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101 Questions About ANCIENT INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST
by David Grant Noble. Loaded with color photos of people, artifacts, landscapes, etc. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1998 Southwest Parks & Monuments Assn. soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Edge wear. Perused on shelf. Content: Archeologist David Noble uses pictures of pit houses, stone and bone tools, pottery, musical instruments, and art to bring these ancient people to life. This is an excellent primer for learning about early people in the Southwest. Reviewer: "This book is a very entertaining and interesting read for those that find the ancient inhabitants of North America a fascinating mystery.The book,as the title suggests, is in question-and-answer format which holds the reader's interest and keeps his eyes glued to the pages. All of the 101 questions are answered in a few short but informative paragraphs. Also, accompanying each question is one or more colored photographs with captions that further add to the book's appeal. I strongly recommend this book as an introduction to the ancient people of the Southwest." Grades 5+. [1 copy available]
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101 Questions Ancient Indians SW

AMADITO AND SPIDER WOMAN (SIGNED BY AMADO M. PENA, JR.)
by Lisa Bear Goldman. Beautiful color illustrations with Southwestern tones by Amado M. Pena, Jr. Condition: SIGNED BY AMADO PENA, JR ON THE TITLE PAGE. NEW 2003 Kiva hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. Decorated end pages. Content: A young boy who is made fun of by a classmate is unsure how to deal with his feelings. Each of his family members offers different advice about how to protect himself. After walking in the desert with his grandmother and listening to her parables, he learns how to keep his heart open and not be afraid of his feelings. This beautifully illustrated story brings a fresh perspective to a common dilemma by pointing out the value of learning from Nature and the wisdom of elders. Grades 5 - 9. [1 copy available]
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Amadito & Spider Woman, Amado Pena

AMERICAN INDIAN COOKING BEFORE 1500 [Exploring History through Simple Recipes]
by Mary Gunderson. Color photos and maps plus B&W era photos and reproductions. Condition: NEW 2001 Blue Earth hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: This nicely designed book attempts to provide basic information about the food, diet, and customs of various Native American peoples. It opens with a simple, straightforward overview of what Native peoples ate before 1500, explaining regional differences based upon climate and gradual changes in diet as trade routes developed. This general introduction is followed by eight brief chapters, each of which is devoted to a geographical region: the people who lived there, their lifestyles, climatic conditions, housing, food storage, and sometimes utensils or customs. Each chapter includes one recipe based upon the foods historically consumed by the area's indigenous populations, but it has been modernized and simplified for young cooks. Grades 4 - 9. [1 copy available]
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American Indian Cooking

AMERICAN INDIAN GAMES
by Jay Miller. Color photos and maps plus B&W era photos. Condition: NEW 2003 Children's Press soft cover, first printing. Content: This book describes some of the toys and games used by various North American Indian cultures to amuse their children and teach lessons about life. Excellent overview. Ages 5 - 8. [1 copy available]
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American Indian Games

AMERICAN INDIAN GAMES AND CRAFTS
by Charles L. Blood. Color and B&W illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 1981 Franklin Watts hardcover (pictorial boards), library binding. UNREAD EX-LIBRARY book with all markings. Interior clean and very tight. Content: Making Signs; Playing Stick; Make Wall Hanging; Playing the Hand Game; Sand Painting Without Sand; Playing Arrow Toss; Making a Thunderbird; Playing Wooden Dice Game; Making a Dancing Bustle; Making an Apron; Making a Necklace; and Making a Breastplate. Ages 5 - 8. [1 copy available]
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American Indian Games & Crafts

AMERICAN INDIAN STORIES
by Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin). Cover art by Daniel Long Soldier. . Condition: UNREAD 1988 Bison Trade Paperback, 4th printing. Tiny edge wear. Content: Zitkala-sa, renamed Gertrude Simmons by Catholic missionaries, was one of the first Sioux women to write the stories and traditions of her people. The first set of stories in this collection is autobiographical. Zitkala-sa describes living in her mother's wigwam on the Yankton Reservation at the edge of the Missouri River where she is "as free as the wind that blew my hair, and no less spirited than a bounding deer." Until she is eight years old, Zitkala-sa's only fear is "that of intruding myself upon others." Then, despite her mother's objections, she is enticed by visions of endless apple trees and the excitement of riding on "the iron horse" and leaves her mother for school in the east. Although Zitkala-sa goes on to become a teacher, she never stops questioning "whether real life or long-lasting death lies beneath this semblance of [white] civilization." The second half of the book contains stories based on her family's tradition of oral history. The Trial Path describes the course of tribal justice after a murder. Tusee, A Warrior's Daughter, is the courageous and shrewd woman who risks everything for her husband-to-be. The son in The Sioux must kill twice to save his father from starvation. Written with elegant simplicity more than seventy years ago, Zitkala-sa's American Indian Stories remain a powerful plea for justice. First published in 1921 as a collection. Young Adult and up. [1 copy available]
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American Indian Stories, Zitkala-Sa

ANPAO: An American Indian Odyssey
by Jamake Highwater. B&W Fritz Scholder illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 1991 Scholastic Trade Paperback, 6th printing. Very light edge wear. Binder's glue strings down spine. Interior clean & tight. Content: This Newbery Honor book chronicles a young Indian's mystical journey that crosses many time periods. Highwater has incorporated a diversity of original myths, legends, and stories from the Northern Plains culture, in which he grew up, with elements from the Southwest indigenous cultures to create a Native-American odyssey that is universal in its appeal. Themes of bravery, love, cooperation, honesty, and respect are interwined throughout the work, giving readers from diverse backgrounds much to ponder and contemplate regarding human nature and human relationship with the planet. Highwater crafts his story so well that questions arise naturally, and readers are encouraged to think critically about the themes presented in the text. This is an excellent title to include on any upper-level multicultural reading list. Ages 12 and up. [1 copy available]
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Anpao, Highwater

THE APACHES & PUEBLO PEOPLES OF THE SOUTHWEST (See Through History)
by Alys Swan-Jackson. Color illustrations by various artists. Condition: NEW 1996 Heinemann (UK) large hardcover (pictorial boards) - no DJ issued. Perfect. Content: Covered: The Southwest, Early Civilizations, Early Pueblos, Settlers and Raiders, Tribal Government, A Pueblo, The Family, Food and Farming, Apache Life, Navajo Hogans (great overlays here), Clothing and Decoration, Basketry and Pottery, Art and Craft, DAnce and Music, Death and Burial, Myths and Legends, Customs and Beliefs, The Kiva, Wars with the Settlers, Southwest Today, key dates and glossary. Great way to get kids interested in history. The see-through overlays for the Kiva are excellent. The color illustrations are detailed and historically accurate. [2 copies available]
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Apaches & Pueblo People

ARROW TO THE SUN: A Pueblo Indian Tale (Caldecott Award Book)
adaptation & illustrations by Gerald McDermott. Condition: NEW 1984 Puffin Books soft cover, 4th printing. Content: An expression of the universal myth of the hero-quest, this beautiful story also portrays the Indian reverence for the source of life: the Solar Fire. Vibrant full-color illustrations capture the boldness and color of Pueblo art. A Caldecott Medal Book. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Arrow to the Sun, Pueblo Indian Tale

BEARSTONE
by Will Hobbs. B&W decorations. Condition: UNREAD 1993 Harcourt Brace trade paperback, third printing. Content: Fourteen-year-old Cloyd was trouble. Trouble to himself and everyone else. He'd grown up without his parents, without schooling, half-wild and alone in remote Utah canyons. Sent by his tribe to a group home for Indian boys, his feeling of isolation turns to desperation - and even more trouble. But high in the majestic mountains of Colorado where Cloyd is taken to live with an old rancher, he finds a small carved turquoise bear in an Indian burial cave. Secretly renaming himself Lone Bear, Cloyd calls upon the strength of his ancient ancestors - first to do battle with his own hostilities, but finally to discover the magic power of an old man's love, and the secrets of living in a world he has just begun to understand. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Bearstone, Hobbs

BIRD TALK
by Lenore Keeshig-Tobias. Color illustrations by Irving Toddy. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1993 Harcourt Brace hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ), second printing. Name inside front cover and serious edgewear to bottom front cover corner. Content: Polly, an Ojibway (Chippewa) Indian, has been teased at school for refusing to play cowboys and Indians. Her mother and sister offer comfort and support. Readers will gain some insight into the Objibway language and perspective - and they will see in a very powerful way that people all over the world should learn more about each other. Questions welcome. [1 copy only]
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Bird Talk, Ojibway-Chippewa

BLACKFEET, Tribes of Native America series
edited by Marla Ryan & Linda Schmittrth. Color illustrations and photos by various artists. B&W "era" photos. Condition: NEW 2002 Blackbirch/Thomason hard cover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: All facets of Blackfeet history and life are covered here. The early history is especially interesting and detailed. Questions welcome. [1 copy only]
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Blackfeet, Tribes Native America, Kids

BROTHER OF THE WOLVES (A "Just For Boys" Book)
by Jean Thompson. B&W illustrations by Steve Marchesi. Condition: Gently pre-read 1978 William Morrow hardcover (pictorial boards), no printing given. Due to poor shelving, the front cover does not lie totally flat. Not bad, but there. Content: When the baby heard the wolves, he threw back his head and howled in return. The warriors exchanged glances, shaking their heads in amazement. "He is not a boy child at all," said one to the other, "but a young wolf in human skin." Black Deer, the chief spoke. "Perhaps this child has been sent to us as a special mark of favor. He may become a great medicine man or warrior who will bring honor to us all." The people nodded in agreement. they would wait and see. (Grils will like this book, too, I believe.) [1 copy available]
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Brother of the Wolves, Thompson

