Essential Topics

$8.00 each

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving


Weighs Wampanoag oral traditions and English colonial written records against the popular myth of Thanksgiving.

$43.00 each

A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children

A Broken Flute is as close to comprehensive as a bibliography on a given subject can get, and more brutally honest than anything else out there.

$12.00 each

A River Lost

The story of how the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam led to the destruction of a way of life for members of the Arrow Lakes Tribe.

$9.00 each

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

An Indian boy coming into adulthood, literally weaving and dodging and rolling with the pun

$20.00 each

American Outrage

Two Western Shoshone elders, Carrie and Mary Dann, endure decades of struggles against federal marshals for rights to their own land.

$19.00 each

April Raintree

Two Métis sisters are taken from their parents as young children and reared in separate foster homes—doing all they can to maintain the ties and live in a hostile society.

$10.00 each

As Long as the Rivers Flow

The story of the last summer, in 1944, before young Lawrence Loyie was taken from his parents to an Indian residential school in northern Alberta.

$25.00 each

Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Kamloops Indian Residential School

May the telling and sharing of these stories bring peace and healing to wounded spirits.

$15.00 each

Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940

A study of the residential school experience from the perspective of the Indian students who lived at two schools in Kansas and South Dakota.

$17.00 each

Children Left Behind: The Dark Legacy of Indian Mission Boarding Schools

Tim Giago, who spent his childhood at one of these schools, examines the unholy alliance between church and state that tried to destroy generations of Indian children.

$13.00 each

Columbus: His Enterprise: Exploding the Myth

Should be required reading in every classroom where the “Columbus encounter” is taught.

$5.50 each

CURE Analysis: Houghton Mifflin History/Social Science Series

A group of parents, students, and educators calling themselves Communities United against Racism in Education (CURE) analyze kindergarten through fifth-grade texts.

$9.00 each

Daughters of Abya Yala: Indigenous Women Regaining Control

In 1991, Indian women of North, South, and Central America gathered in Lima, Peru with the goal of “reflecting on the situation of the Indian peoples of our continent.”

$18.00 each

Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928

Truly one of the best, most detailed accounts of this tragic era in American genocide policy.

$20.00 each

For Indigenous Eyes Only: A Decolonization Handbook

Recognizing an urgent need for liberation strategies, this offers hands-on suggestions for Indigenous communities to decolonize themselves.

$26.00 each

From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai'i

This collection of 17 essays on the Hawai’ian sovereignty movement is a searing indictment of racism and colonialism.

$10.00 each

Gold, Greed & Genocide

Told mostly from the perspective of California Indian people whose lives have been and continue to be impacted by the California Gold Rush.

$2.00 each

Green March Moons

A powerful tale of growing up that expertly explores issues of rape, alcoholism, domestic violence and loss.

$12.00 each


One of the most important works of Indian literature in the 20th Century. It’s a hard book to read.

$10.00 each

Hidden Roots

This new edition of one of Bruchac’s most important novels includes historical context for the story and discussion questions.

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