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18 Featured Titles

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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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Little Big Man
A Novel
Written by Thomas Berger
Introduction by Larry McMurtry


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: September 1, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-29829-2 (0-385-29829-3)

Jack Crabb is a 111 year old man. He is also the son of two fathers, one white, the other a Cheyenne Indian chief who gave him the name Little Big Man. As a Cheyenne, Crabb feasted on dog, loved four wives, and saw his people butchered by horse-soldiers commanded by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Written by Margaret Craven


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: January 15, 1980
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-34369-1 (0-440-34369-0)

This bestselling classic of Native American literature captures the essence of the modern Native American experience with compassion, poignancy and compelling drama. It tells the story of a new generation of Native Americans in an ancient village in which the old culture of totems and potlatch is rapidly being replaced by... 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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The Storytelling Stone
Traditional Native American Myths and Tales
Written by Susan Feldmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 9, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33402-0 (0-385-33402-8)

An original anthology of Native American myths and tales representative of all major tribes and cultures. Along with a comprehensive bibliography and an introduction by the editor, the 52 tales are organized according to themes such as creation myths, trickster stories, tales of heroes, supernatural journeys and other folk tales. 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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Green Grass, Running Water

Written by Thomas King


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37368-4 (0-553-37368-4)

In this contemporary classic of Native American fiction, King unites two strong, sassy women with three hard-luck, stubborn men in search of the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world. King mixes realism, fantasy, and stories within stories to set up a meeting between five Blackfoot Indians and... Read more >

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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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Bad Medicine

Written by Ron Querry


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37799-6 (0-553-37799-X)

A novel of modern-day plague and timeless evil in the desolate landscape of the Navajo nation. The silence that surrounds this plague makes it even deadlier. Dr. Push Foster–himself a Native American–is forced to leave the laboratory, cross a cultural divide, and squarely face a dark certainty about “bad medicine” long... Read more >

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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 >

A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS

Written by Conrad Richter


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5018-7 (0-8041-5018-4)

A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the conflicts of her Indian upbringing with the white way... Read more >

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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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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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