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1.   1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
Margaret M. Bruchac (Author), Catherine O'Neill Grace (Author)
A pictorial presentation of the reenactment of the first Thanksgiving that counters traditional accounts with a more historically accurate version.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
2.   A Picture Book of Sitting Bull
David A. Adler (Author), Samuel Byrd (Illustrator)
The biography of the leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
3.   A Portrait of Spotted Deer's Grandfather
Marlowe de Christopher (Illustrator), Amy Littlesugar (Author)
When Spotted Deer's grandfather dreams that one white man can keep the Indians from blowing away forever, Moose Horn agrees to let George Catlin paint his portrait.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
4.   Abenaki Captive
Written and Illustrated by
M. L. Dubois
The story of John Stark who was captured by the Abenaki and the young man, Ogistin, who became his friend.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
5.   Anna's Athabaskan Summer
Arnold Griese (Author), Charles Ragins (Illustrator)
A Young Athabaskan girl and her family make their annual trip to their fish camp where they prepare for the long winter ahead.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
6.   Antelope Woman: An Apache Folktale
Retold and Illustrated by
Michael Lacapa
A story of love that teaches us to honor all life.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
7.   Arctic Hunter
E. J. Bird (Author), Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A young boy describes his life in Alaska, a life where ancient traditions and modern challenges meet.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
8.   Beyond the Ridge
Written and Illustrated by
Paul Goble
A Plains Indian woman experiences the afterlife.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
9.   Cherokee Summer
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Photographer)
This book describes the Cherokee history while focusing on 10-year-old Bridget Russell, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Bridget describes the special traditions and events her and her family particpate in.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
10.   Children of the Maya: A Guatemalan Odyssey
Brent Ashabranner, (Author), Paul Conklin (Author)
This book is about Mayans who have fled their own country, Guatemala, because of the violent political situation. Many of the Mayans moved to areas in South Florida.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
11.   Clambake
John Madama (Illustrator), Russell M. Peters (Author)
The story of a young Mashpee Wampanoag as he hosts his first appanaug for friends and relatives on tribal lands on Cape Cod.
12.   Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale
Retold by
Janet Stevens
A Ute tale about Coyote who has taken what doesn't belong to him and Hummingbird who comes to his rescue.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
13.   Crazy Horse's Vision
Joseph Bruchac (Author), S. D. Nelson (Illustrator)
A story based on the life of the young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
14.   Dancing with the Indians
Samuel Byrd (Illustrator), Angela Shelf Medearis (Author)
A young girl joins her family on an outing to a Seminole powwow and learns something about her own heritage as well.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
15.   Daughter of Suqua
Diane Johnston Hamm (Author), Paul Micich (Illustrator)
A young girl and her family struggle to maintain their identity.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
16.   Dream Wolf
Written and Illustrated by
Paul Goble
Two Plains Indian children are lost and cared for by a friendly wolf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
17.   Dreamcatcher
Audrey Osofsky (Author), Ed Young (Illustrator)
A story of a young girl who protects baby's sleep as is the Ojibway custom.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
18.   El bisonte americano/American Bison
Cheryl Walsh Bellville (Illustrator), Ruth Berman (Author)
A look at the crucial role the bison played in the lives of both Native Americans and early settlers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
19.   Encounter
Written by
Jane Yolen
Told from a young Taino boy's point of view as Christopher Columbus lands on San Salvador in 1492, this is a story of how the boy tried to warn his people against welcoming the strangers.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
20.   Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Written by
Russ Kendall
The story of a young boy who lives on an island where his people have lived for 4,000 years.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
21.   Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition
Joe Allen (Illustrator), Sally M. Hunter (Author)
A twelve-year-old boy learns to dry and grow corn from his grandfather.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
22.   Fox Song
Joseph Bruchac (Author), Paul Morin (Illustrator)
A young Abenaki listens to the story of her people as told by her grandmother.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
23.   Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
Jake Swamp (Author), Erwin Printup (Illustrator)
This colorful and bright Native American morning prayer and thanksgiving address is full of thanks and appreciation for the natural world.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
24.   Grandmother's Dreamcatcher
Becky Ray McCain (Author), Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)
While spending a week with her grandmother, a young girl learns to make a dream catcher.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
25.   Guests
Written by
Michael Dorris
Set in Massachusetts during the time of the first Thanksgiving, a young Algonquin boy is alarmed when the annual harvest feast is threatened by the arrival of strange new people.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
26.   High Elk's Treasure
Oren Lyons (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
An adventure story that also tells about life on a Lakota reservation.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
27.   Home to Medicine Mountain
Chiori Santiago (Author), Judith Lowry (Illustrator)
Two young Native American brothers are sent away to a government-run residential school. The school teaches them to abandon their tradition and culture and to never speak their native language. Together, the boys try to find a way to escape.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
28.   Houses of Hide and Earth: Native Dwellings
Written by
Bonnie Shemie
A description of the dwellings of the Plains Indians .
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
29.   How the Stars Fell from the Sky: A Navajo Legend
Lisa Desimini (Illustrator), Jerrie Oughton (Reteller)
A Navajo folktale that explains the patterns of stars in the sky.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
30.   How Two-Feather Was Saved From Loneliness
Written and Illustrated by
C. J. Taylor
The Abenaki legend of how fire and corn came into the world.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
31.   In My Mother's House
Ann Nolan Clark (Author), Velino Herrara (Illustrator)
A young Tewa Indian describes what his life is like. He explains what the homes, customs, and work is like in his community.
