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Woksape Tipi - Academic/Public Library and Archives: AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE




American Indians in Children's Literature Excellent resource for critical reviews of children's literature by Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo)

American Indian Library Association's Youth Lit Awards for 2016

Children's and YA titles  Native authors and illustrators highlighted in Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog

oyate recommended for reviews of and ordering recommended American Indian children's titles


Amherst College Library Digital Collections
Extensive digitized collection of early American Indian authors published prior to 1923 that has been recently made available

Studies in American Indian Literatures (SAIL) Project MUSE provides full access to this journal published by University of Nebraska Press (2004-Present)

Native American Literature Symposium 2017 Info on the upcoming symposium dedicated to art, prose, poetry, film, religion, history, politics, music, philosophy, and science

Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education Check out the annual TCJ Student Writers Competition

Tribal Writers Digital Library Works of Native poets and writers of fiction featuring out of print literary efforts of Native people

Early Native American Literature (18th & 19th centuries)



One of the things we look for when reading a traditional story rooted in a Native Nation is an attribution of where the story was heard, and from whom; in Tasunka: A Lakota Horse Legend, Don Montileaux gives us that information right away in a two-page introduction. Montileaux heard this story from Alex White Plume, a Lakota elder and storyteller. In a radio interview, Montileaux says more about the story, assuring readers that he is retelling the story as it is told. Initially, White Plume was reluctant to have a traditional story put into print. When he saw what Montileaux had done, he gave him his blessing. In the radio interview, Montileaux also says that Agnes Gay, the woman who did the Lakota translation, works in the archives at Oglala Lakota College. She, too, verified the integrity of Montileaux's telling of that story.