Native American Books: Our Reading Recommendations

The staff members of First Nations Development Institute have compiled a list of what they consider to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Native American experience.

Certain entries on the list are boldfaced, indicating that the employees of First Nations consider them to be “a good place to start.”

“Many of us here – as Native Americans, avid readers, activists for improving Native American economies and communities, and as direct participants in the Native American experience – believe that we are uniquely positioned to suggest this reading list,” said First Nations President & CEO Michael Roberts. “We attempted to include many facets of the Native American experience, as well as books and research reports that would be of interest to a broad variety of readers.”

To review the reading suggestions below, simply click on the category name and a drop-down list will appear. To close any category list, just click on the category name again. 

To see a separate Recommended Reading List for Children and Young People, go here.