[Grade Level: Pre-K]
32.   Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking (We Are Still Here: Native Americans Today)
Dale Kakkak (Illustrator), Laura Waterman Wittstock (Author)
A colorful photo essay that explains the traditional way of making maple sugar and syrup.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
33.   Kinaalda
Written and Illustrated by
Monty Roessel
A Navajo girl takes part in the coming-of-age ceremony, the Kinaalda.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
34.   Lacrosse: The National Game of the Iroquois
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A photo-essay about lacrosse, its origins and connections to the Iroquois.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
35.   Morning Girl
Written by
Michael Dorris
In the alternating voices of a Taino brother and sister, tells the story of growing up in the Bahamas in the fateful year of 1492.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
36.   Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan Laflesche Picotte
Written by
Jeri Ferris
The story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte, the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
37.   Pueblo Indian
Steven Cory (Author), Richard Erickson (Illustrator)
Pueblo Indian tradition and history are depicted with realistic illustrations.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
38.   Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans
Arlene B. Hirschfelder (Author), Beverly R. Singer (Author)
A collection of essays and poems that share the thoughts and feelings of young Native Americans.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
39.   Sees Behind Trees
Written by
Michael Dorris
Set in the colonial past, this coming-of-age story is about a young Powhatan Indian boy with a visual disability who dreads the warrior's test, a rite of passage for boys his age to enter manhood, but ends up passing the test with flying colors by using his acute senses of hearing and smell.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
40.   Shannon
Sandra King (Author), Catherine Whipple (Illustrator)
A photo essay about a young Ojibway girl who performs traditional dances for powwows at her family's reservation.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
41.   Shi-shi-etko
Nicola L. Campbell (Author), Kim LaFave (Illustrator)
Shi-shi-etko, which means “she loves to play in water,” is counting down the four days she has until she leaves for Indian Residential School. She spends her last days at home looking at everything around her to remember all the details, aspects and culture of her home. Her mother, father and grandmother each share lessons they want her to carry with her. The book focuses on the four days before Shi-shi-etko leaves, but does not include her time at residential school. Note: In Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand, native people were forced by law to attend residential schools away from their homelands. The schools were often far away from the children homes and the students were not allowed to see their families for months.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
42.   Spotted Eagle and Black Crow: A Lakota Legend
Durga Bernhard (Illustrator), Emery Bernhard (Reteller)
A Lakota legend about betrayal and salvation.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
43.   Story of Sacagawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark
Written by
Della Rowland
A non-romanticized biography that provides ethnographic information as well as historical background on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
44.   The Cherokees
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A glimpse into the history and culture of the Cherokees.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
45.   The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story
Joseph Bruchac (Reteller), Anna Vojtech (Illustrator)
A Cherokee tale of friendship and respect.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
46.   The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend
Written and Illustrated by
C. J. Taylor
This Arapaho Indian legend tells the story of Lone Warrior who courageously leads a hunting expedition, but is hurt by an accident that occurs during the expedition. Lone Warrior is left behind by the hunting party and must overcome many different obstacles to survive.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
47.   The Hopis
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A glimpse into the history, arts and crafts, way of life, and religion of the Hopi.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
48.   The Legend of the Bluebonnet
Written and Illustrated by
Tomie DePaola
A Comanche legend that tells the story of the bluebonnet flower.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
49.   The Native Americans: Navajos
Written by
Richard Erdoes
This book describes the land, traditions and culture of the largest Indian tribe in the United States.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
50.   The Navajos
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A look at the history, family life, ceremonies and nomadic existence of the Navajos.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
51.   The People Shall Continue
Written by
Simon Ortiz
Traces the progress of the Indians of North America from the time of the Creation to the present.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
52.   The Rainmakers
Written and Illustrated by
E. J. Bird
The adventures of Cricket and his grandfather provide a glimpse into the lives of the Anasazi.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
53.   The Sacred Harvest
Dale Kakkak (Illustrator), Gordon Pegguinti (Author)
The importance of rice in the lives of the Ojibway of Northern Minnesota is explained.
54.   The Seminoles
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A look at the history, lifestyle and customs of the Seminoles.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
55.   The Sioux
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
A look at the lifestyle of the Sioux including family life, dances, ceremonies and their roles as hunters and warriors.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
56.   The Unbreakable Code
Sara Hoagland Hunter (Author), Julia Miner (Illustrator)
A young boy is afraid to leave the Navajo reservation until his grandfather explains how Navajo language, faith and integrity helped to win World War II.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
57.   Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
Joseph Bruchac (Author), Thomas Locker (Illustrator), Jonathan London (Author)
Poems from the legends of Native American Tribes.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
58.   This Land Is My Land
Written and Illustrated by
George Littlechild
Through his own words and paintings, acclaimed Native artist George Littlechild takes us back in time to the first meeting between his Plains Cree ancestors and the first European settlers in North America.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
59.   Tomahawks and Trombones
Written by
Barbara Mitchell
A story about the people in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Indians and how they kept peace between them during the French and Indian War.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
60.   Totem Pole
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A Tsimshian Indian proudly describes how his father carves a totem pole for the Klallam tribe.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
61.   Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker
Dugan Aguilar (Illustrator), Linda Yamane (Author)
An eleven-year-old Western Mono Indian and her relatives prepare materials for basketweaving, make the baskets and attend the California Indian Basketweavers Association's annual gathering.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
62.   Wilma Mankiller: Chief of Cherokee Nation
Written by
Pamela Dell
Describes the life of the Native American leader who made history in 1985 when she became the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee, and later signed an agreement with the U.S. government granting the Cherokee Nation self-governance. The biography traces Mankiller's birth in rural Oklahoma, her adolescence and early adulthood in San Francisco, and discusses how she overcame many hardships to become an activist and leader of her people. The book, which includes source notes and a timeline, also features Mankiller’s more recent accomplishments since stepping down as Principal Chief, which include working to find jobs, improve education, and preserve the traditions of the Oklahoma Cherokee.
[Grade Level: 4 - 8]
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