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Old 05-14-2007, 10:28 AM
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Sherman Alexie has a new book out. It's called Flight and it looks really good.
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:19 PM
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guvokikam - as I was reading through this post I was thinking that someone has to mention "God Is Red" .... thanks....

I've read that book several times, will have it sent to me while in Houston. This book helped me during a time I needed answers in my life... it helped to change my life.

I only read books about Natives that are authored by Natives. I liked "With My Own Eyes", this Native woman tells about western SDakota as the invaders came. Tells where names came from.... I liked that one also.

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"Trail of Tears" by John Ehle is easily one of the greatest books ever written about the Native American experience, whether or not you have Cherokee blood.

It taught me about the culture of the Cherokee, and how advanced it was during the 1800s - it wasn't mud huts and war paint; the people had real homes, real farms, real commerce and real culture. The Cherokee removal was as tragic a holocaust as anything that has happened to any group of people, and it is mostly forgotten today.

I highly recommend it. You can get it from Amazon or Borders Books. Don't be confused by other books with the same title - make sure you get the one by Ehle.

Anything by J.T. Garrett is essential. "The Cherokee Full Circle," "Meditations with the Cherokee," and "Medicine of the Cherokee" are all excellent.
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I only read books about Natives that are authored by Natives. I liked "With My Own Eyes", this Native woman tells about western SDakota as the invaders came. Tells where names came from.... I liked that one also.

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I forgot about "With My Own Eyes," written by Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun, about the Lakota Sioux. I read it when it first came out (10 years ago?) and enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for mentioning it!
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Lakota story telling:

Walking with grandfather by Joseph Marshall (sicangu lakota)

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After I am through reading Vine's book "American Indians, American Justice" I have to check out that book Aya. I have read several of Sherman Alexie's stories in English classes(humerous with a twist of satire)
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What a wealth of info here..thanks! i am very interested in native american culture, what a world this country must have been long ago before the europeans arrived. thank you for all the book titles, I'll be down at Border's or Barnes and Noble's!
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Tocakut a.k.a. Harlan Hall: A Kothondo

Powerful poems by a Kiowa elder
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has anyone read "With Good Heart" Yaqui Beliefs and Ceremonies in Pascua Village. by Muriel Thayer Painter. I sent this book to my son because we are Yaqui and he is in Mule Creek just want to know if there are any other books on the Yaqui's that i can send him. he does the prayers and songs in the sweat lodge and is self taught in the language. is there a web site where is can get him books to send to him also. any information would be helpful. thanks
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Hello Marty55, books sent by amazon.com are definitely allowed at many prisons.
I don't know anything about Yaqui literature (my man is kiowa), but amazon has for example: 1) "Deer Dancer: Yaqui Legends and Myths: Yaqui Legends of Life", by Stan Padilla, or 2) "Coyote Songs=Wo'l Bwikam: Songs from the Yaqui Bow Leaders' Society", by Larry Evers.
Maybe this could be interesting for your son?
Much luck and dear greetings.
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A very interesting book i have read called "Hawk Woman,Dancing with the Moon by Tela Star Hawk Lake [The Last Female Shaman] about a contemporary medicine woman.
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<The Healing Blanket> by Gina Jones, Mildred Tinker Schuman & Maryellen Baker - a book of poetry, fiction, spiritual experience and Ojibwe/NA tradition;
one of my favorite reads.

All books by Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese.

<Three Day Road> by Joseph Boyden. Two young Cree soldiers experiencing WW I. Have yet to read his new novel, <Through Black Spruce>.

<Halfbreed> by Maria Campbell.

All books by Winona LaDuke. Also check out her <Honour the Earth> and <White Earth Land Recovery> websites.

And our all time favorite author of wonderful stories and novels, Louise Erdrich.
She also wrote a great novel for children, <The Birchbark House> (plus two sequels, <The Game of Silence> and <The Porcupine Year>). Omakayas, a young Anishinabe/Ojibwe girl growing up on Lake Superior's Madeline Island in the nineteenth century, tells about her life.

<The Broken Cord> by Michael Dorris; about his life with his adopted son Adam, who was a victim of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Also many of his novels are worth reading.

<Kiss of the Fur Queen> by Tomson Highway; also check out his plays.

<Fearless Warriors> by Drew Hayden Taylor, and some of his other books.

Another absolute favorite is Velma Wallis' <Two Old Women - an Alaska legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival>.
And her great book <Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River>.
Also liked her story of <Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun>.

So far for today, will add more later on. Have a good read! :-)
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Have anyone read 'Ceremony' by Leslie Mamon Silko? I heard it is very good but I haven't read it yet.Hope to soon though.
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Have anyone read 'Ceremony' by Leslie Mamon Silko? I heard it is very good but I haven't read it yet.Hope to soon though.

Yes, it's a great story! Also read her 'Almanac of the Dead' and 'Gardens in the Dunes' and some of her essays. She's another favorite author of mine.
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Wasase by Taiaiakie Alfred, it is an amazing call to us all to remember our ties to the land and to each other
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Sherman Alexie has a new book out. It's called Flight and it looks really good.
While written for the YA audience, I love his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.

It's his story of growing up, which makes it really speak to young people. AND, it's one of the most banned books in contemporary literature (not because it deals with native stuff, but because it describes jerking off), which makes it all the more appealing to young people.

His adult novels are great, but that one, because he found a way to speak from the perspective of his 13-14 year old self, and because he speaks a truth that resonates with so many native and non native alike, has a ton of impact.

Well worth the read, even for adults (I'll admit, I read a ton of YA things - helps to find common ground with kids if you're up on current literature, movies, and games. But really, that's an excuse to read).
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;-). John Grisham's Young Adult books are the only ones of his I like!
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Tomson Highway wrote these plays:

The Rez Sisters
Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing

He's Canadian (like me), and will take some time to get used to if you're not a play person, but trust me. He's worth it. He sums up generations of tragedy by directing the silences between responses to questions about bingo, and this is deftly magical. I had the privilege to see his brother Renee dance the part of Nanabush at the Native Earth Performing Arts Centre in Toronto, before his death in 1990, and it changed how I approached expression.
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