NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
Books for Younger Children
by Bania, Michael
On a beautiful Arctic morning when Kumak and his family go ice fishing, Kumak hooks what seems like an enormous fish, and the entire village gets involved. Study guide
by Bruchac, Joseph
Illustrations and brief text introduce activities of various Native American people in each month of the year.
by Goble, Paul
The Great Spirit's assistant helps the first man and the first woman make and decorate their shelter, giving it power and meaning.
by Harjo, Joy.
Because her good luck cat Woogie has already used up eight of his nine lives in narrow escapes from disaster, a Native American girl worries when he disappears.
by Hucko, Bruce
Pictures in various mediums, created by Navajo children, help explain Navajo culture and history.
by Joosse, Barbara M.
A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother´s love is unconditional.
by King, Thomas
Insulted because Coyote will not sing to her, Moon leaves the sky and returns only to get away from Coyote´s singing.
by Kusugak, Michael
Caribou, seals, whales, and other arctic animals make special appearances in this counting book.
by Littlechild, George
Using text and his own paintings, the author describes the experiences of Indians of North America in general as well as his experiences growing up as a Plains Cree Indian in Canada.
by McMillan, Bruce
A photo essay describing a young native Alaskan boy fishing for salmon on Kodiak Island as his ancestors have done for generations.
by Miller, Jay
Describes the culture, leadership, and structure of various tribes of Native Americans.
by Morris, Ann
A Shoshone grandmother relates family and cultural history to her granddaughter as they share their daily tasks on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.
by Nelson, S. D.
When Young Wolf and his older sister wander from their village and face the danger of a prairie fire, their deceased grandmother, now one of the Star People, appears to guide them.
by Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.
by Spalding, Andrea
After being devastated by the uprooting of his favorite tree, Solomon´s uncle makes him a mask out of the wood to continue the cycle of life.
by Swamp, Chief Jake
Giving thanks to the Earth, to water, the wind and rain, sun, moon and stars, to the Spirits.
by Van Camp, Richard
On January´s coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.
by Van Camp, Richard
A mysterious man tells two Indian brothers why they must not hurt the ravens that pester them.
by Waboose, Jan Bourdeau
Two Ojibway sisters trek across the frozen north country to see the SkySpritis, the Northern Lights.
by Waboose, Jan Bourdeau.
Under tha patient and gentle guidance of this granfather, a Native American boy learns to respect the ways of the nature, and to understand his own place in the world.