Ideal for Native American Heritage month in November or to supplement history lessons throughout the year, the wonderful nonfiction books on this list explore Native American tribes and their history, customs, and culture.
The books can be used individually for in-depth lessons on particular tribes, such as the Sioux or the Apache, or as a unit for larger discussions around the diversity of Native American culture. Topics include daily life, relationships with settlers, tribe traditions, crops and farming, how the tribes live today, and more.
For example, Many Nations is a beautiful ode to indigenous nations as told through the alphabet, from Anishanabe artists all the way through Zuni elders. Little readers will learn their ABCs as they get to know more about the beautiful traditions, trades, and art of different indigenous tribes and their members.
Meanwhile, Super SHEroes of History: Indigenous Peoples spotlights the talents of native women who have contributed groundbreaking work in shaping our world. From historical warriors to modern-day politicians and community leaders, their stories will leave a lasting impression on students.
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