Books Like My Father's Song by Simon J. Ortiz | Suggested Reading

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Going for the Rain: Poems by Simon J. Ortiz, published in 1976, contains many of Ortiz's most anthologized poems, including "My Father's Song" and "Hunger in New York City."

Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, for the Sake of the Land, published in 1980, contains prose and poetry by Ortiz. Ortiz focuses on Grants, New Mexico, and the surrounding communities, detailing the exploitation of the land and the people from the Spanish conquistadors and missionaries to contemporary lumber, railroad, and mining companies.

N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain (1976) details Momaday's journey to find out about his people, the Kiowa. The book combines poetry, fiction, history, and meditation, and weaves Kiowa mythology with the legends and memories of Momaday's own family.

The People Named the Chippewa: Narrative Histories (1984), by critic and novelist Gerald Vizenor, collects essays, mythological tales, and personal interviews to bring to...

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