Titles for Native American Heritage Month

By Coll Rowe | October 4 2022 | Native American

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, Penguin Random House is highlighting the stories of our authors as well as voices in the community who authentically represent the Indigenous Experience. Using #StoriesoftheLand, #NativeAmericanbooks, and #Indigenousreads join us in putting a spotlight on the rich and diverse stories showcasing the important contributions and experiences of Native people.

There There
National Bestseller
$17.00 US
May 07, 2019
304 Pages

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.
$17.95 US
Aug 11, 2015
312 Pages
Beacon Press

Tecumseh and the Prophet
The Heroic Struggle for America's Heartland
Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Biography
$23.00 US
Aug 03, 2021
576 Pages

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Native America from 1890 to the Present
"Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPRA New York Times bestseller: The sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.
$20.00 US
Nov 05, 2019
528 Pages
Riverhead Books

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground
A bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America from an award-winning Haudenosaunee writer
$19.99 US
Aug 04, 2020
256 Pages
Melville House

Blue Dawn, Red Earth
New Native American Storytellers
These 30 varied and powerful short stories by Native American storytellers incorporate traditional oral tales into modern narratives. The writers, most of whom are new, featured in this collection represent a wide range of tribes and cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate the vibrancy and diversity of Native American writing. The characters in these stories are as enduring as those that have been passed down in legend, as they capture the spirit of Native America, past and present.
$16.95 US
Jan 01, 1996
448 Pages

Canyon Dreams
A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation
Now in paperback, the moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, but also the greater, unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.
$18.00 US
Jun 29, 2021
272 Pages
Blue Rider Press

Dog Flowers
A Memoir, an Archive
A daughter returns home to the Navajo reservation to retrace her mother’s life in a memoir that is both a narrative and an archive of one family’s troubled history.
$17.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
272 Pages
One World

Earth Song, Sky Spirit
In this collection of thirty varied and powerful short stories, most written especially for this volume, established and emerging talents in Native American writing present and explore the plight, the pride, and the uneasy presence of Indians in this country today. Editor Clifford Trafzer presents a mix of beloved and rarely seen
$15.96 US
Feb 04, 1997
512 Pages

As Long as Grass Grows
The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock
The story of Native peoples' resistance to environmental injustice and land incursions, and a call for environmentalists to learn from the Indigenous community's rich history of activism
$17.00 US
Mar 31, 2020
224 Pages
Beacon Press

American Indian Myths and Legends
This collection gathers one-hundred-sixty tales from eighty tribal groups to offer a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage.  From all across the continent come tales of creation, love, of heroes and war, of animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. Alfonso Ortiz, an eminent anthropologist, and Richard Erdoes, an artist and master storyteller, have added a broad selection of contemporary Indian voices to the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century to make this the most comprehensive and authentic volume of American Indian myths available anywhere.
$23.00 US
Aug 12, 1985
544 Pages

Reclaiming Two-Spirits
Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal & Sovereignty in Native America
A sweeping history of Indigenous traditions of gender, sexuality, and resistance that reveals how, despite centuries of colonialism, Two-Spirit people are reclaiming their place in Native nations.
$29.95 US
Apr 26, 2022
368 Pages
Beacon Press

A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land
A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence.
$18.00 US
Sep 21, 2021
304 Pages
Ballantine Books

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States
The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was Indigenous in early America
$18.95 US
Nov 15, 2022
272 Pages
Beacon Press