Native American Post Columbian History Reading List

  1. The World Turned Upside Down: Indian Voices from Early America – Colin G. Calloway (Editor)
  2. Empire, Colony, Genocide: Conquest, Occupation, and Subaltern Resistance in World History by A. Dirk Moses (Editor)
  3. The Indian Frontier, 1763-1846 by R. Douglas Hurt
  4. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
  5. The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens
  6. First Peoples: A Documentary Survey of American Indian History by Colin G. Calloway
  7. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England by William Cronon
  8. The American West and the Nazi East: A Comparative and Interpretive Perspective by C. Kakel
  9. Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest by Edward B. Westermann
  10. The Indian Southwest, 1580–1830: Ethnogenesis and Reinvention by Gary Clayton Anderson
  11. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England – by William Cronon and John Demos
  12. Early Native Americans in West Virginia by Darla Spencer
  13. The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick
  14. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America by James Wilson
  15. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison and the Origins of American Indian Policy by Robert M. Owens
  16. The Powhatan Indians of Virginia: Their Traditional Culture. by Helen Rountree.
  17. The First Frontier. by Scott Weidensaul.
  18. Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide, 1846-1873 by Brendan C. Lindsay
  19. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands by Juliana Barr
  20. Indian Summer: Traditional Life Among the Choinumne Indians of Califronia’s Central Valley by Thomas J. Mayfield 
  21. The French and Indians in the Heart of North America 1630-1815 by Robert Englebert and Guillaume Teasdale
  22. Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown by Helen C. Rountree
  23. Powhatan Lords of Life and Death: Command and Consent in Seventeenth-Century Virginia by Margaret Huber
  24. The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians by Patrick M. Malone
  25. The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814 by John Grenier
  26. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  27. The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent by Kathleen DuVal
  28. King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias
  29. King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty by Daniel R. Mandell
  30. The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore
  31. King Philip’s War: Civil War in New England, 1675-1676 by James Drake
  32. New England Frontier: Puritans and Indians, 1620-1675 by Alden T. Vaughan
  33. American Indians: Fourth Edition by William T. Hagan and Daniel M. Cobb
  34. Indian New England Before the Mayflower Paperback by Howard S. Russell
  35. The Pueblo Revolt of 1680: Conquest and Resistance in Seventeenth-Century New Mexico by Andrew L. Knaut
  36. Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast by Clay Mathers (Editor), Jeffrey M. Mitchem (Editor), Charles M. Haecker (Editor)
  37. The Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1696 and the Franciscan Missions in New Mexico by J. Manuel Espinosa
  38. Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands by James F. Brooks
  39. The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents by Theda Perdue (Editor), Michael D. Green (Editor)
  40. The Pequots in Southern New England: The Fall and Rise of an American Indian Nation by Laurence M. Hauptman and James D. Wherry
  41. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America by Daniel K. Richter
  42. Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650 by Kathleen J. Bragdon
  43. Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples by Lucianne Lavin and Paul Grant-Costa
  44. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  45. The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado by Elliott West
  46. The Red Atlantic: American Indigenes and the Making of the Modern World, 1000-1927 by Jace Weaver
  47. Mohawk Frontier: The Dutch Community of Schenectady, New York, 1661-1710 by Jr. Burke Thomas E.
  48. Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 by Timothy J. Shannon
  49. Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier by Timothy J. Shannon
