I have a pretty big collection of books by and about Native Americans. They’ve been distributed between my studio and some of our bookcases in the living room.
In November 2015, I got them all together and made a stack of 70 books.
For Christmas that year, I asked for a Sapiens bookshelf which I put in my studio to hold all of my Native American library in one place.
I have an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of this library. 23,040 pages just in case you were wondering. To date I have 28 books about the Muscogee ranging from our language, spirituality, creation stories and folktales, history from the 1500’s through the Civil War and genealogy. My latest book is The Politics of Indian Removal: Creek Government and Society in Crisis by Michael D Green. This excellent book is is distinguished for its Creek perspective. I’m finding it fascinating to immerse my self in while I am working on Road to Oklahoma.
Just one little problem is that it is book number 86 in my library and I have no room for it!
So to paraphrase Roy Scheider, I’m going to need a bigger bookcase.