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Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month
The Charm of the Bear Claw Necklace takes young readers back seven thousand years to what is now the southeastern United States. Young Redwolf and Windyway must face incredible hardship and danger each day. Like other Stone Age children, Redwolf and Windyway must help their family survive in this hostile environment. Paperback.
This account of some of the conflicts between American Indians and whites from 1861-1865 depicts the struggles among disenfranchised native peoples on the frontier and expansion of a predominantly white culture into the West. While whites fought whites from the Atlantic seaboard to the prairies of Kansas, great nations in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, the Dakotas, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Minnesota struck back at the incursion of white intruders.
In this tale, a young Ice-Age boy plays a key role in the survival of his band more than twelve thousand years ago. Eyr’s band is hungry and in need of new skins. Eyr dreams of killing the great wooly mammoth with his sharp spear. Taking only his cape, his knife, his spear, and a smoldering ember, Eyr sets out to become a man and save his band. Hardcover.
In this tale, a young Ice-Age boy plays a key role in the survival of his band more than twelve thousand years ago. Eyr’s band is hungry and in need of new skins. Eyr dreams of killing the great wooly mammoth with his sharp spear. Taking only his cape, his knife, his spear, and a smoldering ember, Eyr sets out to become a man and save his band.
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When European settlers reintroduced the horse to the Western landscape, the Plains Indians soon adopted this wondrous creature. Horses were an important part of their nomadic existence and inspired many Native American myths. The greatest of these was Sunka Wakan, the blue-eyed spotted stallion who possessed great powers. Linda Little Wolf presents the legend of Sunka Wakan, the Great Spirit Horse, as an exciting tale of life on the Great Plains, retold especially for young readers. Paperback.
Ikwa is a young Indian girl living in the Southeastern United States before colonization. One day, as she carries an offering up the temple mound to the priest of the sun god, she spies two crows and a hawk flying toward the Alligator village—a sign that a strange visitor will soon come. Whether the stranger would bring joy or sorrow to Ikwa, her brother, Situ, and the rest of the family, the gods did not yet choose to say.
The Indians of Lousiana represent one of the state’s most fascinating stories. Proud, industrious, and resourceful, the various tribes have left their imprint in a variety of ways. One finds links to these old cultures simply by taking notice of some of Louisiana’s place names—Houma, Caddo, Atakapas, Natchitoches, Tangipahao, Bayougoula, and Uochita are but a few examples. But the story of Louisiana’s Indians isn’t limited to names. Hardcover.
The expanding American frontier in the late 1800s created a battleground on which white and Indian cultures inevitably clashed. Slowly and inexorably the red man was pushed from his land and stripped of his birthright.
Louisiana Indian Tales vividly recreates the struggles and triumphs of the state’s first inhabitants. Dating back to 10,000 b.c. when the Paleo-Indians occupied the area and huge woolly mammoths and mastodons roamed the land, these poignant stories are based on archaeological evidence and historical knowledge traced through modern-day findings. Hardcover.
In 1845, a son was born to a white mother and a Comanche Indian father. This child, named Quanah for the flower-filled valley of his birth, was to become one of the greatest Comanche chiefs ever to have lived. Paperback.
Adorned with vintage photographs, this history and activity book describes the heritage and culture of the Buffalo People, the nomadic Native Americans who roamed the Great Plains. The text provides a realistic understanding of their traditions, spirituality, and domestic life, while several puzzles and craft projects help youngsters experience that vanished culture. Includes a lexicon of Plains Indian words and examples of their sign language. Paperback.
The heritage of the North American Indian tribes has always been passed down through storytelling as well as rituals of dance and song. Few written histories today can recount the past as well as the tribal elders who once served as the historical, philosophical, and cultural educators of the entire community. Mary Louise Clifford’s When the Great Canoes Came recreates this lost practice for young readers as the setting for telling the history of the Virginian Indians following their first contact with European explorers at Jamestown.
“Those children must get rid of that animal. Our wild brother, the wolf, does not change his nature. Can’t you see that the animal is part wolf?” the medicine man warned Cub’s parents. But Cub knew his pet better than anyone. He knew that even though Wolf was half wild, he was not a dangerous animal, and would never turn on those he loved. Cub’s parents had a different idea, however. They trusted the old medicine man’s intuition, and besides, food was scarce—too scarce to have a dog to feed around the house. Paperback.
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