This may be 'old news' for many, but maybe it will help someone who has an interest in understanding North American Native research.
1. A book •• "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis" @ 2012. It's a fabulous read. It's not a typical biography, but instead an extremely well written non-fiction story. If you want to learn more about the book, before you go out and purchase your own copy check out this video of Mr. Egan talking about the book in a storytelling fashion. If you enjoy American history, photography, Native Americans, or just a good story. His talk was in Bellingham, WA at the Mount Baker Theatre in the Spring of 2015. One remark he made, that touched me was this
At 43:30 Mr. Egan says "We value the First Amendment in this Country because it gives us free speech and free worship. It gives us our inshrined, major foundation of our freedom. Every person in the United States has the right to practice your religion and the God of your choice—unless you were Indian. They passed the Indian Crimes Code Act (Section 294 of the Indian Penal Code) in the late 1880s that made it a felony for so many of the Indian ceremonies to take place. That was only changed in the last 15 years. So they threw people in jail for practicing their religion. A clear violation of the 1st Amendment.”