What Do I Read Next?
The Man to Send Rain Clouds: Contemporary Stories by American Indians (1974), is an early short story collection of the Native American Renaissance. It takes its title from one of Silko's stories. Edited by Kenneth Mark Rosen.
Ceremony (1977) is Silko's first novel. It is the story of a young American Indian who returns from WWII and who must sort out his experiences, his adult world, and his relationship to his ancestry and heritage.
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit (1996) is a collection of essays by Silko. The book is subtitled ' 'Essays on Native American Life Today.’’ Silko expounds on topics ranging from Native American legal battles to Native American culture and art.
Love Medicine (1984), by Louise Erdrich, won the 1984 National Book Critics' Circle Award for Best Work of Fiction. It is a highly readable and often funny text set on a North Dakota reservation; it tells the stories of three interrelated families.
Last of the Mohicans (1826) by James Fenimore Cooper is one of this nineteenthcentury author's novels about the North American frontier. Cooper popularized a particularly Americanstyle adventure tale that was internationally popular during his time. Native American characters figure prominently in his novels, and they afford the contemporary reader a glimpse into attitudes and notions of the past.