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Native American Writers

A Selected Reading List of Books
Available at a County of Los Angeles Public Library

ALEXIE, SHERMAN
Indian Killer. 1996.
The Toughest Indian in the World. 2000.

ALLEN, PAULA GUNN

The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions. 1986.
Pocahontas: Medicine, Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur. 2003.

BLACK ELK

Black Elk Speaks. 1974.
The Gift of the Sacred Pipe. 1982.
Sacred Pipe. 1953.

BRUCHAC, JOSEPH

Roots of Survival, Native American Storytelling and the Sacred. 1996.
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two. 2005.

COOK-LYNN, ELIZABETH

Aurelia: A Crow Creek Trilogy. 1999.

CROW DOG, MARY

Lakota Woman. 1991.
Ohitika Woman. 1993.

DELORIA, PHILIP J.

Playing Indian. 1998.
Indians in Unexpected Places. 2004.

DELORIA, VINE JR.

Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties. 1974.
Custer Died for Your Sins. An Indian Manifesto. 1969.
God is Red. 1994.

ERDOES, RICHARD

A.D. 1000: A World on the Brink of Apocalypse. 1998.
Crying for a Dream. 1990.
The Native Americans: Navajos. 1978.
The Sun Dance People: The Plains Indians Their Past and Present. 1972.

ERDRICH, LOUISE

Baptism of Desire: Poems. 1991.
The Beet Queen: A Novel. 1986.
The Bing Palace. 1994.
The Game of Silence. 2005.

FORBES, JACK D.

Apache, Navajo and Spaniard. 1994.

GEIOGAMAH, HANAY

New Native American Drama: Three Plays. 1980.
Stories of our Way: An Anthology of American Indian Plays. 1999.

GREEN, RAYNA

Women in American Indian Society. 1992.
The British Museum Encyclopedia of Native North America. 1999.

HARJO, JOY

How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems. 2002.
Secrets from the Center of the World. 1989.
She Had Some Horses. 1983.
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: Poems. 1994.

HOGAN, LINDA

Calling Myself Home. 1982.
Mean Spirit: A Novel. 1990.
The Book of Medicines: Poems. 1993.
The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir. 2001.

LADUKE, WINONA

Last Standing Woman. 1997.
All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. 1999.

MC NICKLE, D'ARCY

Runner In the Sun : A Story of Indian Maize. 1987.

MIHESUAH, DEVON A.

American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities. 1996.

MOMADAY, N. SCOTT

In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems. 1993.
The Names: A Memoir. 1987.
The Way to Rainy Mountain. 1976.

NORTHRUP, JIM

Days of Obsidian, Days of Grace: Selected Poetry and Prose. 1994.

ORTIZ, ALFONSO

American Indian Trickster Tales. 1998.

ORTIZ, SIMON J.

From Sand Creek : Rising in this Heart Which is Our America. 1981.

SARRIS, GREG

Mabel Mckay : Weaving the Dream. 1994.
Grand Avenue. 1995.
Watermelon Nights : A Novel. 1999.

SILKO, LESLIE

Almanac of the Dead: A Novel. 1992.
Ceremony. 1986.
Storyteller. 1981.

TAPAHONSO, LUCI

Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories. 1997.

TRAFZER, CLIFFORD E.

Exterminate Them: Written Accounts of the Murder, Rape, and Slavery of Native Americans duing the California Gold Rush, 1848-1868. 1999.

VIZENOR, GERALD ROBERT

Earthdivers: Tribal Narrative on Mixed Descent. 1981.
The Heirs of Columbus. 1991.
Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader. 1994.

WELCH, JAMES

Killing Custer. 1994.
Riding the Earthboy 40: Poems. 1976
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Winter in the Blood. 1974.
The Heartsong of Charging Elk: A Novel. 2000.

WILKINSON, CHARLES F.

Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. 2005.

ZEPEDA, OFELIA

Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing from Sun Tracks. 1995.

Revised 03/07


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