American Indians

Coyote and the Sky

How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began
By Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia
Illustrations by Victoria Pringle

Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, a member of the Santa Ana tribe, shares his Pueblo's story of the beginnings of the stars and constellations. Victoria Pringle's illustrations provide visual elements that enhance the action of the story.

The Jicarilla Apache

A Portrait
By Veronica E. Velarde Tiller
Photographs by Nancy Hunter Warren

This well-rounded portrait of the Jicarilla people and lands reveals a culture and lifestyle seldom studied in the past.


New Directions in Native American Art
Edited by Marjorie Devon

Migrations features a surprising selection of the work of six contemporary artists and the master printers at Tamarind Institute along with important essays by noted critics on the new directions of Native art.

The Witches of Abiquiu

The Governor, the Priest, the Genízaro Indians, and the Devil
By Malcolm EbrightRick Hendricks
Illustrations by Glen Strock

The little-known story of a priest's charges of witchcraft among Indians in mid-eighteenth-century New Mexico and how the Spanish government rejected the charges in the effort to achieve peace with their Native subjects.

Painting the Underworld Sky

Cultural Expression and Subversion in Art
By Mateo Romero

Painter Mateo Romero uses a bold, muscular style and thick, expressive paint to expose the fault lines and tragedies afflicting Native people today. At the same time, he offers a meditation on the difficult yet artistically stimulating process of cultural diaspora and return in which he and many other Native artists are engaged.

A Travel Guide to the Plains Indian Wars

By Stan Hoig

This history and guidebook is composed of two parts: first, narratives of the Plains Indian conflicts and, second, directions to battle sites in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming.

Navajo/English Dictionary of Verbs

By Alyse Neundorf

Navajo/English Dictionary of Verbs lists 350 Navajo verbs in paradigm form, conjugated for the Imperfective, Perfective, and Future modes.

The Mesa Verde World

Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology
Edited by David Grant Noble

The Mesa Verde World showcases new findings about the region’s prehistory, environment, and archaeological history, from newly discovered reservoir systems on Mesa Verde to astronomical alignments at Yellow Jacket Pueblo. Key topics include farming, settlement, sacred landscapes, cosmology and astronomy, rock art, warfare, migration, and contemporary Pueblo perspectives.

Rabbit Plants the Forest

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

Based on the ancient Cherokee teaching that squirrels keep the woods alive and should not be hunted, Rabbit Plants the Forest tells the story from Cherokee mythology about animals and their places in our world.

Indian Country

Travels in the American Southwest, 1840-1935
By Martin Padget

Indian Country analyzes the works of Anglo writers and artists who encountered American Indians in the course of their travels in the Southwest during the one hundred-year period beginning in 1840.