of North America|
West Carrollton Middle
Content Pathfinder: Indians of
of North America|
This guide is to help middle school
students locate resources on Native Americans by using
Internet media and print resources. The primary focus of this
pathfinder is the history and culture of Native
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Avery, Susan, 1949-. Extraordinary
American Indians. Chicago :
Childrens Press, c1992. Text
and accompanying photographs
discuss the lives and
accomplishments of outstanding Native
Americans from the
eighteenth century to the present,
Mankiller, Billy Mills, Sacagawea, Louis
Ballard, and Will
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America's fascinating Indian
heritage. Pleasantville, NY :
Reader's Digest Association,
c1978. Profusely illustrated
text discusses the history,
daily lives, art, customs, and
traditions of numerous
American Indian tribes.
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Carl. Atlas of the North American Indian. New York :
on File, c1985. Over 100 maps cover the history,
and tribal locations of Indians in the U.S.,
Middle America from ancient times to
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Waldman, Carl. Encyclopedia of Native American
tribes. New York
: Facts on File, c1988. An alphabetical
covering the history, culture, and present
status of more
than 150 Indian tribes of the United States,
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Evelyn. From Abenaki to Zuni : a dictionary of
American tribes. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Walker,
alphabetical identification of sixty-eight of the
North American Indian tribes, describing their
social life and customs, food, means of travel,
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Michael, 1937 Apr. 22-. The native tribes of North
: a concise encyclopedia. New York : Macmillan,
and accompanying photographs present basic
the identity, kinships, locations and
cultural characteristics of extinct and
American peoples from the Canadian Arctic
to the Rio
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Yenne, Bill, 1949-.
Encyclopedia of North American Indian
tribes. New York :
Crescent Books : distributed by Crown
Bonvillain, Nancy. Native American religion. New York
House Publishers, c1996. Surveys the religious
practices, and ceremonies of various Native
Burland, C. A. (Cottie
Arthur), 1905-. North American Indian
mythology. New ed.
London : Hamlyn, 1968. Contains stories passed down from
Martin, Rafe, 1946-. The
rough-face girl. New York : G.P.
Putnam's Sons, c1992. 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
Bonvillain, Nancy. Native American medicine.
Chelsea House, c1997. Surveys the Native
and health care practices from the time of
contact up to the present. Includes a
chapter profiling some
Native American healers.
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-. Thirteen moons on turtle's
back : a
Native American year of moons. New York : Philomel
c1992. Celebrates the seasons of the year through
from the legends of such Native American tribes as
Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.
William. Famous American Indians. New York : Dodd,
. King Philip -- Pontiac -- Joseph Brant --
-- Tecumseh -- Osceola -- Chief Joseph -- Crazy
Sitting Bull. Biographies of nine famous
Roland, Albert. Great
Indian chiefs. New York : Crowell-Collier
Hiawatha -- Powhatan -- Philip of Pokanoket
-- Pope of the
Pueblos -- Pontiac -- Maquinna -- Tecumseh --
Sitting Bull. The stories of nine great
Alexander, Bryan. What do we know about the Inuit? New
Peter Bedrick Books, c1995. Presents the history
culture of the Inuit, the native people who inhabit
Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and
Bonvillain, Nancy. The Hopi.
New York : Chelsea House, c1994.
Examines the history of
the Hopi Indians who have been loyal
to their religion and
culture resisting outside influences.
Bonvillain, Nancy. The Inuit. New York : Chelsea
Publishers, c1995. Portrays the history, social life,
customs of the Inuit (or Eskimos) of the Arctic
Bonvillain, Nancy. The Santee
Sioux. Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea
House, c1996. Presents a
history of one division of Dakota
Indians of the northern
plains and prairies including their
traditions, the impact
of reservations, and current way of
Bonvillain, Nancy. The Teton Sioux. New York : Chelsea
c1994. History of the Teton Sioux from their life
contact with Europeans to the present day as they
to fight for justice and Native American
Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957.
Chippewa customs. St. Paul :
Minnesota Historical Society
Press, 1979. Examines all aspects of Chippewa
Dramer, Kim. The Shoshone.
Philadelphia : Chelsea House
Publishers, c1997. Examines
the history, culture, changing
fortunes, and current
situation of the Shoshone Indians.
First Americans. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, c1992.
