November is Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate now and always with works by indigenous creators


“MIT acknowledges Indigenous Peoples as the traditional stewards of the land, and the enduring relationship that exists between them and their traditional territories. The land on which we sit is the traditional unceded territory of the Wampanoag Nation. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced occupation of their territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse indigenous people connected to this land on which we gather from time immemorial.” –MIT Land Acknowledgement Statement






November is Native American Heritage Month, and MIT Libraries staff are celebrating by reading and listening to works by native and indigenous authors. These titles were gathered by MIT Reads members and inspired by our recent event with Tommy Orange, author of There There. Check out our guide for discussion prompts, further reading, and more.


Animism / Tanya Tagaq

Braiding sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmere

Feed / Tommy Pico

In mad love and war / Joy Harjo

Love medicine : a novel / Louise Erdrich

Mending skins / Eric Gansworth

Miko Kings : an Indian baseball story / LeAnne Howe

Rez life : an Indian’s journey through reservation life / David Treuer

There there : a novel / Tommy Orange

This wound is a world : poems / Billy-Ray Belcourt

What the Chickadee Knows / Margaret Noodin

When my brother was an Aztec / Natalie Diaz

The woman who married a bear : poems / Tiffany Midge


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