Native Universe: Voices of Indian America by Native American Tribal Leaders, Writers, Scholars, and Storytellers is the paper edition of the co-publication that celebrated the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in 2004. This publication contains a wealth of information including fine art, fine craft, literature, and art history about the collections of this new Smithsonian Museum. The book is organized into three core sections that cover Our Universes, Our Peoples, and Our Lives. Through essay, literary excerpts, and colour photographs the publisher has created a fine memorial publication that celebrates the lives, arts, and histories of the Indigenous Peoples of North and Central America. The first section discusses and celebrates the Indigenous Universes. Key scholars such as the late John Mohawk, Victor Montejo, Gabrielle Tayac, N. Scott Momaday, and Jose Montano provide essays and literary expressions that look at the wealth of ceremony, ritual, worldview, and original instructions. The second section gives voice to our peoples various histories through the words of Vine Deloria, Brenda Child, Paul Chaat Smith, and Sitting Bull. Their topics range from treaty promises, Indian education, political struggle, Alcatraz, and the meaning and importance of traditional lands. The final section examines the contemporary lives and identities of Indigenous Peoples. Important contemporary writers such as Sherman Alexie, Linda Hogan, Wilma Mankiller, and Louise Erdrich are paired with colour photos of contemporary art pieces. This book is an important contribution to the traditional and contemporary arts of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island. The book contains a bibliography, maps, and index. A paper edition is also available.