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Native American Books by Native American Authors

Four Souls

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
After taking her mother's name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange, compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. She seeks restitution from and revenge on the lumber baron who has stripped her reservation. But revenge is never simple, and her intentions are complicated by her dangerous compassion for the man who wronged her.

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of my Ancestors

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

For more than twenty years Louise Erdrich has dazzled readers with the intricately wrought, deeply poetic novels which have won her a place among today's finest writers. Her nonfiction is equally eloquent, and this lovely memoir offers a vivid glimpse of the landscape, the people, and the long tradition of storytelling that give her work its magical, elemental force.

The Master Butchers Singing Club (P.S.)

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
Louise Erdrich's The Master Butchers Singing Club is a powerfully told story of love, death, redemption, and resurrection. After German soldier Fidelis Waldvogel returns home from World War I to marry his best friend's pregnant widow, he packs up his father's butcher knives and sets sail for America.

The Antelope Wife

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
One of America's most celebrated authors offers a powerful story suffused with a Native American sense of magic. Originally an important hunting ground for the Ojibway, the city of Minneapolis draws from nearby reservations many Native people, people who infuse the city with a strong and ongoing Native presence as well as a potent indigenous past.

Tales of Burning Love

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man.

Grandmother's Pigeon

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
The mystical and the natural blend superbly in this first children's book by the accomplished literary novelist Louise Erdrich.

The Game of Silence

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich

Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior.It is 1850, and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows.

The Painted Drum: A Novel

Artist - Author: 
Louise Erdrich
When a woman named Faye Travers is called upon to appraise the estate of a family in her small New Hampshire town, she isn't surprised to discover a forgotten cache of valuable Native American artifacts. After all, the family descends from an Indian agent who worked on the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that is home to her mother's family.

American Gypsy: Six Native American Plays (American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series, V. 45)

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

The prolific author of novels, short stories, and poems as well as plays, Glancy (English, Macalester Coll.) is the recipient of the Cherokee Medal of Honor, among other awards. Her overriding interests and vivid use of language are equally on display in this new collection.