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Ohitika Woman

by Mary Brave Bird & Richard Erdoes

“Ohitika Woman might be the nonfiction find of the year.” —Houston Chronicle

The beloved sequel to the now-classic Lakota Woman, Ohitika Woman follows Mary Brave Bird as she continues her powerful, dramatic...

Life of Mary Jemison: White Woman of the Genesee

by James E. Seaver

Taken captive at the early age of thirteen by Seneca Indians, Mary Jemison was trained in the wilderness to the ordinary duties of the Indian female. Embedded with the sentiments and lifestyle of the Seneca's...

Sitting Bull

by Robert M. Utley

The definitive, award-winning biography of the legendary chief and his dramatic role in the history of westward expansion

Reviled by the United States government as a troublemaker and a coward, revered by his...

Buckskin & Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake, 1861-1913

by Sheila M.F. Johnston

An exciting volume of anecdotes, letters, and poetry, illustrated with period photographs and new illustrations.

Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.

They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School

by Bev Sellars

One woman's account of triumph over a childhood spent in an Indian residential school.

Chief Joseph

by Candy Moulton

Chief Joseph (1840-1904) became a legend due to his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley despite a treaty that ordered them onto a reservation in Idaho. In 1877, when...

American Warrior

by Gary O'Neal & David Fisher

The epic story of one of America's greatest soldiers, Ranger Hall of Fame member Gary O'Neal, who served his country for forty years

Chief Warrant Officer Gary O'Neal is no ordinary soldier. For nearly forty...

Shaman's Dream: The Modoc War

by Lu Boone's Mattson

Shaman's Dream : the Modoc War is a literary non-fiction account of the 1873 standoff between besieged Modoc Indians and the United States Army on the California/Oregon border. The book – a kaleidoscope of...

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

by Cecil Paul

A remarkable and profound collection of reflections by one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders.

My name is Wa’xaid, given to me by my people. ‘Wa’ is ‘the river’, ‘Xaid’ is ‘good’...

Life Among the Qallunaat

by Mini Aodla Freeman, Keavy Martin & Julie Rak

Life Among the Qallunaat is the story of Mini Aodla Freeman’s experiences growing up in the Inuit communities of James Bay and her journey in the 1950s from her home to the strange land and stranger customs...

The Story of Geronimo

by Jim Kjelgaard

Born in Arizona about 1829, Geronimo became the youngest Mimbre Apache warrior. He battles the U.S. Army, is captured and taken to San Carlos Reservation in Arizona in 1880. He escapes and starts a reign of...

Seven Fallen Feathers

by Tanya Talaga

Winner, 2018 RBC Taylor Prize

Winner, 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Winner, First Nation Communities Read Indigenous Literature Award

Finalist, 2017 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize...

Buffy Sainte-Marie

by Andrea Warner & Joni Mitchell

"Buffy Sainte-Marie is an icon and inspiration. This book is necessary—an authorized insight into the making of a legend." —Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries

A powerful, intimate look at the...

Off the Ropes

by Roland Vandal & Carlene Rummery

Having been sexually abused by a boxing coach as a teen, and not knowing who to trust or tell, Roland Vandal found solace in drugs and alcohol. His battle with addiction, and his unwillingness to speak of his...

The Education of Augie Merasty

by Joseph Auguste Merasty & David Carpenter

A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is the story of a child who faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the cruel policies of a bigoted nation. "At 86, Augie Merasty has been...

Claiming Anishinaabe

by Lynn Gehl

Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she...

The War-Trail Fort: Adventures of Pitamakan & Thomas Fox

by James Willard Schultz & George Varian

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Adventures of Thomas Fox and Pitamakan" AUTHOR described the life and adventures of his two close...

True Life Story: Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot

by James Willard Schultz

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "One of the greatest pleasures of my long life on the plains was my intimate friendship with Hugh Monroe,...

Sinopah the Indian Boy (Complete Edition)

by James Willard Schultz & E. Boyd Smith

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "This is the Story of Sinopah, a Blackfoot Indian boy; he who afterward became the great chief Pitamakan,...