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Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué rico! : Americas
Mission to space
Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection
Iktomi and the ducks and other Sioux stories
Sweetgrass basket
Killer of enemies #1
House of purple cedar
Sharing the skies : Navajo astronomy
An infinity of nations : how the native New World shaped early North America
Trail of the dead #2
Not my girl
The dance boots
Songs of Shiprock Fair
Me funny : a far-reaching exploration of the humor, wittiness and repartee dominant among the First Nations people of North America, as witnessed, experienced and created directly by themselves, and with the inclusion of outside but reputable sources necessarily familiar with the indigenous sense of humour as seen from an objective perspective
Taku wadaka he? = (What do you see?)
In the footsteps of Crazy Horse
Custer died for your sins : an Indian manifesto
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian
Native athletes in action!
Hidden roots
Black Elk
A man called Raven
Muskrat will be swimming
Navajo long walk : the tragic story of a proud people
Dance in a buffalo skull
Native writers : voices of power
Native women of courage
Follow the blackbirds
First laugh : welcome, baby!
Walking on earth & touching the sky : poetry and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud Indian School
Hungry Johnny
Saltypie : a Choctaw journey from darkness into light
An indigenous peoples
The birchbark house
Sitting Bull : Lakota warrior and defender of his people
Grandmother Spider brings the sun : a Cherokee story
The Mishomis book : the voice of the Ojibway
A boy called Slow : the true story of Sitting Bull
Songs from the loom : a Navajo girl learns to weave
Sky dancers
Buffalo Bird Girl : a Hidatsa story
The Warriors
Itse selu : Cherokee harvest festival
The chichi hoohoo bogeyman
The good luck cat
"All the real Indians died off" : and 20 other myths about Native Americans
Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices
If I ever get out of here : a novel with paintings
The displacement of native peoples
Native defenders of the environment
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven
I am not a number
The creator
Beloved child : a Dakota way of life
Eagle song
You don
Home to Medicine Mountain
Giving thanks : a Native American good morning message
All our relations : native struggles for land and life
The blue roses
Bears make rock soup and other stories
Jingle dancer
The Dakota prisoner of war letters = Dakota Kaŝkapi Okicize Wowapi
How I became a ghost : a Choctaw Trail of Tears story #1
Crazy Horse
When I was eight
A broken flute : the Native experience in books for children
Birch Coulie : the epic battle of the Dakota War
As long as the river flows
God is red : a native view of religion
The people shall continue
We are grateful : otsaliheliga
Nanabosho & Porcupine
Rethinking Columbus : the next 500 years
Moccasin thunder : American Indian stories for today
Wild berries = Pikaci-mīnisa
Cell traffic : new and selected poems
Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491
Buffalo song
Sacred wilderness
The woman who outshone the sun : the legend of Lucia Zenteno = La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol : la leyenda de Lucía Zenteno
Mni sota makoce : the land of the Dakota
My name is not easy
For indigenous eyes only : a decolonization handbook

Access the MN American Indian Collection Literature collection here.

A large selection of fiction and non-fiction works written by Native authors and focusing on Native American culture has been added to our collection, which is made possible by a project of the Minnesota Office of Indian Education using federal funding, Library Service and Technology Act [LS 00-17-0024-17].

The collection boasts works such as “Buffalo Song” by Joseph Bruchac, “The Birchbark House” by Louise Erdrich and more, and offers something for all age groups from childhood to adulthood.

To access the full collection of works, library customers can search our catalog for “MN American Indian Literature” using the keyword search and quotation marks. While the collection was originally designed for use by educators teaching grades K-12, the materials have been wildly popular for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Click here to access the American Indian Literature Resources for Educators: An Annotated Bibliography. This document includes the MN English Language Arts Standards for K-12, the grade level served, the title and author of the recommended book, and an annotation.

A printable version of the American Indian book list is also available.

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