Native American History  Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate and learn about the history of our country’s indigenous people, with an array of books available at BCLS libraries. Here’s a sampling of some nonfiction titles and historical novels to get you started.

Braiding SweetgrassIndigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants - Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Round House - Louise Erdrich

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - David Grann

The Only Good Indians: a Novel - Stephen Graham Jones

The Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich

There There - Tommy Orange

Woman of Light: A Novel - Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe - David Maraniss

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Commanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe In American History - S.C. Gwynne

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian History of the American West - Dee Brown

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - Charles C. Mann 

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Life in Native America - David Treuer

Moon of the Crusted Snow: A Novel - Rice Waubgeshig

Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West - Hampton Sides

Heart Berries: A Memoir - Terese Marie Mailhot

Published by on November 21, 2022
Last Modified March 23, 2023