Discusses the origin of native Americans and their
from ancient times to the present
The First Americans. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life
Discusses the origin of native Americans and
from ancient times to the present
Hubbard-Brown, Janet. The Shawnee.
New York : Chelsea House,
c1995. Uncertain origins -- To be
Shawnee -- This land is
our land -- The Revolution and its
aftermath -- Recording
traditional life -- Tecumseh and
Tenskwatawa -- Nowhere left
to go. Presents the history of
the Shawnee, discussing
their culture and how they have
lived, including their
relationship with early settlers and
the present-day United
Hughes, Jill. Eskimos. Rev. ed. New York : Gloucester
1984. Portrays aspects of Eskimo life such as
housing, clothing, work roles, hunting methods,
and changing ways.
Iverson, Peter. The Navajos. New York : Chelsea
Publishers, c1990. Into the Fourth World -- The
of Navajo culture -- The long walk -- The weaving
of a people -- The time of livestock reduction --
silver and wool -- The modern Navajo era begins --
Navajo Nation. Examines the history, culture,
fortunes, and current situation of the Navajo
Liptak, Karen. Indians of the
Southwest. New York : Facts on
File, c1991. Examines the
history, culture, changing
fortunes, and current situation
of the various Indian
peoples of the
Mihesuah, Devon A. (Devon
Abbott), 1957-. American Indians :
realities. Atlanta, GA : Clarity, c1996.
refute some of the most common misconceptions
stereotypes people have about Native Americans and
Ojibay indians. St.
Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society,
1979. Examines all
aspects of the Ojibay culture.
Ortiz, Alfonso, 1939-. The Pueblo. New York : Chelsea
1994. The mysterious north -- Resisting the invader
Slaving for God -- Era of accommodation -- The
architects -- Under the Mexicans -- The Americans
Examines the history, culture, and traditions of the
Includes a photo essay on their crafts.
People of the desert. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life
Chronicles the history and cultures of the
Navajo, and other Indian tribes of the
1949-. The Cherokee. New York : Chelsea House,
Discusses the significant place the Cherokee Indians
had in our society, the changing relationship with
government, and their culture.
The Spirit world. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books,
Discusses the spirit world rites of the Indians of
America with information on visions, relationship
animals, and more.
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. The Ojibwa. New York : Chelsea
c1992. Examines the culture, history, and changing
of the Ojibwa Indians.
Trafzer, Clifford E. The Nez Perce. New York : Chelsea
Publishers, c1992. Examines the history, culture,
changing fortunes of the Nez Perce tribe. Includes a
essay on their crafts.
world of the American Indian. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.
National Geographic Society, 1993. Authoritative text
more than 440 illustrations provide an account of
American Indian. Includes a tribal supplement to
details about nearly 600 tribes of the United
1949-. Indian homes. [Mahwah, N.J.] : Troll
c1985. Describes the characteristics of the
of dwellings used by various Indian tribes
Brandt, Keith, 1949-. Indian
festivals. Mahwah, N.J. : Troll
Associates, c1985. Gives
brief descriptions of the major
festivals celebrated by
various Indian tribes throughout
Echo-Hawk, Roger C. Battlefields and burial grounds :
struggle to protect ancestral graves in the
Minneapolis : Lerner, c1994. Describes the
Native Americans to rebury ancestral human
remains and grave
offerings held by museums and historical
particular emphasis on the Pawnees and
their struggle to
reclaim their dead.
Engel, Lorenz. Among the Plains Indians. Minneapolis :
Publications Co., [1970, c1967]. Describes briefly
of life of various Plains Indians. Each descriptive
is illustrated with a painting by Karl Bodmer or
Fichter, George S. How
the Plains Indians lived. New York : D.
McKay Co., 1980.
Discusses the way of life of the Plains
Indians before the
coming of the white man, including
clothing, customs, crafts, and the
importance of the
buffalo in their life.
We rode the wind : recollections of nineteenth-century
life. Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications Co.,
Eastman, C. A. Selections from Indian
Timber, J. Selections from Cheyenne
Selections from Two
Leggings.--Standing Bear, L. Selections
from My people, the
Sioux, and Land of the Spotted
Eagle.--Warren, W. W.
Selections from History of the Ojibway
Selections from Waheenee.--Whitewolf, J.
