Native Americans
The Early Inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere


















     The Foundation would like to recommend the following books relating to Native Americans.

     The recommendation of these books does not necessarily constitute an endorsement.

     They are recommended in order to stimulate discussion concerning the early inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere.

American Indian Stories

Black Hawk: An Autobiography

Crowfoot: Chief of the Blackfeet

Geronimo: The Man, His Time, His Place


Hear Me, My Chiefs! Nez Perce Legend and History

Hopi Cookery

How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine and Crafts

I Will Fight No More Forever: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War

Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies

Little Crow: Spokesman For The Sioux


Pueblo Indian Cookbook: Recipes from the Pueblos of the American Southwest

Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion

Sioux Indian Religion: Tradition and Innovation

Southwest Indian Cookbook

Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

The Book of the Hopi

The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux

The Song and the Silence: Sitting Wind: The Life of Stoney Indian Chief Frank Kaquitts

The Soul of the Indian: An Interpretation

The Spirit of Native America: Beauty and Mysticism in American Indian Art

The Story of Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark

Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior

Yellow Wolf: His Own Story

Dress Clothing of the Plains Indians

Earth Medicine, Earth Food

Native American Architecture

Native American Portraits 1862-1918

Black Elk: The Sacred Ways of a Lakota

Indian Herbalogy of North America

Lakota Woman

Native American Stories 

Native American Wisdom

Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants

Spirit of the Harvest: North American Indian Cooking

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

A Handbook of Native American Herbs

Gift of Power: The Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

Sacred Land, Sacred View: Navajo Perceptions of the Four Corners

American Indian Tribal Governments

Codex Borgia: A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

Navaho Indian Myths

Seven Clans of the Cherokee Society

Wisdom of the Elders: Sacred Native Stories of Nature

Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims

Life of Black Hawk

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Native American Heritage

Yellowtail, Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief: An Autobiography

Black Elk and Flaming Rainbow: Personal Memories of the Lakota Holy Man and John Neihardt

Half-Sun on the Columbia: A Biography of Chief Moses

Notable Native Americans

Chants and Prayers

Cherokee Editor: The Writings of Elias Boudinot

Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men

Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume

Geronimo: His Own Story

Native Indian Wild Game, Fish & Wild Foods Cookbook: Recipes from North American Native Cooks


The Aztecs

The Discovery and Conquest of Mexico 1517-1521

The Hands Feel It: Healing and Spirit Presence Among a Northern Alaskan People

The Last Comanche Chief: The Life and Times of Quanah Parker

Through Indian Eyes

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

Autobiography of Red Cloud: War Leader of the Oglalas

Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala

Crazy Horse

Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

Life, Letters & Speeches

Sacred Sites, Sacred Places

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies

The Art of the Native American Flute

The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants As Medicine

Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation  

A Zuni Life: A Pueblo Indian in Two Worlds

Ancient Mexico: The History and Culture of the Maya, Aztects and Other Pre-Columbian Peoples

Breaking the Ice: An Arctic Odyssey

Encyclopedia of Native American Healing

Legends of the Iroquois 

Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches

Native Peoples of Alaska: A Traveler's Guide to Land, Art, and Culture

Red Jacket, Seneca Chief

Religions of Mesoamerica: Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers

Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois

The Hidden Maya: A New Understanding of Maya Glyphs

The Mythology of Native North America

The Nations Within: The Past and Future of American Indian Sovereignty

Truth About Sacajawea

American Indian Cooking: Recipes from the Southwest

American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life

American Indians & National Parks

Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica: A Reader

Between Earth & Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places

Breaking the Maya Code

Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Maya Art and Architecture

Red Cloud: Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux

Sacred Fireplace (Oceti Wakan): Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man

