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Year Author Title Publisher
2022 Stephen B. Acabado and Marlon M. Martin Indigenous Archaeology in the Phillipines: Decolonizing Ifugao History University of Arizona Press
2022 Jennifer Adese AboriginalTM: The Cultural and Economic Politics of Recognition University of Manitoba Press
2021 Jennifer Adese and Robert Alexander Innes, eds. Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements with Fame University of Manitoba Press
2021 Helen Agger Dadibaajim: Returning Home through Narrative University of Manitoba Press
2022 Gerardo Aldana Y Villalobos Calculating Brilliance: An Intellectual History of Mayan Astronomy at Chich'en Itza University of Arizona Press
2022 Chadwick Allen Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts University of Minnesota Press
2022 Naomi Angel, edited by Dylan Robinson and Jamie Berthe Fragments of Truth: Residential Schools and the Challenge of Reconciliation in Canada Duke University Press
Aug-22 Megan Asaka Seattle from the Margins: Exclusion, Erasure, and the Making of a Pacific Coast City University of Washington Press
2022 Kathleen Ash-Milby and Bill Anthes, Eds. Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe The University of Oklahoma Press
2022 Sonya Atalay and Alexandra McCleary, Eds. The Community-Based PhD: Complexities and Triumphs of Conducting CBPR University of Arizona Press
2021 Damon B. Atkins and William J. Bauer Jr. We are the Land: A History of Native California University of California Press
2021 Adam J. Barker Making and Breaking Settler Space: Five Centuries of Colonization in North America University of Chicago Press
Mar-23 Leo Baskatawang Reclaiming Anishinaabe Law: Kinamaadiwin Inaakonigewin and the Treaty Right to Education University of Manitoba Press
2022 Chief Benjamin J. Barnes & Stephen Warren Replanting Cultures
Community-Engaged Scholarship in Indian Country
SUNY Press
2021 Eli Baxter Aki-wayn-zih: A Person as Worthy as the Earth McGill Queen's University Press
2022 Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Te Maire Tau and Peter M. Vitousek Islands and Cultures: How Pacific Islands Provide Paths Toward Sustainability Yale University Press
2021 Wesley Bernardini, Stewart B. Koyiyumptewa, Gregson Schachner, and Leigh J. Kuwanwiswma, Eds. Becoming Hopi: A History University of Arizona Press
2022 Carole Blackburn Beyond Rights: The Nisga'a Final Agreement and the Challenges of Modern Treaty Relationships University of Chicago Press
2022 Christine Bold "Vaudeville Indians" on Global Circuits, 1880s-1930s Yale University Press
2021 Trevor James Bond Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Niimiipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage Washington State University Press
2022 Kai Bosworth Pipeline Populism: Grassroots Environmentalism in the Twenty-First Century University of Minnesota Press
2022 Yvonne Boyer Métis Rising: Living Our Present Through the Power of Our Past University of Chicago Press
Apr-23 Irus Braverman Settling Nature: The Conservation Regime in Palestine-Israel University of Minnesota Press
2022 Susan Dianne Brophy A Legacy of Exploitation: Early Capitalism in the Red River Colony, 1763-1821 University of Chicago Press
2021 Miriam C. Brown Spiers Encountering the Sovereign Other: Indigenous Science Fiction Michigan State University Press
2021 Susan Burch Committed: Remembering Native Kinship In and Beyond Institutions University of North Carolina Press
2022 Sean Carleton Lessons in Legitimacy: Colonialism, Capitalism, and the Rise of State Schooling in British Columbia University of British Columbia Press
2021 Bronwyn Carlson and Jeff Berglund Indigenous Peoples Rise Up: The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism Rutgers University Press
2022 Vicki Chartrand and Josephine Savarese Unsettling Colonialism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System University of Chicago Press
2022 Yve Chavez and Nancy Marie Mithlo, Eds. Visualizing Genocide: Indigenous Interventions in Art, Archives, and Museums University of Arizona Press
2022 Michael Chiago Sr. and Amadeo M. Rea Michael Chiago: O'odham Lifeways Through Art University of Arizona Press
2022 Children of the Setting Sun Productions  Jesintel  
Apr-23 Timothy Cochrane Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater University of Minnesota Press
Jul-05 Matt Cohen The Silence of the Miskito Prince: How Cultural Dialogue Was Colonized University of Minnesota Press
2021 Paul Conrad The Apache Diaspora: Four Centuries of Displacement and Survival University of Pennsylvania Press
