Native/Indigenous Peoples' Literature

The literature of any country in the world would not be complete without including the literature of its indigenous peoples.  The below links are all comprehensive networks designed to give the fullest experience of indigenous literature, culture, language and art.

Indigenous Peoples' Literature Native Literature Directory

Creation/Migration/Origin Stories

Native American Authors--Teacher Resources

Native Languages of the Americas: American Indian Literature

This site contains hundreds of literature links from over 105 Native American tribes.  It also has many, many links to Native/First Nations cultures, languages, and Native art.  

Native American Literature: A Selected Bibliography  

Gonzaga University website.

Joy Harjo Home

Includes comprehensive website links to her poetry, her music group,  readings, and performances on YouTube, and more! 

Anerican Academy of Poets Anthology: Shaking the Pumpkin: Traditional Poetry of Native North Americans

Eight unit lesson plan for Poetry in Translation

Literature of the Pacific Islands


watch online for free!

Great North

about the Inuit in Canada