Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Native American Heritage Month 2015--Mystery Series Part 1


November was Native American Heritage month and to help honor Native American literature, we are highlighting mystery series.  The following contain a Native American protagonist and/or are written by a Native American author.  These books are as unique as the many tribes and nations in North America plus some of the best mysteries around.  So if you like history, action, and interesting and quirky characters, try these great series!

Sandi Ault--Wild Indigo--Jamaica Wild is a Pueblo Indian and Bureau of Land Management agent in New Mexico.

Peter Bowen--Coyote Wind--Gabriel Du Pre' is a Metis' cattle inspector in Montana.

Lu Clifton--Scalp Dance--Lt. Sam Chitto works for the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police in Oklahoma.  This is a new series.

Margaret Coel--The Eagle Catcher--Vicky Holden is an Arapaho attorney on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Priscilla Cogan--Winona's Web--Winona Pathfinder is a Lakota medicine woman--she lives on the Leelanau Pennisula along Lake Michigan.

James D. Doss--The Shaman Sings--Charlie Moon is a Ute Tribal Police investigator in Granite Creek, Colorado.

Kathleen O'Neal Gear--The Visitant--Browser is a 13th century Anasazi war chief in the Chaco Canyon area of New Mexico.

Hartley GoodWeather (aka Thomas King)--Dreadful Water Shows Up--Thumps DreadfulWater is a Cherokee photographer in Chinook, Montana.

Tony Hillerman--The Blessing Way--Lt. Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee are Navajo Tribal Police in Arizona and New Mexico.

Anne Hillerman--Spider Women's Daughter--she is continuing her father Tony's series.

Micah S. Hackler--Legend of the Dead--Part Navajo Gabe Hanna is a deputy in the Sheriff Cliff Lansing mysteries.

Jean Hager--The Grandfather Medicine--Mitch Bushyhead is a Cherokee police chief of Buckskin, Oklahoma.

Jean Hager--Ravenmocker--Molly Bearpaw is a half Cherokee Civil Rights investigator in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Sara Sue Hoklotubbe--Deception On All Accounts--Sadie Walela is a Cherokee banker in North East Oklahoma.



The rest of this list will continue in a couple of weeks.

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