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Stories of Native Americans

These books about native peoples emphasize the revelatory powers of Mother Nature and the tremendous strength of one's own spirit.
 
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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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Birchbark House, The
by Louise Erdrich Illustrated 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
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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Julie of the Wolves
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). One returned to Greenland.

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World Before This One, The
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!
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