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Honest, accurate books and movies are an important part of preserving and conveying American Indian culture, stories, and history.

Our collection of Native American literature aims to educate, inform, and accurately represent the past and contemporary American Indian spirituality and culture.

Discover books ranging from children's classics, cooking, reference, and instructional, to historical fiction, myths, and legends. Movies include "How to" videos, documentary films, children's movies, and powwow dance & music videos.

Given our location in the historic Black Hills of South Dakota, we also feature a selection of western and local interest books.
  1. Lakota Society

    Lakota Society

    $19.95
    As agency physician on the Pine Ridge Reservation from 1896-1914, Dr. Walker recorded a wealth of information on the traditional lifeways of the Oglala Sioux.

    This book presents the primary accounts of his informants and his syntheses dealing with the organization of camp and bands, kinship systems, beliefs, ceremonies, hunting, warfare and methods of measuring time. Learn More
  2. Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

    $15.99
    This book is adapted for young readers and general readers. It cuts though non-Indian expansionist rhetoric to provide the reader with an American Indian perspective of the conquest of the trans-Mississippi West during the last four decades of the nineteenth century. Learn More
  3. The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways

    The Cheyenne Indians: Their History and Lifeways

    $29.95
    American Indian Tradition Series: this series celebrates the unique, cultural, spiritual and artistic genius of the Indians of North America. Classic and contemporary works of scholarship stand alongside collections of the writings and recorded statements of America's first inhabitants. These writings, together with diverse illustrations, testify to an enduring and living legacy. Learn More
  4. The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn: A Military and Timing Analysis of the Battle

    The Strategy of Defeat at the Little Big Horn: A Military and Timing Analysis of the Battle

    $55.00
    The battle that unfolded at the Little Big Horn River on June 25, 1876, marked a watershed in the history of the Plains Indians. While a stunning victory for the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples, it initiated a new and vigorous effort by the U.S. government to rid the west of the marauding tribes and to realize the ideal of "Manifest Destiny." Learn More
  5. Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874-1899

    Fort Robinson and the American West, 1874-1899

    $19.95
    Few places provide a more storied backdrop for key events related tot he high plains Indian wars than fort Robinson, Nebraska. Learn More
  6. Nez Perce Summer 1877: The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

    Nez Perce Summer 1877: The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

    $27.95
    Nez Perce Summer,1877 tells the story of a people's epic struggle to survive spiritually, culturally and physically in the face of unrelenting military force. Learn More
  7. Sioux Quill and Beadwork Designs and Techniques

    Sioux Quill and Beadwork Designs and Techniques

    $19.95
    This book focuses on the quillwork and beadwork of the Lakota with explanations of techniques involved, including dyeing of quills and sewing. Learn More
  8. The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

    The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

    $65.00
    Throughout the last century and well beyond the boundaries of North America, there has been a growing recognition that objects of visual beauty, expressive power and spiritual resonance have always been a pervasive force in Native North American cultures.
    ~Gaylord Torrence Learn More
  9. Native American Ethnobotany

    Native American Ethnobotany

    $79.95
    This book is a comprehensive account of the plants used by Native American peoples for medicine, food and other purposes. Learn More
  10. Native American books - The Rapid City Indian School 1898-1933

    The Rapid City Indian School 1898-1933

    $19.95
    "It did not occur to me at the time that I was going away to learn the ways of the white man. My idea was that I was leaving the reservation and going to stay away long enough to do some brave deed and then come home again alive. If I could just do that, then I knew my father would be so proud of me."
    ~Luther Standing Bear
    on going to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879
    (My People the Sioux, 128) Learn More

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