Sacred Places in North America

Tecumseh: A Life

The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

The Maya

The Wisdom of the Native Americans

A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples

Anasazi America: 17 Centuries on the Road from Center Place

Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide

Atlas of the North American Indian

Black Elk Speaks - Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

Blue Jacket: Warrior of the Shawnees

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

Crazy Horse: A Photographic Biography

Documents of United States Indian Policy

Enju: The Life and Struggle of an Apache Chief from the Little Running Water

Famous Indians: A Collection of Short Biographies

Great Speeches by Native Americans

Indian Country, God's Country: Native Americans and the National Parks

Native American Voices: A Reader

Native Plants Native Healing

Roots of the Iroquois

The Animals Came Dancing: Native American Sacred Ecology and Animal Kinship

The Art of American Indian Cooking

The Aztecs

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing

Tribes, Treaties, and Constitutional Tribulations

Native American Spirituality: A Critical Reader

Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions

Spirit Wars: Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building  

Cape Cod Wampanoag Cookbook: Wampanoag Indian Recipes, Images & Lore

Chief Seattle: Man of Vision

Cochise: The Life and Times of the Great Apache Chief

Crazy Horse: The Life Behind the Legend

Dancing Gods: Indian Ceremonials of New Mexico and Arizona

Encyclopedia of Native American Religions

Healing Plants

Low Fat Indian Cooking

Native American Weapons

Sacagawea Speaks: Beyond the Shining Mountains with Lewis and Clark

Sacred Lands of Indian America

Scribes, Warriors, and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya

Secrets of Native American Herbal Remedies

Seneca Indian Myths

The New Warriors: Native American Leaders Since 1900

100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History

500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North American Indians

American Indians in American History, 1870-2001: A Companion Reader

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya: A Guide

Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West

Chainbreaker's War: A Seneca Chief Remembers the American Revolution


Chief Daniel Bread and the Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin

Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs

Encounters in the New World: A History in Documents

Foods of the Maya: A Taste of the Yucatan

Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations: Traditional & Contemporary Native American Recipes

Legends and Prophecies of the Quero Apache: Tales for Healing and Renewal

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Plenty-Coups: Chief of the Crows

The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living

The Native People of Alaska  

A Century of Dishonor: The Classic Expose of the Plight of the Native Americans

Black Elk Lives: Conversations With the Black Elk Family

Carlos Montezuma, M.D.: A Yavapai American Hero

Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America

Famous Native North Americans

Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing

Geronimo!: Stories of an American Legend

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing

In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History of American Indians

Interpreters With Lewis and Clark: The Story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau

Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru

Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat

Potlatch People: Indian Lives and Legends of British Columbia

Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations

The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions

The World's Richest Indian: The Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune

Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology and Culture History

Ancient Visions: Petroglyphs and Pictographs of the Wind River and Bighorn Country, Wyoming and Montana

Comock: The True Story Of An Eskimo Hunger

Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya

Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions

Healing Secrets of the Native Americans: Herbs, Remedies, and Practices That Restore the Body, Refresh the Mind, and Rebuild the Spirit

Making Native American Hunting, Fighting, and Survival Tools

Maya Political Science: Time, Astronomy, and the Cosmos

Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from a Native American Childhood

Sarah Winnemucca

The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents

The Journey Of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History

The Old Man Told Us: Excerpts from Mi'kmaq History 1500-1950

The Olmecs: America's First Civilization

Tiwanaku: Ancestors Of The Inca

19th Century Plains Indian Dresses

A Navajo Legacy: The Life and Teachings of John Holiday

Chainbreaker: The Revolutionary War Memoirs Of Governor Blacksnake As Told To Benjamin Williams

Cherokee Medicine Man: The Life And Work Of A Modern-Day Healer

Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy

Geronimo: My Life

Indian Wars: The Campaign For The American West

Native American Stories of the Sacred: Annotated & Explained

Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes

Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846--1890

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma: The American Portraits Series

Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed By Jamestown

Standing Bear Is a Person: The True Story of a Native American's Quest for Justice

The Cherokee Nation: A History

The Maya, Seventh Edition

The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America

Walking With Grandfather: The Wisdom of Lakota Elders



Honoring the Great Spirit, the Earth, and All Life