Tag Archives: Ethnic Studies/Native American Studies

Truth and Bright Water

by Thomas King

“Marvelous . . . This subtle and deceptively simple tale is an elegiac and beautiful tragicomedy about a single summer, two towns, and three…

The Toughest Indian in the World

by Sherman Alexie

“Alexie reveals himself to be a more fearless writer than one might ever have imagined; the stories are bold, uncensored, raucous, and sexy.” –Ken Foster, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review…

Toward the Setting Sun

by Brian Hicks

“In this powerful and engaging new book, Brian Hicks tells the compelling story of Chief John Ross and the tragedy of the Cherokee Nation….

Remnants of the First Earth

by Ray Young Bear

Dazzlingly original, but with deep roots in his traditional Mesquakie culture, Young Bear is a master wordsmith poised with trickster-like aplomb between the ancient…

Reservation Blues

by Sherman Alexie

“The mystical complexity of Reservation Blues is as mesmerizing as the poetic power of Alexie’s writing. Alexie makes his story credible while playing fast…

Ohitika Woman

by Mary Brave Bird

“Mary Brave Bird brings to life the invisible. A grim yet gripping account.” —The Boston Globe

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

by Sherman Alexie

“Poetic and unremittingly honest . . . The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native…

Lakota Woman

by Mary Crow Dog

“A powerful autobiography . . . feisty and determined, warm and even funny, sometimes given to outbursts of rage or sorrow or enthusiasm, always…

Indian Killer

by Sherman Alexie

“Vigorous prose . . . haunted, surprising characters . . . flashes of sardonic wit . . . [ Indian Killer is] a meditative…


by Sherman Alexie

…sentence, Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes.” —S. Kirk Walsh, The New York Times…