American Indians

The Women's National Indian Association

A History
Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes

Mathes’s edited volume, the first book to address the history of the WNIA, comprises essays by eight authors on the work of this important reform group.

Fixing the Books

Secrecy, Literacy, and Perfectibility in Indigenous New Mexico
By Erin Debenport

In Fixing the Books, professor Erin Debenport (anthropology, University of New Mexico) presents the research she conducted on an indigenous language literacy effort within a New Mexico Pueblo community, and the potential of that literacy to compromise Pueblo secrecy.

Four Square Leagues

Pueblo Indian Land in New Mexico
By Malcolm EbrightRick HendricksRichard W. Hughes

This long-awaited book is the most detailed and up-to-date account of the complex history of Pueblo Indian land in New Mexico, beginning in the late seventeenth century and continuing to the present day.

The Zunis

Self-Portrayals
Translated by Alvina Quam

Now back in print after more than thirty years, The Zunis: Self-Portrayals offers forty-six stories of myth, prophecy, and history from the great oral literature of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico.

The Hero Twins

A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers
By Jim Kristofic
Illustrations by Nolan Karras James

Told in Navajo, the Diné language, and English, this story exists in many versions, and all demonstrate the importance of thinking, patience, persistence, bravery, and reverence.

Laguna Pueblo

A Photographic History
By Lee MarmonTom Corbett

Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History includes more than one hundred of Marmon’s photos showcasing his talents while highlighting the cohesive, adaptive, and independent character of the Laguna people.

Living the Ancient Southwest

Edited by David Grant Noble

How did Southwestern peoples make a living in the vast arid reaches of the Great Basin? When and why did violence erupt in the Mesa Verde region? Who were the Fremont people? How do some Hopis view Chaco Canyon? These are just a few of the topics addressed in Living the Ancient Southwest.

The Powwow Highway

A Novel
By David Seals

“Takes us into the places where Indians live . . . their jokes, their lovemaking, their hearts. . . . Leaves me feeling as if I had made the journey myself.”— Denver Post

Sweet Medicine

A Novel
By David Seals

“Full of adventure, humor, love and sex, and occasionally some eloquent rage about the way Indians have been treated in America. . . . A trickster tale . . . in which a . . . clever and resourceful hero outsmarts stronger enemies and lives to fight another day.”— New York Times Book Review

The National Council on Indian Opportunity

Quiet Champion of Self-Determination
By Thomas A. Britten

In this book, the first study of the NCIO, historian Thomas A. Britten traces the workings of the council along with its enduring impact on the lives of indigenous people.

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