Indigenous peoples have existed on-screen in video games since the earliest days of the medium, but trying to find games created by Native Americans or that offer a respectful, researched, and nuanced portrayal, is exceptionally difficult. Any steam or console search is instead filled with non-indigenous developers giving their takes on Native characters and stories, often with disastrous results.
For Native American Heritage Month, I searched, vetted, and played games in order to find those that tried to get the representation right, and put them together in one easy-to-find list. Some of these games are by Indigenous developers, while others made seeking out and incorporating feedback on characters and themes a priority. Here are the six best games by or about Native Americans.
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