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Native American Writers @ Memorial Library

Join us in recognizing and reading books by Native American writers in Memorial Library's collections

Sherman Alexi

Paula Gunn Allen

Paula Gunn Allen was the author of many books, including the landmark title, The Sacred Hoop. An American of Laguna Pueblo/Metis descent, she is credited as the founder of the field of Native American literary studies.

Joseph Bruchac

Michael Dorris

Louise Erdrich

Eric Gansworth

Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, (Onondaga, Eel Clan) is a writer and visual artist, who was born and raised at the Tuscarora Nation. He is a Professor of English and Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Gansworth's work is a commentary on the oral tradition existing within Haudenosaunee culture and its fluid nature.

Xelena Gonzalez

Joy Harjo

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is best known as an award-winning, bestselling author of fantastical and realistic fiction for young readers. She is based in Austin, Texas, and a citizen of Muscogee Nation /ma(:)skó:k-î/.

Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed-heritage — Cree, Lakota and Scottish — award-winning, best-selling author who often writes and speaks about the resilience of Indigenous communities in Canada.

Tim Tingle

Simon J. Ortiz

Richard Van Camp