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Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale
by Gerald R. McDermott
Explains how the spirit of the Lord of the Sun was brought to the world of men. 1975 Caldecott Winner
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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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If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
Series: If You...
by Ann McGovern Illustrated by Jean Syverud Drew , Beatrice Darwin
Describes the daily life of the Sioux Indians — their clothing, food, games, customs, etc. — before and after the coming of the white man.
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The Mud Pony
by Caron Lee Cohen Illustrated by Shonto Begay
There was once a poor boy in an Indian camp who longed for a pony more than anything. So he dug the wet earth and shaped a pony out of mud. He loved his mud pony and took care of it as though it were real.

One day, when his village broke camp for a buffalo hunt, the boy was left behind.

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Paddle to the Sea
by Holling Clancy Holling
A young Indian boy carves a little canoe with a figure inside and names him Paddle-to-the-Sea. Paddle's journey, in text and pictures, through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean provides an excellent geographic and historical picture of the region.
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The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
An Ojibwa girl named Omakayas grows into an impressive young woman struggling to survive as a Native American in the 1800s.
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Dogsong
by Gary Paulsen

In Paulsen's Newbery Honor novel, 14-year-old Russel Susskit leads a dog team on an arduous trek across the frozen Alaskan wilderness on a life-altering journey haunted by dreams of an ancient warrior whose life oddly parallels his own.

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The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America
by Joseph Bruchac , Gayle Ross
In this stunning sequel to Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear, master storytellers Gayle Ross and Joseph Bruchac bring to life sixteen compelling stories that celebrate the passage from girlhood to womanhood.
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell

Karana, an Indian girl, lives happily with her people on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. It is an island in the Pacific that gets its name from its beautiful shape — from above it looks like a dolphin lying on its side, "with its tail pointing toward sunrise," sunning itself in the sea.

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Julie of the Wolves
Series: Julie, Book #1
by Jean Craighead George Illustrated by John Schoenherr

Since the death of her mother, Miyax, an Eskimo girl in Alaska, has been raised by her father, Kapugen, who has been bringing her up in the ways of a traditional Inuit. It is a life based on the rhythms of the natural world.

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Skeleton Man
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Molly remembers the Mohawk legend of a man so hungry he ate himself and everyone in his village, except for one brave girl. Now her parents have mysteriously disappeared, and an unknown great-uncle has shown up to claim her. He has fingers like talons and eyes like twin blue flames.
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Smiler's Bones
by Peter Lerangis

In 1897, famed explorer Robert Peary took six Eskimos from their homes in Greenland to be "presented" to the American Museum of Natural History. Among the six were a father and a son. Soon, four were dead, including the father (whose bones, unbeknownst to the son, were put on display).

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The World Before This One: A Novel told in Legend
by Rafe Martin
Crow is a Seneca boy, coming of age in a time of war, in a time before stories. Cast out of the tribe, Crow finds the Storytelling Stone which shares tales of the Long Ago Time.
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