BUFFALO DANCE: A Blackfoot Legend
retold by Nancy Van Laan. Wonderful detailed color illustrations by Beatriz Vidal. Condition: This is a rare bird - a former library book that has never been read. This is a 1993 Little Brown hardcover & DJ (in myular jacket), first printing. There is a checkout card on the loose end page with a name on the inside front cover. The book is clean & tight. Content: Threatened by a winter of starvation, a young Blackfoot woman promises herself as bride to the chief of the buffalo if the beasts will allow themselves to be killed to provide meat for her people. When she does not return to her village, her father sets out in search of her, only to be trampled to death by the buffalo. Singing and praying, the woman brings her father back to life. Moved, the buffalo chief teaches them the ceremonial buffalo dance that will bring the buffalo back to life after being hunted by humans. This is the Blackfoot legend of the origin of the buffalo dance, traditionally done before and after the buffalo hunt. Vidal's glowing, stylistic paintings have strength and dignity and appear to reflect the originating culture. Van Laan lists four books as sources for her story, and Vidal incorporates Blackfoot patterns and designs and symbols from Native American tradition in her paintings. A story of courage and faith, this makes effective storytelling material and a good read-aloud for older groups. Grades 4 - 6. [1 copy available]
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Buffalo Dance, Blackfoot Legend

BUFFALO HUNT
by Russell Freedman. B&W artwork and drawings illustrate. Condition: NEW 1992 Scholastic soft cover edition, 10th printing. Tiny, tiny edge wear. Content: By supplying food and raw materials closely linked with survival, the buffalo (American bison) was the most essential animal to the Indians of the Great Plains of North America. The migration of the buffalo ruled the rhythm of the Indians' daily lives, and the spirit of this sacred beast was incorporated into sacred rituals and tribal lore. A successful hunter became a man of influence and importance. Freedman has written a gripping account of the sacred relationship between the Indians and the buffalo, whose slaughter by whites assured the destruction of the Indian way of life. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and drawings by 19th century artist-adventurers, this book tells a poignant tale about a once-indomitable animal and the independent people who were its hunters. Grades 7 and up. [2 copies available]
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Bufalo Hunt, Russell Freedman

CHANA, AN ANASAZI GIRL: Historical paper Doll Book to Read, Color and Cut
by Jan Mike. B&W illustrations by Cathie Lowmiller. Condition: NEW 1992 Treasure Chest soft cover, no printing given. Content: Excellent intro for youngsters to the Ancient American Anasazi Indians of the Southwest. Color the clothing, pottery, household items, etc. and then cut them out and create a scene on the pull-out cliff dwelling. I love this book! [1 copy available.]
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Chana, An Anasazi Girl

CHEROKEE MASKS ACTIVITY BOOK
by Sandy & Jesse Hummingbird. B&W drawings illustrate. Condition: NEW 2002 Native Voices soft cover, no printing given. Content: B&W drawings of the masks suitable for coloring plus word games, mazes, etc. [1 copy available.]
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Cherokee Masks, Kids' Books

THE CHEYENNES (A First Americans Book)
by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve.[Sioux]. Wonderful color illustrations by Ronald Himler. Color maps. Condition: NEW 1997 Holiday House hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Content: Sneve takes children through Cheyenne creation stories, westward migration, culture, history, and conditions for the tribe today. Her text distills the cultural relationships among the people into understandable descriptions of male/female/child roles within the family and in the broader social structure. The tragic heritage of Cheyenne-white violence takes up the bulk of the text. Himler's watercolors take the form of clear maps and marvelously rendered characters. Their faces have muted features; the figures have form, style, and detail. A worthy addition that brings to life these people and their culture. Grades 1 - 4. [2 copies available.]
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Cheyennes, First Americans Book, Sneve

CHICHI HOOHOO BOGEYMAN
by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. B&W illustraitons by Nadema Agard. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1993 University of Nebraska Press soft cover, first printing. Name inside front cover. Content: Strange events provide an undercurrent of tension in The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman. Three Indian girls who are cousins encounter a weird creature while secretly exploring an old fort on the South Dakota prairie. Playfully, they name it the chichi hoohoo bogeyman—after the Sioux, Hopi, and white figures used to frighten children. They are reminded of nerve-racking occurrences at home, perhaps driven by spirits. The most rebellious of the girls disappears, and the mystery of the chichi hoohoo bogeyman comes to light. Booklist praised the “fresh, in-tune portrayal of the girls and their families” and recommended the book for readers in grades 3 to 5. [1 copy available.]
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Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman

CHIEF JOSEPH: Leader of Destiny
by Kate Jassem. Brown & White illustrations by Robert Baxter. Condition: UNREAD 1979 Troll soft cover, no printing given. 48 pages. Content: A brief biography of the Indian chief who is best known for his military retreat of 1877 and his "I Will Fight No More Forever" speech. Grades 3 to 5. [1 copy available.]
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Chief Joseph, Leader of Destiny, Kate Jassem

CHILDREN INDIAN CAPTIVES
by Roy D. Holt (Texas). Great B&W drawings by S. J. Stout. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 1980 Eakin Press hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), 2nd printing. DJ has ede wear top edge at spine with pale minor shelf-wear rubbings. Interior clean & tight. Content: 31 stories of children captured by and taken to live with Native American tribes of the Southwest. Junior High School age readers.[1 copy available.]
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Children Indian Captives

CHILDREN OF THE EARTH AND SKY: Five Stories aboaut Native American children
by Stephen Krensky. Color illustrations by James Watling. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1991 Scholastic soft cover, 12th printing. Tiny edge wear with evidence the book has been opened while on the shelf. Content: From pottery makers to fierce warriors, readers will discover the traditions of five different tribes--Hopi, Comanche, Mohican, Navajo, and Mandan--in these tales of Native American children. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available.]
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Children of  the Earth & Sky

CHILDREN OF THE WIND AND WATER: Five Stories about Native American Children
text by Stephen Krensky. Color illustrations by James Watling. Condition: UNREAD 1999 Scholastic Trade Paperback, first printing. Name stamped inside front cover & title page only "flaws." Content: Depicts traditional lifestyles of children in five different tribes of North American Indians (as they take their place in the tribe) through vignettes set in a time almost two hundred years ago. The tribes are the Muskogee, Dakota, Huron, Tlingit, and Nootka. Lovely water color illustrations.
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Children of Wind and Water

THE CHOCTAW: Stickball Players of the South (America's First Peoples series)
by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack. Great color era art work by various artists plus color photos. Condition: NEW 2003 Blue Earth Books soft cover, first printing. Content: Hundreds of Choctaw Indians gather in an open field. A referee tosses a ball into the air, and the stickball game begins. Men use sticks to pass a ball back and forth across the field. Their opponents tackle them, driving them into the ground. They fight hard to win the game, and fans watch closely. This game is not about simply having fun. For the Choctaw, the game means war. Nice section on the Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I and the Tribe today. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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The Choctaw: Stickball Players

THE COMANCHE INDIANS (Junior Library of American Indians series)
by Martin J. Mooney. Color photo section plus B&W era photos and artwork reproductions. Condition: NEW Chelsea House hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Price marked out top loose end page. Covered with blank bookplate. Content: This book covers the history, culture, food, wars, etc. of the Comancheria. Ages 9 - 12. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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The Comanche Indians, Kids Books

CORN IS MAISE: The Gift of the Indians (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Book, Rading Level 2)
written & illustrated by Aliki. Color and B&W drawings illustrate. Condition: UNREAD 1986 HarperTrophy soft cover edition, no printing given. Most likely produced in the later 1990s. Content: Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of their lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America. This is a fascinating little book - not only the story of corn (Native Americans, Aztecs, et al.) but "how-to" instructions on what you can make with the corn husks. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Corn Is Maize, Aliki
Corn Is Maize, Aliki

CLIMBING SUN: The Story of a Hopi Indian Boy
by Marjorie Thayer & Elizabeth Emanuel. Woodcuts by Anne Siberell. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1980 Dodd, Mead hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Problem: The DJ has suffered from shelf wear - there are short tears with tiny nicks. The flaps of the DJ and the spine show tanning. Better than it sounds - but not much. Content: In the fall of 1928 an 11-year-old Indian boy leaves his Hopi village on the mesa and travels by train to the Sherman Indian Institute where he will learn the white man's ways. the boy's name was Dawa-Wufto, Climbing Sun, and his first trip on the train was taking him to day school at the foot of the mesa - where, according to law, he was given an Anglo name - Hubert. Later he was sent to the Sherman Indian Institute. Climbing Sun is a chapter in the life of Hubert Honanie. It has been fictionalized for dramatic effect, but in essence it is a true story. Hubert had been made to exchange his entire life style for the white man's. He did not realize how much that first bewildering year at Sherman had changed him until his return home for summer vacation. In 1980, Hubert lived in Pasadena and was famous for making of authentic Kachina Dolls. Young Adult. [1 copy available.]
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Climbing Sun: Story of Hopi Indian Boy

