Native American Literature

In addition to Way to Rainy Mountain select from:

Life Among the Piutes, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (1883)

Cogewea, Morning Dove (1927)

Waterlilly, Ella Cara Deloria (1940s)

Fools Crow, James Welch (1986)

I, Rigoberta Menchu, (1987)

Mean Spirit, Linda Hogan (1991)

Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog (1991)

Two Old Women, Velma Wallis (1993)

Tonto and the Lone Ranger Fist Fight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie (1993)

Morning Girl, Michael Dorris (1999) (Read with Chapter I of A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn)

Growing Up Native American, Bill Adler, Ines Hernandez (1995)

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of WWII, Joseph Bruchac (2006)


"Smoke Signals," dir Chris Eyre (1998)

"In Whose Honor: American Indian Mascots in Sports, A Documentary," dir Jay Rosenstein (1997)

Michigan Materials

Oak Openings, James Fennimore Cooper (1848) (stereotypes)

People of the Three Fires (1986)

Rites of Conquest: The History and Culture of Michigan's Native Americans, Charles Cleland (1992)

Film: Black Robe (1991)


Created by: allen.webb@wmich.edu
Revised Date: 6/07