  50. At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763 by Jane T. Merritt
  51. Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 by Daniel K. Richter
  52. Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver
  53. A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 by Claudio Saunt
  54. Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World by Robbie Ethridge
  55. The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians by Angie Debo
  56. The Worlds the Shawnees Made: Migration and Violence in Early America by Stephen Warren
  57. Zamumo’s Gifts: Indian-European Exchange in the Colonial Southeast by Joseph M. Hall Jr.
  58. The Yamasee War: A Study of Culture, Economy, and Conflict in the Colonial South by William L. Ramsey
  59. An Infinity of Nations: How the Native New World Shaped Early North America by Michael Witgen
  60. Andrew Jackson and the Creek War: Victory at the Horseshoe by James Wendell Holland
  61. Sacred revolt: The Muskogees’ Struggle for a New World by Joel W Martin
  62. Creek Indian History: A Historical Narrative by George Stiggins and Virginia Pounds Brown
  63. The Massacre at Sand Creek: Narrative Voices by Bruce Cutler
  64. A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 by Claudio Saunt
  65. Creek Country: The Creek Indians and Their World by Robbie Ethridge
  66. The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians by Angie Debo
  67. Indian Removal: The Emigration of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians by Grant Foreman
  68. The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians by Anthony F. C. Wallace
  69. The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Tribes by Mary Stockwell
  70. The Victory with No Name: The Native American Defeat of the First American Army by Colin G. Calloway
  71. Osceola and the Great Seminole War: A Struggle for Justice and Freedom by Thom Hatch
  72. The Miami Indians by Bert Anson
  73. The Shawnees and the War for America by Colin Calloway
  74. The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers
  75. The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story by Elliott West
  76. The Indian Frontier of the American West, 1846-1890 by Robert Utley
  77. Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865 by Robert M. Utley
  78. Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars by Don Rickey Jr.
  79. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick
  80. A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn – the Last Great Battle of the American West by James Donovan
  81. The Lakotas and the Black Hills: The Struggle for Sacred Ground by Jeffrey Ostler
  82. The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History by Joseph M. Marshall III
  83. Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West by Bill Yenne
  84. Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891 by Robert M. Utley
  85. The Last Days of the Sioux Nation by Robert M. Utley
  86. American Carnage: Wounded Knee, 1890 by Jerome A. Greene
  87. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  88. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
  89. 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
  90. Sitting Bull: The Life and Times of an American Patriot by Robert M. Utley
  91. The Last Days Of The Sioux Nation by Robert M. Utley
  92. Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas Ranchos by Andrés Tijerina
  93. Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900 by Armando C. Alonzo
  94. Early Tejano Ranching: Daily Life at Ranchos San Jose and El Fresnillo by Andrés Sáenz
  95. Tejanos and Texas under the Mexican Flag, 1821-1836 by Andrés Tijerina
  96. The Indians of Texas: From Prehistoric to Modern Times by W. W. Newcomb Jr.
  97. The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch
  98. Comanches: The History of a People by T.R. Fehrenbach
  99. The Comanche Empire by Pekka (Hamalainen) Hamalainen
  100. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches by S. C. Gwynne
  101. Turning Adversity to Advantage: A History of the Lipan Apaches of Texas and Northern Mexico, 1700-1900 by Nancy McGown Minor
  102. I Fought a Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches by Sherry Robinson
  103. The Lipan Apaches: People of Wind and Lightning by Thomas A. Britten
  104. The Wichita Indians: Traders of Texas and the Southern Plains, 1540-1845 by F. Todd Smith
  105. The Conquest of the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, 1821-1859 by Kelly F. Himmel
  106. Chiricahua Apache Women and Children: Safekeepers of the Heritage by H. Henrietta Stockel
  107. The Karankawa Indians of Texas: An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change by Robert A. Ricklis
  108. Contrary Neighbors: Southern Plains and Removed Indians in Indian Territory by David La Vere
  109. The Destruction of California Indians by Robert F. Heizer (Editor)
  110. Indian Survival on the California Frontier by Albert L. Hurtado
  111. Indians of California: The Changing Image by James J. Rawls
  112. Twelve Thousand Years: American Indians in Maine by Bruce J. Bourque
  113. Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine: The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat by Micah Pawling
  114. Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future: The Story of Maine Indians by Neil Rolde
  115. Women of the Dawn by Bunny McBride
  116. War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War by Brian DeLay
  117. Canoe Indians of Down East Maine by William A. Haviland
  118. North Country Captives by Colin G. Calloway
  119. The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities by Colin G. Calloway
  120. After King Philip’s War by Colin G. Calloway
  121. The People of the Standing Stone: The Oneida Nation from the Revolution through the Era of Removal by Karim Tiro
  122. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America by Colin G. Calloway
  123. Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution by Joseph T. Glatthaar and James Kirby Martin
  124. The Westo Indians: Slave Traders of the Early Colonial South by Eric E. Bowne
  125. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America by Christina Snyder
  126. The Iroquois in the American Revolution by Barbara Graymont
  127. Year of the Hangman: George Washington’s Campaign Against the Iroquois by Glenn F. Williams
  128. The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution by Alan Taylor
  129. Into the American Woods: Negotiations on the Pennsylvania Frontier by James H. Merrell
  130. The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 by Richard White
  131. Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France by Brett Rushforth
  132. Native Memoirs from the War of 1812 by Carl Benn
  133. Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850 by Charles Beatty-Medina (Editor), Melissa Rinehart (Editor)