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Native American Books by Native American Authors

SELU

Artist - Author: 
Marilou Awiakta

Rooted in the stories of the Cherokee Corn Mother, Selu, and of the teacher of hunters, Awi Usdi (Little Deer), these stories, essays, drawings, and poems revolve around the fundamental Indian concepts of respect and balance.

Rising Fawn and the Fire Mystery

Artist - Author: 
Marilou Awiakta

Based on actual events in 1833, Rising Fawn tells the poignant and triumphant story of a child swept up in the chaos of the Removal. A soldier rescues Rising Fawn and takes her to live with his relatives in Memphis. Though otherwise kindly, the adoptive parents want Rising Fawn to "be like us"; she retreats into silence. Gradually, mutual respect grows between adults and child.

The Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley
The oral storytelling heritage of the Cherokee nation, with its emphasis on the spirit life as everyday reality, is the source for this collection by Conley, a Cherokee Indian and a leader in the indigenous literature movement. Many of the stories revolve around the tsigli , usually a witch whose evil capabilities may be presaged by visits from owls, hawks or foxes.

The Way South (Real People Series Book 4)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

In this, the fourth novel of Native American author Robert J. Conley's saga of the Real People, Carrier, a young Cherokee trader, comes of age during his first solo trip to the Timucua. The Way South narrates Carrier's efforts to forge an alliance of southern tribes against an incursion of Spanish explorers.

Cherokee Dragon (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Native American author Robert J. Conley explores the life of Dragging Canoe, the last great warrior chief of the united Cherokee tribe. In the late eighteenth century, as the English settlers begin steadily encroaching upon the Cherokee lands, the Nation - divided among several towns and many chiefs - unites in a series of battles.

The White Path (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

With the ruling class of powerful priests vanquished, the Cherokee of American prehistory must form a new social order, made even more urgent by the encroachment of the rival Suwali people.

Nickajack

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

In the East, his people has lived on the land for thousands of years. Now it was a nation bitterly divided, and Nickjack had decided to leave it behind. But when his country's broken heart came chasing after him in the West, he found himself with enemies he didn't choose, forcing him to pick an old, oiled pistol, and aiming it at a stranger in self-defense.

Cherokee

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

The dramatic story of the Cherokee people has long captivated appreciators of American history. In "Cherokee," the history and culture of one of the most resilient original peoples of the United States is brought to life through spectacular photography and vivid prose.

The Cherokee Nation: A History

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

The dramatic story of the Cherokee people has long captivated appreciators of American history. In "Cherokee," the history and culture of one of the most resilient original peoples of the United States is brought to life through spectacular photography and vivid prose.

War Woman

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

War Woman, a brave, headstrong, clever Cherokee, is believed by many in her town to be a witch. Having heard stories about the Spanish, and believing there is great profit to be made by trading with them, she leads a small band of youths on the treacherous road to La Florida.