On a certain level Native Americans do need to get their history out there. I did go to a huge book in NYC specifically looking for decent readings on the history of the Oneida, but would have taken books on other tribes. I was amazed at how slim the offerings are in comparison to the shelves of books on African Americans and even more on the subject of Jewish history.
Some of this is a function of the local market. Jewish people read a lot of books and have many authors. There is a large Black community in NYC, but much of it is West Indian and African in origin. However, it is disappointing that a better selection of books was not available at such a fine establishment.
I went looking for the works of Kenneth Roberts and struck out. I am somewhat perplexed by the lack of military history books on the subject of the Oriskany battle. It is a very interesting story that most of us should be more familiar with. The half Oneida Patriot Thomas Spencer gave his life in Battle. Oneida Hon Yerry and his wife Two Kettles Together fought bravely and helped the patriots immeasurably.