American Indians

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.

Puebloan Societies

Homology and Heterogeneity in Time and Space
Edited by Peter M. Whiteley

Puebloan sociocultural formations of the past and present are the subject of the essays collected here.

Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way

Cooking with Tall Woman
By Charlotte J. Frisbie

Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way is the first book to focus on the dietary practices of the Navajos from the earliest known times into the present and relate them to the Navajo Nation’s participation in the food sovereignty movement.

Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories

Sovereign Stories and Blood Memories

Native American Women's Autobiography
By Annette Angela Portillo

Portillo analyzes traditional autobiographies and memoirs alongside interviews and social media to explore the intricacies of Native American women’s voices and the stories that they share.

Weaving the Legacy

Remembering Paula Gunn Allen
Edited by Stephanie SellersMenoukha Case

This collection is a celebration of Paula Gunn Allen’s life (1939–2008) as an indigenous scholar, writer, and woman.

Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales

Stories from Navajo Country
By Jim Kristofic
Illustrations by Nolan Karras James

“These tales capture the humor and themes of traditional Diné literature. . . . The collection resonates with deep cultural authenticity.”—Enrique Lamadrid, author of Juan the Bear and the Water of Life: La Acequia de Juan del Oso

To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America

Edited by Mónica Díaz

Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as “indios” in this new study.

Tending the Fire

Native Voices and Portraits
Photographs by Christopher Felver

Christopher Felver’s Tending the Fire celebrates the poets and writers who represent the wide range of Native American voices in literature today.

Oracles

A Novel
By Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

In this futuristic novel, the Yantuck Indians must find a way to preserve the natural environment that survives on their eastern United States reservation and yet participate in a global economy.

Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller

New Perspectives
Edited by Catherine Rainwater

The essays collected in this book, addressing both the original edition of Storyteller and the 2012 revision, use the growth in understanding of Native American literature in general and of Silko’s work in particular to unpack this fascinating work and its critical reception over the years.

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