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  • Donatein Elizabet

    I'd also recommend "Mitakuye Oysin" by A.C. Ross, and "The Price of a Gift" by Joseph Eagle Elk. The former is a about Lakota spirituality and the latter is the autobiography of a Sicangu Lakota medicine man. "Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions" is another phenomenal autobiography of a Lakota medicine man.

  • Fera Schoen

    Throw in some Leslie Marmon Selko and Sherman Alexie, too!

    • Fera Schoen

      Not to mention the major classic text Black Elk Speaks.

  • Erin Ellingwood

    I also highly recommend anything by Sherman Alexie!

  • ivana.grace.12

    What I continue to wonder is why all indigenous peoples (inhabiting this land before Europeans showed up) are called "American" or "Indian"? Seems disrespectful and ignorant of their Self-identity and honorable history/legacy, which we have so much to learn the truth about on so many levels, when we fail to consider how they see and describe themselves! (There is significance/meaning in a name!) Let's begin our"learning" by asking them to tell us THEIR "name(s)" and then using it, as we would hope someone would do with us!

  • Dave Manoulian

    History Repeating ! Today , right NOW ! , it is the Palestinians who are yesterdays American Indians complete with FALSE History being written and vigorously repeated on a daily basis . Proof that teaching History is meaningless when it is based on lies .

  • Hines

    Should I go to the same link to find literature for adult-age readers?

  • Doug1943

    An excellent book which gives a close-up of a particular Native American culture is SG Gwynn's Empire of the Summer Moon, which is a history of the Commanches.

    • JoAnn Grasso

      I agree this is an excellent book. Here's a snippet from the book description listed on Amazon:

      "S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches."