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Native American Books by Native American Authors

Spanish Jack

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Robert J. Conley is one of the most acclaimed writers of the West and of his own people, the Cherokee, having won myriad fans with his moving historical novels about the Real People.In Spanish Jack, he brings to vivid live one of the most complicated figures in one of the most difficult times in Cherokee history.

Mountain Windsong: A Novel of the Trail of Tears

Artist - Author: 
Robert Conley

In his engrossing new novel (after Go-Ahead Rider ), the noted writer on western and Native American themes again turns his attention to the history of his people, the Cherokees. Conley chronicles the Trail of Tears--the forced removal of the tribe in the 1830s from its homelands in the southeastern U.S. to alien territory in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life And Work Of A Modern-Day Healer

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

First Sentence: There are different stories and theories about where the Cherokees came from originally, but when they were first encountered by Europeans, they were living in approximately 250 autonomous towns scattered over parts of what are now the states of North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia.

The Peace Chief (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

One young Cherokee must be reborn to lead his people through the difficult early days of sixteenth-century European expansion into America. Conley tells the story of Young Puppy, a member of the Long Hair Clan who mistakenly kills his best friend, Asquani.

The Dark Island (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley, an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

The Way of the Priests (Real People Series)

Artist - Author: 
Robert J. Conley

Few writers portray Native American life and history as richly, authentically, and insightfully as Robert J. Conley, an important voice of the Cherokee past. The novels in his Real People series combine powerful characters, gripping plots, and vivid descriptions of tradition and mythology to preserve Cherokee culture and history.

The Nations Within: The Past and Future of American Indian Sovereignty

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Those of us who try to understand what is happening in North American Indian communities have learned to see Vine Deloria, Jr., both as an influential actor in the ongoing drama and also as its most knowledgeable interpreter. This new book on Indian self-rule is the most informative that I have seen in my own half-century of reading.

Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
A growing controversy in recent years has arisen around the use and abuse of Native American team mascots.

Native American Testimony

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
An updated edition of this classic collection of more than 500 years of Native American history. Revised to bring this important chronicle to the end of the millennium, anthropologist Peter Nabokov presents a history of Native American and white relations as seen though Indian eyes and told through Indian voices.

Singing for a Spirit: A Portrait of the Dakota Sioux

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Filled with true stories, legends, and descriptions of traditional Dakota Sioux life, this book is a unique record of a people whose existence was engulfed and forever changed by the westward expansion of the United States. It is also the story of the Deloria family.