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Life of Mary Jemison: White Woman of the Genesee

by James E. Seaver Digital Scanning Inc (May 07, 2014)

Taken captive at the early age of thirteen by Seneca Indians, Mary Jemison was trained in the wilderness to the ordinary duties of the Indian female. Embedded with the sentiments and lifestyle of the Seneca's...


Buckskin & Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake, 1861-1913

by Sheila M.F. Johnston Natural Heritage (November 15, 1997)

An exciting volume of anecdotes, letters, and poetry, illustrated with period photographs and new illustrations.


Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault Natural Heritage (August 31, 2006)

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.


The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard

by Joe De Barthe Skyhorse (February 18, 2014)

The true story of the one of the most thrilling figures of the Wild West.

Every army needs its scouts. A good scout knows the enemy and the enemy’s terrain as well as his own, and is resourceful and incisive,...


They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School

by Bev Sellars Talonbooks (May 17, 2013)

One woman's account of triumph over a childhood spent in an Indian residential school.


Shaman's Dream: The Modoc War

by Lu Boone's Mattson eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Shaman's Dream : the Modoc War is a literary non-fiction account of the 1873 standoff between besieged Modoc Indians and the United States Army on the California/Oregon border. The book – a kaleidoscope of...


Living Like Indians

by Allan A. Macfarlan Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

For children and adults alike, Living Like Indians is the essential guide to Native American recreation and activities. Written with recreation directors in mind, this wonderful field companion provides thoughtful...


Buffalo Bill's Life Story

by Buffalo Bill Cody Arcade (April 01, 2010)

Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the...


An Autobiography of Davy Crockett

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (October 10, 2011)

Based in part on Davy Crockett’s own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most iconic historical figures. From his days as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812, his time as...


Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies

by H. David Brumble Anthem Press (March 30, 2018)

‘Street-Gang and Tribal-Warrior Autobiographies’ is a study of the autobiographies of tribal-warrior cultures in North America, the Amazon, the Orinoco Basin, the highlands of Luzon, the island of Alor—of...


Maria Tallchief : The First Native American Ballerina - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

How did a Native American woman become a famous ballerina? What struggles did she win in order to claim her title in the world of ballet? How did the world receive her? Read about the story of Maria Tallchief...


Into An Indian Tent : Native American Indian Homes - US History Books | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Have you ever been inside an Indian tent? It’s not your traditional home with defined divisions. It lacks architectural depth but it is rich with customs, traditions and history. By learning how the Native...


Was Pocahontas Real? Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

You’ve seen Pocahontas in movies but have you heard her true story? Yes, Pocahontas was real! She was a real, living, and breathing girl, and she did wonderful things. This biography book will detail her life...


Getting to Know the Native American Indian Tribes - US History for Kids | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

There are several Native American tribes introduced in this US history book for kids. By going over the facts of the most influential tribes, you will see subtle similarities and differences. You will also be...


Are Indian Reservations Part of the US? US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Here lies the big question on territory that once plagued the Native American Indians. Are their reservations part of the US? Let’s explore the answer in this history book for fourth graders. An additional...


Blood Moon

by John Sedgwick Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2018)

An astonishing untold story from the nineteenth century—a “riveting…engrossing…‘American Epic’” (The Wall Street Journal) and necessary work of history that reads like Gone with the Wind for the...


The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch?inch?imam?

by Virginia R. Beavert & Janne L. Underriner University of Washington Press (September 18, 2017)

The Gift of Knowledge / Ttnuwit Atawish Nch�inch�imam� is a treasure trove of material for those interested in Native American culture. Author Virginia Beavert grew up in a traditional, Indian-speaking...


Geronimo: My Life

by Geronimo Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Geronimo, one of the greatest Apache warriors and American legends, gives his first-hand account of his life in the aptly named autobiography "Geronimo's Story of His Life." The famous chief orally told his...


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Zitkala-Sa (1876-1938) was a pioneering voice in the movement for Native American rights. Born on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota, she spent her life as an activist working to bring the history and cultural...


Where the Salmon Run

by Trova Heffernan University of Washington Press (May 01, 2017)

Billy Frank Jr. was an early participant in the fight for tribal fishing rights during the 1960s. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed on the riverbank, he emerged as one of the most influential Northwest Indians...


When My Son Died

by Kenn Pitawanakwat KCEditions. (June 16, 2017)

Parents should not have to bury their children.  A father's life is devastated as he fights to heal with Aboriginal language and ceremony.  A lifetime of good works comes into question.  Secrets are disclosed....


Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

by Deanne Stillman Simon & Schuster (October 24, 2017)

Winner of the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction

“Deanne Stillman’s splendid Blood Brothers eloquently explores the clash of cultures on the Great Plains that initially united the two legends and how...


