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Tony Hillerman

BookPage: An Interview with Tony Hillerman
BookPage, a monthly book review distributed nationwide by more than 2,000 bookstores and libraries, interviewed Hillerman upon the publication of The First Eagle in 1998.

Hillerman Country
Maintained by Susan Mueller, a lecturer in English at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, this fan site offers a map of Navajo country, a bibliography, biography, links, and other facts that Hillerman fans crave. Meet the Writers: Tony Hillerman
userid=0BLY2Y36SK&cid=92230#bio, whose Meet the Writers series compiles biographies of popular authors, has turned its eye on Hillerman, filling in the background on his life and career. Tony Hillerman
The creation of Judi Clark, a former product manager from southern New Hampshire, the MostlyFiction Web site grew out of her habit of keeping a list of books she'd enjoyed that she would then share with friends. Reviews are contributed by freelance writers. The entry for Tony Hillerman includes reviews of his recent titles The Wailing Wind, The First Eagle, and The Fallen Man, as well as a bibliography, biography, and links to other reviews on the Web.

Tony Hillerman Books
Hillerman's publisher, HarperCollins, has assembled this comprehensive overview of his work, including descriptions, excerpts, audio clips, and a photo gallery.


The Heard Museum
A private, nonprofit museum in Phoenix, Arizona, the Heard Museum is one of the world's leading repositories of Native American art. The museum seeks to educate the public about the heritage and the living cultures of Native peoples of the Southwest. The site includes previews of current exhibits, resources for educators, and information on visiting.

National Geographic: Flight Over Four Corners
The cover story for National Geographic's September 1996 issue, Adriel Heisey's "Flight Over Four Corners," has become an interactive online journey featuring audio, video, photographs, and the essay that started it all.

National Library of Medicine: Health Care to Native Americans
The online companion to a 1994 exhibit at the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, this site focuses on the United States government's administration of health care to Native Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries. It features photographs and other primary source documents from the library's collection.

The Navajo Times
The Web site for the newspaper of the Navajo people is updated weekly and features tribal news, online polls, and chats about everything from politics to music.

Navajo Architecture: Concept and Design
Architectural designer, Richard Begay (Navajo) has assembled this exploration of traditional and modern forms of Navajo architecture.

The Washington Post: Hang On! The Navajo Rodeos Ride Again
Part of its Camera Works PhotoVoyage series, this interactive photo essay from the Washington Post online chronicles the Navajo rodeos that dot the reservation from twilight on Fridays until high noon on Sundays all summer long. Choose images individually, or explore by topic.

The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
This National Park Service site provides background information on this historic trading post in Ganado, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. Features a link to an online pamphlet about its history.

Native Americans

NAWBIT Native American Web sites
A compendium of Native American Web sites collected by Michelle Biehl, an archivist and document specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The site includes sections on the environment, genealogy, anthropology, archaeology, education, and politics.
A portal to the history and culture of Native Americans. "Learn" is the richest section by far, featuring original articles, links to North American tribal sites, an exploration of Native American art, and educational resources.

Library of Congress: The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis
Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the 20 volumes of The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis are among the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. This Web site features all of the published photogravure images, including more than 1,500 illustrations bound in the text volumes and more than 700 portfolio plates covering 80 tribes.

PBS Resources

Alcatraz Is Not an Island
A companion Web site to an examination of the 1969 Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island. Features an interactive timeline of activism leading up to the occupation, the voices of activists, and the history that set the stage.

American Masters: Edward Curtis
A companion Web site to a profile of the pioneering American photographer who captured North America's Indians on film and helped shape the way we see them even today. Features a career timeline, filmmaker interview, and polls and discussions on the controversies that have surrounded Curtis's career.

The Buffalo War
A companion Web site to The Buffalo War, a provocative chronicle of the ongoing clash between Native Americans, ranchers, government officials, and environmental activists over the killing of America's last wild buffalo. Hear the opinions of all the players and get a chance to walk in their shoes.

Circle of Stories
An online documentary that uses film, photography, artwork, and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling. Listen to Navajo storyteller Hoskie Benally recount the tale of "The Five Sacred Herbs," and learn more about Navajo beliefs, language, and their sacred relationship to the land.

A companion Web site to a documentary portraying four Lakota families' life on the reservation, featuring a timeline of the Plains Indians, background on Lakota traditions, and a teacher's guide.

