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Folklore

John Bierhorst, editor
Latin American Folktales

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin
Old Indian Legends

Joseph Bruchac
Heroes & Heroines, Monsters & Magic: Native American Legends & Folktales
The Native American Sweat Lodge: History & Legends

Ella E. Clark
Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Harold Courlander
People of the Short Blue Corn: Tales & Legends of the Hopi Indians

Jaime de Angulo
Indian Tales: Indian Folklore, Rituals, Hunting Adventures, Allegories, Tall Tales, Blessings & Curses

Richard Erdoes & Alfonso Ortiz, editors
American Indian Myths & Legends

Antonio R. Garcez
American Indian Ghost Stories of the Southwest

Earnest Gouge
Totkv Mocvse/New Fire: Creek Folktales

Terri Hardin, editor
Legends & Lore of the American Indians

Susan Hazen-Hammond
Spider Woman's Web: Traditional Native American Tales About Women's Power

Janet Ruth Heller
How The Moon Regained Her Shape

Kay Hill
Glooscap & His Magic: Legends of the Wabanaki Indians

Tony Hillerman
The Boy Who Made Dragonfly

Thomas King
The Truth About Stories

Theodora Kroeber
The Inland Whale: Nine Stories Retold from California Indian Legends

Bobby Lake-Thom
Call of the Great Spirit: The Shamanic Life & Teachings of Medicine Grizzly Bear

Frank B. Linderman
Old Man Coyote

Hallie N. Love & Bonnie Larson
Watakame's Journey: The Story of the Great Flood & the New World

Johanna R.M. Lyback
Indian Legends

Malcolm Margolin, editor
The Way We Lived: California Indian Reminiscences, Stories & Songs

Tim McNeese
Myths of Native America

Lawrence Millman
A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Folk Tales

James Mooney
Cherokee Animal Tales
Myths of the Cherokee

Darrell Norman & Ramon Kramer
The Return of the Buffalo Horses

Teresa Pijoan
White Wolf Woman & Other Native American Transformation Myths

Daniel Pinchbeck
2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

Rona Rustige
Tyendinaga Tales

Leo Sawicki
Anytime Stories
Anywhere Stories

George F. Scheer, editor
Cherokee Animal Tales

Joanne Shenandoah & Douglas M. George
Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois

C.J. Taylor
All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories from the Heavens
Bones in the Basket: Native stories of the origin of people
The Ghost & Lone Warrior
How We Saw the World: Nine Native stories of the way things began
The Secret of the White Buffalo: An Oglala Legend

Bertrand N.O. Walker (Hen-Toh)
Tales of the Bark Lodges

Frank Waters
Masked Gods: Navaho & Pueblo Ceremonialism

Maria Yraceburu
Legends & Prophecies of the Quero Apache: Tales for Healing & Renewal

Zitkala-Sa
Old Indian Legends


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History

Jean Afton, David Fridtjof & Andrew E. Masich
Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups & Combat

William L. Anderson, editor
Cherokee Removal: Before & After

Anthony Aveni
The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012

Phil Bellfy
Indians & Other Misnomers: A Cross-Referenced Dictionary of the People, Persons & Places of Native North America

Jules B. Billard, editor
The World of the American Indian

D.L. Birchfield
How Choctaws Invented Civilization & Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World

John Bird, Lorraine Land, Murray Macadam & Diane Engelstad
Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty & the Future of Canada

Dee Brown
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Joseph Bruchac
The Native American Sweat Lodge: History & Legends

Antonino D'Ambrosio
A Heartbeat & a Guitar: Johnny Cash & the Making of "Bitter Tears"

Philip J. Deloria
Playing Indian

Vine Deloria Jr.
Singing for a Spirit: A Portrait of the Dakota Sioux

Peter Edwards
One Dead Indian: The Premier, the Police & the Ipperwash Crisis

George Franklin Feldman
Cannibalism, Headhunting & Human Sacrifice in North America