Jim Whitewolf.--Black Elk. Selections from
Fleischmann, Glen. The Cherokee
removal, 1838 : an entire Indian
nation is forced out of
its homeland. New York : Watts,
. Describes the
Cherokee people and culture, traces
the events that led to
their controversial removal from
their homeland, debates
the necessity of this action, and
examines its tragic
Loh, Jules. Lords of the earth :
a history of the Navajo
Indians. New York :
Crowell-Collier, . Examines the culture of the avajo
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934-. The everlasting sky :
from the people named the Chippewa. New York
Crowell-Collier Press, . An account of the
people of Minnesota, the Woodland Indians known
Chippewa, their relations with the white man and
struggle for identity.
Eugene. Indians of the plains. New York : American
Pub. Co. ; book trade distribution by Golden Press,
An account of the Plains Indians their history,
life, customs, warfare, ceremonies and relations with
Glubok, Shirley. The art of the North
American Indian. New York
: Harper & Row, . Shows
the influence of nature and
natural materials in the
handcrafting of masks, totems,
beaded and quill-designed
clothing, kachinas, pottery,
weapons, and other objects by
the North American Indian.
Glubok, Shirley. The art of the Southwest Indians. New
Macmillan, . Describes and discusses wall and
paintings, Katchina dolls, pottery, and other forms
Southwest Indian art. Illustrated with black and
Black Elk, 1863-1950. Black Elk speaks : being the story
holy man of the Oglala Sioux. Lincoln, Neb. :
Nebraska Press, . Black Elk, a Sioux
imparts his own life story and the story of the
during the tragic decades of the Custer
battle, the ghost
dance, and the Wounded Knee massacre, and
aspects of Native American
Freedman, Russell. The life and death of Crazy Horse.
New York : Holiday House, c1996. A biography of
leader who relentlessly resisted the white man's
take over Indian lands.
Schwarz, Melissa. Wilma Mankiller : principal chief of
Cherokees. New York : Chelsea House, c1994. Text
accompanying photographs describe the life and career
first woman to head the Cherokee nation.
St. George, Judith, 1931-. To see with the heart : the
Sitting Bull. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons,
Biography of Sitting Bull, showing him as a boy of
who grew up to be a vital and vigorous warrior and
who cared deeply for his family and
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-. Crazy horse's vision. 1st ed.
: Lee & Low Books, c2000. A story based on the
life of the
dedicated young Lakota boy who grew up to be
one of the
bravest defenders of his people.
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Dewey, Jennifer. Navajo summer. 1st Boyds Mills Press pbk.
Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, 2000, c1998. The
of a young girl who runs away from home to live with
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Markle, Sandra. The
fledglings. 1st Boyds Mills Press pbk. ed.
: Boyds Mills Press, 1998. Orphaned after
the death of her
mother, fourteen-year-old Kate runs away to
live with her
grandfather, a Cherokee Indian who is trying
to stop the
poaching of predator birds.
The American Indian. Facts on File, Inc.,
1996. This resource weaves words, images and sound in this
facinating journey through the history and culture of the
native peoples of the Americas.
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than bows and arrows : The legacy of the American Indians.
Los Angeles, CA : Wood Knapp Video, c1994. Narrated
Kiowa author and poet, Dr. N. Scott Momaday. Journey
the past and learn about these magnificent people in
award winning video and the profound impact they had
development of the United States and Canada.
that there is a natural order to the universe,
attempted to live in harmony with it and were
The web sites listed below are a place to
start on the Internet
This site is from the Library of Congress and
contains rich primary source materials of the history and
culture of the United States.
Awesome Library organizes the Web with 24,000
carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in
Online School Edition|
This site is one the core collection
resources of INFOhio. Britannica allows students to access the
encyclopedia appropriate for each grade level. This site is
good for a general overview of the topic with links to quality
sites outside of Britannica.
Teachers will find information to help develop lesson
plans. The site links to many other web sites developed by
All the web sites listed are reviewed and rated by
educators. It has both elementary and secondary levels that
are clearly marked on each site annotation. Net Trekker, also,
contains lesson plans, pictures, maps, and
Curious: Native Americans|
The Suffolk Web Public Library
site contains many resource links to quality Native American
web sites for students.
Additional resources can be found at public
libraries under the Dewey Decimal Classification System call
numbers 970.004, 970.1, and 970.2. When looking in the local
OPAC, Sears subject headings are Native Americans and Indians