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12 Best Native American Books of All Time

Our goal: Build the most true list of best Native American books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Native American books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2

    House Made of Dawn

    N. Scott Momaday

    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    Winter Counts

    A Novel

    David Heska Wanbli Weiden

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5

    The Removed

    A Novel

    Brandon Hobson

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8

    The Fast Red Road

    A Plainsong

    Stephen Graham Jones

    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10

    Heart Berries

    A Memoir

    Terese Marie Mailhot

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    Firekeeper's Daughter

    Angeline Boulley

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12


    Leslie Marmon Silko

    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Native American books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 12 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Native American books on the internet.

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