Doug George-Kanentiio
Iroquois Culture & Commentary

Jerome A. Greene
Nez Perce Summer 1877: The U.S. Army & the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

Aubrey L. Haines
An Elusive Victory: The Battle of the Big Hole

George P. Horse Capture & Emil Her Many Horses, editors
A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Culture

James H. Howard
Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe & Its Cultural Background

Malcolm Margolin, editor
The Way We Lived: California Indian Reminiscences, Stories & Songs

James A. Maxwell, editor
America's Fascinating Indian Heritage

Robert S. McPherson
 Dineji Na 'Nith

Alfonso Ortiz, editor
New Perspectives on the Pueblos

Daniel N. Paul
We Were Not the Savages: Collision between European & Native American Civilizations

William K. Powers
Oglala Religion

Joe S. Sando
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
Pueblo Profiles: Cultural Identity through Centuries of Change

Huston Smith & Reuben Snake, editors
One Nation Under God: The Triumph of the Native American Church

John Stands in Timber & Margot Liberty
Cheyenne Memories

Omer C. Stewart
Peyote Religion: A History

John Upton Terrell
American Indian Almanac

John Van Balen
Great Plains Indian Illustration Index

Mark Van De Logt
War Party in Blue: Pawnee Scouts in the U.S. Army

Paul Wallace
White Roots of Peace: The Iroquois Book of Life

Donald Ward
The People: A Historical Guide to the First Nations of Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Frank Waters
Masked Gods: Navaho & Pueblo Ceremonialism

C. Keith Wilbur
Woodland Indians: An Illustrated Account of the Lifestyles of America's 1st Inhabitants

Scott Zesch
The Captured


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Current Affairs

Tom Bahti
Southwestern Indian Tribes

D.L. Birchfield
How Choctaws Invented Civilization & Why Choctaws Will Conquer the World

John Bird, Lorraine Land, Murray Macadam & Diane Engelstad
Nation to Nation: Aboriginal Sovereignty & the Future of Canada

Deborah Davis Jackson
Our Elders Lived It: American Indian Identity in the City

Joy Mannette, editor
Elusive Justice: Beyond the Marshall Inquiry

J.R. Miller
Lethal Legacy: Current Native Controversies in Canada

Stephen L. Pevar
The Rights of Indians & Tribes: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Indian & Tribal Rights


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Spirituality

Lynn Andrews
Spirit Woman: The Teachings of the Shields

Sun Bear, Wabun Wind & Crysalis Mulligan
Dancing with the Wheel: The Medicine Wheel Workbook

Joseph Bruchac
The Native American Sweat Lodge: History & Legends

Pete S. Catches Sr.
Oceti Wakan (Sacred Fireplace): Life & Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

Vine Deloria Jr.
God is Red: A Native View of Religion

Raymond J. DeMallie & Douglas R. Parks, editors
Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition & Innovation

J.T. Garrett
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions
Meditations With the Cherokee: Prayers, Songs & Stories of Healing & Harmony

Michael Garrett
Walking on the Wind: Cherokee Teachings for Healing through Harmony & Balance

James H. Howard
Shawnee! The Ceremonialism of a Native American Tribe & Its Cultural Background

Lee Irwin, editor
Native American Spirituality

Bobby Lake-Thom
Call of the Great Spirit: The Shamanic Life & Teachings of Medicine Grizzly Bear

Thomas C. Maroukis
The Peyote Road: Religious Freedom & the Native American Church

Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Coyote Healing: Miracles in Native Medicine

Nan Moss, with David Corbin
Weather Shamanism: Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elements

Henry Niese
The Man Who Knew the Medicine: The Teachings of Bill Eagle Feather

William K. Powers
Oglala Religion

Joseph Rael
Being & Vibration

Huston Smith & Reuben Snake, editors
One Nation Under God: The Triumph of the Native American Church

