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Sarah Vowell, Cherokee Nation
Tommy Orange, Cheyenne & Arapaho
Terese Marie Mailhot, First Nations
James Welch, Blackfeet & A'aninin
Natalie Diaz, Latinx and Mojave
Daniel H. Wilson, Cherokee Nation
Rebecca Roanhorse, of Pueblo descent
Louise Erdrich, Chippewa (Turtle Mountain Band)
Deborah A. Miranda, Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen and of Chumash descent
Traci Sorell - Cherokee Nation
David Cornsilk, Cherokee Nation
"Anyone with some micro-thin strain of Cherokee blood should be thanking the Freedmen because they have proven that our citizenship is not based on blood or any anthropological definition of "Indian" but is a legal concept rooted in the right of the Cherokee people to determine who is and who is not a Cherokee." From here.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
“Never take the first plant you find, as it might be the last—and you want that first one to speak well of you to the others of her kind.” Braiding Sweetgrass
Adrienne Keene, Cherokee Nation
Shonda Buchanan, of Cherokee and North Carolina and Mississippi Choctaw descent
Melissa Febos, of Wampanoag descent
"I didn’t (and don’t) want to appropriate something that wasn’t mine. But it was also important for me to claim my own personal experience of it." From here.
Ernestine Hayes, Kaagwaantaan clan of the Eagle side of the Lingit (Tlingit) nation
Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Pueblo
Will Rogers, Cherokee Nation
Richard Wagamese, Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Nation
Debra Magpie Earling, Bitterroot Salish
N. Scott Momaday, Kiowa
Names by Of all of the works of N. Scott Momaday, The Names may be the most personal. A memoir of his boyhood in Oklahoma and the Southwest, it is also described by Momaday as "an act of the imagination. When I turn my mind to my early life, it is the imaginative part of it that comes first and irresistibly into reach, and of that part I take hold."Complete with family photos, The Names is a book that will captivate readers who wish to experience the Native American way of life.
House Made of Dawn by The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world -- modern, industrial America -- pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust. And the young man, torn in two, descends into hell.
Three Plays by Published here for the first time, these plays display the author's signature talent for interweaving oral and literary traditions.
Billy-Ray Belcourt, Driftpile Cree Nation
Kim TallBear, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate & of Cheyenne & Arapaho descent
“It’s part of my feminist ethic to think out loud and roughly on social media....For me, part of that feminist ethic is thinking along with people publicly and getting feedback.” [From "Kim TallBear Speaks Truth to Power"]
Janet Mock, of Kanaka Maoli descent
Stephen Graham Jones, Blackfeet
Margaret Verble, Cherokee Nation
Kelli Jo Ford, Cherokee Nation
"Now, I have a daughter and I grew up like Reney when I was little, I slept with my great-grandmother a whole lot. We just had these generational bonds, and having a daughter who is growing up away from her grandmother is something that weighs on me." From here.
Eddie Chuculate, Muscogee (Creek) Nation and of Cherokee descent
Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation
Crazy Brave by This memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and her struggles to find inner peace and her creative voice.
A Map to the Next World by In her fifth book, Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American voices, melds memories, dream visions, myths, and stories from America's brutal history into a poetic whole.
How We Became Human by This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music. How We Became Human explores its title question in poems of sustaining grace.
Sherman Alexie, Spokane Coeur d'Alene
Blasphemy by This collection brings together fifteen of the Alexie's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, family heirlooms, road trips, fathers, and all kinds of contemporary American warriors.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by n his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an affluent and all-white farm town high school whose school mascot is an Indian. There he finds himself making friends with both geeky and popular students, starting on the basketball team, and ultimately meeting up with his old classmates on the court, where Junior grapples with questions about what constitutes one's community, identity, and tribe. Includes cartoons by artist Ellen Forney.
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by The Instant New York Times Bestseller One of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family into chaos with a drinking habit, but shed her addiction when it was on the brink of costing her everything. She survived a violent past, but created an elaborate facade to hide the truth. She selflessly cared for strangers, but was often incapable of showering her children with the affection that they so desperately craved. She wanted a better life for her son, but it was only by leaving her behind that he could hope to achieve it. It's these contradictions that made Lillian Alexie a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated, and very human woman. When she passed away, the incongruities that defined his mother shook Sherman and his remembrance of her. Grappling with the haunting ghosts of the past in the wake of loss, he responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching and unforgettable remembrance, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.
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