COYOTE: A Trickster Tale From the American Southwest
text & color illustrations by Gerald McDermott (Jabuti). Condition: NEW 1999 Voyager soft cover edition, 17th printing. Content: A short, uncomplicated story in which Coyote decides he wants to fly with the crows. They humor him, give him feathers, and tolerate his offkey singing and out-of-step dancing, until he begins to boast and order them about. Then, as Coyote struggles in midair, they take back their feathers one by one and he plummets to earth. His tail catches fire, and he tumbles into the dirt. To this day he is the color of dust and his tail has a burnt, black tip. The full-page illustrations, executed in gouache, colored pencil, and pastels, are brilliantly colored, with bold patterns, angular forms, and orange backgrounds. Children will enjoy the visual portrayal of Coyote, who is blue, vain, eager, and heedless of consequences, and they will laugh at the pictures of the various troubles he gets himself into at the start of the book. Although the art communicates Coyote's vivid personality, the story is not as charming as some of McDermott's other trickster tales. There is less cleverness, humor, and buoyancy, and more antagonism, in this story. Coyote is a troublemaker, of course, but his antics often make readers laugh. Still, the book provides an introduction to an important folklore character and is strikingly illustrated. There are no notes on the story's source, but McDermott does provide a note on Coyote and refers to the people of the Pueblo of Zuni as excelling in telling Coyote tales. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available.]
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Coyote, Trickster Tales, McDermott

COYOTE IN LOVE
text & color illustrations by Mindy Dwyer. Condition: NEW 1997 Alaska Northwest Books hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Content: An "old tale of love and the way things came to be." When a child asks for a bedtime story, Mama tells about Coyote, who falls in love with a beautiful blue star and serenades her nightly. When the star laughs off Coyote's offer of marriage, he becomes desperate and grabs her from the tip of a mountain. She scolds him and pulls him through the sky, declares him a fool, and finally releases the frightened animal. He crashes into the top of a mountain, leaving a gaping hole, and cries enough tears to fill it, creating Crater Lake. An author's note explains the tale is based on one told by a Coquelle Indian storyteller. Readers will smile at Coyote's arrogance and the star's sassy rebuff. The illustrations are painted in vibrant purples, turquoises, and blues, offset by soft greens and yellows. Coyote's stylized figure reflects the pointed shape of his beloved star. The text, on the facing page, is surrounded by geometric borders of a similar palette, and important words are emphasized with color. I love this book! Grades 4 - up. [1 copy available.]
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Coyote In Love

COYOTE PLACES THE STARS
retold and illustrated by Harriet Peck Taylor. Lovely southwestern pastels color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 1993 Macmillan Books for Young Readers hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ), second printing. Content: In this Wasco Indian legend about the origin of the constellations, a clever coyote dreams big and confidently pursues his understanding of the heavens. First he builds a ladder to the moon. Then, being skilled with a bow, he shoots arrows at certain stars, moving them into the shapes of his animal friends. Finally, he returns to the desert to share his handiwork. The two settings--one in the heavens, featuring coyote arranging the sky; the other on land, featuring buffalo herds running across the plains, fish jumping in the stream, and an eagle flying over the mountains--glow with the rich colors of nighttime in the desert. Taylor's batik-and-dye paintings are a good match for the casual, playful rhythm of her retelling. Ultimately, her book pays tribute to a beautiful world. A good read-aloud choice. Grades 1 - 5. [2 copies available.]
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Coyote Places the Stars, Southwestern Native America

CRAZY HORSE'S VISION
by Joseph Bruchac. Bold and vivid color illustrations by S. D. Nelson (Sioux). Condition: NEW c. 2002 Lee & Low paperback, 4th printing. Parents' Choice Gold Award book. Content: Sioux artist Nelson blends contemporary and traditional elements for the striking illustrations that accompany this story of the legendary Lakota warrior. Bruchac traces Crazy Horse's boyhood, zeroing in on a pivotal event in his life and highlighting an important Native American rite of passage. As a youth, Crazy Horse (then known as Curly) witnesses U.S. Army soldiers brutally and unjustly attack his people. Troubled, he embarks on a vision quest and sees a figure on horseback riding untouched through a storm of lightning, hail and bullets. His father interprets the vision, telling him that "the man on that horse is the one you will become" and that he is destined to defend his people. Bruchac's description of the vision quest is compelling, and his decision to limit his canvas to a few select events demonstrates his understanding of his audience; an afterword describes subsequent events in the warrior's life. Endmatter also illuminates Nelson's approach. The artist explains his approximations of the Plains Indians' traditional ledger-book style (characterized by indistinct facial expressions and flat, two-dimensional figures) and his symbolic use of color (Crazy Horse is painted blue, representative of a connection with the spirit world). His sweeping vistas and somewhat ghostly textured brushwork bolster the book's visionary theme. Ages 6-up. 1 copy
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Crazy Horse's Vision, Bruchac

CROW AND HAWK: A Traditional Pueblo Indian Story
by Michael Rosen. Wonderful color paper-cut color illustrations by John Clementson. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Studio Editions hard cover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Light edge wear to DJ top edge with a very light impression front cover near spine. Interior clean. Decorated end pages. Content: Adapted from the 1931"Tales of the Cochiti Indians" by Ruth Benedict. This age-old Native American story from the Pueblo people addresses a contemporary issue. Crow sits on her clutch of eggs, but eventually gets tired and flies away. Hawk takes pity on the eggs and, once hatched, rears the baby crows as her own. Then Crow returns and it seems the chicks have two mothers. Only Eagle, King of the Birds, can decide who keeps them. 1 copy
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Crow & Hawk: Pueblo Indian Tale

CROW AND WEASEL
by Barry Lopez. Full-page color illustrations by Tom Pohrt. Condition: UNREAD 1990 North Point Press (San Francisco) hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket). Has gift inscription loose endpage with price-clipped inside corner tip. Content: In the distant era of myth time, before people forgot how to speak the language of animals, two young men from the northern plains set out on a journey, encounter wonders, risk death, find wisdom, and return to tell their tale. Meditative Crow and spirited Weasel belong to the Native American Plains people, but their aspirations and the lessons they learn are timeless and transcultural: to be truthful, to acknowledge the Ones Above, to value friendship, to express gratitude, to seek knowledge. The epiphanies of the quest pertain to the passage from youth to maturity, but also speak to the adult of what is truly important in life. Beautifully rendered watercolors focus on the characters and their (authentic) accouterments rather than on landscape. All ages will appreciate this book.
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Crow & Weasel

CROW MOON, WORM MOON
by James Skofield. Beautiful, soft color illustrations by Joyce Powzyk. Condition: NEW 1991 Four Winds Press hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first American edition, first printing. Content: Plants and animals anticipate the arrival of spring in this poem about the vernal equinox. With well-matched text and illustrations, this is a poem of spring in which the moon calls out to the crow, worm, bear, trout, maple tree, and caterpillar, awakening them from their winter torpor and exhorting them to live and multiply. Skofield's chantlike verse has an almost hypnotic rhythm, evoking images of primeval forests and eschewing complexity. Single syllable words predominate, adding to the power and the drive of the verse. Powzyk's strong, uncluttered illustrations show each animal responding to the moon's call. Her use of contrasting light and dark gives some of the watercolor illustrations a woodcut-like vigor that complements the text. The large, vibrant illustrations make the book ideal for spring story programs. A great read-aloud. Grades K+. [1 copy available]
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Crow Moon Worm Moon, Children Nature

CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale
collected & told by Robert D. San Souci. Wonderful B&W illustrations by Brian Pinkney. Intro by Jane Yolen. Condition: UNREAD 1994 Philomel large hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first impression. Light shelf wear scratches to "black cow" front DJ panel. Light edge wear to DJ. Interior perfect. Content: San Souci confines himself to North America and organizes his selections by region, moving from east to west. The women come from the Native American, African American, Mexican American, and Canadian traditions. Although they differ in many ways from their male counterparts, there are still tricksters, sweet talkers, and brave and strong protagonists like those found in hero stories. There has been some retelling, some modifications of dialects, some reshaping of open endings, but the plots have not been tampered with. Each story is illustrated with an engraving of some sort, with black background and white lines that give the pictures an antique quality like a woodcut or copper engraving. Notes on the stories and an extensive list of further reading are appended. An impressive and gratifying collection that's a cut above other such compilations. Stories: The Star Maiden; Bess Call, Drop Star, Molly Cottontail, Annie Christmas, Susanna and Simon, Sal Fink, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Old Sally Cato, Pale-faced Lightning, Pohaha, Sister Fox & Brother Coyote, Hekeke, Otoobah, Hiiaka. Includes sources and bibliography. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Cut From the Same Cloth, American Women Folklore,

DANCING DRUM: A Cherokee Legend
written & adapted by Terri Cohlene. Color illustrations by Charles Reasoner. Condition: UNREAD, but NOT perfect, 1990 Watermill Press soft cover, no printing given. Problems: Poor shelving has produced a slight spine roll, edge wear, light tanning to white cover edges. Unread but not truly crisp. Content: This tells the story of how the Sun became jealous of her brother the Moon. For the Moon the people made music and danced, but the Sun was convinced The People did not love her and so she sent scorching heat onto the land each day when she arose. During this time of the angry sun a boy named Dancing Drum lived in a small Cherokee village, and he is sent by the Shaman to go to the little men in the wood the ask them why Grandmother Sun is burning the land The People. They tell Dancing Drum that he must kill the Sun before she destroys them all. So they give him snake rattles to tie onto his moccasins and Dancing Drum changes into a snake. The plan is for him to bite the Sun when she comes out of her daughter's house. Cultural and historical section at the back of the book.
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Dancing Drum, Cherokee Legend

DANCING WITH THE INDIANS (Reading Rainbow Book) {INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR}
by Angela Shelf Medearis. Color illustrations by Samuel Byrd. Condition: INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - general - no name of buyer. NEW 1991 Holiday House hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition. Light edgewear to the DJ edges. Content: A young girl in the 1930's joins her family on an outing to a Native American pow-wow. They plan to dance with the Seminoles, whose ancestors rescued Grandpa from Slavery and accepted him as their brother. Based on the author's family history, this intercultural celebration recounts an African American family's participation in a Seminole Indian powwow in 1930s Oklahoma. Though Medearis's four-line verses are awkwardly rhymed and lack proper meter, her commendable work offers glimpses of a rarely explored chapter in the shared histories of two historically oppressed peoples. Questions welcome.
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Dancing With Indians

