American Indian Bibliography

Indiana Resources

  • Cooke, Sarah E. and Rachel B. Ramadhyani. Indians and a Changing Frontier: The Art of George Winter. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society with cooperation from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association,1993.
  • Hicks, Ronald, ed. Native American Cultures in Indiana: Proceedings of the First Minnetrista Council for Great Lakes Native American Studies. Muncie: Minnetrista Cultural Center and Ball State University, 1992.
  • The Indiana Historian. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, September, October, November 1992; November 1993.
  • Kellar, James H. An Introduction to the Prehistory of Indiana. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1973.

Tribal Histories

  • Anson, Bert. The Miami Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.
  • Clifton, James A. The Potawatomi. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.
  • Edmunds, R. David. Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978.
  • _______________. The Shawnee Prophet. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1985.
  • Grumet, Robert Steven. The Lenape. New York: Chelsea House, 1989.
  • Rafert, Stewart J. The Hidden Community: The Miami Indians of Indiana, 1846-1940. 1982.
  • Weslager, C.A. The Delaware Indians: A History. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1972.

Classroom Resources

  • Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Animals. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, Inc., 1990.
  • ____________Keepers of the Earth. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, Inc., 1988.
  • ____________Keepers of the Night. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, Inc. 1994.
  • Cox, Beverly. Spirit of the Harvest: North American Cooking. New York: Stewart, Tabor & Chang: Distributed in the U.S. by Workman Publishing, 1991.
  • Hofsinde, Robert. Indian Games and Crafts. New York: William Morrow, 1957.
  • Macfarlan, Allen and Paulette. Handbook of American Indian Games. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1958.
  • Wilbur, C. Keith. Indian Handicrafts. Chester, Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press, 1990.

Stories and Legends

  • Bruchac, Joseph. Native American Stories. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, Inc., 1991.
  • Bruchac, Joseph. Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America. BridgeWater Books, 1994.
  • Erdoes, Richard and Alfonso Ortiz, ed. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984.
  • Mayo, Gretchen Will. North American Indian Stories: More Star Tales. New York: Walker and Company, 1987.
  • Williams, Mentor L., ed. Schoolcraft's Indian Legends. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1991.

Books for Children

There are numerous books available. Some are better than others. Look for books by these authors for a start:

  • Joseph Bruchac
  • William K. Powers
  • Terri Cohlene
  • Alice Fletcher
  • Paul Goble
  • Father Berard Haille, O.F.M.
  • Gretchen Mayo

Native American Arts

  • Heth, Charlotte, ed. Native American Dance: Ceremonies & Social Traditions. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1993.
  • Whiteford, Andrew Hunter. North American Indian Arts. New York: Western Publishing Co., 1990.

    Authors of significant works on music or dance include:

  • Frances Densmore
  • David McAllester
  • Charlotte Heth
  • Natalie Burlin Curtis

Resource Books

  • Harvey, Karen D., Lisa D. Harijo, and Jane K. Jackson. Teaching About Native Americans. Washington, D.C.: National Council for the Social Studies, Bulletin 84, 1990.
  • Kuniper, Barbara. American Indian Reference Books for Children and Young Adults. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1991.
  • Waldman, Carl. Atlas of the North American Indian. New York: Facts on File, 1985.