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In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems:
     The Gourd Dancer: Poems: * Angle of Geese and other Poems: * In the Bear's House:
     Books of poetry by Pulitzer Prize-winning Kiowa author N. Scott Momaday
First Indian on the Moon: * One Stick Song: * The Summer of Black Widows: * The Business of Fancydancing:
     Poetry by acclaimed Spokane/Coeur d'Alene writer Sherman Alexie
Riding the Earthboy 40:
     Collection of Poems poems by Blackfoot/Gros Ventre writer James Welch
Baptism of Desire: Poems: * Original Fire: Selected and New Poems:
     Poetry books by Turtle Mountain Chippewa writer Louise Erdrich.
The Invisible Musician: Poems:
     Black Eagle Child: * Rock Island Hiking Club: * Winter of the Salamander:
     Poetry and stories by Meskwaki author Ray A. Young Bear
We Are The Dreamers:
     Recent and early poetry by Mi'kmaq poet Rita Joe.
Indian Singing:
     Poems by Onondaga-Micmac writer Gail Tremblay.
Absentee Indians and Other Poems : * Trailing You:
     Poems by White Earth Ojibwe writer Kimberly Blaeser.
Bent Box:
     Stories, poems and novels by Metis author Lee Maracle.
Fugitive Colors: * Not Vanishing: * Dream On: * Fire Power:
     Mixed-blood lesbian poet Chrystos
Dirt Road Home:
     Poems by Abenaki writer Cheryl Savageau.

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