DOCAS: Indian of Santa Clara
by Genevra Sisson Snedden. B&W illustrations by Jane Bateman. Condition: This book is a strange mixture of very good and only "good." It is a 1942 D. C. Heath hardcover (pictorial boards - most likely library binding), an ex-library book that has never been read. It does have all library markings. There are light smudges or foxing on the front cover and markings on the back cover. The interior is clean & tight. Content: A book for young children about the Docas, the Indians who lived near the Pacific Ocean before the Americans came West and settled the country. The first part of the book tells about the little Indian boy, Docas; farther on, when Docas grows to be a man, the book tells about his children and grandchildren. Last of all, the stories tell about things that actually happened to Indian children long ago in California, so they are what you call truly stories not made-up ones. Originally published in 1899. [1 copy available]
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Docas: Indian of Santa Clara

DOGSONG [Newbery Honor Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults]
by Gary Paulsen. Neil Waldman cover art. Condition: NEW 1999 Aladin-Simon & Schuster paperback, revised format, second printing. Content: Inspired by an Eskimo shaman, Russel Suskitt takes a dog team and sled to escape the modern ways of his village and to find his own "song" of himself. "Enough gritty realism to satisfy the most adventure-hungry readers." [1 copy available]
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Dogsong, Inuit, Paulsen

DREAM WOLF (aka The Friendly Wolf)
text and color illustrations by Paul Goble. Condition: UNREAD, but with a twist, 1990 Bradbury hardcover (library binding), first printing. Intended for a school library with almost NO markings, it was never shelved - thus, unread. Content: This book was originally published by Bradbury in 1974 under the title The Friendly Wolf, but the text was rewritten however the original artwork survived. The book is, in a way, a lamentation for the disappearing wolf. In this Plains Indian tale, Young Tiblo and his little sister Tanksi lose their way in the hills and, as darkness falls, they find refuge in a cave. That night Tiblo dreams that a wolf appears to watch over them. When he awakens, the dream comes true, and the wolf guides the two children home. Goble's straightforward text evokes rich emotions: showing how and why Plains Indians revered the wolf, the story becomes a heartfelt plea for the preservation of wild wolves. Dream Wolf is filled with glowing imagery--the illustrations showing nightfall, the children's search for shelter and the wolf's first, dreamlike appearance are particularly riveting. Once again, Goble has captured the lives and legends of this tribe in a magnificent picture book. Ages 5-8. [1 copy available.]
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Dream Wolf, Paul Goble

DREAM WOLF (aka The Friendly Wolf)
text and color illustrations by Paul Goble. Condition: UNREAD c. 2000 Aladdin soft cover, 6th printing. Light edge wear. Content: This book was originally published by Bradbury in 1974 under the title The Friendly Wolf, but the text was rewritten however the original artwork survived. The book is, in a way, a lamentation for the disappearing wolf. In this Plains Indian tale, Young Tiblo and his little sister Tanksi lose their way in the hills and, as darkness falls, they find refuge in a cave. That night Tiblo dreams that a wolf appears to watch over them. When he awakens, the dream comes true, and the wolf guides the two children home. Goble's straightforward text evokes rich emotions: showing how and why Plains Indians revered the wolf, the story becomes a heartfelt plea for the preservation of wild wolves. Dream Wolf is filled with glowing imagery--the illustrations showing nightfall, the children's search for shelter and the wolf's first, dreamlike appearance are particularly riveting. Once again, Goble has captured the lives and legends of this tribe in a magnificent picture book. Ages 5-8. [2 copies available.]
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Dream Wolf, Paul Goble

Easy-to-Make PLAINS INDIANS TEEPEE VILLAGE
text and color illustrations by A. G. Smith. Cover art by Bill Pell. Condition: NEW 1990 large Dover soft cover, no printing given. Content: Accurate, full-color scenes of Indian life and culture: 5 teepees decorated with clan symbols plus 20 "action figures" with movable bases — Indians riding horses, cooking, standing guard, hunting buffalo, playing games — and in groups — dancing, curing fish, playing lacrosse, more. Instructions. For those of you familiar with 18th-19th century artwork of Bodner, Catlin, et al., many of these "cut-outs" will be recognizabale. Very cool book. Perfect school project. [2 copies available]
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Easy-to-Make Plains Indians Teepee Village

THE EARTH UNDER SKY BEAR'S FEET: Native American Poems of the Land [SIGNED BY AUTHOR]
by Joseph Bruchac. Simply beautiful color illustrations by Thomas Locker. Condition: SIGNED (with Kokopelli drawing) BY BRUCHAC 1996. Very good, gently pre-read, IF at all, 1996 Trumpet special edition soft cover, first printing. Edge wear with rubbings along spine. Interior clean. Gift inscription top edge inside front cover. Content: A companion to Bruchac's Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back (see below). In that title, a grandfather shared the moon's legends with his grandson. In this book, a grandmother relates the legend of Sky Bear to her granddaughter. Sky Bear (also known as the Big Dipper) circles the Earth each night, and these 12 poems tell of what she sees and hears. Each one is from a different tribe: Mohawk, Anishinabe, Pima, Missisquoi, Winnebago, Cochiti Pueblo, Lenape, Chumash, Inuit, Lakota, Navajo, and Pawnee. Bruchac has once again compiled a thoughtful collection that eloquently bears out the theme of unity among all creatures. The selections display a wide range of emotions. Some are pensive meditations; others resound with hopeful energy. "Mouse's Bragging Song," a whimsical delight, is the arrogant boast of a little creature who thinks he alone can touch the sky. Locker's luminous oil paintings add detail and depth. They glow with brilliant sky colors: sunset reds, twilight purples. This book lives up to the high standards of Bruchac's earlier works, and is a worthy addition. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet, Signed by Bruchac

THE ELDERS ARE WATCHING
by Dave Bouchaard. Beautiful color illustrations by Roy Henry Vickers. Condition: UNREAD c. 1990-1995 Eagle Dancer large soft cover, no printing given. Very very light shelf wear. Content: Visions of Canadian & American peoples of the north. Lovely text by Bouchard. "You promised you'd care for the cedar and fir, the mountains, the sea, and the sky. To the Elders these things are the essence of life. Without then a people will die." Vickers' images of the Northwest are infused with Native Amercian imagery. His portraits empower the story's simple but dire warning: Pay close attention to the environment, our heritage and culture, because this is the only way we can learn how to reverse the tide of destruction. 24 color prints. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Elders Are Watching, Native America

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS: Exploe the Wonders of the Aztec, Maya, Inca, North American Indians & Arctic Peoples
by Jen Green, Fiona MacDonald, Philip Steele, Michael Stotter. Beautiful, historically accurate, color illustrations. Detailed "how-to" color photos. Condition: NEW 2001 Southwater huge, over-size soft cvoer, first printing. Shipping weight 3.5 pounds. Content: Reviewer: "There are 4 large sections: Aztec & Maya, Incas, North American Indians, and Arctic Peoples. Each section is set up rather like a DK book, with several color photos (and a few drawings) and text around them. There is lots of information about how each group of people lived, what they believed, some of their history, etc. There are several craft activities for each section, as well. The weakest section is the North American section, since the information for all groups is together. While readers are informed of the different types of homes, clothing, and general lifestyle between the various cultures, there is little information on any specific culture. Readers wanting information on a particular group (Cherokee, Navajo, etc.) will need an additional source. Overall, this is a very good beginning place for learning about ancient American cultures & peoples, especially for children from 5-12 years old (With 5 year olds looking at the pictures and being told a little, and perhaps doing a few crafts with help, and older children reading the text for themselves and doing the crafts alone). After reading the appropriate section of this book, readers will be ready to learn more about whatever specific group they are interested in." This is an excellent book. Over 800 photos & illustrations, including inside-view artworks of homes of the past; exciting historical models to make at home or school; and pictorial maps and timelines. For junior high and up, but all ages will appreciate, IMHO. [1 copy available]
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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Americas

FAVORITE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS (Children's Thrift Classics)
edited by Philip Smith. B&W illustrations by Thea Kliros. Unabridged. Easy-to-Read Type. Condition: NEW 1994 Dover Trade paperback, no printing given. Tiny edge wear. Content: Charming stories - brimming with humor, whimsy and imagination - include an Algonquin tale of how Glooskap conquered the Great Bull-Frog; "The Meeting of the Wild Animals," a Tsimshian myth recounting how all the animals came to fear the porcupine; "The Man Who Married the Moon," a Pueblo tale of a great chief, his beautiful wife and the treachery of two evil corn maidens; many other stories. Other stories: How Toad and Porcupine Lost Their Noses; The Meeting of the Wild Animals,; Story of Grizzly Bear and Beaver; How Master Lox As A Raccoon Killed the Bear and Black Cats; Ants That Pushed on the Sky; Little Boy Man; Daughter of the Sun; Girl Who Married the Star; Laugh-maker; Bear Man, Friendly Skeleton. Delightful. Ages 9 - 12. [1 copy available]
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Favorite North American Indian Legends

THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES (A Cherokee Story)
retold by Joseph Bruchac. Lovely color illustrations by Anna Vojtech. Condition: NEW 1998 Puffin soft cover, first printing. Content: A gentle story of the Sun's healing of marital discord by a gift of ripe strawberries that magically grow at the feet of an angry woman as she flees her husband's harsh words, thus halting her departure long enough for him to catch up and make amends. Thereafter, the story concludes, whenever the Cherokee eat strawberries, they are reminded to be kind to one another. Quietly luminous watercolors capture details of dress, dwelling, implements, flora, and fauna against an open landscape of rolling hills. Small touches dramatize the story's moods: a bouquet of brown-eyed Susans flung to the ground in anger; an empty nest in a pine tree as the woman disappears behind the western hills; the glimmer of a single firefly as man and wife are reconciled. Complete harmony of text and pictures: altogether lovely. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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First Strawberries, Bruchac

THE FLUTE PLAYER: An Apache Folktale
retold & illustrated by Michael Lacapa. Wonderful, colorful illustrations by the Author. Condition: NEW 1990 Northland hard cover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued0, first edition. Content: Through a simple story line and easy, concrete language, Lacapa offers an Apache pourquoi folktale he remembers from his youth. The tale explains that the sound of wind echoing through the canyons comes from the flute of a young brave serenading his sweetheart. When the young man goes on his first hunt without telling her, she is sure she's been forgotten; she becomes ill, and dies. Returning home, the boy learns of her death, and continues to play his flute at her grave. In large, full-page, boldly colored drawings filled with dramatic, abstract shapes and earth colors. Lacapa creates his own eye-catching style with imaginative stippling, applying one color over another. The print is large, and there are just a few lines of text to a page. This would be a good introduction to Native American folklore for beginning readers, but the sad, sweet story begs to be told aloud--just as it was originally intended. Grades 1 - 4. [1 copy available]
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Flute Player, Apache Folktale

THE GIFT OF THE SACRED DOG (Caldecott Medalist)
text and color illustrations by Paul Goble. Condition: NEW 1993 Macmillan/McGraw-Hill soft cover, second printing. Intended as a reading supplement for schools. Content: A brave boy goes into the hills and prays for help for his people. A rider on a magnificent animal comes to him and says: "This animal is called the Sacred Dog. He can do many things your dogs can do and also more...He is as the wind: gentle but sometimes frightening." The clouds close and suddenly one by one countless Sacred Dogs course down from the sky. And so the courage of one determined boy is rewarded by the Great Spirit: The horse, or Sacred Dog, is given to his tribe. [2 copies available]
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Gift of the Sacred Dog, Paul Goble

THE GIRL WHO LOVED COYOTES: Stories of the Southwest
by Nancy Wood. Beautiful Southwestern color illustrations by Diana Bryer. Condition: NEW 1995 Morrow Junior Books hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing, library binding. Content: As Wood notes in her preface, the coyote is "the embodiment of the great [American] Southwestern spirit, surviving against impossible odds." In many of these 12 original stories, the coyote is a central figure of survival amid the clash of Indian, Spanish, and Anglo cultures. The title story launches the book's exploration of conflict. When a sheepherder's daughter watches a pack of coyotes eat one of her father's sheep, she cries, "Those are my father's sheep!" and a coyote replies, "It's our nature to eat sheep." Sympathetic to the coyotes, the girl flees with the pack and is said to be heard singing with them every new moon. The stories vary greatly, but all are compellingly written, inventive, and tinged with mysticism and melancholy over an environment scarred by warring human interests. The striking, oil-on-linen illustrations also convey a complexity of viewpoint. Both primitive and ornate, traditional and contemporary, the paintings somehow wrestle the southwestern cliches of cactus and howling coyotes into emblems of great dignity. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Girl Who Loved Coyotes: Stories of the Southwest

THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A GHOST AND OTHER TALES FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
collected by Edward S. Curtis. Edited by John Bierhorst. Wonderful sepia-tone era photos by Edward Curtis. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 1980 Four Winds Press hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), third printing. DJ has very short "repaired' tear top edge. Interior clean & tight. Content: From the Northwest Coast: The Girl Who Married a Ghost and The Dance of the Spirit Monster. From California: Asleep-bu-the-Stream. From the Plains: The Deserted Children and Fox and the Bears. From the North Woods: The Woman Dressed Like a Man. From the Southwest: The Dirty Bride and How the World Was Saved. From Alaska: The Lost Boys. Great book suitable for Young Adult or read-aloud or homeschooling. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Native American Foklore, Edward S. Curtis Photos

THE GIRL WHO MARRIED THE MOON: Tales From Native America
told by Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross. Beautiful cover art and B&W interior illustrations by S. S. Burns. Condition: NEW 1994 BridgeWater hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: This book presents girls or young women as the protagonists of 16 stories intended "to reach the daughters and granddaughters who will come after." Becoming a woman and marrying correctly are common themes: brave and resourceful heroines escape monsters and kidnappers, comically avoid marriage to trickster Owl or tragically die with their husbands. Unusual selections include "The Beauty Way," a recounting of an Apache rite of passage; "Stonecoat," the defeat of an evil and powerful medicine man by women who use the power of their "moontime"; and the title story, in which a girl not only marries the moon but shares his job with him. Comments on the stories open the four sections of the book (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest), each of which contains tales from four different nations (e.g., Penobscot, Seneca, Passamaquoddy and Mohegan for the Northeast). An afterword and source notes close this useful resource for storytelling and multicultural learning. Grades 5 - 8+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Girl Who Married The Moon, Bruchac

GIVING THANKS: A Native American Good Morning Mesage (Mohawk) [Reading Rainbow]
by Chief Jake Swamp. Color illustrations by Erwin Printup, Jr. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1997 Scholastic soft cover, first printing. Problem: Light edge wear with a shelf wear "near-crease" back cover. Interior perfect. Content: Drawing on Six Nations (Iroquois) ceremonial tradition, the text speaks concise thanks to Mother Earth, to water, grass fruits, animals, to the wind and rain, sun, moon and stars, to the Spirit Protectors of our past and present, "for showing us ways to live in peace and harmony," and to the Great Spirit, giver of all. The simplicity and familiarity of the message do not diminish the moving effect of the lengthening catalog of blessings. At first glance, the art, while colorful and very legible, seems overly conventional; closer inspection, however, reveals an interesting use of pattern in the faces of both humans and animals, variation between distant landscape and close-up still-life composition, and a satisfying buildup of momentum to the dramatic, fire-lit night scene of the final invocation to the spirits. The entire text is reproduced in Mohawk on the last page (without a pronunciation guide, alas). A brief prefatory note makes the very valuable suggestion that the giving of thanks should be a daily, rather than a rare, activity. This book is not just for the "Native American shelf": its contribution is more inspirational than ethnographic. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Giving Thanks, Native America

THE GREAT CIRCLE: A History of the First Nations
by Neil Philip. Foreword by Dennis Hastings. Decorated end pages. B&W art reproductions & many B&W era photos. Condition: NEW 2006 Clarion hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacaket), first printing. Tiny edge wear at DJ corners. Content: Philip's well-balanced account begins with the clash between worldviews. European settlers came to North America with a doctrine of possession and dominance, of people over nature, and more technological society over less, while First Nations cultures view the Earth as a great wheel, with all people and animals joined together, all nature part of the connecting web. How the connectional perspective lost out to that of domination and rapaciousness, and how Native American tribes are reclaiming their cultural heritage, is the subject of this sensitively written, beautifully crafted work. Seven chapters cover general Native American history as well as the histories, cultures, and religions of several tribes, including the Seminole, the Modoc, the Lakota, and the Shawnee. Primary sources are incorporated into the narrative and extensively documented. Period photographs and reproductions are well placed, and their lengthy captions add to the information in the text. The picture that emerges is clear and sobering, at once desperately sad and cautiously uplifting, as various tribes begin the task of reclaiming their cultures and their environments. Grades 7 - Adult. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Great Circle, History of First Nations

HIAWATHA AND MEGISSOGWON
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Beautiful color illustrations and jacket art by Jeffrey Thompson. Condition: NEW 2001 National Geographic hard cover (decorated boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Content: In the episode Hiawatha and Megissogwon, the hero Hiawatha, sun of the West Wind, is grown to manhood-a powerful figure, righting wrongs and vanquishing demons. Inspired by his grandmother, Nokomis, he travels into a desolate land to challenge an evil magician. What follows is dramatic and packed with action, as Hiawatha slays serpents, evades ghosts, and finally confronts the mighty Megissogwon. Jeffrey Thompson's evocative scratchboard and computer colour illustrations combine with Longfellow's stirring poetry to create a stunning picture book that will capture the readers' imaginations. Age 8+. [2 copies only]
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HIawatha & Megissogwon, Longfellow

HORSE RAID: An Arapaho Camp in the 1800s
by Susan Korman. Wonderful historically accurate color illustrations by Bill Farnsworth. Condition: NEW 1998 SoundPrints (& Smithsonian) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), fist ediiton, first printing. Content: On a visit to the Smithsonian, Kevin is awed by the magnificent Arapaho tipi in the Native Cultures of the Americas exhibit. As he is looking into the doorway of the tipi, Kevin suddenly finds he has become part of an Arapaho tribe on the Great Plains of the early 10th century. The tribe is jubilant over a successful buffalo hunt and soon begins planning a horse raid on a nearby Comanche camp. Thrilled by the idea of the adventure, Kevin seeks permission from the war leader to be part of the raid. When it is granted he finds he is up against the biggest challenge of his life. Will he be able to keep his wits about him and gain the respect of the tribe? - from the DJ, sort of - While the time-travel mechanism is tired, once "Kevin" gets into the life of an Arapaho child, the story is historically accurate and will draw the reader in. Farnsworth's color illustrations are historically accurate, also. Nice story! [2 copies available]
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Horse Raid: Arapaho Camp in 1800s