Omer C. Stewart
Peyote Religion: A History

Daniel C. Swan
Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith & Belief

James Treat, editor
Native & Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States & Canada

Frank Waters
Masked Gods: Navaho & Pueblo Ceremonialism

TerryLee Whetstone
Good Medicine Book


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Music

Our Native American music library can be found here.
Check out reviews of more than 100 traditional and contemporary Native American musicians, including:

Brule
Robert Tree Cody
Coyote Oldman
Joseph Fire Crow
R. Carlos Nakai
Joanne Shenandoah
TerryLee Whetstone
Johnny Whitehorse
Robert WindPony
Mary Youngblood

... and many more!


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Biographies

David Carson
Crossing into Medicine Country: A Journey in Native American Healing

Pete S. Catches Sr.
Oceti Wakan (Sacred Fireplace): Life & Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

Mary Crow Dog, with Richard Erdoes
Lakota Woman

Vine Deloria Jr.
Singing for a Spirit: A Portrait of the Dakota Sioux

Hugh A. Dempsey
Charcoal's World: The True Story of a Canadian Indian's Last Stand
Red Crow: Warrior Chief

Jay C. Fikes
Reuben Snake, Your Humble Serpent: Indian Visionary & Activist

Doris Shannon Garst
The Picture Story & Biography of Red Cloud

Basil Johnston
Crazy Dave

Woody Kipp
Viet Cong at Wounded Knee: The Trail of a Blackfeet Activist

Henry Niese
The Man Who Knew the Medicine: The Teachings of Bill Eagle Feather

Joe S. Sando & Herman Agoyo, editors
Po'Pay: Leader of the First American Revolution

Tom Swift
Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star

James Alexander Thom
Panther in the Sky

Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder Speaks: A Message for Turtle Island

Ruth Holmes Whitehead
Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper


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Poetry

Louise Erdrich
Original Fire: Selected & New Poems

Malcolm Margolin, editor
The Way We Lived: California Indian Reminiscences, Stories & Songs

TerryLee Whetstone
Kairos: The Past, Present & Future


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Art

Jean Afton, David Fridtjof & Andrew E. Masich
Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups & Combat

Gary L. Fogelman
Glass Trade Beads of the Northeast

M.K. Keegan
Enduring Culture: A Century of Photography of the Southwest Indians

Margot Liberty & Thomas B. Marquis
A Northern Cheyenne Album

James H. Nottage, editor
Generations

Robert Painter
The Native American Indian Artist Directory

Susan Purdy & Cass R. Sandak
North American Indians: A Civilization Project Book

Daniel C. Swan
Peyote Religious Art: Symbols of Faith & Belief

Bill Yenne & Susan Garratt
North American Indians


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Fiction

Sherman Alexie
Indian Killer
Ten Little Indians

Robert P. Arthur
Crazy Horse in Heaven

Judd Cole
Cheyenne #1: Arrow Keeper

Charles de Lint
Medicine Road, illustrated by Charles Vess
Svaha

Louise Erdrich
The Antelope Wife

Louis Garafalo
The Sassamon Circle

Frank Herbert
Soul Catcher

Kirkpatrick Hill
Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway

Mercedes Lackey
Sacred Ground

Louis L'Amour
The Haunted Mesa

David Matheson
Red Thunder

C.E. Murphy
The Walker Papers #1: Urban Shaman

Bill & Cindy Paul
Shadow of an Indian Star

Celia Rees
Sorceress

James Alexander Thom
Panther in the Sky


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Movies

Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner) (2001)

Billy Jack (1971)

Dances With Wolves (1990)

Dreamkeeper (2003)

Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Last of the Dog Men (1995)

The Last of His Tribe (2004)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Medicine Man (1992)

Powwow Highway (2004)

Renegades (1989)

Skins (2002)

Smoke Signals (1998)

Spirit Rider (2003)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

Thunderheart (1992)

Wolfen (1981)


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