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Stories of Native Americans

These books about indigenous peoples emphasize the revelatory powers of Mother Nature and the tremendous strength of one's own spirit.
 
The Birchbark House
The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich Illustrated by Louise Erdrich
In a compelling and original saga, told from the point of view of a young Ojibwa girl in 1847, Omaykayas draws readers into the life of her Native American family.
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Dogsong
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
The Girl Who Married the Moon
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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Skeleton Man
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
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). One returned to Greenland.

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The World Before This One
The World Before This One
by Rafe Martin Illustrated by Calvin Nichols
The author of THE ROUGH-FACE GIRL creates a magical coming-of-age novel built from thousands of years of Seneca legend. Now in paperback! Crow is a Seneca boy, coming of age in a time of war, in a time before stories.
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