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

In a nomadic community, horses play an important role in daily life, but one girl shows a stronger affinity for the horses than anyone else in her tribe. She cares for the horses, knows their favorite places to graze, and heals them when they’re hurt.

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
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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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
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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Schol First Bio: 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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Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, The
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 via the indian paintbrush flower.

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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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