Indian Education

Utah State Board of Education

5th Grade Additional American Indian History Lesson Resources

Children's Books & Tapes | Internet Resources


Children's Books/Tapes

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving. Bruchac, Margaret, and Catherine O’Neill Grace.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2001.  (ISBN: 0-7922-7027-4)  (For ages 8-12.)

Coyote and the Lizards, retold by Don Mose, Jr.  English/Navajo; San Juan School District

Coyote and Louse, retold by Don Mose, Jr.  English/Navajo; San Juan School District

Coyote Tosses the Stars, retold by Don Mose, Jr.  English/Navajo; San Juan School District

Coyote Tosses the Stars, story told by Don Mose, Jr.  English/Navajo; San Juan School District

Navajo Long Walk. Bruchac, Joseph.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2002.  (ISBN: 0-7922-7058-4) 

Sunpainters: Eclipse of the Navajo Sun. Whitethorne, Baje.  Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland, 1994.  (ISBN: I-893354-33-4)

Why the North Star Stands Still and Other Indian Legends.  Paiute stories.  Palmer, William R. To order call 1-800-635-3959 or e-mail znha@infowest.com

Alice Yazzie’s Year by Ramona Maher, Illustrations by Shonto Begay (ISBN: 1-58246-080-9)

Alone in the Wilderness.  Gilliland, Hap.  Happy Camp, California: Naturegraph Publishers, 2001.  (ISBN: 0879612576)

American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children.  Hirschfelder, Arlene B.  Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1982.  (ISBN: 0394740181)

American Indian Trickster Tales.  Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz, eds.  New York: Viking, 1998. (ISBN: 0670878294)

The Ancient Child. Momaday, N. Scott.  New York: Doubleday, 1989.  (ISBN: 0060973455)

And It Is Still That Way: Legends Told by Arizona Indian Children. Baylor, Byrd.  New York: Scribner, 1976.  (ISBN: 0938317369)

The Arrow Over the Door. Bruchac, Joseph.  New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998.  (ISBN: 0141305711)

Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O’Dell. Story of an Inuit girl.  (ISBN: 0449-70340-1)

Gift of the Sacred Dog (ISBN: 0020432801). Goble, Paul.

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses  (ISBN: 0689845049)  Goble, Paul.

Native American Animal Stories. Joseph Bruchac. (ISBN: 1555912277)

Sing Down the Moon.  Scott O’Dell.  Reissued in 1999. (ISBN: 0440970757)

Ziiniyah: Hait’eego Naadaa’ Shonaozt’e  Zinnia: How the Corn was Saved. Written by Patricia Hruby Powell, Illustrated by Kendrick Benally, Navajo by Peter A. Thomas. (ISBN: 1-893345-38-5)

National Geographic Theme Sets:  “The Cheyenne, People of the Central Plains”; “The Nez Perce, People of the Northwest”; “The Pueblos, People of the Southwest”; “The Iroquois, People of the Northeast.”

National Geographic World Explorers: “Expeditions in the Americas, 1492-1700”


Internet Resources

American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank: The actual speeches of many chiefs and leaders in written and oral form are available here.  Recommended  for older learners as well.

Native American Lore Index/Quotes from Our Native Past