Native American Biographies

In honor of Native American Heritage Month check out some of the biographies of notable First Americans from the Library's collection, or go to this list for more information.

Tecumseh: a life by John Sugden

Sacajawea by [by] Harold P. Howard

Chief Joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce: the untold story of an American tragedy by Kent Nerburn

Crazy Horse: a Lakota life by Kingsley M. Bray

Pocahontas by Grace Steele Woodward

Geronimo by Robert M. Utley

Black Elk speaks: being the life story of a holy man of the Oglala Sioux by as told through John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow) ; introduction by Vine Deloria, Jr

Ishi in two worlds: a biography of the last wild Indian in North America by Theodora Kroeber ; with forwords by Karl Kroeber and Lewis Gannett

The lance and the shield: the life and times of Sitting Bull by Robert M. Utley

Cochise: the life and times of the great Apache chief by Peter Aleshire

Black Hawk: the battle for the heart of America by Kerry A. Trask

Lost Bird of Wounded Knee: spirit of the Lakota by ReneƩ Sansom Flood

Empire of the summer moon: Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history by S.C. Gwynne

Native American son: the life and sporting legend of Jim Thorpe by Kate Buford

Maria Tallchief: America's prima ballerina by Maria Tallchief with Larry Kaplan

Will Rogers: a political life by Richard D. White, Jr

Indian summer: the forgotten story of Louis Sockalexis, the first native American in major league baseball by Brian McDonald

Chief Bender's burden: the silent struggle of a baseball star by Tom Swift

Mankiller: a chief and her people by Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis

Lakota woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes

The great chiefs by the editors of Time-Life Books ; with text by Benjamin Capps

Native North American voices by Deborah Gillan Straub, editor

Great Indian leaders & nations [videodisc]