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Written by JAMES D. HOUSTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/08/2008

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38808-7

From the acclaimed author of Snow Mountain Passage comes this richly evocative novel that follows a half-Indian, half-Hawai'ian woman and her complex relationship with the last king of Hawai'i.

When talk show host Sheridan Brody finds the journals of his great grandmother Nani Keala (aka Nancy Callahan), he uncovers a mythic, unknown tale. Nani, a shy girl from a remote Indian village, met the Hawai'ian king, David Kalakaua, on his grand progress by train across the United States in 1881,...

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Written by DAVID TREUER

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2008

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-38662-5

Dr. Apelles, a translator of ancient texts, has made an unsettling discovery: a manuscript that has languished for years, written in a language that only he speaks. Moving back and forth between the scholar and his text, from a lone man in a labyrinthine archive to a pair of beautiful young Indian lovers in an unspoiled and snowy woodland, David Treuer weaves together two love stories. Enthralling and suspenseful, The Translation of Dr. Apelles dares to redefine the Native American...

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Written by DEBORAH LARSEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/09/2003

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71289-0

In 1758, when Mary Jemison is about sixteen, a Shawnee raiding party captures her Irish family near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mary is the only one not killed and scalped. She is instead given to two Seneca sisters to replace their brother who was killed by whites. Emerging slowly from shock, Mary—now named Two-Falling-Voices—begins to make her home in Seneca culture and the wild landscape. She goes on to marry a Delaware, then a Seneca, and, though she contemplates it several times, never...

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Written by PERCIVAL EVERETT
Introduction by SHERMAN ALEXIE

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 05/15/2003

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08361-1

A classic of politics, murder, and espionage.

On a windswept landscape somewhere north of Denver, Robert Hawks, a feisty and dangerously curious hydrologist, finds himself enmeshed in a fight over Native American treaty rights. What begins for Robert as a peaceful fishing interlude ends in murder and the disclosure of government secrets. Introduced by Sherman Alexie, this important novel is published in paperback for the first time.

Watershed has all the makings of a social thriller. Two FBI...

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Written by JOHN HOCKENBERRY

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 07/09/2002

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-72150-9

On a night of torrential rain, a warrior appears near the Colombia River, where the Chinook people thrived before the hydroelectric dams came and changed their entire way of life. He has come to reclaim the river, to return it to its original majesty.

Soon after, government employees are found murdered with elaborate harpoons. As the body count grows, Francine Smohalla, a government marine biologist of Chinook and white descent, embarks on her own investigation of the bizarre murders. As she...

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Written by JAMES WELCH

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/02/2001

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-49675-9

Charging Elk, an Oglala Sioux, joins Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and journeys from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the back streets of nineteenth-century Marseille. Left behind in a Marseille hospital after a serious injury while the show travels on, he is forced to remake his life alone in a strange land. He struggles to adapt as well as he can, while holding on to the memories and traditions of life on the Plains and eventually falling in love. But none of the worlds the Indian has...

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Written by RON QUERRY

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 05/04/1999

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-37799-6

A novel of modern-day plague and timeless evil in the desolate landscape of the Navajo nation. The silence that surrounds this plague makes it even deadlier. Dr. Push Foster–himself a Native American–is forced to leave the laboratory, cross a cultural divide, and squarely face a dark certainty about “bad medicine” long held by the Navajo.

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TRADITIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS AND TALES
Written by SUSAN FELDMANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Delta

On Sale: 02/09/1999

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-33402-0

An original anthology of Native American myths and tales representative of all major tribes and cultures. Along with a comprehensive bibliography and an introduction by the editor, the 52 tales are organized according to themes such as creation myths, trickster stories, tales of heroes, supernatural journeys and other folk tales.

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Written by CLIFFORD E. TRAFZER

Format: Trade Paperback, 516 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 02/04/1997

Price: $15.96

ISBN: 978-0-385-46960-9

In this collection of thirty varied and powerful short stories, most written especially for this volume, established and emerging talents in Native American writing present and explore the plight, the pride, and the uneasy presence of Indians in this country today. Editor Clifford Trafzer presents a mix of beloved and rarely seen
stories by premier Native American writers, including Momaday's "The Well" - which appears here for the first time in book form - and features the best works of two...

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CONTEMPORARY TRANSLATIONS OF THE NATIVE LITERATURES OF NORTH AMERICA
Written by BRIAN SWANN

Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/13/1996

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-74358-3

From Inuit and Aleut to Iroquois, Lakota, and Navajo, this magnificent anthology acquaints readers with the untrammeled breadth and power of the spoken literatures of North America's native peoples. It is the first collection to present its selections in their full cultural context, for each of its stories, songs, prayers, and orations is accompanied by extensive translators' notes that tell us how it was told or sung and what it meant to its narrator.

"A book to savor slowly, one startling...

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NEW NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLERS
Written by CLIFFORD E. TRAFZER

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/01/1996

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-47952-3

These 30 varied and powerful short stories by Native American storytellers incorporate traditional oral tales into modern narratives. The writers, most of whom are new, featured in this collection represent a wide range of tribes and cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity of Native American writing. The characters in these stories are as enduring as those that have been passed down in legend, as they capture the spirit of Native America, past and present.

“Cliff...

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Written by THOMAS KING

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 06/01/1994

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-37368-4

In this contemporary classic of Native American fiction, King unites two strong, sassy women with three hard-luck, stubborn men in search of the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world. King mixes realism, fantasy, and stories within stories to set up a meeting between five Blackfoot Indians and four of their very ancient, peripatetic relatives and their companion, the trickster Coyote, with results that ensure nothing in their small town of Blossom will ever be...

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