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Life Among the Piutes

by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Life Among the Paiutes is considered the "first known autobiography written by a Native American woman." This is both an autobiographic memoir and history of the Paiute people during their first forty years...

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives...

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...

Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark (Illustrated)

by James Willard Schultz

Bird Woman is James Schultz’s biography of Sacajawea culled from the first-hand accounts of various elderly Native Americans who personally knew her. Schultz weaves together the key events in Sacajawea’s...

Cherokee Voices

by Vicki Rozema

From the time they established formal ties with Great Britain in 1730, the Cherokees had a rocky relationship with whites. They found grounds for dispute over trade practices, territorial control, and the complicated...

My Life Among the Indians (Illustrated)

by George Catlin

George Catlin was a fascinating figure of the nineteenth century, an artist-explorer who ventured deep into the wilds of the newly discovered Americas to paint the rapidly vanishing indigenous populations, their...

Maria Tallchief : The First Native American Ballerina - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

How did a Native American woman become a famous ballerina? What struggles did she win in order to claim her title in the world of ballet? How did the world receive her? Read about the story of Maria Tallchief...

Into An Indian Tent : Native American Indian Homes - US History Books | Children's American History

by Baby Professor

Have you ever been inside an Indian tent? It’s not your traditional home with defined divisions. It lacks architectural depth but it is rich with customs, traditions and history. By learning how the Native...

Was Pocahontas Real? Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

You’ve seen Pocahontas in movies but have you heard her true story? Yes, Pocahontas was real! She was a real, living, and breathing girl, and she did wonderful things. This biography book will detail her life...

Getting to Know the Native American Indian Tribes - US History for Kids | Children's American History

by Baby Professor

There are several Native American tribes introduced in this US history book for kids. By going over the facts of the most influential tribes, you will see subtle similarities and differences. You will also be...

Are Indian Reservations Part of the US? US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor

Here lies the big question on territory that once plagued the Native American Indians. Are their reservations part of the US? Let’s explore the answer in this history book for fourth graders. An additional...

Life Among the Apaches

by John Carey Cremony

John C. Cremony was a surveyor for the U.S. Boundary Commission charting the nation’s frontier with Mexico in the 1850s when he first became fascinated with Apache culture. Over two decades he came to know...

Life Among the Piutes

by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (c. 1844 – 1891) was a Northern Paiute author, activist and educator.

Winnemucca published Life Among the Paiutes: Their Wrongs and Claims (1883), a book that is both a memoir and history...

James Willard Schultz Collection

by James Willard Schultz

James Willard Schultz (1859–1947) was an author, explorer, and historian known for his historical writings of the Blackfoot Indians in the late 1800s, when he lived among them as a fur trader. His work is...

Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot

by James Willard Schultz

Rising Wolf, the White Blackfoot: Hugh Monroe's Story of His First Year on the Plains is the true account of Hugh "Rising Wolf" Monroe, who came to the Blackfoot country when he was 16 and took part in buffalo...