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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...


The White Indian Boy

by Elijah Nicholas Wilson

"... I have not had the privilege of attending schools, so it is very hard for me to tell my story with the pen; but perhaps I may be able to give my readers, young and old, some pleasure and help them to get...


You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

by Sherman Alexie

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Family...


The Princess Pocahontas

by Virginia Watson

This book deals with the history of Pocahontas.

To most of us who have read of the early history of Virginia only in our school histories, Pocahontas is merely a figure in one dramatic scene—her rescue of...


The Soul of the Indian

by Charles A. Eastman

Eastman was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve...


Injichaag: My Soul in Story

by Rene Meshake & Kim Anderson

This book shares the life story of Anishinaabe artist Rene Meshake in stories, poetry, and Anishinaabemowin "word bundles" that serve as a dictionary of Ojibwe poetics. Meshake was born in the railway town of...


In My Own Moccasins

by Helen Knott

Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational...


Pilgrims of the Wild

by Grey Owl

Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl’s autobiographical account of his transition from successful trapper to preservationist. With his Iroquois wife, Anahereo, Grey Owl set out to protect the environment and the...


The Education of Augie Merasty

by Joseph Auguste Merasty & David Carpenter

"Heartbreaking and important… brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation." - James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains This memoir offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential...


Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

by George Catlin

Letters and Notes on the Customs and Manners of the North American Indians is a two-volume travel narrative by George Catlin, an American painter, author, and traveler.

The book, published in 1842 in London,...


The Fighting Cheyennes

by George Bird Grinnell

"This book deals with the wars of the Cheyennes. A fighting and a fearless people. 

When their struggles with the white men began, some of their older and wiser men strove earnestly to preserve peace, but their...


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' - good river....