HORSE RAID: An Arapaho Camp in the 1800s (Soft Cover)
by Susan Korman. Wonderful historically accurate color illustrations by Bill Farnsworth. Condition: NEW 1998 SoundPrints (& Smithsonian) soft cover, first printing. Content: On a visit to the Smithsonian, Kevin is awed by the magnificent Arapaho tipi in the Native Cultures of the Americas exhibit. As he is looking into the doorway of the tipi, Kevin suddenly finds he has become part of an Arapaho tribe on the Great Plains of the early 10th century. The tribe is jubilant over a successful buffalo hunt and soon begins planning a horse raid on a nearby Comanche camp. Thrilled by the idea of the adventure, Kevin seeks permission from the war leader to be part of the raid. When it is granted he finds he is up against the biggest challenge of his life. Will he be able to keep his wits about him and gain the respect of the tribe? - from the DJ, sort of - While the time-travel mechanism is tired, once "Kevin" gets into the life of an Arapaho child, the story is historically accurate and will draw the reader in. Farnsworth's color illustrations are historically accurate, also. Nice story! [1 copy available]
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Horse Raid: Arapaho Camp in 1800s

THE HORSE'S RETURN TO AMERICA (Smithsonian Wild Heritage Collection)
by Herman J. Viola. Wonderful historically accurate color paintings by Deborah Howland. Condition: NEW c. 1995 Soundprints/Smithsonian soft cover, first printing. Content: Discusses the reintroduction of the horse by Columbus, after its having been extinct in North America for 8500 years, and how that animal changed forever the lives of North Americans. Ages 4+. [2 copies available]
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Horse's REturn to America, Herman Viola

HOW THE PEOPLE FOUND A HOME: A Choctaw Story
as told by D.L. Birchfield. Color illustrations by Constance Bergum. Condition: NEW 2002 McGraw-Hill soft cover (16 pages), fourth printing. Content: This is the story (legend) of how the Choctaw were forced from their land on the Mississippi in 1830 and how they found their new home in Oklahoma. This book is a supplemental reader for grade schools. Ages 6 +. [1 copy available]
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How People Found a Home, Choctaw Legend

HOW THE STARS FELL INTO THE SKY; A Navajo Legend
by Jerrie Oughton. Color illustrations by Lisa Desimini. Condition: NEW 1992 Houghton Mifflin soft cover, assumed first printing. Content: According to the Navajos, the jumble of stars in the night sky reflects the disorders and confusion of life itself. In this lyrical retelling Oughton--in her first children's book--paints a picture of calm deliberation as, at the beginning of the world, First Woman determines to write the laws in the sky for all to see. So she positions her jewelry "crafting her careful mosaic on the blackberry cloth of night." Coyote offers to help with this important task but becomes impatient and sends a cascade of stars hurtling into the night, creating chaos for all time. Oughton's text echoes First Woman's self-confidence and is sprinkled throughout with deft turns of phrase. Desimini's somber yet luminous art evokes nature's solemn beauty as it captures the silent mystery of the "rim of night." Her solid, slightly static figures firmly place this fantasy-like world of the desert in reality. Ages 4-8. [2 copies available]
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How Stars Fell Into the Sky, Navajo Legend

HUAJATOLLA; Southern Colorado's Ancient Legends of the Land
written and illustrated by Kristen F. Naeyaert. B&W illustrations for coloring. Condition: NEW 2005 Earthwing (La Veta, Co) soft cover, no printing given. Content: Huajatolla is a Comanche word meaning "Breasts of the Earth" (Spanish Peaks). The mountain chain backing up to the Juajatolla is known as the Sangre de Christo which extend into Mexico. The wonderful symbolic drawings, along with the intriguing remnants of ancient stories, pull together a provocative interpretation of the Huajatolla legends. Includes legends from the Native American cultures to the Olmecs, Aztecs and Mayas to the gold seekers. Fascinating and very worthwhile book. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Huajatolla, Southern Colorado
Huajatolla, Southern Colorado

IF ROCKS COULD TALK
illustrations by B. Jane Bush. Text by Diane Goldsmith. Brown & white illustrations. Condition: NEW 1994 Dale Seymour soft cover, no printing given. Book only. Content: Explore prehistoric drawings made by Native Americans. This book has history, descriptions and illustrations of rock art, dwellings, and artifacts. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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If Rocks Could Talk, Petroglyphs

IF YOU LIVED WITH THE HOPI (Vol. 1 of the "If You Lived" Series)
by Anne Kamma. Color illustrations by Linda Gardner. Condition: NEW 1999 Scholastic softcover with simple, but warm & appropriate color illustrations. Content: The history of the Hopi (meaning "wise and beautiful people") is explored through a series of questions and answers, such as "Would you live in a teepee?" and "What did girls have to learn?" This book tells what it was like to grow up in a Hopi family nearly 500 years ago. Excellent history in an easy and fun format. [3 copies available]
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If You Lived With Hopi

IF YOU LIVED WITH THE IROQUOIS
by Ellen Levine. Color illustrations by Shelly Hehenberger. Condition: NEW 1999 Scholastic softcover, 16th printing. Content: If you ived with the Iroquois long ago - what was your house like?; would you learn to read and write?; what holidays would you celebrate? One of the most Indian nations in America's history was the Haudenosaunee - the People of the Longhouse. We kow them as Iroquois. This book tells what it was like to grow up with an Iroquois family hundreds of years ago. Excellent history in an easy and fun format. [1 copy available]
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If You Lived With Iroquois

THE IGLOO (Treasues to Share Series)
by Charlotte and David Yue. Wonderful B&W maps and drawings by the authors. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1993 Harcourt Brace soft cover, third printing. Name loose end page. Content: This is one of the best books ever for teaching the Inuit culture to children. Igloos have long been objects of fascination to readers, young and old. This highly readable book begins with a brief history of the groups of people usually referred to as Eskimos and their likely migrations. The Yues' descriptions of the seasons and their effect on the lives of the Eskimos are almost poetic. The text, accompanied by a profusion of detailed, well-captioned pencil illustrations, then attends to the engineering magic that was the construction of the igloo. The cross-section illustrations are especially useful in helping readers to understand the text. Details of family life within the igloo provide some of the most compelling reading and provide insight into the cultural aspects of Eskimo life. Throughout the text the Yues reinforce the simplicity and serenity of the Eskimos' lives that allowed them to coexist in harmony with the harsh environment and its natural rhythms. Information about food preparation, clothing, hunting, traveling, and other forms of shelter rounds out the text. The Yues end by indicating the negative influence wrought upon the Eskimos by the coming of miners, missionaries, traders, and other entrepreneurs. All in all, this book is a tidy source of reference information, curriculum support, and just plain compelling reading. Grades 3 - 7. [1 copy available]
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The Igloo

IKTOMI AND THE BOULDER: A Plains Indian Story (ALA Notable Book, Reading-Magic Award)
text & color illustrations by Paul Goble. Condition: UNREAD 1989 Orchard Books large soft cover, seventh printing. Tiny shelf wear. Content: A mischief-maker from Plains Indians folklore practices Indian-giving and gets his comeuppance in grand fashion; PW said, "With all the somber myths and legends around, Iktomi's tale will elicit guffaws, a reward this troublemaker justly deserves." Grades 3 - 7. [1 copy available]
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Iktomi and the Boulder, Goble

INDIAN CHIEFS
by Russell Freedman. B&W drawings (including some Remingtons) and era photos illustrate. Condition: UNREAD 1989 Scholastic large soft cover, first printing. Tiny edge wear. Content: Freedman presents six Indian leaders from western tribes, each of whom faced the challenge of dealing with the encroachment upon his land in his own way. Included are Red Cloud of the Oglala Sioux, Santanta of the Kiowas, Quanah Parker of the Comanches, Washakie of the Shoshonis, Joseph of the Nez Perces, and Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Sioux. With hindsight, it is apparent that none of these men could totally win against the white culture, but they each found a different compromise. Freedman does not romanticize the Indian viewpoint, nor is he judgmental against the whites. He presents a factual, human account of cultures in conflict. The black-and-white photographs and prints reinforce the well-written biographies. Because the coverage is limited to leaders of western tribes, only two of the men in this book are also included in Lynne Deur's more general Indian Chiefs. Freedman's narrative flows smoothly. The bibliography and index add to the book's usefulness as a resource for research as well. [1 copy available]
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Indian Chiefs, Freedman

INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA COLORING BOOK
by Peter F. Copeland. B&W drawings suitable for coloring illustrate. Condition: UNREAD 1990 Dover soft cover (stapled wraps) 46 pages. Content: This coloring book has a wide selection of Indian Tribes represented. Many of the illustrations are from famous photographs and some from famous artists (i.e., Catlin). Each drawing has some history of the tribe and what one sees in the drawing to be colored. [1 copy available]
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Indian Tribes North America Coloring Book

AN INDIAN WINTER
by Russell Freedman, paintings of Karl Bodner illustrate Condition: UNREAD 1994 Scholastic soft cover, 4th printing. Tiny edge wear with name inside front cover. Content: "In 1833, a German prince, Maximilian of Wied (1782-1867), hired the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809-93) and set out with him to study Native Americans. They wintered with the Mandans in what is now North Dakota; Maximilian spent the next four years editing his extensive journals, producing a book illustrated with engravings that Bodmer made from his own paintings (which were then sent to Wied, where they stayed until 1962). Quoting extensively from Maximilian's account, Freedman describes the journey and, especially, the Mandans and Hidatsas as Maximilian found them: their customs, artifacts, social structure, and the individuals who became their close friends. Bodmer's paintings and sketches--landscapes, portraits, and active scenes--appear on almost every double spread, occasionally varied with his engravings or other illustrations.. The book closes with the Indians' later history (these tribes were devastated by smallpox in 1837). Wonderful book for all ages but geared to Grades 4 - up. [2 copies available]
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Indian Winter, Freedman

