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  • Encounters at the Heart of the Worldby Elizabeth A. Fenn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1804-1805 with them,... more...

  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...

  • Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemmaby Camilla Townsend

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99

    Camilla Townsend's stunning new book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma , differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither nave nor innocent,... more...

  • The Unredeemed Captiveby John Demos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Nominated for the National Book Award, this book is set in colonial Massachusetts where, in 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.... more...

  • A New Order of Thingsby Claudio Saunt

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    A New Order of Things chronicles the changing world of the Creek Indians. more...

  • The Inconvenient Indianby Thomas King

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 16.00

    WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a ?history? and the complete subversion of a history?in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be ?Indian? in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book... more...

  • The Mismeasure of Desireby David E. Stannard

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In a work of impassioned scholarship, David E. Stannard describes in horrific detail the mass destruction of entire New World societies that followed in the wake of European contact with the Western Hemisphere--destruction that lasted for more that four centuries, and that continues in many places even today. In a sweeping introductory overview of... more...

  • The Soul of the Indianby Charles A. Eastman

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99

    This book is an illumination of Indian spiritual beliefs and practices. Although a convert to Christianity, Charles Eastman never lost his sense of the wholeness and beauty of the Indian's relation to his existence and to the natural world. The Soul of the Indian treats the reader to a gook look at the ethics and morality of a culture that so few people... more...

  • What You See in Clear Waterby Geoffrey O'Gara

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The Wind River runs from the alpine lakes of the Continental Divide through the nestled valleys of the northern Rocky Mountains and out onto high, windblown plains. More than a century ago, in what would become Wyoming, the federal government set aside 44 million acres on which to confine the unrelated Shoshone and Arapaho tribes. By now the Wind River... more...

  • Walking in the Sacred Mannerby Mark St. Pierre

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 15.99

    Walking in the Sacred Manner is an exploration of the myths and culture of the Plains Indians, for whom the everyday and the spiritual are intertwined and women play a strong and important role in the spiritual and religious life of the community. Based on extensive first-person interviews by an established expert on Plains Indian women, Walking... more...