Focus on Native Americans No. 01-03/04
Date: Fall 20001
Subject: Native American Titles in Process
In fiscal year 2001, NLS added thirty-five titles to its
Native American collection. These books, most of which are
still in process, cover folklore, history, mythology,
fiction, and works by Native American authors. All books
will be available in the format noted and will be announced
in __Braille Book Review or Talking Book Topics.__The titles
in braille will also be available in electronic format in
Web-Braille. A book number is given if it has been
assigned. Annotations are available for four books in each
category (juvenile and adult).
Girod, Christina M. __Native Americans of the Southeast__.
RC 52384. For grades 6-9. Discusses the history, social
customs, religion, and forced removal of Indians of the
southeastern United States. Examines the Calusa, Catawba,
Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Natchez, Seminole, and
Timucua tribes. 2001.
Hill, Kirkpatrick. __The Year of Miss Agnes.__ RC 51865.
For grades 3-6. A story about a special teacher who makes
learning interesting for the children of an Alaskan village
in 1948. She also teaches sign language to a deaf student
and her classmates. It is told from the perspective of a
ten-year old Athapascan girl, the deaf student's sister.
Jones, Veda Boyd. __Native Americans of the Northwest
Coast.__RC 52402. For grades 6-9. Discusses the history,
culture, religion, conflicts, and modern efforts to preserve
the traditions of the seven tribes that populate the
northwest coast of the United States. Tribes included are
the Bella Coola, Coast Salish, Haida, Kwakiutl, Nootka,
Tlingit, and Tsimshian.
Smith, Roland.___The Last Lobo.__ RC 52654. For grades 5-8.
A young man visits his Hopi grandfather and becomes involved
in the controversy surrounding New Mexico's reintroduction
of the Mexican gray wolf. Sequel to__ Thunder Cave,__ RC
__Other juvenile books:
Hausman, Gerald. __The Coyote Bead.__ RC 52685.
Kallen, Stuart A. __Native Americans of the Great Lakes.__
Kallen, Stuart A. __Native Americans of the Northeast.__
Kallen, Stuart A. __Native Americans of the Southwest.__
Mikaelsen, Ben. __Touching Spirit Bear.__ BR and RC.
Wood-Trost, Lucille. __Native Americans of the Plains.__
Yamane, Linda. __Weaving a California Tradition: A Native
American Basketmaker.__RC 52667.
Chatters, James C. __Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and
the First Americans.__ RC. Discusses the anthropological
and legal debates surrounding the 1996 discovery of 9,500-
year-old skeletal remains in Kennewick, Washington state.
Krupat, Arnold, and Brian Swann. __Here First:
Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers.__
RC 51572. Twenty-six authors reflect on their ethnicity and
explore their personal experiences, self-identity, and
artistic development. Sequel to __Tell You Now,__ RC 28155.
Sullivan, Robert. __A Whale Hunt.__RC. 52251. An account of
the efforts of the Makah Indians of Washington state to
reestablish their tribal whaling tradition. The author
describes the preparations and details of a whale-hunting
Tong, Benson. __Susan La Flesche Picotte, M.D.: Omaha Indian
Leader and Reformer.__ RC. Discusses the life of Susan La
Flesche Picotte, born in 1865 and graduated from medical
college in 1889, who was the first Native American woman
doctor. Describes how she combined her heritage of herbal
healing with the practice of Western medicine and became a
promoter of social causes and a physician for the Bureau of
Indian Affairs. 1999.
__Other adult books:
Bowen, Peter. __The Stick Game: A Gabriel Du Pré Mystery.__
Coldsmith, Don. __The Long Journey Home.__ RC.
Conley, Robert J. __War Woman: A Novel of the Real People.__
DeSersa, Esther Black Elk, and others. __Black Elk Lives:
Conversations with the Black Elk Family.__RC 51948.
Dunn, Carolyn, and Carol Comfort. __Through the Eye of the
Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers.__
Erdrich, Louise. __The Last Report on the Miracles at Little
No Horse.__ RC.
Josephy, Alvin M. __A Walk toward Oregon: A Memoir.__
Kelton, Elmer. __Badger Boy.__ RC 52321.
King, Thomas. __Truth and Bright Water.__RC 52378.
Landis, Jill Marie. __Summer Moon.__ RC.
Leeming, David, and Jake Page. __The Mythology of Native
North America.__ BR 13258.
Mitchell, Kirk. __Spirit Sickness.__ RC.
Mowat, Farley. __Walking on the Land.__ BR.
Remini, Robert V. __Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars.__
Riefe, Barbara. __The Woman Who Fell From the Sky: The
Iroquois,__vol 1. BR 12845.
Riefe, Barbara. __For Love of Two Eagles: The Iroquois,__
vol 2. BR 12846.
Riefe, Barbara. __Mohawk Woman:The Iroquois,__ vol 3. BR
Robinson, Eden. __Monkey Beach.__RC.
Welch, James. __The Heartsong of Charging Elk.__RC.
Zimmerman, Larry J., and Brian Leigh Molyneaux. __Native