Native American Poetry
This list of poetry by Native American poets was created by a librarian at The Seattle Public Library in conjunction with Beyond the Frame, a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. The Library will be presenting exhibits and related programming throughout 2018, beginning with Living Cultures.
Da’ is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma who currently resides in the Seattle area.
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Walking With Ghosts
Driskill is a Two-Spirit Cherokee poet, scholar and activist.
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What I've Stolen, What I've Earned
Alexie is a member of the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene nations.
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When My Brother Was An Aztec
Diaz is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community.
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Long Soldier is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation.
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