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Help your early readers explore the history, traditions, and culture of Native Americans.
 
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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble Illustrated by Paul Goble

Though she is fond of her people, a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
by Jake Swamp , Chief Jake Swamp Illustrated by Erwin Printup , Erwin Printup Jr

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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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
by 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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Let's Read About... Pocahontas
by Kimberly Weinberger Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi

This book is a biography of Pocahontas, the Powhatan Indian woman famous for rescuing John Smith, and who was herself kidnapped and taken to live at Jamestown, where she eventually married colonist John Rolfe.

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Dancing with the Indians
by Angela Shelf Medearis Illustrated by Samuel Byrd

Angela Shelf Medearis' great-grandfather, Papa John Davis, escaped from slavery and made his way to Oklahoma, where he was eventually accepted as a member of the Seminole tribe.

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The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
by Tomie dePaola Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Little Gopher follows his destiny as revealed in a Dream-Vision of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to earth.

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Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Robert F. Goetzl
In an alphabetical format, the traditions, crafts, and ways of life of 22 surviving North American tribes are stunningly illustrated. An author's note is included.
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Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North
by Michael Bania
Kumak thinks he has caught a great fish when he and his family pull on his Uncle's "hooking stick" at an Arctic fishing hole one day, though he'll need lots of help to succeed. Luckily all the villagers come out to help tug in this tale about cooperation
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