Native Authors->A-L

Native Authors->A-L


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Daughter of Tony Hillerman continues the popular Jim Chee-Joe Leaphorn Navajo tribal police series

Anne Hillerman is Tony’s daughter and is an outstanding author in her own right, and the research she did shows in this police procedural featuring Chee, his wife, Bernadette Manuelito, Leaphorn and their fascinating family and friends.

Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases.

Ella Carla Deloria (Anpetu Wastewin), Yankton Sioux (1888-1971)

Ella Deloria, also known as Anpetu Wastewin, from anpetu “day,” waste “good,” win “woman,” was a Yankton Sioux scholar, interpreter, and lecturer who became a nationally famous linguist and ethnologist. She was born January 3, 1888 at Wakpala, South Dakota, the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Philip Deloria (Tipi Sapa). Her father was an influential Episcopal clergyman who was well known throughout the Plains Indian community in his own right. 

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Yankton Sioux Writer and Political Activist

Zitkala-Ša, (“Red Bird”) 1876–1938 – Also known by the missionary-given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Yankton Dakota Sioux writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist.

Karen Louise Erdrich, Chippewa (1954-?)
New book explores ‘The Spirit of Indian Women’
Sherman Alexie, native american author
Vine Deloria Jr. – In memoriam