Focus on Native Americans No. 03-01
Date: Winter 2003
Native American titles in process
In fiscal year 2002, NLS added thirty-four titles to its Native American
collection. These books, most of which are still in process, represent
folklore, history, mythology, fiction, and works by Native American
authors. They will be available in the format noted in the following list
and will be announced in __Braille Book Review and/or Talking Book
Topics.__ The Braille books will also be available in Web-Braille
electronic format. A book number is given if it has been assigned.
Curry, Jane Louise. The Wonderful Sky Boat and Other Native
Tales of the Southeast. RC 54394. For grades 4-7. A collection of
twenty-seven stories from the Catawba, Cherokee, Choctaw, and
Seminole tribes among others, retold in modern English. 2001.
Patent, Dorothy H. Animals on the Trail with Lewis and Clark. RC. For
grades 4-7. Retraces the journey of the Lewis and Clark expedition
(1804-1806), comparing their observations of previously unknown
animals with modern information on the same creatures. Discusses what
the explorers learned about wildlife and survival from the Native
Americans they met along the way. 2002.
Philip, Neil. A Braid of Lives: Native American Childhood. RC 54371.
For grades 5-8. Autobiographical accounts of Native American youths
recorded during the late 1800s and early 1900s, with a focus on
developing adulthood skills. 2000.
Wood, Nancy. Sacred Fire: Poetry and Prose. BR 14330. For junior
and senior high readers. A collection of poems expressing the beliefs
and ancestral wisdom of the Pueblo Indians of the American southwest.
__Other juvenile books__
Bruchac, Joseph. Skeleton Man. RC.
Buckey, Sarah M. Enemy in the Fort. BR and RC.
Colton, Larry. Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on
the Little Big Horn. RC 54740.
Ernst, Kathleen. Trouble at Fort La Pointe. RC.
Hartz, Paula R. Native American Religions. RC 54988.
Smith, Cynthia L. Indian Shoes. RC.
Smith, Cynthia L. Rain Is Not My Indian Name. RC 54361.
Blake, Michael. The Holy Road: A Novel. RC 54129. Resumes the tale
of Lt. Dunbar whose life is disrupted by the advent of the railroad, the
"white man's holy road," through Comanche land. Sequel to Dances
with Wolves (RC 32009). 2001.
Marshall, Joseph M. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living.
RC 54552. Twelve traditional tales and allegories told by Lakota elders
to impart tribal wisdom on ethics and character. 2001.
Richter, Daniel K. Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History
of Early America. RC 54222. Examines United States history from
Native American perspectives focusing on the sixteenth through
eighteenth centuries. 2001.
Tenney, Jeffrey W. Corps of Discovery: A Novel Based on the Lewis
and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806. RC. A dramatic retelling of the
adventures and hardships of the enlisted men, hunters, and Native
Americans, including Sacagawea, who explored the far reaches of the
Louisiana Purchase, across the Northwest Territory to the Pacific Ocean.
__Other adult books__
Bourne, Russell. Gods of War, Gods of Peace: How the Meeting of
Native and Colonial Religions Shaped Early America. RC.
Conley, Robert J. The Dark Island. RC 54266.
Eagle, Kathleen. You Never Can Tell. BR 14248.
Fouquet, Leon Charles. Hurrah for My New Free Country. RC.
Gately, Iain. Tobacco: The Story of How Tobacco Seduced the World.
Johnston, Terry C. A Cold Day in Hell, Book 11. RC.
Johnston, Terry C. Ashes of Heaven, Book 13. RC.
Johnston, Terry C. Cries from the Earth, Book 14. RC.
Johnston, Terry C. Reap the Whirlwind, Book 9. RC.
Johnston, Terry C. Trumpet on the Land, Book 10. RC
Johnston, Terry C. Wolf Mountain Moon, Book 12. RC.
Kelton, Elmer. Badger Boy. RC 52331. Sequel to Buckskin Live.
Kelton, Elmer. Buckskin Live. RC 50220.
Kelton, Elmer. The Way of the Coyote. RC.
Larsen, Deborah. The White: A Novel. RC.
Preston, Douglas, and Lincoln Child. Thunderhead. BR 14225.
Spinka, Penina K. Picture Maker. RC 54509.
Vollman, William T. Argall: a Book of North American
Landscapes. RC 5007.
Waldo, Anna Lee. Circle of Stars: Druid Circle, Vol. 2. RC.
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