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Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

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Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

By Drew Hayden Taylor
Narrated by: Drew Hayden Taylor
Length: 10 hours 21 minutes

A story of magic, family, a mysterious stranger . . . and a band of marauding raccoons.
 
Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle – and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the Reserve’s chief, is swept off her feet, but Virgil,... Read more »

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The Last Pow-Wow

By That Native Thomas & Steven Paul Judd
Narrated by: That Native Thomas
Length: 9 hours 33 minutes

Sparkling with magical realism, this book follows nine seemingly separate stories that dovetail in an unexpected and profound climax. It begins with a mysterious pow-wow to be held inside a colossal tipi, 200 feet tall and three miles wide, which suddenly appears on the outskirts of a small town. Advertising fliers blanket the area and all of...

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Cherokee America

By Margaret Verble
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 15 hours 16 minutes

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble, a multilayered, wholly original epic of the American frontier

A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, and a neighbor have all gone missing in the same corner of the Cherokee Nation West. Cherokee America Singer, known as Check, is none too pleased with these developments. As a wealthy farmer,...

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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

Poems

By Joy Harjo
Narrated by: Joy Harjo
Length: 1 hours 53 minutes

A musical, magical, resilient volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States

In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from...

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An American Sunrise

Poems

By Joy Harjo
Narrated by: Joy Harjo
Length: 1 hours 40 minutes

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo...

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The Beadworkers

Stories

By Beth Piatote
Narrated by: Beth Piatote, various narrators, Christian Nagler, Fantasia Painter, Drew Woodson, Phillip Cash Cash & Keevin Hesuse
Length: 5 hours 14 minutes

Beth Piatote’s luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world

Told with humor, subtlety, and spareness, the mixed-genre works of Beth Piatote’s first collection find...

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One Drum

Stories and Ceremonies for a Planet

By Richard Wagamese
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

Fans of Richard Wagamese’s writing will be heartened by the news that the bestselling author left behind a manuscript he’d been working on until shortly before his death in 2017.

In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, “I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist. I am merely one who has trudged the same path many of...

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Walking the Old Road

A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe

By Staci Lola Drouillard
Narrated by: Staci Lola Drouillard
Length: 8 hours 42 minutes

The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village—and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore

At the turn of the nineteenth century, one mile east of Grand Marais, Minnesota, you would have found Chippewa City, a village that as many as 200 Anishinaabe families called home. Today you will find only Highway 61,...

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (10th Anniversary Edition)

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and... Read more »

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Thunder Boy Jr.

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: David Alexie
Length: 6 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share... Read more »

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

A Memoir

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family... Read more »

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Flight

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Adam Beach
Length: 4 hours 41 minutes

Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of... Read more »

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The Shiloh Renewal

By Joan Leslie Woodruff
Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes

Two teenage girls, sisters a year apart, are in a terrible auto accident near where they live, a few miles from the Civil War battlefield at Shiloh. Penny, the older sister, is killed outright, while Sandy, the younger, is badly injured and not expected to live.

In a coma, Sandy meets people who are oddly dressed and who speak English, but not...

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Life Is Your Best Medicine

A Woman’s Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age

By Tieraona Low Dog
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hours

“The division between conventional and traditional medicine is asartificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woventogether in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built.”—Tieraona LowDog, MD

In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog...

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Great Spirit Told Me

By Michael Looking Coyote
Narrated by: Michael Looking Coyote
Length: 52 minutes

Michael Looking Coyote takes listeners on a meditative journey across the timeless landscape of Native American spirituality. Both relaxing and inspiring, his words will radically alter your perspective about how to achieve true peace in your life.

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Doty Meets Coyote

The Legacy of the First Nation, Voices of a Generation Series

By Thomas Doty
Narrated by: Thomas Doty
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

Doty Meets Coyote is an audio tapestry of traditional and original Native American stories from the American West told by master storyteller Thomas Doty.

It is Thomas Doty’s work as a storyteller to not only perpetuate the Old Time myths with integrity but to add new stories to the collective basket of folklore, just as tellers before him have...

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Resistance

A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

By Tori Amos
Narrated by: Tori Amos
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos.

Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music... Read more »

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Black Sun

Between Earth and Sky: Book #1

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 12 hours 46 minutes

Black Sun

“Rebecca Roanhorse brings us into a fantasy world of magic and warring clans and an over-reaching spiritual elite who think they control the others. Told through multiple voices, I sped through this story, with excitement and betrayal and passion and magic at each turn of the chapter. This is part one of an adventure I cannot wait to pick back up. Bonus: the author tells these stories from a North American Indigenous perspective with all the spirituality from a wide range of Native backgrounds.”

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

By Robin Wall Kimmerer
Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Length: 16 hours 44 minutes

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our... Read more »

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Nature Poem

By Tommy Pico
Narrated by: Tommy Pico
Length: 1 hours 19 minutes

A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can't bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet.

Nature Poem follows Teebs—a young, queer, American Indian (or NDN) poet—who can't bring himself to write a... Read more »

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