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Recommended Reading on Native American Issues

To learn more about American Indian education, history, culture and contemporary issues, we recommend the following resources:


1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann. Knopf 2011.

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. Knopf. 2005.

All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees by Catherine C. Robbins. University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

American Indian Tribal Governments by Sharon O'Brien. University of Oklahoma Press. 1989.

Biology Revisioned by Willis W. Harman, Elisabet Sahtouris. North Atlantic Books. 1998.

Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson. W.W. Norton & Co. 2005.

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. Viking Adult. 2004.

Collected Wisdom: American Indian Education by Linda Miller Cleary, Thomas D. Peacock. Allyn & Bacon. 1997.

Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 by David Wallace Adams. 1997.

Every Day Is A Good Day: Memorial Edition: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women, by Wilma Mankiller. Fulcrum Publishing 2011.

Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford. Crown Publishers. 1988.

Indigenous Educational Models for Contemporary Practice: In Our Mother's Voice by Maenette Kape'Ahiokalani Padeken by Ah Nee-Benham and Joanne E. Cooper (editors). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2000.

Next Steps: Research and Practice to Advance Indian Education by Karen Gayton Swisher (Editor) and John Tippeconnic (Editor). Eric Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. 1999.

Power and Place: Indian Education in America by Vine Deloria, Daniel R. Wildcat. University Press of Kansas. 2001.

The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak About Finding the Good Path by Amy Bergstrom, Linda Miller Cleary, Thomas D. Peacock Eric Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. 2003.

Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West by Bobby Bridger. Fulcrum Publishing, 2011.

Magazines and Newspapers

Tribal College Journal
Winds of Change
Native Peoples
Native American Times
Indian Country Today