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List of writers from peoples indigenous to the Americas

The Reverend Samson Occom, Mohegan, 1723–1792,[1] thought to be the first Native American to publish in English

This is a list of notable writers who are Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

This list includes authors who are Alaskan Native, American Indian, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and Indigenous peoples of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Indigenous identity is a complex and contested issue and differs from country to country in the Americas.

Inclusion to this list is based on legal membership to an Indigenous community, when applicable, or recognition by the relevant Indigenous community/communities of the individual as a member of that community. Writers such as Forrest Carter,[2][3] Ward Churchill,[4][5][6] Jamake Highwater,[7][8][9] Joseph Boyden[10][11] and Grey Owl,[2][12][13] whose claims of Indigenous American descent have been factually disproved through genealogical research, are not included in this list.

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