The Best Native American Culture Books for Kids
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As Thanksgiving approaches, we are aware of cultural stereotypes surrounding Native Americans. Traditional history textbooks often perpetuate these stereotypes, so I strive to find good quality ‘living’ books to supplement our curriculum. The list I’ve compiled features some of our favorites, and I hope they all represent a culturally sensitive and historically accurate view of Native Americans.
Happy reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Our favorite Native American culture books for kids
- Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
- The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books)
- The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
- The Legend of the Bluebonnet
- Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend
- Coyote in Love With a Star: Tales of the People
- Northwoods Cradle Song: From a Menominee Lullaby
- Death of the Iron Horse
- Star Boy
- Jingle Dancer
- Pow Wow Summer : A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life
- Annie and the Old One
- The Goat in the Rug
- Knots on a Counting Rope (Reading Rainbow Books)
- When Clay Sings
- Hawk, I’m Your Brother
- The Desert Is Theirs
- The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
- The Gift of the Sacred Dog (Reading Rainbow Book)
- Buffalo Woman
- Where the Buffaloes Begin (Picture Puffins) by Olaf Baker (1985-11-06) Paperback
- Crazy Horse’s Vision
- Malian’s Song (Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series)
- Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light
- The Hunter’s Promise: An Abenaki Tale
- Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way
- The Thunder Egg (Wisdom Tales)
- Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons
- Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards))
- Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series)
- DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian
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