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Multcolib School Corps Picks Native Americans Grades 4-7

A Braid of Lives
A Braid of Lives Native American Childhood (Book - 2000 ) j 970.1 B8135 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Weaves the testimony of many Native Americans into a single narrative of childhood and growing up.

Native Peoples of the Americas
Native Peoples of the Americas (Book - 2010 ) j 970.00497 N2775 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Covers early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America.

Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear
Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear Tales From Native North America By Bruchac, Joseph (Book - 2011 ) j 398.2 B887fe 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this continent-spanning collection of Native American coming-of-age tales, young men face great enemies, find the strength and endurance within themselves to succeed, and take their hard-earned place by the side of their elders.

Ancient Pueblo
Ancient Pueblo Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of America's Past By Croy, Anita (Book - 2007 ) j 978.9004 C954a 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn what we know about these cliff dwellers. Study the thousands of rock carvings-petroglyphs-they left behind. Discover how modern scientists use ancient artifacts to learn about the lives of these early Americans.

A Kid's Guide to Native American History
A Kid's Guide to Native American History More Than 50 Activities By Dennis, Yvonne Wakim (Book - 2010 ) j 970.00497 D4118k 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present.

Northeast Indians
Northeast Indians By Ditchfield, Christin (Book - 2012 ) j 974.00497 D615n 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Northeast region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Plateau Indians
Plateau Indians By Ditchfield, Christin (Book - 2012 ) j 979.00497 D615p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Plateau region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Arctic Peoples
Arctic Peoples By Doak, Robin S. (Book - 2012 ) j 971.9004 D6316a 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to the Native Americans of the Arctic, examining their cultures, customs, and traditions, and describing how the early people survived in the Arctic, their interactions with other settlers, and their lives in the twenty-first century.

The Story of the American Indian
The Story of the American Indian By Fletcher, Sydney E. (Book - 2010 ) j 970.00497 F615s 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:The author covers an immense amount of material, both historically and chronologically. He delves into Aztec civilization, the ancient settlers of the Southwest, the Five Nations of the Iroquois League, the Plains Indians, the Diggers of the Northwest, the builders of Mesa Verde, and other First Nations.

Cowboy Up!
Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo By Flood, Bo (Book - 2013 ) j 791.84 F6311c 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rodeo riders are honored athletes--skilled, smart, and tough. It takes brains, muscles, and a lot of practice to wrestle a racing steer to the ground or stay on top of a bucking, twisting bronco. Rodeo is the number-one most exciting sport out West. Not so sure? Take a look.

Native Americans
Native Americans [the Hands-on Approach to History] By Haslam, Andrew (Book - 2001 ) j 970.1 H352na 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides instructions for making models of things used by indigenous peoples of North America throughout the development of their thousand-year-old civilization.

Tools of Native Americans
Tools of Native Americans A Kid's Guide to the History & Culture of the First Americans By Kavin, Kim (Book - 2006 ) j 970.1 K21t 2006 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:Build inventions, tools, and works of art, meet the people whose culture helped form our own, explore the history of Native Americans with hands-on activities, learn how the discoveries of the First americans affect us today.

First People
First People By King, David C. (Book - 2008 ) j 970.00497 K52f 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:With the help of modern and historic images, innovative page layouts, and compelling first-person accounts, an eye-opening look at the richness and variety of North American natives presents each tribe as an individual, evolving culture, with its own history, artwork, and traditions.

A Native American Thought of It
A Native American Thought of It Amazing Inventions and Innovations By Landon, Rocky (Book - 2008 ) j 609.7 L259n 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans were invented by the Aboriginal people of North America, but did you know that they also developed their own sign language, as well as syringe needles, a secret ingredient in soda pop, and other clever inventions and innovations which are still in use today?

Anasazi
Anasazi By Larson, Timothy (Book - 2001 ) j 970.1 L3349a 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:History of the Anasazi

Great Basin Indians
Great Basin Indians By McDaniel, Melissa (Book - 2012 ) j 978.00497 M1342g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Great Basin region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Before Columbus
Before Columbus The Americas of 1491 By Mann, Charles C. (Book - 2009 ) j 970.011 M281b 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A companion book for young readers based on 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the groundbreaking bestseller by Charles C. Mann.

Southwest Indians
Southwest Indians By McDaniel, Melissa (Book - 2012 ) j 979.00497 M1342s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Southwest region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

North American Indian
North American Indian By Murdoch, David Hamilton (Book - 2005 ) j 970.1 M974n 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents a full-color illustrated examination of the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, far North, and more.

The Horse and the Plains Indians
The Horse and the Plains Indians A Powerful Partnership By Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw (Book - 2012 ) j 978.00497352 P2956h 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells of the transformative period in the early 16th century when the Spaniards introduced horses to the Great Plains, and how horses became, and remain, a key part of the Plains Indians' culture.

The Great Circle
The Great Circle A History of the First Nations By Philip, Neil (Book - 2006 ) j 973.0497 P549g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation: Folklorist Neil Philip examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures.

Plains Indians
Plains Indians By Santella, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) j 978.00497 S234p 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Plains region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Southeast Indians
Southeast Indians By Santella, Andrew (Book - 2012 ) j 975.00497 S234s 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Southeast region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Northwest Coast Indians
Northwest Coast Indians By Sonneborn, Liz (Book - 2012 ) j 979.500497 S6991n 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Northwest Coast region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.

Children of the Tlingit
Children of the Tlingit By Staub, Frank J. (Book - 1999 ) j 917.98 S798c 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces the history, geography, and culture of the Tlingit people in Southeast Alaska through the daily lives of children who live there.

From Abenaki to Zuni
From Abenaki to Zuni A Dictionary of Native American Tribes By Wolfson, Evelyn (Book - 1988 ) j 970.1 W862f Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:An alphabetical identification of sixty-eight of the larger North American Indian tribes, describing their habitats, social life and customs, food, means of travel, and modern descendants. Includes drawings and maps.

Seven Wonders of Ancient North America
Seven Wonders of Ancient North America By Woods, Mary B. (Book - 2009 ) j 970.01 W896s 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the people, places, and beliefs associated with the wonders of North America.

Explore Native American Cultures!
Explore Native American Cultures! By Yasuda, Anita (eBook - 2013 )

Annotation:Packed with fascinating stories about the America's first peoples, this children's activity book uses humor and hands-on projects to outline Native Americans ways of life, beliefs, festivals, technology, and arts and crafts.

The Wigwam and the Longhouse
The Wigwam and the Longhouse By Yue, Charlotte (Book - 2000 ) j 970.1 Y94w 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the history, customs, religion, government, homes, and present-day status of the various native peoples that inhabited the eastern woodlands since before the coming of the Europeans.

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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Native Americans for students in grades 4 through 7. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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