Resources by Theme

Telling the Truth

All My Relations with Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation)

America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans (Boarding Schools)

Cultural Appropriations and the Plains Headdress

Proclaiming the Dream

God is Red:  A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria, Jr.

The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by Steven Charleston

The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing by Lori Alvord (Diné) and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

Additional Resources

Books for Young Adults and Children

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Music and Poetry 

Bitterroot by Abena Songbird (Abnaki)

Columbus Day by Jimmie Durham (Cherokee)

Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry by John E. Smelcer 


Film, TV and Ted Talks

Blood Memory

Code Talkers – short film about Code Talkers in WWII

Crooked Arrows (a little campy, but great conversation starter, Indigenous actors) – About the origins of lacrosse, filmed in Massachusetts


*Many of the resources listed here were compiled and reviewed by Claudia A. Fox Tree, M.Ed (Arawak)