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Love Medicine

Love Medicine

by Louise Erdrich

To be mixed blood is great for a writer. I have one foot on tribal lands and one foot in ordinary middle-class life.


Beidler, Peter G., and Barton, Gay. A Reader’s Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006.

Chavkin, Allan and Nancy Feyl Chavkin, eds. Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

Warren, William W., and Theresa M. Schenck. History of the Ojibway People. 2nd edition. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009.


Partnership with Native Americans
The Partnership with Native Americans website provides a detailed history of Native American education in the United States.

The National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the native peoples of the Western hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary
This site offers an online Ojibwe-English dictionary in addition to access to the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society.

The History and Culture of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
This website is part of the North Dakota Studies Project and includes history, treaties, maps, timelines and documents.

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