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Books About Native American Heritage

Help your early readers explore the history, traditions, and culture of Native Americans.
 
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Giving Thanks
by Chief Jake Swamp Illustrated by Erwin Printup

Based on the Thanksgiving Address of the Iroquois people, the words in this read-aloud book reflect the Native American tradition of greeting the world each morning by giving thanks to all living things.

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Many Nations
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Robert F. Goetzl
From Anishanabe artists making birch bark bowls to Zuni elders saying prayers for the day that is done, the diversity of Native American cultures is presented simply in this unique and beautiful alphabet book.
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Kumak's Fish
by Michael Bania
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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
by Jonathan London , Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Thomas Locker
Joseph Bruchac's Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
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The Very First Americans
by Cara Ashrose Illustrated by Bryna Waldman
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Jingle Dancer
by Cynthia Leitich Smith Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright
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Mama, Do You Love Me?
by Barbara M. Joosse Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee

This tender story about a sensitive little girl who lives in the Arctic focuses on her attempts to learn just how much her mother loves her.

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If You Were a Kid at the First Thanksgiving Dinner
by Melisa Sarno Illustrated by Lluis Farre
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The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Thomas Locker
Native American elders will tell you there is as much to see in the night as in the familiar light of day, and here Abenaki storyteller and American Book Award recipient Joseph Bruchac offers twelve unforgettable stories of the living earth seen from the sky.
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