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by Rebecca Roanhorse
When a small town needs her help in finding a missing girl, Maggie Hoskie, a Dinetah monster hunter and supernaturally gifted killer, reluctantly enlists the help of an unconventional medicine man to uncover the terrifying truth behind the disappearance—a
by Kelli Jo Ford
A collection by a Cherokee writer traces four generations of Native American women as they navigate cultural dynamics, religious beliefs, the 1980s oil bust, devastating storms and unreliable men to connect with their ideas about home.
by Louise Erdrich
When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Examines myths about Native American culture and traces their development to reveal the fear, prejudice, and larger political agenda at their roots.
by Joy Harjo
Harjo, the first Native American laureate, synthesizes history, memory and contemporary issues in her collection of poetry that laments the treatment of Native peoples and sings tribute to her Muscogee Creek heritage and ancestors.
by David Treuer
An anthropologist's chronicle of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present traces the unprecedented resourcefulness and reinvention of distinct tribe cultures that assimilated into mainstream life to preserve Native identity.
by Joseph Bruchac
Using their native language, the Navajo Marines played an invaluable part in World War II as they sent messages, did maneuvers, and completed tasks with words that couldn't be deciphered by the enemy.
by Toni Jensen
Explains what it means to exist as an indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence.View on CountyCat
by Clint Smith
A look at how the legacy of slavery is preserved in monuments and landmarks such as Angola, a former plantation–turned–maximum-security prison in Louisiana that houses Black men working the fields for virtually no pay.
by Dawn Turner
In Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, three Black girls are all hopes and dreams until fate intervenes, sending them all careening in wildly different directions, which results in heartbreak, loss, displacement and even murder.View on CountyCat