THE INDIAN YEARS (Living with the Texas Past Series # 1)
by Susan Vander-Meulan. B&W illustrations by William Reeves. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1983 Texas Historical Commission/Office of the State Archaeologist soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Tanning to page edges. Content: This is a clever way to get Texas children interested in their "Indian" past and in archaeology. It takes us from Paleo-Pioneers through how Texas is preserving it's archaeological past. Quite good, IMHO. Grades 4 - up. [1 copy available]
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Indian Years in Texas, Children's Archaeology

INDIANS OF COLORADO (The Colorado Chronicles: Volume 3)
by Platte 'N Press. B&W era photos, maps, and document reproductions illustrate. Condition: Gently pre-read 1981 Platte 'N Press soft cover, no printing given. Light tanning to top of cover edge with light edge wear. Interior clean & tight. Content: This is an older book, of course, but the information is still accurate and timely. All of the Tribes of Colorado are covered as well as events that affected them, i.e., Battle of Julesburg, Sand Creek Massacre, Battle of Beecher Island, etc. A good primer. Grades 4 - up. [1 copy available]
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Indians of Colorado

Let's Look. . . INSIDE A TEPEE
by Betsy Warren. B&W illustrations suitable for coloring - by the Author. Condition: NEW 1990 Ranch Gate soft cover, no printing given. Content: A great look at all the things a tepee (or teepee) meant to the Native Americans, plus detailed drawings of weapons, musical instruments, animals important to early Native Americans. A very nice introduction for youngsters to Native American life. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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Inside a Tepee (Teepee)
Inside a Tepee (Teepee)

THE JOURNAL OF JULIA SINGING BEAR
by Jewel Grutman and Gay Matthael. Art by Adam Cvijanovic. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 1995 Thomasson-Grant hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Interior clean & tight. Content: A worthy successor to the trio's previous work, The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle, this inventive companion book poses as a combination journal and "photo album" (actually black-and-white paintings) to chronicle a fictitious Lakota girl's life in the late 19th century. Both a coming-of-age tale and a moving look at the waning of a native people's way of life, the story is firmly rooted in its historical context. Readers learn about Julia's early years with her family in the Black Hills, about "Custer Long Hair," as Julia dubs him, and his defeat in the Dakota Territory, and about Julia's removal to the Carlisle School in Pennsylvania, an actual institution where hundreds of Native American children were sent to be "civilized." Julia encounters both kindness and vicious ignorance during her six-year sojourn, and eventually finds a way to reconcile her Indian self (represented throughout the book visually in vibrantly colored designs based on Lakota quill embroidery) and her new self, educated in the white man's tradition (represented through the black-and-white "photographs" she collects). A seamless, poignant blend of fact and fiction. Ages 8-up. [1 copy available]
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Journal of Julia Singing Bear

KA-HA-SI AND THE LOON (An Eskimo Legend)
written & adapted by Terri Cohlene. Wonderful (as ever) color illustrations by Charles Reasoner. B&W era photos & maps in back of the book. Condition: NEW c. 1992 Watermill Press soft cover, third printing. Tiny rubbing spot back cover at spine. Content: This volume in the Native American Legends series tells the story of Ka-ha-si, an Eskimo boy who lived with his mother in s small hunting village near the sea but who spends all of the day asleep by his lamp. Then one morning, before the sun was up, he was awakened by a beautiful black bird with white speckles on its back. The Loon had brought him a message from Ka-ha-si's grandfather. But first Ka-ha-si must do things to make himself strong for when his grandfather calls for him. When a season of hunger comes to the village, the Loon tells Ka-ha-si to help his people. The other villagers doubt that the boy they call Lazy One can do what the best hunters cannot, but he surprises them, not once, but twice. Several more times the Loon awakens Ka-ha-si to tell him of a crisis that is affecting his people, and each time Ka-ha-si rises to the challenge. Finally the day comes when the Loon takes Ka-ha-si to his grandfather, and we learn why Ka-ha-si is known as the Strong One. Grades 3 - 6. Ages 9 - 12. [1 copy available]
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KaHaSi, Eskimo Legend

LAUGHING LOON AND THE MINNESOTA MYSTERY STONE
by Ted Leagjeld. B&W illustrations by Sue Leagjeld. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, c. 1973 Country Printing soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Light rubbings along hinge with tanning to cover edges. Interior clean & tight. Content: This is the story of an Indian boy (Running Boy), his sweetheart (Morning Star), and their bird friend Laughing Loon. When tall blond visitors (who write on stones) with swords visit Morning Star's village, her father trades her to Olaf for one of the swords. But when Olaf loses his "writing stone" at the bottom of a river, Running Boy and Laughing Loon retrieve it thus saving Morning Star. Interesting legend. [Ages 4+] [1 copy available]
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Laughing Loon
Laughing Loon

A LEGEND FROM CRAZY HORSE CLAN
by Moses Nelson Big Crow (Eyo Hiktepi). Edited by Renee Sansom-Flood. Cover and interior three-tone illustrations by Daniel Long Soldier. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 2002 Tipi Press soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. The book feels unread, but with stapled wraps, it is sometimes difficult to tell. Content: The historian or student of Indian ways will enjoy the book as much as the child of seven, in whose imagination the baby raccoon Mesu embodies all that is faithful & loving in a small furry pet. Listen carefully to the words of Tashia. The symbolic role of man & woman is evident throughout the legend. Although the story essentially describes the life of a girl, the narrator is male. Clearly, the legend describes the male viewpoint of manhood, religion, courtship, aging & death. The characters are gentle, yet there is a strong underlying theme of tribal identity. Without a doubt, we are looking at life through the eyes of a warrior. Indian oral narration is spoken American literature in its finest form. When Lakota children of the 1990s become grandparents themselves, they will tell the legends again. [Ages 8+] [1 copy available]
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Legend From Crazy Horse Clan, Sioux Legends

THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH
Retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Condition: NEW 1988 Paperstar softcover (10.0 x 8.0 x 0.2, apx 30 pages), 12th printing. As always, de Paola's illustrations are a delight. Content: Little Gopher was smaller than the other young Indian boys of his Plains tribe, and although he tried hard, he could not do what the others did. The tribe's wise shaman assures him, however, that he has a different gift. As he grows up it is revealed to him in a vision that he will paint pictures of the glories of his tribe, that his own greatest work will someday be ``a picture that is as pure as the colors in the evening sky.'' As he grows older he does indeed paint the great deeds, the hunts, the visions of his tribe. But making paints to match the colors of the evening sky eludes him. One night, a voice directs him to a special vantage point where he finds brushes filled with wonderful colors. He creates at last his masterwork, and the next day the brushes have rooted and become the brilliant flowers we now call Indian Paintbrush. Wonderful old Texas Native American legend. [2 copies available]
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Legend of Indian Paintbrush

THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH (Book & Cassette)
Retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Condition: NEW 1991 Scholastic soft cover edition, 15th printing. Cassette is narrated by John Gabriel with a playing time of 8.46 minutes. Content: Little Gopher was smaller than the other young Indian boys of his Plains tribe, and although he tried hard, he could not do what the others did. The tribe's wise shaman assures him, however, that he has a different gift. As he grows up it is revealed to him in a vision that he will paint pictures of the glories of his tribe, that his own greatest work will someday be ``a picture that is as pure as the colors in the evening sky.'' As he grows older he does indeed paint the great deeds, the hunts, the visions of his tribe. But making paints to match the colors of the evening sky eludes him. One night, a voice directs him to a special vantage point where he finds brushes filled with wonderful colors. He creates at last his masterwork, and the next day the brushes have rooted and become the brilliant flowers we now call Indian Paintbrush. Wonderful old Texas Native American legend. [1 copy available]
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Legend of Indian Paintbrush

THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN
Retold and illustrated by Paul Goble. Wonderful color illustrations by the Author. . Condition: Good+, 1998 National Geographic hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. This is an ex-library book with all the markings plus a little extra from the folks at your library who jump on you if a tiny bit of damage is done to a book - the cut the loose end page vertically in half. Viva librarians. The interior, however, is clean & tight. Content: In this picture book for older readers, Goble uses his characteristic decorative paintings to help retell an important sacred legend of the Lakota people. He describes a great flood, which killed almost all life on the earth, and relates how the nation came to be born again from the union of a woman of the earth and an eagle of the sky. He then explains how the people came upon hard and frightening times and tells of the arrival of the powerful White Buffalo Woman, who gave the Lakota people the Sacred Calf Pipe, a gift of the Great Spirit. The use of boldface headings and the braiding together of several myths interrupt the flow of the text, leaving readers to pick up additional meaning from the illustrations, but Goble fans, young and old, will enjoy the details in the clothing and landscape. The cartoonlike battle scene, with bloody, rolling heads, will certainly attract the attention of some young readers. In addition to notes regarding the significance of the tale, how he determined the style of clothing, and why he utilized specific related myths in his retelling, Goble lists primary and secondary sources. Additional information about Indian pipes is appended, as is a map pinpointing Pipestone Quarry, now a national monument. Grades 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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Legend of White Buffalo Woman, Goble

