How should Native American names be treated in works-cited-list entries?

If you are citing a work by a Native American author and the author’s name consists of a first name and a last name, invert the names at the start of your works-cited-list entry:

Tall Mountain, Mary. Nine Poems. Friars Press, 1977.

If the name consists of a two-part first name with no last name, do not invert the parts:

Black Hawk. Black Hawk: An Autobiography. Edited by Donald Jackson, U of Illinois P, 1955.

The entry would be listed alphabetically in the works-cited list according to the first letter of the name: b.

Published 6 February 2018

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