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Native American Books by Native American Authors

The World We Used to Live in: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Before his death, Deloria was re-examining Native spirituality. His years of collecting Native stories of the medicine men, and exploring spirituality from different perspectives are brought together in this book.

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Deloria's battle against ignorance about American Indians has frequently taken the form of paradigm-challenging books, such as the best-selling Custer Died for Your Sins (1969) and this bold critique of scientific theories in general and their application to American Indian history in particular.

Custer Died for Your Sins

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Using history as a focus, the author writes with passion for better treatment of the American Indian.

Tribes, Treaties and Constitutional Tribulations

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.

"Federal Indian law . . . is a loosely related collection of past and present acts of Congress, treaties and agreements, executive orders, administrative rulings, and judicial opinions, connected only by the fact that law in some form has been applied haphazardly to American Indians over the course of several centuries. . . .

The Indian Reorganization Act

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Important documents of the premier years of reform in federal Indian policy as well as the bill itself.

Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties: An Indian Declaration of Independence

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
Originally published in 1974, just as the Wounded Knee occupation was coming to an end, Behind the Trail of Broken Treaties raises disturbing questions about the status of American Indians within the American and international political landscapes.

Power and Place

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria
Formal Indian education in America stretches all the way from reservation preschools to prestigious urban universities far away from Indian cultural centers. This educational journey spans two distinct value systems and worldviews. At their meeting is the opportunity for the two cultures to both teach and learn from one another.

Spirit and Reason

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria
In this collection of writings culled from his extensive career, including several works never before published, Vin Deloria explores a wide array of topics, challenging theories of religion and science, examining the problems of modern education, and expounding on our understanding of the world.

American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
A collection of essays on federal Indian policy originally published (cloth) in 1985 by the U. of Oklahoma Press.

God is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

Artist - Author: 
Vine Deloria Jr.
First published in 1972, God Is Red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our ultimate fate. This best-selling classic reminds us to learn "that we are a part of nature, not a transcendent species with no responsibilities to the natural world."