Whether you have an extensive background in American Indian issues and history, or are learning about them for the first time, Running Strong has recommended reading suggestions for everyone.

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Wokini – A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding
by Billy Mills and Nicholas Sparks
Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as 21st Century as an “Injun”- Leon Blunt Horn Matthews
Rez Ramblings: Living on the Pine Ridge as 21st Century as an “Injun”
by Leon Blunt Horn Matthews
Ohitika Woman
Ohitika Woman

by B. Brave
Bury my heart at wounded knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
by Dee Brown
Our Hearts Fell to the Ground
Our Hearts Fell to the Ground: Plains Indian Views of How the West Was Lost
by Colin G. Calloway
by Ella Cara Deloria

Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
by Vine Deloria Jr.
The Sacred Pipe
The Sacred Pipe: Black Elk’s Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux
by Joseph Epes Brown
All Our Relations
Now That the Buffalo’s Gone 
by Alvin M. Josephy Jr.
The Truth About Stories
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative 
by Thomas King
All Our Relations
All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life
by Winona LaDuke
Damned Indians
Damned Indians
by Michael L. Lawson
Fools Crow
Fools Crow
by Thomas Mails
Counting Coup

Do All Indians Live in Tipis: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian 
by National Museum of the American Indian
Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks
by John G. Neihardt
Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
by Kent Nerburn
The Lakotas and the Black Hills: Struggle for Sacred Ground - Jeffery Ostler
The Lakotas and the Black Hills: Struggle for Sacred Ground 
by Jeffery Ostler

Bead on an Anthill

by Delphine Red Shirt
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
by Mari San
Grandmothers Counsel the World
Grandmothers Counsel the World: Women Elders Offer Their Vision for our Planet
by Carol Schaefer
Lakota Belief and Ritual
Lakota Belief and Ritual
by J.R. Walker
Indian Givers - Jack Weatherford
Indian Givers
by Jack Weatherford