2021 Peter Cook, Neil Vallance, John Lutz, Graham Brazier, and Hamar Foster, Eds.  To Share, Not Surrender: Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty-Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia University of Chicago Press
2021 Charlotte Coté A Drum in One Hand, A Sockeye in the Other: Stories of Indigenous Food Sovereignty from the Northwest Coast University of Washington Press
2021 Robert Coutts Authorized Heritage: Place, Memory, and Historic Sites in Prairie Canada University of Manitoba Press
2022 Aimée Craft and Jill Blakley, eds In Our Backyard: Keeyask and the Legacy of Hydroelectric Development University of Manitoba Press
2022 Tiffany D. Creegan Miller The Maya Art of Speaking Writing: Remediating Indigenous Orality in the Digital Age University of Arizona Press
2022 Carol Lynne D'Arcangelis The Solidarity Encounter: Women, Activism, and Creating Non-Colonizing Relations University of British Columbia Press
2022 Peter D'Errico Federal Anti-Indian Law: The Legal Entrapment of Indigenous Peoples Praeger
2022 Lori J. Daggar Cultivating Empire: Capitalism, Philanthropy, and the Negotiation of American Imperialism in Indian Country University of Pennsylvania Press
2022 Jenny L. Davis Trickster Academy University of Arizona Press
2022 Robert V. Davis Jr. The Search for the First Americans: Science, Power, Politics University of Oklahoma Press
2021 Jack Davy So Much More than Art: Indigenous Miniatures of the Pacific Northwest University of Chicago Press
2021 David H. DeJong Diverting the Gila: The Pima Indians and the Florence Casa Grande Project, 1916-1928 University of Arizona Press
2022 Susan D. Dion Braided Learning: Illuminating Indigenous Presence through Art and Story University of Chicago Press
2022 Rebecca J. Dobkins The Art of Ceremony: Voices of Renewal from Indigenous Oregon University of Washington Press
2021 Pamela J. Downe Collective Care: Indigenous Motherhood, Family, and HIV/AIDS University of Toronto Press
2022 Allan Downey The Creator's Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood University of Chicago Press
2022 Staci Lola Drouillard Seven Aunts University of Minnesota Press
2022 Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash Story University of Chicago Press
2021 Bruce Erickson and Sarah Wylie Krotz, eds. The Politics of the Canoe University of Manitoba Press
2022 Eds.: Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Katya García-Antón, Beaska Niillas, assisted by Liv Brissach ?atnosat. The Sámi Pavilion, Indigenous Art, Knowledge and Sovereignty  Valiz
2021 Chantal Fiola Returning to Ceremony: Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities University of Manitoba Press
2021 Candace Fujikane Mapping Abundance for a Planetary Future: Kanaka Maoli and Critical Settler Cartographies in Hawai'i Duke University Press
2022 Joseph Graham Insatiable Hunger: Colonial Encounters in Context University of Chicago Press
2021 Katherine A.H. Graham (Editor), David Newhouse (Editor) Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future: The Legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples University of Manitoba Press
2022 Lawrence Gross Native American Rhetoric University of New Mexico Press
2022 Linda LeGarde Grover The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives University of Minnesota Press
2022 Erna Gunther Indian Life on the Northwest Coast of North America as Seen by the Early Explorers and Fur Traders during the Last Decades of the Eighteenth Century University of Chicago Press
2021 Shirley N. Hager and Mawopiye The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous-Settler Relations University of Toronto Press
2022 Joy Harjo Catching the Light Yale University Press
May-23 Olivia C. Harrison Natives Against Nativism: Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France University of Minnesota Press
2021 Travis Hay Inventing the Thrifty Gene: The Science of Settler Colonialism University of Manitoba Press
2021 Gordon Henry Jr., Margaret Noodin, and David Stirrup, eds. Enduring Critical Poses: The Legacy and Life of Anishinaabe Literature and Letters SUNY Press
2022 James L. Hill Creek Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763-1818 University of Nebraska Press
2022 Hi′ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment Duke University Press
2022 Robert D. Hoffman Raven's Echo: Poems that honor and Explore Traditional and Contemporary Tlingit Life University of Arizona Press
