a shooting star, through his formation of an unprecedented alliance of Native American tribes during one of the most crucial periods in Native... Read more >

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American Indian Myths and Legends

Written by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 12, 1985
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-74018-8 (0-394-74018-1)

This collection gathers one-hundred-sixty tales from eighty tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage.  From all across the continent come tales of creation, love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Watershed

Written by Percival Everett
Introduction by Sherman Alexie


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2003
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8361-1 (0-8070-8361-5)

A classic of politics, murder, and espionage.

On a windswept landscape somewhere north of Denver, Robert Hawks, a feisty and dangerously curious hydrologist, finds himself enmeshed in a fight over Native American treaty rights. What begins for Robert as a peaceful fishing interlude ends in murder and the disclosure of government secrets... Read more >

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Rising Voices

Written by Arlene Hirschfelder and Beverly Singer


Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: July 5, 1993
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1167-6 (0-8041-1167-7)

An astonishing collection of poems and essays written by young contemporary Native Americans. Words of protest against prejudice and oppression, poems of estrangement and pain, cries for lost worlds and lost identities -- but also songs of celebration and joy for the future. Read more >

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A River Out of Eden

Written by John Hockenberry


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72150-9 (0-385-72150-1)

On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life. He has come to reclaim the river, to return it to its original majesty.

Soon after, government employees are found murdered... Read more >

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Bird of Another Heaven

Written by James D. Houston


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38808-7 (0-307-38808-5)

From the acclaimed author of Snow Mountain Passage comes this richly evocative novel that follows a half-Indian, half-Hawai'ian woman and her complex relationship with the last king of Hawai'i.

When talk show host Sheridan Brody finds the journals of his great grandmother Nani Keala (aka Nancy Callahan), he uncovers a mythic, unknown... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The White

Written by Deborah Larsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71289-0 (0-375-71289-5)

In 1758, when Mary Jemison is about sixteen, a Shawnee raiding party captures her Irish family near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mary is the only one not killed and scalped. She is instead given to two Seneca sisters to replace their brother who was killed by whites. Emerging slowly from shock, Mary—now named... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Trickster
A Study in American Indian Mythology
Written by Paul Radin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: September 13, 1987
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0351-6 (0-8052-0351-6)

Introduction by Stanley Diamond, Commentaries by Karl Kernyi and C.G. Jung. The Myth of the Trickster is one of the earliest and most universal expressions of mankind; nowhere does it survive in more starkly archaic form that in the uninhibited episodes of the Winnebago Trickster Cycle, recorded here in full. Radin... Read more >

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The Light in the Forest

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $7.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7788-5 (1-4000-7788-5)

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Light in the Forest

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4426-9 (1-4000-4426-X)

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a paperback.

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Coming To Light
Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America
Written by Brian Swann


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74358-3 (0-679-74358-8)

From Inuit and Aleut to Iroquois, Lakota, and Navajo, this magnificent anthology acquaints readers with the untrammeled breadth and power of the spoken literatures of North America's native peoples. It is the first collection to present its selections in their full cultural context, for each of its stories, songs, prayers, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blue Dawn, Red Earth
New Native American Storytellers
Written by Clifford E. Trafzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47952-3 (0-385-47952-2)

These 30 varied and powerful short stories by Native American storytellers incorporate traditional oral tales into modern narratives. The writers, most of whom are new, featured in this collection represent a wide range of tribes and cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity of Native American writing. The characters in... Read more >

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Earth Song, Sky Spirit

Written by Clifford E. Trafzer


Format: Trade Paperback, 516 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $15.96
ISBN: 978-0-385-46960-9 (0-385-46960-8)

In this collection of thirty varied and powerful short stories, most written especially for this volume, established and emerging talents in Native American writing present and explore the plight, the pride, and the uneasy presence of Indians in this country today. Editor Clifford Trafzer presents a mix of beloved and rarely... Read more >

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The Translation of Dr. Apelles

Written by David Treuer


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38662-5 (0-307-38662-7)

Dr. Apelles, a translator of ancient texts, has made an unsettling discovery: a manuscript that has languished for years, written in a language that only he speaks. Moving back and forth between the scholar and his text, from a lone man in a labyrinthine archive to a pair of beautiful young... 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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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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The Heartsong of Charging Elk
A Novel
Written by James Welch


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49675-9 (0-385-49675-3)

Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and journeys from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the back streets of nineteenth-century Marseille. Left behind in a Marseille hospital after a serious injury while the show travels on, he is forced to remake his life alone in... Read more >
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