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NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE AND DRAMA

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Written by JOSEPH BOYDEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/03/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-345-80645-1

In the wilds of seventeenth-century Canada, the lives of a Jesuit missionary, a young Iroquois girl, and a great warrior and elder statesman of the Huron Nation become entwined. The Huron have battled the Iroquois for generations, but now both tribes face a new, more dangerous threat from another land. 

Uneasy alliances are made and unmade, cultures and beliefs clash in the face of precipitous change, and not everyone will survive the march of history in Joseph Boyden’s magisterial novel. A...

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Written by THAD CARHART

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/19/2010

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-767-93173-1

Born in 1805 on the Lewis and Clark expedition, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau is the son of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau. He is raised both as William Clark’s ward in St. Louis and by his parents among the villages of the Mandan tribe on the far northern reaches of the Missouri river. In 1823 eighteen-year-old Baptiste is invited to cross the Atlantic with the young Duke Paul of Württemberg, whom he meets on the frontier. During their travels throughout Europe, Paul introduces Baptiste to...

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HOW NATIVE AMERICANS TRANSFORMED THE WORLD
Written by JACK WEATHERFORD

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 08/03/2010

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-71715-3

After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

"As entertaining as it is...

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THE LEGACY OF AMERICAN INDIAN HEROISM
Written by HERMAN J. VIOLA
Introduction by BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL

Format: Hardcover, 216 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 11/18/2008

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-20361-9

Native Americans have willingly served in the U.S. military during each of this country’s wars, and their current numbers in the armed forces exceed the percentage of any other ethnic group. Their stories encompass heroism and tragedy, humor and stoicism, loyalty and conflict—all part of the riveting experience of Warriors in Uniform. This illustrated history divulges the exploits of the last Confederate general—a Cherokee—to lay down his arms...the code talkers who used tribal languages to...

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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: $16.00

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 CONRAD RICHTER
Illustrated by WARREN CHAPPELL

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/20/2005

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-04426-9

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as...

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Written by CONRAD RICHTER

Format: Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/14/2004

Price: $7.50

ISBN: 978-1-400-07788-5

When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrior Cuyloga. Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as...

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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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