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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S. C. Gwynne
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In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all... (read more)

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Crazy Brave: A Memoir
Crazy Brave: A Memoir
by Joy Harjo
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In this transcendent memoir, grounded in tribal myth and ancestry, music and poetry, Joy Harjo, one of our leading Native American voices, details her journey to becoming a poet. Born in Oklahoma, the end place of the Trail of Tears, Harjo grew up... (read more)

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Yellow Wolf: His Own Story
Yellow Wolf: His Own Story
by Lucullus Mcwhorter
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press The Nez Perce campaign is among the most famous in the brief and bloody history of the Indian wars of the West. Yellow Wolf was a contemporary of Chief Joseph and a leader among his... (read more)

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The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing
by Lori Arviso Alvord
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Introduction A Navajo weaver takes strands of wool and blends them into something of great beauty and magic; warp and weft combine into a pattern, and the pattern tells a story and has a spirit. This pattern then becomes a piece of the culture and has a... (read more)

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ADA Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
ADA Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven
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Now in paperback, the gripping and inspiring tale of a woman's survival alone in the Arctic. In 1921, four men and one woman ventured deep into the Arctic. Two years later, only one returned. When 23-year-old Inuit Ada Blackjack signed on as a seamstress... (read more)

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The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
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In the bestselling tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, this is the untold story of Red Cloud, the most powerful Indian commander of the Plains who witnessed the opening of the West. The great Oglala Sioux chief Red Cloud was the only Plains Indian to... (read more)

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Neither Wolf Nor Dog
by Kent Nerburn
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In this 1996 Minnesota Book Award winner, Nerburn draws the reader deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan--a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting... (read more)

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Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas
Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas
by R. Eli Paul
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Red Cloud was the only Native American leader ever to win a war against the United States Army. Here, for the first time in print is Red Cloud's 'as-told-to' autobiography in which he shares the story of his early years.... (read more)

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Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance
Prison Writings: My Life is My Sundance
by Leonard Peltier
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Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In 1977, Leonard Peltier received a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents. He has affirmed his innocence ever since-... (read more)

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Dreaming Bears: A Gwich'in Indian Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska
Dreaming Bears: A Gwich'in Indian Storyteller, a Southern Doctor, a Wild Corner of Alaska
by Michael J Holloway
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Born in Greenwood, South Carolina, Mike Holloway studied medicine in South Carolina and Virginia.  He became a Peace Corps doctor and worked for the regional native hospital in southwest Alaska, before moving to the Alaska Native Medical Center in... (read more)

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The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History
The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History
by Joseph Iii Marshall
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As the peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse remains one of the most perennially fascinating figures of the American West. Now Joseph Marshall—a masterful storyteller, historian, and... (read more)

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Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
by Jennifer Niven
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From the author of "The Ice Master" comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate uninhabited Arctic island in 1921.... (read more)

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Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat
Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat
by Paula Gunn Allen
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In striking counterpoint to the conventional account, Pocahontas is a bold biography that tells the extraordinary story of the beloved Indian maiden from a Native American perspective. Dr. Paula Gunn Allen, the acknowledged founder of Native American... (read more)

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Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent--Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man
Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent--Caught Between the Worlds of the Indian and the White Man
by David Fridtjof Halaas and Andrew E. Masich
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The soldiers were so close George could hear their orders, even their conversations. God, he hated them. Laughing as if they were on a hunting party and had cornered the game. All his life he had felt white arrogance, that smug superiority. But these... (read more)

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Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hat: A Navajo Autobiography
Left Handed, Son of Old Man Hat: A Navajo Autobiography
by Left Handed
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With a simplicity as disarming as it is frank, Left Handed tells of his birth in the spring "when the cottonwood leaves were about the size of my thumbnail," of family chores such as guarding the sheep near the hogan, and of his sexual awakening. As he... (read more)

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Geronimo (Lamar Series in Western History)
Geronimo (Lamar Series in Western History)
by Robert M. Utley
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“Completely original and very well sourced. In this, Utley continues the high standard of his earlier books. . . . His careful weighing of evidence and ferreting out of story lines from far-flung and sometimes conflicting sources are impressive... (read more)

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Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior
Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior
by Peter Nabokov
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"This is the story of Two Leggings desire for fame, his rise as a warrior, and his efforts to achieve a spiritual vision. He takes us along on buffalo hunts, war parties against the Piegans, and horse stealing raids against the Piegans and Sioux. His... (read more)

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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People
Mankiller: A Chief and Her People
by Wilma Mankiller
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In this spiritual, moving autobiography, Wilma Mankiller, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, tells of her own history while also honoring and recounting the history of the Cherokees. Mankiller's life... (read more)

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Crazy Horse: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Crazy Horse: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
by Larry Mcmurtry
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Legends cloud the life of Crazy Horse, a seminal figure in American history but an enigma even to his own people in his own day. This superb biography looks back across more than 120 years at the life and death of this great Sioux warrior who became a... (read more)

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Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough : Three Indian Lives Changed By Jamestown (05 Edition)
Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough : Three Indian Lives Changed By Jamestown (05 Edition)
by Helen C. Rountree
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Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical... (read more)

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