These books are about Indians before European contact.
Kopper, Philip. The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians Before
the Coming of the Europeans. 1986. Washington: Smithsonian Institution
Mann, Charles G. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus.
2005. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
While most include some information about pre-contact
times and about modern times, these books focus mainly on the historic
Fleet, Cameron, editor. First Nations - Firsthand: A History of
500 Years of Encounter, War, & Peace Inspired by the Eyewitnesses.
1997. Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books.
Josephy, Alvin M., Jr. 500 Nations: An Illustrated History of North
American Indians. 2002. New York: Gramercy Books.
Page, Jake. In the Hands of the Great Spirit: The 20,000-Year History
of American Indians. 2003. New York: Free Press.
Thomas, David Hurst, et al. The Native Americans: An Illustrated
History. 1993. Atlanta: Turner Publishing, Inc.
Viola, Herman J. After Columbus: The Smithsonian Chronicle of the
North American Indians. 1990. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
/ New York: Orion Books.
Wright, Ronald. Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through
Indian Eyes. 1992. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
America's Fascinating Indian Heritage. 1978. Pleasantville,
NY: The Reader's Digest Association.
Through Indian Eyes: The Untold Story of Native American Peoples.
1995. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Books.
These books provide basic
Lippert, Dorothy L. (Choctaw), & Stephen J. Spignesi. Native American
History for Dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing.
Russell, George L. (Saginaw Chippewa). American Indian Facts of
Life. 2004. Phoenix, AZ: Native Data.Com.
Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions.
Revised edition 2001. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Do All Indians Live In Tipis? Questions & Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian . 2007. New York: Harper Collins, in
association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian
These books are about the Indian impact on the world.
Weatherford, Jack. Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas
Transformed the World. 1988. New York: Fawcett Columbine.
Weatherford, Jack. Native Roots: How the Indians Enriched America.
1991. New York: Fawcett Columbine.
These books are about recent times.
Josephy, Alvin M., Jr. Now That the Buffalo's Gone: A Study of Today's
American Indians. 1984. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
Hirschfelder, Arlene, & Martha Kreipe de Montaño (Prairie
Band Potawatomi). The Native American Almanac: A Portrait of Native
America Today. 1998. Somerset, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Winds of Renewal. By the Editors of Time-Life Books. 1996. Alexandria,
VA: Time-Life Books.
These books are for children.
Brown, Tricia. Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices
of Alaska. Photos by Roy Corral.1998. Portland, OR: Alaska Northwest
Books. Any age.
Hakim, Joy. The First Americans. 1993, 2002. New York: Oxford
University Press. Ages 12 and up.
Harvey, Karen D., & Lisa D. Harjo (Choctaw). Indian Country:
A History of Native People in America. 1994. Golden, CO: Fulcrum
Publishing. Ages 12 and up.
Hirschfelder, Arlene. Happily May I Walk: American Indians &
Alaska Natives Today. 1986. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Ages
10 and up
Katz, William Loren. Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage. 1986.
New York: Simon & Schuster. Ages 13 and up.
Konig, Hans. Columbus: His Enterprise; Exploding the Myth. 1976,
1992. New York: Monthly Review Press. Ages 12 and up.
Konig, Hans. The Conquest of America: How the Indian Nations Lost
Their Continent. 1993. New York: Monthly Review Press. Ages 12 and
Ortiz, Simon J. (Acoma). The People Shall Continue. Illustrated
by Sharol Graves.1994. San Francisco: Children's Book Press. Ages 6
Viola, Herman J. After Columbus: The Horse's Return to America.
Illustrated by Deborah Howland. 1992. Norwalk, CT: Trudy Management
Company, Soundprints Division. A Smithsonian Wild Heritage book. Ages
6 and up.
Waldman, Carl. Timelines of Native American History. Illustrated
by Molly Braun. 1994. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference. Ages
10 and up.
Prepared by the National Museum of the American Indian,
in cooperation with Public Inquiry Services,
Smithsonian Institution. 2007