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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4.09 avg rating — 21,659 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 18,373 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 17,732 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 5,571 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 265 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 11,546 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 11,969 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 3,301 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,033 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 82,595 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 9,674 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 14,862 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 5,921 ratings
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4.76 avg rating — 123 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 3,794 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,254 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 8,591 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 11,376 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 3,122 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 21,840 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 13,542 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 6,334 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 8,092 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 185 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 13,515 ratings
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27

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3.88 avg rating — 100,024 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 6,828 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 5,923 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 5,662 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 1,784 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 3,936 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 891 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 11,601 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,283 ratings
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4.80 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 503 ratings
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38

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3.70 avg rating — 78,031 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 15,823 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 288 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 6,186 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,070 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 186 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 189 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 9,760 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 2,634 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 230 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 790 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 32,834 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 218 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 5,094 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 167 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 396 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 765 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 6,012 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 627 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 5,879 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 7,891 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 7,302 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 251 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 6,474 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 63 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 627 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 9 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 171 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 561 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 7,510 ratings
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4.54 avg rating — 96 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 32,309 ratings
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4.54 avg rating — 124 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 9,179 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 49,332 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 3,653 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 8,407 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 125 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 141 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,569 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 3,744 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 3,901 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 2,243 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 2,220 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 2,577 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 959 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 4,591 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 4,589 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 1,668 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 11,646 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 3,733 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 4,656 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 865 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 92 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 188 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 16,952 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 3,397 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 877 ratings
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3.25 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 84 ratings
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427 books · 325 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. Brittinghamstory 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.


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