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Geronimo and Sitting Bull

by Bill Markley

Two Native American leaders who left a lasting legacy, Geronimo and Sitting Bull.

Most Americans and many people worldwide have heard these two famous names. Today, however, the general public knows little about...

What I Remember, What I Know

by Larry Audlaluk

Larry Audlaluk was born in Uugaqsiuvik, a traditional settlement west of Inujjuak in northern Quebec, or Nunavik. He was almost three years old when his family was chosen by the government to be one of seven...

American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa & Mint Editions

American Indian Stories (1921) is a collection of stories and essays from Yankton Dakota writer Zitkála-?á. Published while Zitkála-?á was at the height of her career as an artist and activist, American...

As You Were

by David Tromblay

A hypnotic, brutal, and unstoppable coming-of-age story echoing from within the aftershocks set off by the American Indian boarding schools of generations past, fanned by the flames of nearly fifteen years of...

As You Were

by David Tromblay

A hypnotic, brutal, and unstoppable coming-of-age story echoing from within the aftershocks set off by the American Indian boarding schools of generations past, fanned by the flames of nearly fifteen years of...

Fight or Submit

by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson

From the award-winning author of Unsettling Canada: A National Wake Up Call and Reconciliation Manifesto comes an inspiring memoir of assassination attempts, poverty, hard work and success.

In the opening to...

Approaching Fire

by Michelle Porter



In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer...

Brotherhood to Nationhood

by Peter McFarlane & Doreen Manuel

Charged with fresh material and new perspectives, this updated edition of the groundbreaking biography From Brotherhood to Nationhood brings George Manuel and his fighting tradition into the present.


Genocidal Love

by Bevann Fox

Genocidal Love delves into the long-term effects of childhood trauma on those who attended residential school and demonstrates the power of story to help in recovery and healing. Presenting herself as ?Myrtle,?...

The Pathfinder

by James Fenimore Cooper

Originally published in 1840, "The Pathfinder" (in full "The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea") is a picturesque novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. 

"The Pathfinder" is the fourth of five novels published...

Spirito Lakota

by Jim Yellowhawk

Un libro da non perdere per tutti gli appassionati di Nativi Americani. L’artista Lakota Jim Yellowhawk racconta, con parole e stupende opere, il passato e il presente del suo fiero popolo. Le Black Hills,...

A History of My Brief Body

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Lambda Literary Award, Finalist / "A Best Book of 2020" ?Kirkus Reviews, Book Riot, CBC, Globe and Mail, Largehearted Boy.

"Stunning... Happiness, this beautiful book says, is the ultimate act of resistance."...

Reclaiming Tom Longboat

by Janice Forsyth

Reclaiming Tom Longboat recounts the much-needed history of Indigenous sport in Canada through the lens of the prestigious Tom Longboat Awards, shedding light on a significant yet overlooked aspect of Canadian...

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...

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...

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...

Encounters in Yellowstone

by M. Mark Miller

On August 23, 1877, a scout named Jack Bean watched 600 Nez Perce Indians head into the new Yellowstone National Park. Bean rushed 60 miles to the nearest telegraph office to tell the army where the Indians...

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...

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,...