American Indians

In the Bear's House

By N. Scott Momaday

In these engaging writings Momaday shares his personal quest to understand the spirit of wilderness embodied in the image of Bear.

Notes from a Miner's Canary

Essays on the State of Native America
By Jace Weaver

A leading scholar takes on a variety of contemporary issues as they relate to Native Americans.

Giveaways

An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas
By Linda Boyden

Linda Boyden shares an alphabet list of indigenous loanwords from North, South, and Central America that have found their way into common usage either nationally or regionally.

Mimbres Lives and Landscapes

Edited by Margaret C. NelsonMichelle Hegmon

The well-illustrated essays in this book offer the latest archaeological research on the ancient Mimbres to explain what we know and what questions still remain about men's and women's lives, their sustenance, the changing nature of leadership, and the possible meanings of the dramatic pottery designs.

The Risen Horse

By Karen Taschek

This story of the tribulations of early reservation life that led to the modern-day triumphs of the Mescalero people also offers a rare glimpse at the strengths of education at Carlisle, largely remembered for its flaws.

America the Beautiful

Last Poems
By Paula Allen

Written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, these poem's capture the ingenious voice of this beloved Native American poet and critic.

John Nieto

Forces of Color and Spirit
By Susan Hallsten McGarry

Recognized worldwide for his signature blend of expressive colors, dynamic brushwork, and powerful compositions, Nieto is an American artist who speaks in a universal language.

Art in Our Lives

Native Women Artists in Dialogue
Edited by Cynthia Chavez LamarSherry Farrell Racette

Art in Our Lives is the culmination of three seminars at SAR's Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) that brought together Native women artists to discuss the balancing of their art practice with their myriad roles, responsibilities, and commitments.

Navajos in the Catholic Church Records of New Mexico, 1694-1875

Third Edition
By David M. Brugge

Combining archeological evidence with Navajo cultural precepts, David M. Brugge has used the records of the oldest European institution in the American Southwest, the Catholic Church, to shed some light on the practices, causes, and effects of Spanish, Mexican, and American occupation on the Navajo Nation.

Land, Wind, and Hard Words

A Story of Navajo Activism
By John Sherry

Because of his friendship with the Jacksons, Sherry was on the scene during the aftermath of the mysterious death of Leroy Jackson in 1993. His vivid account of the resulting journalistic feeding frenzy and heightened conflict on the reservation adds an unusual dimension to this intimate and unpretentious story.

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