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Native American Books by Native American Authors

Lone Dog's Winter Count

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Lone Dog recorded his calendar on buffalo hide for the Dakota Nation, each pictograph signifying an outstanding event from 1800 through 1871. With contemporary pictographs in the form of poems, Diane Glancy uses this idea of commemoration as a vehicle for her observations on the present and the past.

Rooms: New and Selected Poems

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Speaking out of the known world, this powerful selection of Diane Glancy's poems transforms experience through new narratives, mytholigising history and social crisis. Tackling themes of disruption, loss and heritage, these poems invoke a wide range of familial and animal personae and environments: we find ourselves guided to a land filled with hope.

Flutie

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

With lyrical precision, poet and novelist Glancy limns the life of a girl who lives in a dusty Oklahoma backwater, where the time is now but could be almost any decade this century. Flutie goes from 13 to 20 in these pages, struggling with her own fierce silence.

Visit Teepee Town

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Coffee House Press invites readers into the world of Native American postmodern poetry in a groundbreaking anthology sampling the work of twenty-two authors who lead us into new conceptual terrain. Visit Teepee Town is the first anthology dedicated solely to postmodern North American Native poetry and poetics.

War Cries

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

drama, 9 plays set in tribal Oklahoma & New Mexico

The Cold-and-Hunger Dance

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

The Cold-and-Hunger Dance is an imaginative and honest account of Diane Glancy's journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds that combine her Cherokee heritage and her Christian faith.

The Dance Partner

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Diane Glancy sees books as being akin to maps, and often finds the Native American voices she writes about as she travels. Once, when driving through western Nevada, she stopped at Grant Mountain and Walker Lake, where the Ghost Dance began and still lives.

Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Glancy's novel is an exquisitely sad tale of the forced eviction of 13,000 Cherokee in 1838 from their lands in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Known as the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee were forced to leave their homelands and walk 900 miles through four winter months to a reservation in Oklahoma; nearly a quarter of them died or disappeared along the way.

In-Between Places

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Eleven essays unified by a common concern with landscape and its relation both to our spiritual life and to the craft of writing.

Claiming Breath

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

This collection of works records the difficulties and moments of doubt, as well as the insights and joys of the author's life as a Native American woman who has raised two children, divorced, and is continuing the struggle to find her place in the world. Some of the pieces are short essays, others are traditional poems, while still others are prose poems.