Best Native American/First Nations Fiction

Novels and short fiction by and/or about Native Americans/First Nations people that is award-winning, critically acclaimed, has high reader ratings and/or you read it and loved it.

Literary fiction only. Other readers should have given the book mostly 3 stars and above.
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4.29 avg rating — 21,797 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 6,784 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 100,018 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 12,833 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3,942 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 18,706 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 11,414 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 13,997 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 3,795 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 130,381 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 6,452 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 10,506 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 14,079 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 6,254 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 2,638 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 7,180 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 15,626 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 3,748 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 25,045 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 17,395 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 7,618 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 4,330 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 16,501 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 7,576 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 12,685 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,639 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 117,578 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 11,840 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 17,490 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 1,446 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 655 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 2,688 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 58,811 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 93,279 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,112 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 332 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 30 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 919 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,446 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 10,495 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 843 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 38,977 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 6,522 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 303 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,933 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 392 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 328 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 2,764 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 264 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 196 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 9,403 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 47 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 481 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 261 ratings
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4.57 avg rating — 143 ratings
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4.58 avg rating — 185 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 19,196 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 5,492 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 9,247 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 138 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 164 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 3,061 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 4,337 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 5,212 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 2,466 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 3,137 ratings
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467 books · 389 voters · list created September 1st, 2011 by El (votes) .
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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Spisak an excerpt from Full Circle, Chapter 24:

"...The Ancestors waited patiently, watching as their descendants are forced to live that hell. They wait, until Hell becomes accepted as normal and evil becomes accepted as common place. They watch, their grand children so completely lost to them. These same children given explicit instructions for return but the instructions ignored. No one capable of interpreting the instructions any longer.
The Ancients wait and watch as foreign invaders reign down devastation in less than 300 years. Wait and watch as the invaders turn a pristine utopia into a fetid pool of decay and the Ancients descendants become replica’s of the invaders. As these descendants wreak the same havoc and destruction upon each other. For millennia the Ancients exist watching as what was given so freely becomes a commodity where the greedy demand payment for what has never been theirs to sell..."

http://www.amazon.com/Full-Circle-Mic...


message 2: by erin (last edited May 30, 2013 01:10AM) (new)

erin Wow, are exploitative authors abusing this list. I won't say anything about the GoodReads authors putting their own books on here, but at least let's stick to fiction, people. By or about Natives/First Nations people. Not your new age pseudowisdom. And Eckert Tolle? REALLY????

Wish these lists could be cleaned up. They'd be so much more useful to readers.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Removed Isn't It Pretty To Think So?. Spam. Not recognizably Native American, nor award-winning or critically acclaimed.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa A number of books with hardly any ratings have climbed to the top of this list... smells like sock puppets to me. Could a librarian possibly remove the books by Sheryl Seal, Murielle Cyr et al.?


message 5: by Camille (new)

Camille Lisa wrote: "A number of books with hardly any ratings have climbed to the top of this list... smells like sock puppets to me. Could a librarian possibly remove the books by Sheryl Seal, Murielle Cyr et al.?"

I don't know much about this topic but can help out if you need. Would you be able to tell me what is wrong with these authors?
Happy to help :)


message 6: by Dorian (last edited May 29, 2017 10:44AM) (new)

Dorian Wilmetter American Dishonor by B.A. Brittingham
In the summer of 1982 three factions emerge in Southwestern South Dakota. The first is the arrival of a large farming equipment company proposing to lease land for tests on a new type of seed corn. The second is the appearance of a White man looking for a new lease on life. And the third is the peculiar death of a small herd of bison on Thunder River Reservation. By the close of summer, local ranchers and farmers are up in arms, an FBI agent is killed bringing Washington DC into their midst and with the potential conflict of States’ Rights issues.

This is a fictional American Dishonor by B.A. Brittingham story focusing on the federal government’s long struggle with how American’s Indigenous people should be treated. It also delves into the warrior culture of both the Lakota Sioux and the US Marine Corps, as well as the crushing poverty that still haunts Indian reservations. There remains a glaringly difficult choice for many of our First People: live in poverty on the reservation, or surrender their ethnicity by melting into the life of the dominant culture.


message 7: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Stephenie Meyer is white and not a native american she has native american characters but she herself is not native american


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