Books

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.

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.”

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.”

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman’s cookbook urges us to wake up to the past and to the actual American food.

Dolly Parton Releases Children’s Album, I Believe in You

C&I talks with country music legend Dolly Parton about her first-ever children’s album, I Believe in You, available October 13.

Queen of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson to Release an Autobiography

“Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson talks to C&I about her upcoming autobiography, Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, out November 14.

Indian Business

David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, talks about …

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.