Adrian C. Louis, Allison Hedge Coke, American Indian, Deborah A Miranda, Ernestine Hayes, Frances Washburn, Greg Sarris, IAIA MFA, James Welch, Joy Harjo, Leslie Marmon Silko, Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, Luci Tapahonso, N. Scott Momaday, Native American, NDN writers, NDNs with Pens, Nora Marks Dauenhauer, Ofelia Zepeda, Sherman Alexie, Simon J Ortiz, Susan Power
Native American, American Indian, Indigenous, NDN. Many labels have been applied to tribal nations as far flung as Alaska and New Mexico. Once marginalized , many of these groups are now getting a second look with entire university programs devoted to the study of their literature. As I work on my own project steeped in Tlingit legends, I am reminded of those who came before. Here is an essential reading list of Native writers:
17. The Sacred White Turkey by Frances Washburn
*Find the complete list on Amazon here.*
And for those of you who are interested, the IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts) now offers an MFA In Creative Writing. Note that Sherman Alexie and Susan Power are on staff!