American Indians

Making History

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Edited by Nancy Marie Mithlo

Written by scholars actively producing Native art resources, this book guides readers—students, educators, collectors, and the public—in how to learn about Indigenous cultures as visualized in our creative endeavors.

Gender, Race, and Power in the Indian Reform Movement

Revisiting the History of the WNIA
Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes

This collection of essays offers a new interpretation of the WNIA’s founding, argues that the WNIA provided opportunities for indigenous women, creates a new space in the public sphere for white women, and reveals the WNIA’s role in broader national debates centered on Indian land rights and the political power of Christian reform.

In the Bear's House

By N. Scott Momaday

In these engaging writings Momaday shares his personal quest to understand the spirit of wilderness embodied in the image of Bear.

A Troubled Marriage

Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
By Sean F. McEnroe

A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.

Reservation Restless

By Jim Kristofic

“Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book.”—Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller

Nación Genízara

Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico
Edited by Moises GonzalesEnrique R. Lamadrid

Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.

Subjects: American Indians

Louis Owens

Writing Land and Legacy
Edited by Joe LockardA. Robert Lee

Louis Owens: Writing Land and Legacy explores the wide-ranging oeuvre of this seminal author, examining Owens’s work and his importance in literature and Native studies.

The Way to Rainy Mountain

50th Anniversary Edition
By N. Scott Momaday
Illustrations by Al Momaday

Celebrating fifty years since its 1969 release, this new edition offers a moving new preface and invites a new generation of readers to explore the Kiowa myths, legends, and history with Pulitzer Prize–winning author N. Scott Momaday.

Into the Canyon

Seven Years in Navajo Country
By Lucy Moore

"A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative."--Leslie Marmon Silko

Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era
By Darnella Davis

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

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