LIFE AROUND THE LAKE: Embroideries by the Women of Lake Patzcuaro
by Maricel E. Presilla and Gloria Soto. Condition: NEW 1996 Henry Holt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket). Perfect. Beautiful color drawings & reproductions of the embroideried pieces. Content: The women who live near Lake Patzcuaro in central Mexico are master embroiderers. In their colorful designs they show the fishermen and farmers, busy markets and lively festivals that they grew up with. This book highlights the enduring traditions of the Tarascan Indians and shows how this group of talented Mexican women is adapting to modern life in west-Central Mexico without the use of their beautifu lake. Poor drainage and lack of sewage treatment have polluted the lake, rendering its water unsafe to drink and killing the fish that have provided the residents with food and livelihoods. In order to "honor the past and also make a living today," many Tarascan women stitch elaborate embroideries that depict their lakeside life, primarily in brighter, bygone days. Poignant with an ecological message and also a message of hope. Generous sprinkling of Spanish words for kids to learn. (2 copies available) Ages 7+.
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Life Around the Lake

LIFE IN A PUEBLO
by Amanda Bishop & Bobbie Kalman. Wonderful color illustrations and photos by various artists. Condition: NEW 2003 Crabtree soft cover, no printing given. Content: Using photos of locations and paintings, this book describes Pueblo life before contact with Europeans. Each two-page chapter discusses specific aspects of the tribe's culture. Full-color pictures appear on almost every page. Reminds me of the great DK history books for kids - excellent cutaway of a Pueblo interior. History plus the way today's Pueblo People live. Glossary included. Grades 4 - 6. (1 copy available)
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Life In A Pueblo, Kalman

LIFE IN THE BUFFALO DAYS (Children of the Tipi series)
by Michael Oren Fitzgerald. Wonderful era sepia tone photos and maps provide most of the illustrations with some color photos (more modern). Condition: UNREAD 2013 Wisdom Tales ARC (advance reading copy), paperback. This has all of the photos and text, although it may or may not be corrected for spelling errors. Right now, the book is only available in hardcover. Content: What was it like to grow up in the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians before the coming of the white settlers? Prior to our modern era of television, video games, and computers how did American Indian children live, learn, and play? In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning author, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, combines stunning photographs and simple quotations by Indian chiefs and elders to explain to today’s youth what life would have been like growing up on the American plains. Children of the Tipi includes sections on boys and girls at play, camp life, and the important role of parents and grandparents. It features historical sepia photographs of children at work and play, as well as detailed color photographs of their toys, tools, and everyday objects. Grades 4 - 6. (1 copy available)
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Life In Buffalo Days

LITTLE BOY WITH THREE NAMES: Stories of Taos Pueblo
by Ann Nolan Clark. Tonita Lujan color illustrations. Condition: NEW 1st edition, 2nd printing Ancient City Press softcover in vibrant colors. Content: Three charming stories about the activities of a young Taos Pueblo boy, home from boarding school for the summer, who has Anglo (Little-Joe), Hispano (Jose la Cruz), and Pueblo (Tso'u) names. He helps fight a forest fire, hunts, races, journeys to sacred Blue Lake, and attends Gallup's Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial while rediscovering his Indian culture. Taos Pueblo artist Tonita Lujan enhances teacher Ann Nolan Clark's rich text. Recommended for ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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Little Boy with Three Names

LITTLE FIREFLY: An Algonquian Legend (Native American Legends series)
written & adapted by Terri Cohlene. Color illustrations by Charles Reasoner. Condition: Gently pre-read, if at all, 1990 Watermill Press soft cover, second printing. Problems: Noticeable shelf wear hinge crease with stamped name loose end page. Content: Reminiscent of the Cinderella story, this is the enchanting tale of a shy maiden who wins the heart of a great warrior despite her cruel and mocking older sisters. Each book in the series features geographical, historical, and cultural information. Recommended for ages 9 - 12. [1 copy available]
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Little Firefly, Cohlene, Native American legends

LITTLE HERDER IN AUTUMN
by Ann Nolan Clark. B&W illustrations by Hoke Denetsosie. Condition: UNREAD 1988 Ancient City Press soft cover, second printing. Content: Teacher Ann Nolan Clark's 1940 story of Navajo life as seen through the eyes of a young Navajo girl is again available in an attractive new format. This poetically rendered, bilingual account describes herding, weaving, and jewelry making and will appeal to young and adult readers. Clark, a prolific, award-winning children's writer, field-researched her Navajo books in 1938-39. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Little Herder in Autumn

LONG POWWOW NIGHTS
by David Bouchard and Pam Aleekuk. Beautiful color paintings by Leonard Paul. Bilingual Music CD by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Condition: UNREAD, but perused on shelf, 2009 Red Deer hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Light shelf wear to DJ top edge. Content: The Powwow is a time-honored Native American custom. It is a celebration of life and spirituality, a remembrance of traditions, uniting a people through dance and ritual. This book takes you on a wonderful journey, honoring these mystical dancers who keep their traditions alive through dance and song. In its poetic verses, David Bouchard skillfully narrates the story of a mother's dedication to her roots and her efforts to impress upon her child the importance of culture and identity. Internationally revered Native American artist, Leonard Paul, brings the story alive with his beautiful renditions of powwow dancers, warriors, and stunning landscape. The book is accompanied by a bilingual English & Mi'kmaq CD, which includes music by internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, Buffy Sainte- Marie. (All ages - 7+) [1 copy available]
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Long Powwow Nights, Bouchard

LOVE FLUTE [Plains Indians] (Aesop Prize, American Folklore Society)
text and color illustrations by Paul Goble. Condition: NEW 1997 Aladdin soft cover, third printing. Content: Traditionally, the Native American man would use a "love flute" to woo the woman he loved, to speak to her of things that words alone could never express. In this lyrical tale, a young man too timid to profess his love is presented with such a flute by two mysterious Elk men. Goble writes with a poetic energy, a graceful enthusiasm of "love songs carried by the breezes into the tipi circle from the surrounding pine-covered ridges and grassy hills." Striking illustrations in bold blocks of color are set against flowers alive with birds and butterflies. There is a pleasing simplicity to the artwork, an inherent sense of order in the pristine images. Imbued with warmth and spirit, each page seems to dance with movement and color, as if to the flute's beguiling music. Intricate black-and-white sketches of various love flutes on each page enhance this prepossessing work. All ages. [1 copy available]
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Love Flute, Goble
Love Flute, Goble

THE MAGIC OF SPIDER WOMAN
by Lois Duncan. Wonderful color illustrations by Shonto Begay who uses all of the hues of the Southwest. Condition: UNREAD 1996 Scholastic large soft cover, 4th printing. Tiny edge wear. Bookplate inside front cover. Content: Duncan blends several versions of a Navajo myth for this relatively abstract moral tale. When the Fourth World is created, the girl who will be Weaving Woman misses the lessons in leading a balanced life the rest of the People receive. Spider Woman later teaches her how to weave, and warns her not to spend too much time at it. But she becomes obsessed with weaving a beautiful blanket-and her spirit gets trapped in it. Spider Woman herself has to pull a strand of wool loose to free her. To this day, Navajo weavers leave a "spirit pathway" in their blankets, "so the spirit of the weaver will not be imprisoned by its beauty." As in Begay's Ma'ii and Cousin Horned Toad, the graceful figures of the characters appear on dappled backgrounds, brightly colored against pastoral Western landscapes during happy times, darker and often spooky as Weaving Woman traps herself. Duncan's tale carries a thoughtful message, grounded in well-chosen details and adeptly relayed through her personable storytelling. Ages 6-9. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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The Magic of Spider Woman, Navajo

MA'II AND COUSIN HORNED TOAD: A Traditional Navajo Story
by Shonto Begay. Wonderful Southwestern color illustrations by the Author. Condition: UNREAD c. 1998 Scholastic soft cover, third printing. Content: Here is a story book of a tricky coyote who hates to work- but loves to eat. And he'll do just about anything for a free lunch. Great Trickster tale. Begay, whose father was a Navajo medicine man, says this was the favorite story from his childhood told to him by his grandmother. Includes a Glossary of Navajo words. Ages 6-9. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ma'ii & Cousin Horned Toad, Navajo

MOKI: A Classic Story of a Young Cheyenne Girl
by Grace jackson Penney. Condition: Very good 1970 Camelot Avon paperback first thus, first printing. Pale spine & hinge crease with tiny, tiny edgewear, interior pages clean & tight with some tanning to page edges. Better than it sounds. Content: The exciting story of a Cheyenne girl who sought a name for herself and found her own kind of courage in an unexpected way. Ten-year-old Moki, a Cheyenne girl, wants to have the adventures the boys in her tribe have. A young girl's delight. Grades 5-8. [1 copy available]
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Moki

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Navajo, Pima, Apache
by Bertha Dutton & Caroline Olin. B&W drawings illustrate. Condition: NEW 1979 edition Bellerophon Books over-size softcover - no year or printing given. There is a small tag removal mark top front cover & tiny edgewear. Light tanning to page edges. Content: Volume 1 of 2 on the stories and artwork of the Southwest tribes. B&W drawings are also suitable for young children to color. The legends are related with appropriate artwork for the story. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Myths Indians Southwest

MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST: Hopi, Acoma, Tewa, Zuni
by Bertha Dutton & Caroline Olin. B&W drawings illustrate. Condition: NEW 1987 edition Bellerophon Books over-size softcover - no year or printing given. Tiny, tiny edgewear. Content: Volume 2 of 2 on the stories and artwork of the Southwest tribes. B&W drawings are also suitable for young children to color. The legends are related with appropriate artwork for the story.Also includes some of the beautiful Mimbres desgins. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Myths Indians Southwest



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NATIVE AMERICAN PONY BOOKPLATES
art by Deviney. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get at a big store. 3.0 wide x 4.00 high. Content: Prancing Indian Pony decked out in feathers with his portrait above. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Enviro D) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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