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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3.99 avg rating — 20,981 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 23,437 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 20,260 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 6,314 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 12,449 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 3,732 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 94,231 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 10,764 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 17,233 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 3,521 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 6,295 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 13,406 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 5,142 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 9,802 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 2,501 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 12,934 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 6,529 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 15,041 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 13,956 ratings
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21

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3.91 avg rating — 3,545 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 15,596 ratings
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23

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3.98 avg rating — 96,304 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 23,868 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 7,124 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 4,209 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 7,356 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 111,558 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 12,315 ratings
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30

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3.95 avg rating — 2,512 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 6,553 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 6,303 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 616 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 2,398 ratings
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35

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3.70 avg rating — 85,080 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 1,026 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 320 ratings
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4.69 avg rating — 29 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 1,309 ratings
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40

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4.04 avg rating — 834 ratings
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41

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4.15 avg rating — 10,926 ratings
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42

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3.86 avg rating — 16,768 ratings
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43

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3.98 avg rating — 53,214 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,193 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 749 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 6,048 ratings
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47

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4.44 avg rating — 268 ratings
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48

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4.28 avg rating — 2,860 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 369 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 22 ratings
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51

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4.04 avg rating — 273 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 9,232 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 36,270 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 255 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 185 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 8,651 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 42 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 458 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 228 ratings
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4.59 avg rating — 126 ratings
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4.81 avg rating — 37 ratings
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4.55 avg rating — 159 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 9,115 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 839 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 1,319 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 2,549 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 6,750 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 993 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 7,857 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,070 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 5,148 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 7,060 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 67 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 11 ratings
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4.52 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 7,924 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 34,692 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 657 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 10,583 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 4,265 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 8,993 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,159 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 130 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 154 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,892 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 4,160 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 4,296 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 2,418 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 2,940 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 1,032 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 5,187 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 1,788 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 5,245 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,954 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 13,191 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 2,726 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 3,937 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 5,307 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 981 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 106 ratings
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446 books · 355 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.


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