Essential Reading

The following books are essential reading for those who wish to acquire even a minimal understanding of the cultures and landscape of the mountain west (in addition to those works listed in the Acknowledgements).

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Abbey, Edward, Abbey's Road, E. P. Dutton

Abbey, Edward, Beyond the Wall, Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Abbey, Edward, Desert Solitaire, University of Arizona Press.

Bruchac, Joseph, Survival This Way, in Sun Tracks, an American Indian Literary Series,
University of Arizona Press.

Crow Dog, Mary with Erdoes, Richard, 1990, Lakota Woman, Harper Perennial. (Video)

Deloria, Ella Cara, 1990, Waterlily, University of Nebraska Press.

Deloria, Jr., Vine, 1969, 1988, Custer Died for Your Sins, University of Oklahoma Press.

Deloria, Jr., Vine, 1994, God is Red, Fulcrum Press. (Hardcover)

Eastman, Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa), 1991, Indian Boyhood,University of Nebraska Press.
Available online as a single large file or the Table of Contents of a segmented version.

Eastman, Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa), 1911, Soul of an Indian, Houghton Mifflin. (1980, University of Nebraska Press).
Available online as a single large file or the TOC of a segmented version

Eastman, Charles Alexander (Ohiyesa), 1907, Old Indian Days, McClure Company. (1991, University of Nebraska Press)
Available online as a single large file or the TOC of a segmented version

Ehrlich, Gretel, Heart Mountain, Penguin.

Ehrlich, Gretel, The Solace of Open Spaces, Viking

Hardorff, Richard G., Lakota Recollections of the Custer Fight: New Sources of Indian-Military History,
Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Josephy, Alvin M., The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest,
Houghton Mifflin Co..

Keller, Robert H. & Michael F. Turek, 1998, American Indians & National Parks,
Univ. of Arizona Press. (Hardcover)

Lame Deer, John (Fire) and Erdoes, Richard 1972, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions, Washington Square Press, New York.

Louis, Adrian, 1995, Skins, Crown.

McPhee, John, Basin and Range, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York

McPhee, John, Rising From the Plains, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York

Meyer, Roy W. , History of the Santee Sioux: United States Indian Policy on Trial, Univ. Nebraska Press.

Niehardt, John G. 1932, Black Elk Speaks : Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, Univ. Nebraska Press. (Hardcover)

Norris, Kathleen, 1993, Dakota, A Spiritual Geography, Houghton Mifflin Company.

Rice, Julian, 1994, Ella Deloria's The Buffalo People, University of New Mexico Press.

Rice, Julian, 1993, Ella Deloria's IronHawk, University of New Mexico Press.

Sandoz, Mari, Cheyenne Autumn, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. (Video)

Sandoz, Mari, Crazy Horse: Strange Man of the Oglalas, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

Seals, David, 1990, Powwow Highway, Plume Contemporary Fiction. (Video)

Weatherford, Jack, Indian Givers, Crown Publishers.

Weatherford, Jack, Native Roots, Fawcett Books.

Welch, James, 1986, Fools Crow, Penguin.

Welch, James, 1995, Killing Custer, Norton. (Video)

Welch, James, 1974, Winter in the Blood, Penguin.

Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin), 1921, American Indian Stories, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. (This book contains many of the selections below.)

Zitkala-Sa, 1900, Impressions of an Indian Childhood, Atlantic Monthly, 85, 37.

Zitkala-Sa, 1900, An Indian Teacher Among Indians, Atlantic Monthly, 85, 381.

Zitkala-Sa, 1985, Old Indian Legends, University of Nebraska Press.
Full text or Table of Contents

Zitkala-Sa, 1900, The School Days of an Indian Girl, Atlantic Monthly, 85 185.

Zitkala-Sa, 1901, The Soft-Hearted Sioux, Harper's Monthly, 102, 505.

Zitkala-Sa, 1901, The Trial Path Harper's Monthly Magazine, 103.

Zitkala-Sa, 1902, Why I Am a Pagan, Atlantic Monthly, 90, 801.

Photographic Books

There are two recent photographic books that contain pictures of famous Massacre sites as they are today. These are:

Brooks, Drex, 1995, Sweet Medicine: Sites of Indian Massacres, Battlefields, and Treaties, University of New Mexico Press.

Gaede, Marc, 1990, Images from the Great West, Chaco Press.

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