Indians Of North America (Grades 3-6)

Baker, Olaf.  Where the Buffaloes Begin.  [OLDER] E Baker
After hearing the legend retold by the tribe’s oldest member, Little Wolf hopes to someday witness the beginning of the buffaloes at the sacred lake.

Bruchac, Joseph.  Walking Two Worlds.  YPB Bruchac
Hasanoanda was his Indian name. But in mission school he became ‘Ely Parker.’ He encountered racism and deceit but did not give up his quest to walk between two worlds. This story explores the early education of a famous Native American who gained greatness in the white man’s world while staying true to his Seneca people.

George, Jean Craighead.  Julie of the Wolves. Y PB G //  JPB G (SERIES)
While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack. SEQUELJulie

Highwater, Jamake.  Legend Days.  J FIC Highwater
Abandoned in the wilderness after smallpox devastates her tribe, eleven-year-old Amana acquires from Grandfather Fox a warrior’s courage and a hunter’s prowess, gifts that sustain her as she watches the progressive disintegration of her people.

Larrabee, Lisa.  Grandmother Five Baskets.  J FIC Larrabee
Anna, a young Creek Indian, must call upon her own discipline and persistence in carrying out her assigned task of producing five traditional baskets under the guidance of Grandmother Five Baskets.

O’Dell, Scott.  Black Star, Bright Dawn.  JPB O
Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.

O’Dell, Scott.  Island of the Blue Dolphins.   J PB O // Y FIC O’Dell
Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast.

O’Dell, Scott.  Sing Down the Moon.  JPB O
A young Navajo girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the white soldiers.

Rinaldi, Ann.  My Heart is On the Ground : The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl.  J FIC Dear America
In the diary account of her life at a government-run Pennsylvania boarding school in 1880, a twelve-year-old Sioux Indian girl reveals a great need to find a way to help her people.

Speare, Elizabeth George.  The Sign of the Beaver.  J FIC Speare
Left alone to guard the family’s wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.

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