Native American Fiction

The Native American community boasts many great authors who have created a wide range of literature. The following is a selection of critically acclaimed fiction, mystery, western, humor, and poetry. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Alexie, Sherman. Flight. 2007. Also available: CD

Deloria, Ella Cara. Waterlily. 1988.

Dorris, Michael. Cloud Chamber. 1997. Also available: Large Type

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine. 1984. Also available: Large Type

Glancy, Diane. Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea. 2003.

Harjo, Joy. In Mad Love and War. 1990. (Adult Nonfiction 811.54 H2824.in).

Highway, Tomson. Kiss of the Fur Queen. 1998.

Hogan, Linda. Mean Spirit. 1990. (Mystery HOG)

King, Thomas. Truth & Bright Water. 1999.

LaDuke, Winona. Last Standing Woman. 1997.

Louis, Adrian C. Skins. 1995.

Medawar, Mardi Oakley. Murder on the Red Cliff Rez. 2002. (Mystery MED).

Momaday, N. Scott. House Made of Dawn. 1968. Also available: CD, Cassette

Ortiz, Simon J. Woven Stone. 1992. (Adult Nonfiction 811.54 O776.wo).

Owens, Louis. Nightland. 1996.

Power, Susan. The Grass Dancer. 1994. Also available: Cassette

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Gardens in the Dunes. 1999.

Treuer, David. The Translation of Dr. Appelles: A Love Story. 2006.

Vizenor, Gerald Robert. Chancers. 2000.

Welsh, James. The Heartsong of Charging Elk. 2000.

Young Bear, Ray A. Remnants of the First Earth. 1996.