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Books by Native authors for children (and adults) and a link to a guide for evaluating books for anti-Indian bias can be found on our Resources/Children & Race page.


American Indian Policy in the Twentieth Century

Vine Deloria, Jr., ed., University of Oklahoma Press, 1992
Eleven essays on the present and future of American
Indian Policy, range from: Indian voting, cultural values versus economic realities of reservation life, tribal government, the Supreme Court and Indian water rights, and the influence of the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Indian self-determination.


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
30th Anniv. Ed., Dee Brown, Holt Paperbacks, 2001.
A classic on the treatment of Native Americans by European Americans and the U.S. government.


God Gave Us This Country: Tekamthi and the First American Civil War
Bill Gilbert, Atheneum, New York, 1989.
A detailed account of nearly five decades of conflict on the Western frontier following the life of Tekamthi , the Shawnee chief who organized Indian tribes in the Northwest Ordinance territory.


I Will Fight No More Forever: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War
Merrill D. Beal, University of Washington Press, 2003.

Follows the flight of the Nez Perce as they struggled to survive.


A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present

Ward Churchill, City Lights Publishers, 2001

Churchill explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere. He frames the matter by examining both “revisionist” denial of the nazi-perpetrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive “uniqueness,” to demonstrate that genocide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians.


They Came Here First: The Epic of the American Indian

D’Arcy McNickle, Harper & Row, 1975.

Scholarly, accurate tale of American Indian & U.S. History.


Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Anton Treuer, Borealis Books, 2012

Treuer shares his perspectives and his life experience, also presenting a history of genocide and the constant pressure of assimilation from the U.S. government.




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