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Suggested Reading

There have been countless books written about Native Americans. And while we cannot list all of the books we would like to, the following list, many by Indian authors, are a good introduction to those who want to know more about Indian issues from an Indian perspective.

Lame Deer Seeker of Visions
   John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes

Mitakuye Oyasin
   Allen Ross {(Dr. A. C. Ross) Ehanamani}

Lakota Woman
   Mary Brave Bird with Richard Erdoes

Ohitika Woman
   Mary Brave Bird with Richard Erdoes

Custer Died For Your Sins: an Indian Manifesto
   Vine Victor Deloria, Jr.

On the REZ
   Ian Frazier

Neither Wolf Nor Dog-On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
   Kent Nerburn

To Be an Indian
   Copyright by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc.

Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
   Nicholas Black Elk, John Gneisenau Neihardt,
   Standing Bear (Illustrator), Foreword by Vine Deloria

American Indian Myths and Legends
   Richard Erdoes (Editor), Alfonso Ortiz (Editor)

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
   Dee Brown

In The Spirit of Crazy Horse
   Peter Matthiessen

Authors Sherman Alexie and Michael Dorris both write compelling stories that are windows into the Indian community.


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