2021 Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Eds. We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice From Minneapolis to the World University of Minnesota Press
2021 James Horn A BRAVE AND CUNNING PRINCE: The Great Chief Opechancanough and the War for America Basic Books and Seal Press
2020 Jessica Hurley Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex University of Minnesota Press
2022 Shalene Wuttunee Jobin Upholding Indigenous Economic Relationships: Nehiyawak Narratives University of Chicago Press
2021 Ian Kalman Framing Borders: Principle and Practicality in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory University of Toronto Press
Jun-23 Kasey R. Keeler American Indians and the American Dream: Policies, Place and Property in Minnesota University of Minnesota Press
2021 Emil' Keme Le Maya Q'atzij/Our Maya World: Poetics of Resistance in Guatemala University of Minnesota Press
2021 Nathalie Kermoal and Chris Andersen Daniels v. Canada: In and Beyond the Courts University of Manitoba Press
2021 Farina King, Michael P. Taylor, and James Swensen Returning Home: Diné Creative Works From the Intermountain Indian School University of Arizona Press
2022 Charles W. Koenig and Myles R. Miller, Eds. Earth Ovens and Desert Lifeways: 10,000 Years of Indigenous Cooking in the Arid Landscapes of North America University of Utah Press
2022 Susan Koshy, Lisa Marie Cacho, Jodi A. Byrd, and Brian Jordan Jefferson, Eds. Colonial Racial Capitalism Duke University Press
2021 Matthew Kruer Time of Anarchy: Indigenous Power and the Crisis of Colonialism in Early America Harvard University Press
2022 Robin Kundis Craig and Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, eds. Re-Envisioning the Anthropocene Ocean University of Utah Press
2022 Valerie Lambert Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs University of Minnesota Press
2021 Beverly Lemire, Laura Peers, and Anne Whitelaw, eds.  Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America: Material Culture in Motion, c.1780-1980 McGill Queen's University Press
2023 Laura Leon Llerena Reading the Illegible: Indigenous Writing and the Limits of Colonial Hegemony in the Andes University of Arizona Press
2022 Tadeusz Lewandowski The Life of Sherman Coolidge, Arapaho Activist University of Nebraska Press
2022 McKenzie Long This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America's National Monuments University of Minnesota Press
2022 John P. Lukavic Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger University of Washington Press
2021 Kyle T. Mays An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States Beacon Press
2022 Kyle T. Mays City of Dispossessions: Indigenous Peoples, African Americans, and the Creation of Modern Detroit Penn Press
2022 Brandy N?lani McDougall ?ina h?nau / Birth Land University of Arizona Press
2021 Sam McKegney Carrying the Burden of Peace: Reimagining Indigenous Masculinities Through Story University of Arizona Press
2021 Robert S. McPherson Navajo Women of Monument Valley: Preservers of the Past University Press of Colorado
2022 Michael C. McKenzie Country Strange and Far: The Methodist Church in the Pacific Northwest, 1834-1918 University of Nebraska Press
2022 Jennifer McLerran A New Deal For Navajo Weaving: Reform and Revival of Diné Textiles University of Arizona Press
2021 William C. Meadows The First Code Talkers: Native American Communicators in World War I University of Oklahoma Press
2022 Marianne O. Nielsen and Barbara M. Heather Finding Right Relations: Quakers, Native Americans, and Settler Colonialism University of Arizona Press 
2021 Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio Remembering Our Intimacies: Mo'olelo, Aloha, '?ina, and Ea University of Minnesota Press
2022 Paul Pasquaretta Gambling and Survival in Native North America University of Arizona Press
2022 Carol Payne, Beth Greenhorn, Deborah Kigjugalik Webster and Christina Williamson, Eds. Atiqput: Inuit Oral History and Project Naming McGill Queen's University Press
2021 Juliana Hu Pegues Space-Time Colonialism: Alaska's Indigenous and Asian Entanglements University of North Carolina Press
2022 Teresa Peterson and Walter LaBatte Jr. Voices from Pejuhutazizi: Dakota Stories and Storytellers Minnesota Historical Society Press
2021 Margaret Pollak Diabetes in Native Chicago: An Ethnography of Identity, Community, and Care University of Nebraska Press
2021 Rain Prud'Homme-Cranford, Darryl Barthê, and Andrew J. Jolivêtte, eds.  Louisiana Creole Peoplehood: Afro-Indigeneity and Community University of Washington Press
