Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month- a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. This month is also a great oppurtunity to "educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges" (National Congress of American Indians). That being said, I've gathered a mix of titles for children, teens, and adults that explore these ideas and are perfect reads for not just this month, but year round. 




Thunder Boy, Jr.
When We Were Alone
Sweetest Kulu
Wild Berries


In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
How I Became a Ghost
The Birchbark House
Talking Leaves


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
He Who Dreams
If I Ever Get  Out of Here
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices


Caleb's Crossing
Black Elk Speaks
The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus



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