Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Jefferson Libraries’ Films, Novels, Poetry, and More

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Monday, October 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in America and is a time to honor Native American cultures, histories, and people. Celebrate Indigenous people’s vibrant and vast traditions, voices, and contributions across North America by diving into the Jefferson Libraries’ eBooks, videos, and physical books. The sample of resources below, written by and about Native Americans, discuss Native American history, architecture and art, film, poetry, gender, and much more. Visit the library’s catalog site to browse our complete collection of resources to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

If you are on the East Falls campus, visit Gutman Library’s book display highlighting these Indigenous resources. The exhibit highlights fashion, film, feminism, climate change/sustainability, identity, and history. The display is on the Main Floor of the library.

Print Books

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts by Joseph D. Horse Capture and George P. Horse Capture

Borderlands: La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film by Michelle H. Raheja

Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions Within a Changing Environment by Nicole Stuckenberger

The Way We Genuinely Live = Yuungnaqpiallerput: Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival by Ann Fienup-Riordan; Translations by Alice Rearden

We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power by Caleb Gayle

White Horse by Erika T. Wurth


Heather Haunani Giugni

My Louisiana Love


The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era by Stacy L. Kamehiro

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory by Qwo-Li Driskill

The Feathered Heart by Mark Turcotte

I Am Where I Come From: Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories

In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms by Sarah Nickel and Amanda Fehr

Indian Pilgrims Indigenous Journeys of Activism and Healing with Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Michelle Jacob

Native American Voices: A Reader by Susan Lobo, Steve Talbot, & Traci Morris Carlston

Two Spirit Acts: Queer Indigenous Performances by Jean Elizabeth O’Hara, Muriel Miguel, Kent Monkman, and Waawaate Fobister

Xiipúktan (First of all): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People by George Bryant and Amy Miller