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Join us for the Native American Heritage Read-In
November 30, 2021
Selet Works of Native American Literature and Authors
#NotYourPrincess : Voices of Native American women by
Call Number: 970.00497 CHAR#NOT2018
Publication Date: 2017-09-12
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. #Not Your Princess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
Apple in the Middle by
Call Number: F QUIGAPPL2020
Publication Date: 2020-06-22
Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double meaning: treasured apple of my eye, but also the negative connotation a person who is red, or Indian, on the outside, but white on the inside. After her wealthy father gives her the boot one summer, Apple reluctantly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota for the first time. Apple learns to deal with the culture shock of Indian customs and the Native Michif language, while she tries to find a connection to her dead mother. She also has to deal with a vengeful Indian man who loved her mother in high school but now hates Apple because her mom married a white man. Bouncing in the middle of two cultures, Apple meets her Indian relatives, shatters Indian stereotypes, and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by color.
Crazy Horse's Girlfriend by
Call Number: F WURTCRAZ2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-01
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.
Dawnland Voices : an anthology of indigenous writing from New England by
Call Number: 810.8 SENIDAWN2014 Or Ebook
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Dawnland Voices calls attention to the little known but extraordinarily rich literary traditions of New England's Native Americans. This pathbreaking anthology includes both classic and contemporary literary works from ten New England indigenous nations
Dreaming in Indian : Native American voices by
Call Number: 971.00497 CHARDREA2019 Or Ebook
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.
Give Me Some Truth by
Call Number: F GANSGIVE2018
Publication Date: 2018-05-29
In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own conceptual artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities, and somehow in the confusion of politics and growing up Carson and Maggi have to make a place for themselves.
Hearts Unbroken by
Call Number: F SMITHEAR2018
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?
The House of Purple Cedar by
Call Number: F TINGHOUS2014 Or Ebook
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
The hour has come to speak of troubled times. It is time we spoke of Skullyville." Thus begins Rose Goode's story of her growing up in Indian Territory in pre-statehood Oklahoma. Skullyville, a once-thriving Choctaw community, was destroyed by land-grabbers, culminating in the arson on New Year's Eve, 1896, of New Hope Academy for Girls. Twenty Choctaw girls died, but Rose escaped. She is blessed by the presence of her grandmother Pokoni and her grandfather Amafo, both respected elders who understand the old ways. Soon after the fire, the white sheriff beats Amafo in front of the town's people, humiliating him. Instead of asking the Choctaw community to avenge the beating, her grandfather decides to follow the path of forgiveness. And so unwinds this tale of mystery, Indian-style magical realism, and deep wisdom. It's a world where backwoods spiritualism and Bible-thumping Christianity mix with bad guys; a one-legged woman shop-keeper, her oaf of a husband, herbal potions, and shape-shifting panthers rendering justice. Tim Tingle—a scholar of his nation's language, culture, and spirituality—tells Rose's story of good and evil with understanding and even laugh-out-loud Choctaw humor.
If I Ever Get Out of Here by
Call Number: F GANSIF2013
Publication Date: 2015-04-28
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by
Call Number: 970.00497 DUNBINDI2014 Or Ebook
Publication Date: 2014
historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.
Killer of Enemies by
Call Number: F BRUCKILL2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage
Little Big Bully by
Call Number: 811.54 ERDRLITT2020
Publication Date: 2020-10-06
Mending Skins by
Call Number: F GANSMEND2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Welcome to the Seventh Annual Conference of the Society for Protection and Reclamation of Indian Images. Expect to find, amid all the refined cultural observations, academic posturing, and political maneuvering, an Indian who defies anyone to protect, let alone reclaim, her image. This is Shirley Mounter, a Tuscarora woman and the chief storyteller among the acerbic, eloquent, and often hilarious speakers who overflow the pages of this latest novel by the noted Onondaga writer Eric Gansworth. A lecture on Indian stereotypes by Shirley’s daughter, art historian Annie Boans, calls forth Shirley’s recollections, whose outpourings deposit us in the turbulent yet restorative waters of modern Iroquoian reservation life, always flowing and eddying around kin.
My Name Is Not Easy by
Call Number: F EDWAMY2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.
Native Voices : sources in the Native American past by
Call Number: 970.00497 NICHNATI2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
History from the Native American point of view -- Natives & newcomers: fifteenth & sixteenth centuries -- The seventeenth century Spanish borderlands and eastern woodlands -- The eighteenth century to 1763 in times of peace and war -- The Indian's revolution, 1763-1814: across the continent -- A new order and expansion west 1820-1850 -- Native Americans and the Civil War -- Native Americans and wars for the west -- Perseverance and revival -- Native Americans, the Great Depression & World War II, and the reorganization of Indian country, 1930-1950 -- Resurge.
New Poets of Native Nations by
Call Number: 811.6080897 ERDRNEW2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
This anthology gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry.
Call Number: 811.6 DALATRIB2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-09
This poetry manuscript combines lyrical, historical, personal, and narrative poetry. The narrative scope of the manuscript moves from the period of Indian Removal in the 1830s through the period of Allotment and the Dawes Act of the 1900s and into the present
Woman Who Fell from the Sky by
Call Number: 811.54 HARJWOMA1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-17
A collection of twenty-four poems, centering on women, American culture, and Native American traditions.
"Joy Harjo, one of this country's foremost Native American voices, combines elements of storytelling, prayer, and song, informed by her interest in jazz and by her North American tribal background, in this, her fourth volume of poetry. She draws from the Native American tradition of praising the land and the spirit, the realities of American culture, and the concept of feminine individuality.