2022 Martin Rizzo-Martinez We Are Not Animals: Indigenous Politics of Survival, Rebellion, and Reconstitution in Nineteenth-Century California University of Nebraska Press
2021 Alaina E. Roberts I've Been Here All the While: Black Freedom on Native Land University of Pennsylvania Press
2022 Daniel Rück The Laws and the Land: The Settler Colonial Invasion of Kahnawà:ke in Nineteenth-Century Canada University of Chicago Press
2022 Scott Rushforth and James S. Chrisholm Cultural Persistence: Continuity in Meaning and Moral Responsibility Among the Bearlake Athapaskans University of Arizona Press
2021 Claudio Saunt Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory W.W. Norton & Company
2022 Tsim Schneider and Lee Panich, Eds. Archaeologies of Indigenous Presence University Press of Florida
2022 Christopher W. Schwartz, Stephen Plog, and Patricia A. Gilman, Eds. Birds of the Sun: Macaws and People in the U.S. Southwest and Mexican Northwest University of Arizona Press
2022 Joan Scottie, Warren Bernauer, and Jack Hicks I Will Live For Both of Us: A History of Colonialism, Uranium Mining, and Inuit Resistance University of Manitoba Press
2022 James E. Seaver A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison Broadview Press
2022 C. Thomas Shay Under Prairie Skies: The Plants and Native Peoples of the Northern Plains University of Nebraska Press
2022 Wendy Shelly Greyeyes A History of Navajo Nation Education: Disentangling Our Sovereign Body University of Arizona Press
2022 Jan Simek A Dark Pathway: Precontact Native American Mud Glyphs From 1st Unnamed Cave, Tennessee The University of Tennessee Press
2021 Leanne Simpson Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies University of Minnesota Press
2023 Barbara Sjoholm From Lapland to Sápmi: Collecting and Returning Sámi Craft and Culture University of Minnesota Press
2023 Cristina Stanciu The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 1879-1924 Yale University Press
2022 Anne Stewart Angry Planet: Decolonial Fiction and the American Third World University of Minnesota Press
2021 Survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School, Andrew Woolford, Ed.  Did You See Us?: Reunion, Remembrance, and Reclamation at an Urban Indian Residential School University of Manitoba Press
2022 Christopher B. Teuton and Hastings Shade Cherokee Earth Dwellers: Stories and Teachings of the Natural World University of Washington Press
Apr-23 Mary E. Thomas and Bruce Braun, Eds. Settling the Boom: The Sites and Subjects of Bakken Oil University of Minnesota Press
2021 Clifford Trafzer Strong Hearts and Healing Hands: Southern California Indians and Field Nurses, 1920-1950 University of Arizona Press
2021 Clifford Trafzer, Donna L. Akers, and Amanda K. Wilson Indigenous Activism: Profiles of Native Women in Contemporary America Lexington Books
2022 Ronald L. Trosper Indigenous Economics: Sustaining Peoples and Their Lands University of Arizona Press
2021 Nancy Van Styvendale, J.D. McDougall, Robert Henry, and Robert Alexander Innes, eds. The Arts of Indigenous Health and Well-Being University of Manitoba Press
2021 Parker VanValkenburgh Alluvium and Empire: The Archaeology of Colonial Resettlement and Inidgenous Persistence on Peru's North Coast University of Arizona Press
2022 Pedro Vallejo and Vincent Werito, Eds.  Transforming Diné Education: Innovations in Pedagogy and Practice University of Arizona Press
2022 Sabina Vaught, Bryan McKinley Jones, and Jeremiah Chin The School-Prison Trust University of Minnesota Press
2022 Teresa A. Velásquez Pachamama Politics: Campesino Water Defenders and the Anti-Mining Movement in Andean Ecuador University of Arizona Press
2022 Clinton Westman Cree and Christian: Encounters and Transformations University of Nebraska Press
2021 Sarah Whitecalf and eds. H.C. Wolfart and Freda Ahenakew mitoni niya nêhiyaw / Cree is who I truly am: nêhiyaw-iskwêw mitoni niya / me, I am truly a Cree woman  University of Manitoba Press
2022 Joshua Whitehead Making Love with the Land: Essays University of Minnesota Press
2022 David H. Wilson Jr. Northern Paiutes of the Malheur: High Desert Reckoning in Oregon County Bison Books
2021 Kelly Wisecup Assembled for Use: Indigenous Compilation and the Archives of Early Native American Literatures Yale University Press
2022 Patricia Burke Wood and David A Rossiter Unstable Properties: Aboriginal Title and the Claim of British Columbia University of Chicago Press
2022 Elizabeth Yeoman Exactly What I Said: Translating Words and Worlds University of Manitoba Press

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