POV: In Light of Reverence
A companion Web site for an account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona, and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites. Features an interactive map, discussion board, and interview with the filmmakers.

POV: Boomtown
A companion Web site for a documentary that follows the 26 Washington state tribes who trade in fireworks through a busy five-week season.

Warrior in Two Worlds
A companion Web site for a documentary on Ely Parker, a Seneca chief, a legal scholar, an engineer, a Civil War hero, and a Cabinet-level commissioner -- all by the age of 40. Although he achieved great success, today he is considered a hero by some, branded a traitor by others.

Who Owns the Past?
A companion Web site for a documentary that examines American Indians' and anthropologists' struggle for control over ancient remains.

The American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt
In her "My Day" column, which appeared in newspapers around the United States, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt discusses United States and Indian relations.

Robert Redford

The Sundance Institute
Founded 20 years ago by Robert Redford, the Sundance Institute supports the development of emerging screenwriters and directors and works for the national and international exhibition of independent dramatic and documentary films. The Sundance Web site offers information about the Institute's programs, including the Native American artists program, as well as the Sundance Film Festival, held each January in Park City, Utah.


Novels by Tony Hillerman
The Wailing Wind. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
Hunting Badger. New York: HarperCollins, 1999.
The First Eagle. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
The Fallen Man. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.
Finding Moon. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Sacred Clowns. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.
Coyote Waits. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.
Talking God. New York: HarperCollins, 1989.
A Thief of Time. New York: HarperCollins, 1988.
Skinwalkers. New York: HarperCollins, 1986.
The Ghost Way. New York: HarperCollins, 1984.
The Dark Wind. New York: HarperCollins, 1982.
People of the Darkness. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.
Listening Woman. New York: HarperCollins, 1978.
Dance Hall of the Dead. New York: HarperCollins, 1973.
The Fly on the Wall. New York: HarperCollins, 1971.
The Blessing Way. New York: HarperCollins, 1970.
Edited by Tony Hillerman
Best American Mysteries of the Century. With Otto Penzler. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.

The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories. With Rosemary Herbert. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

The Mysterious West. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

The Best of the West. New York: Harperperennial Library, 1991.

Nonfiction by Tony Hillerman
Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Making Mysteries with Navajo Materials. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1989.

Indian Country: America's Sacred Land. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987.

Mystery, Country Boys, and the Big Reservation. New York: Scribner's, 1986.

The Spell of New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1976.

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other Indian Country Affairs. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1973.

The Boy Who Made Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth. New York: HarperCollins, 1973.

New Mexico, Rio Grande and Other Essays. With David Muench and Robert Reynolds. Portland, Oregon: Portland Graphic Arts Center, 1992.

Hillerman Country. With Barney Hillerman. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Rio Grande. Portland, Oregon: Portland Graphic Arts Center, 1975.

New Mexico. Portland, Oregon: Portland Graphic Arts Center, 1974.

Erisman, Fred. Tony Hillerman. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 1989.

Greenberg, Martin, ed. The Tony Hillerman Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to His Life and Work. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994.

Reilly, John M. Tony Hillerman: A Critical Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Sobol, John. Tony Hillerman: A Public Life. Toronto: ECW, 1994.

The Navajo
Alexander, Charles Ivan. An Introduction to Navaho Sandpaintings. Santa Fe: Museum of Navaho Ceremonial Art, 1967.

Davies, Wade. Healing Ways: Navajo Health Care in the 20th Century. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2001.

Griffin-Pierce, Trudy. The Earth Is My Mother, Sky Is My Father: Space, Time and Astronomy in Navajo Sandpainting. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1992.

Hooker, Kathy Eckles, and Helen Lau Running, photographer. Time Among the Navajo: Traditional Lifeways on the Reservation. Arizona: Salina Bookshelf, 2002.

Iverson, Peter, and Monty Roessel, photographer. Dine: A History of the Navajos. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

---. For Our Navajo People: Dine Letters, Speeches, and Petitions, 1900-1960. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

---. The Navajos. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Kent, Kate Peck. Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press, 1985.

Mills, George. Navajo Art and Culture. Colorado Springs: The Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1959.z

Rosenak, Chuck and Jan. Navajo Folk Art: The People Speak. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1998.

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