The Gang of Four

by Bob Santos & Gary Iwamoto Chin Music Press Inc. (February 01, 2016)

Seattle's Gang of Four changed the face of the city in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s by bringing four ethnic groups together in battle against city powerbrokers over development, poverty, fishing rights, and gentrification....


Early American Indian Tribes | 2nd Grade U.S. History Vol 4

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

One little two, little three American Indians! You will be learning more than just counting little Indians the moment you open this educational book. You will be learning about their culture, tradition, history...


The Life of William Apess, Pequot

by Philip F. Gura The University of North Carolina Press (March 02, 2015)

The Pequot Indian intellectual, author, and itinerant preacher William Apess (1798–1839) was one the most important voices of the nineteenth century. Here, Philip F. Gura offers the first book-length chronicle...


One Native Life

by Richard Wagamese Douglas & McIntyre (July 01, 2009)

One Native Life is a look back down the road Richard Wagamese has traveled — from childhood abuse to adult alcoholism — in reclaiming his identity. It’s about what he has learned as a human being, a man,...


Seasons of Hope: Memoirs of Ontario's First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor

by James Bartleman Dundurn (April 16, 2016)

James Bartleman looks back over a life that has brought him from an impoverished Native childhood to serving as an ambassador, and as lieutenant governor of Ontario. From a global career, through bottomless...


Molly Brant: Mohawk Loyalist and Diplomat

by Peggy Dymond Leavey Dundurn (April 25, 2015)

Molly Brant, head of the Mohawk Matrons and chatelaine of a manor house in New York State, was at home in both Six Nations and white society. Because of her ability to influence native politics during the American...


Louis Riel: Firebrand

by Sharon Stewart Dundurn (January 01, 2007)

A fiery activist, Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. Once considered an outlaw, in 1992 the House of Commons declared him a founder of Manitoba.


The Sound of Drums

by Lloyd Kiva New & Ryan S. Flahive Sunstone Press (July 05, 2016)

In a series of personal anecdotes, supplemented by photographs, essays, and manuscripts, The Sound of Drums is a memoir of celebrated Cherokee artist, fashion designer, and educator Lloyd Kiva New (1916–2002)....


Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community

by Harriette Shelton Dover, Darleen Fitzpatrick & Wayne Williams University of Washington Press (July 28, 2013)

In Tulalip, From My Heart, Harriette Shelton Dover describes her life on the Tulalip Reservation and recounts the myriad problems tribes faced after resettlement. Born in 1904, Dover grew up hearing the elders...


Shadows on the Koyukuk: An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River

by Jim Rearden & Sidney Huntington Alaska Northwest Books (January 14, 2014)

This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive. His story,...


Canadian Cultural Heritage Bundle: Louis Riel / Harriet Tubman / Simon Girty

by Sharon Stewart, Edward Butts & Rosemary Sadlier Dundurn (December 10, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of the nation. We learn about three figures who have started Canada on the road...


Winter Walk: A Century-Old Survival Story from the

by Loretta Outwater Cox Alaska Northwest Books (April 01, 2011)

True story of survival and triumph amid unspeakable sorrow


Dr. Oronhyatekha

by Keith Jamieson & Michelle A. Hamilton Dundurn (November 05, 2016)

A man of two cultures in an era where his only choices were to be a trailblazer or get left by the wayside

Dr. Oronhyatekha (“Burning Sky”), born in the Mohawk nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River...


Simon Girty

by Edward Butts Dundurn (August 22, 2011)

During the American Revolution and the border conflicts that followed, Simon Girty’s name struck terror into the hearts of U.S. settlers in the Ohio Valley and the territory of Kentucky. Girty (1741-1818)...


Broken

by Lisa Jones Scribner (May 12, 2009)

Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment and came home four years later with a new life.

At a dusty corral on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she met Stanford Addison, a Northern...


1st Grade United States History: Early American Settlers: First Grade Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Learning American history is more effective if done via pictures. Children are attracted to the vibrant colors of meaningful pictures. It's easier to imagine previous events when there are pictures to look at....


2nd Grade US History: Native Americans to Early Settlers: Second Grade Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Why is it important to know who the early settlers were? To trace our culture and traditions, of course! This educational book presents what would otherwise be a boring subject for young children. The use of...


First Grade Us History: The First Americans: First Grade Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

First graders use their imaginations a lot so it's best to introduce visual learning. This book is a complement to your child's traditional school textbook. Since it is composed of bold images laid out in an...


The Riverton Rifle: My Story ¿ Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life

by Reggie Leach & Bobby Clarke Greystone Books (October 10, 2015)

“It all comes down to making the right life choices,” says the NHL’s legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate biography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey...