The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
. New York: HarperPerennial, 1993. A wonderfully funny and sad novel made up of interrelated short stories about reservation life. Through storytelling and memory the reader gets a sense of the complexity of Native American life and a need to reclaim past traditions.
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
. New York: Vintage Books, 1992. A great short story representing the modern Latino story. The story shows another town. The story tries to figure out the meaning of "Woman Hollering Creek" and finding the cultural roots. Also the story discusses an abused woman and the patriarchal culture, emphasizing the need for the woman to get out of the house.
Limerick, Patricia Nelson.
The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West
. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1987. Very informative look at the myth of the American West and the complicated truth. A must read.
Something in the Soil
. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000. A continuation of Legacy. Illuminates different points and is an excellent book and source of information.
Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America
. New York: The New Press, 2000. Wonderful collection of multicultural art with explanatory material and information about pieces.
Matsumoto, Valerie and Blake Allmendinger, ed.
Over the Edge: Remapping the American West
. California: University of California Press, 1999. Great collection of essays on the topic. Great to use in class.
Frederic Remington: The Hogg Brothers Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000. Great collection of Remington's art and information on the Hogg Brothers' collection.
The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories
. Texas: Arte Publico Press, 1994. A wonderful short story about a Latino town that lives next to a Fort. A little girl, Chonita, begs for food and we see the results of a poverty-stricken life and town. A man tells the story in retrospect.
The West: The Complete Text of the Illustrated Companion Volume to the Acclaimed PBS Television Series
. Boston: Bay Back Books, 1996. Informative book that accompanies the series, but can stand alone.