Clever Warriors, Horrible Violence

From the 1539 Hernando de Soto expedition to the Battle of Bear Valley in 1918, the visually impressive and densely informative “The Indian Wars” takes the reader through the stories of resistance, the stories of conflicts between empires and within tribes, and the stories of conquest and survival.

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Modern Native Voices

Writing on and off the reservation, in genres ranging from poetry to memoir to apocalyptic science fiction, these writers are reshaping the meaning of “Native American literature.”

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John Wayne Fans Rejoice

Get an in-depth look at the life of a legend with a Duke-inspired exhibition, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article.”

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Indian Business

Author David Grann talks about the culture of killing and dirty dealing that swindled Osage tribe members out of millions in oil money a century ago.

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The Best Land Under Heaven

Michael Wallis demythologizes the Donner Party’s gruesome trek in an expansive new history of the doomed journey — and westward expansion.

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