Observing March as National Women’s History Month developed as a logical expansion of International Women’s Day that has been celebrated since 1911 and commemorated on March 8th since 1917. According to the International Women’s Day website, “If we want women’s voices to be heard, we need to celebrate, support and lift up the books that contain them.” To honor this sentiment, the Library is featuring four books from the Native American literature in the Library collection that not only contain women, but are also written by Native American women authors. Deciding on only four works from the sizable number in the collection by female literary artists was challenging. These specific authors were chosen based upon the numerous works each has in the Library collection. Narrowing down the choices to a particular work by each author was influenced by a desire to demonstrate creativity across four different genres – a collection of essays, a memoir, a novel, and a collection of poetry. Currently on display in the public reading area of the Library, these selections are but a small act to honor the significant contribution made by women throughout history and to encourage more going forward.
Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Library link located in the Education tab on the Heard Museum website.
In defense of loose translations : an Indian life in a mainstream academic world
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press,  ©2018
Heard call number PS3553.O5548 Z46 2018
Erdrich, Heid E.
Cell traffic : new and selected poems
Tucson, Az. : University of Arizona Press, c2012
Heard call number PS3555.R418 C45 2012
In-between places : essays
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2005
Heard call number PS3557.L294 I5 2005
Silko, Leslie Marmon
Almanac of the dead : a novel
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1991
Heard call number PS3569.I44 A79 1991