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10 books about Native American culture
Pick up one of these featured titles on Native American culture in May 2021.
Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies by Bobby Lake-Thom
This book was published 24 years ago by Plume and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Explores the symbolic meanings of animals in Native American legends
National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More by Cynthia O'Brien
Category: United States
This book was published 2 years ago by National Geographic Kids and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
American Indian customs, stories, and history come to life in this important and authoritative reference, artfully designed and packaged for kids and students. More than 160 tribes are featured in this outstanding new encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of the history of North America's Native peoples. From the Apache to the Zuni, readers will learn about each tribe's history, traditions, and culture, including the impact of European expansion across the land and how tribes live today. Features include maps of ancestral lands; timelines of important dates and events; fact boxes for each tribe; bios of influential American Indians such as Sitting Bull; sidebars on daily life, homes, food, clothing, jewelry, and games; Did You Know facts with photographs; and traditional Native stories. The design is compelling and colorful, packed with full-color photographs. To help give kids the lay of the land, this reference is arranged by region, and all federally recognized tribes are included. Tribal members representing each region and experts at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution were involved in its creation. With nothing comparable available, it is sure to be a valuable resource for kids, students, librarians, and families.
Spider Woman's Children: Navajo Weavers Today by Barbara Teller Ornelas
Category: Textile & Costume
This book was published 3 years ago by Thrums Books and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
Navajo rugs set the gold standard for handwoven textiles in the U.S. Their history and value to collectors is unparalleled. But what about the people who create these treasures? You might be surprised. Spider Woman's Children is the inside story, told by two women who are both deeply embedded in their own culture, and considered among the very most skillful and artistic of Navajo weavers today. Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete are fifth-generation weavers who grew up at the fabled Two Grey Hills trading post. Their family and clan connections give them rare insight into where the craft has been and where it is going. They take you into traditional hogans, remote trading posts, reservation housing neighborhoods, and urban apartments to meet weavers who follow the paths of their ancestors, who innovate with new designs and techniques, and who uphold time-honored standards of excellence. You'll meet men who learned to weave from their grandmothers; women who weave alongside their aging moms; a young woman who incorporates contemporary images into skillful, highly collectible tapestries. You'll walk with elderly women over their sheep pastures and cornfields in search of natural dyestuffs. You'll see how well made, simple weaving tools from generations past take a place of pride in every home. And throughout, you'll see examples of the finest, most mindful weaving this rich tradition has to offer
Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World) by Anita Yasuda
Category: United States
This book was published 8 years ago by Nomad Press and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Brings Native American cultures to life through twenty-five projects, including building a longhouse, creating a spirit mask, learning Native American sign language, and making a totem pole.
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books) by Jerrie Oughton
This book was published 25 years ago by HMH Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
A retelling of the Navajo legend that explains the patterns of the stars in the sky.
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
Category: Family Life
This book was published 2 years ago by Roaring Brook Press and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner “A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal. Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference. A 2020 Charlotte Huck Recommended Book A Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of 2019 A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019 A Booklist 2019 Editor's Choice A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2019 A Goodreads Choice Award 2019 Semifinalist A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of 2019 A National Public Radio (NPR) Best Book of 2019 An NCTE Notable Poetry Book A 2020 NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People A 2020 ALA Notable Children's Book A 2020 ILA Notable Book for a Global Society 2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year List
The Rough-Face Girl by Rafe Martin
This book was published 23 years ago by Puffin Books and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
In this Algonquin Indian version of the Cinderella story, the Rough-Face Girl and her two beautiful but heartless sisters compete for the affections of the Invisible Being.
The Very First Americans (Grosset & Dunlap All Aboard Book) by Cara Ashrose
Category: United States
This book was published 28 years ago by Grosset & Dunlap and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Briefly describes some of the hundreds of Indian tribes that lived across America before the arrival of Europeans.
Nine Years Among the Indians, 1870-1879: The Story of the Captivity and Life of a Texan Among the Indians by Herman Lehmann
This book was published 4 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.6 hours to read.
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