Stories and essays portraying indigenous men and women walking in two worlds, namely the almost invisible worldview of Indigenous peoples and the pervasive colonial mindset of the rest of America, personified by urban life in Chicago.
Set on and around Pine Ridge reservation, this is a thriller about a young interracial couple who get into trouble with a loan shark after one of their cash scams fails. Deals with issues common to South Dakota such as :racism, poverty and inter-generational trauma. Filmed on location and they don’t pretty things up for the movie.
A novel about events taking place in Choctaw country during the second half of the nineteenth century.
An anthology of essaya by Native authors centered around the theme of cultural survival and revitalization, illustrating some of the many ways Indigenous have adapted to,and survived, colonization.(Native literature/Indigenous Culture)
A suspenseful novel that brings to light the connection between past and present in the Indigenous concept of time.Two murders, one in the distant past and the other in modern-day Oklahoma, are solved together as a family’s history comes full circle.(Indigenous Literature)
A powerful collection of traditional tales,biographical writings, and contemporary short stories including writings by:Anna Lee Walters,LeAnne Howe,Leslie Marmon Silko,Linda Hogan,Louise Erdrich,Mary TallMountain,Misha Gallagher,Paula Gunn Allen and Vicki L. Sears.
(Indigenous Oral Literature)
Joy Harjo’s fourth volume of poetry combines elements of storytelling, prayer and song into a powerful expression of Indigenous culture and worldview.(Literature/Oral Tradition)
A story that weaves together the lives of four generations of Lakotas on a North Dakota reservation, told from an Indigenous perspective.
The second novel in the author’s Lakota Westerns series.Offers a good look at the Lakota perspective on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.A must-read for any serious student of this era in history. (Literature/History)
A novel about several generations of Anishinabeg and their relationship to and with a very special drum.Dramatizes the truth about such drums and the people who acknowledge them as living things.