Ride the Trail of Death

By Kenneth Kieser

Kieser tells an historically accurate tale of murder and redemption set in Deadwood, South Dakota, during the black hills gold rush of the 1870s.

Subjects: Fiction

Bluefeather Fellini

By Max Evans

This classic of American fiction tells the story of the travels of Bluefeather Fellini, a half-Pueblo Indian and half-Italian who always returns to his mother's home in Taos, New Mexico.

Subjects: Fiction

The Ecuador Effect

By David E. Stuart

Dark and fast-paced, The Ecuador Effect combines a liberal dose of Ecuadorian Indian culture with the drama of a novel.

Subjects: Fiction

D'Arcy McNickle's The Hungry Generations

The Evolution of a Novel
Edited by Birgit Hans

This study of the early, unpublished novel, The Hungry Generations, explains how subsequent events in McNickle's life lead the author to eventually create The Surrounded, a classic of American Indian literature.

The Taos Truth Game

By Earl Ganz

This entertaining novel brings writer Myron Brinig, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and the avant garde of 1930s Taos back to center stage.

Subjects: Fiction


By Elena Poniatowska
Translated by Katherine Silver

This fictionalized account of the life of Tina Modotti is a fascinating story of the complex woman caught up in the social and political turbulence of the pre-World War II era.

Subjects: FictionWomen

The Girl

Second revised edition
By Meridel Le Sueur

The Girl explores the fate of a farm girl who moves to the "dark city" of St. Paul, Minnesota, where she struggles to survive the death of her lover, killed in a bank robbery, and to give birth to her daughter, her hope for a new generation.

Subjects: FictionWomen


A Novel
By Rudolfo Anaya

"Alburquerque is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family."--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

Subjects: Fiction

West Bound

Stories of Providence
By Robert Gish

A series of related stories about the westward migration of one American family and the shifting fortunes of their lives and others in later years.

Subjects: FictionFolklore

The Sorrow of Archaeology

A Novel
By Russell Martin

Employing archaeology as both subject and metaphor, this is a provocative and always lyrical book whose characters grapple with the deepest human questions.