Focus on Native Americans No. 00-04 Date: Winter 2000 Native American titles in process In fiscal year 2000, NLS added thirty-nine 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.__ A book number is given if it has been assigned. Annotations are given for five books in each category (juvenile and adult). Juvenile books Bruchac, Joseph.__Sacajawea: The Story of Bird Woman and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.__ RC. For grades 6-9. 2000. The story of the Lewis and Clark expedition to open the American Northwest (1804-1806) is told through the alternating narratives of Sacajawea, a Shoshoni Indian interpreter and guide, and expedition captain William Clark. Includes excerpts from Clark's actual journals. Fisher. Leonard.__Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya.__ RC. For grades 4-7. 1999. Introduces the twelve principal gods and goddesses of the ancient Mayan civilization. Kallen, Stuart.__Native American Chiefs and Warriors.__RC 50573. For grades 6-9. 1999. Discusses the lives of five influential Native American chiefs: King Philip, Chief Pontiac, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, and Wilma Mankiller. Montejo, Victor.__Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya.__ RC. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1999. Mythical and historical tales recount the origins of the Mayan people in Guatemala. Riordan, James.__The Songs My Paddle Sings: Native American Legends.___RC 49576. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 1995. Twenty brief legends collected from a variety of North American tribes. Other juvenile books: Bruchac, Joseph.__ The Heart of a Chief.__RC 49205. Curry, Jane.__Dark Shade.__BR 12634. Curry, Jane.__Turtle Island: Tales of the Algonquian Nations.__ RC 49983. Durbin, William.__The Broken Blade.__ BR. Durbin, William.__Wintering.__ BR. Durrant, Lynda.__ Echohawk.__ BR. Durrant, Lynda.__ Turtle Clan Journey.__ BR. Hoig, Stan.__ Night of the Cruel Moon: Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears.__RC 49363. Keehn, Sally.__ I Am Regina.__ RC 49650. Lavender, David.__ Mother Earth, Father Sky: Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest.__ RC 49548. Marrin, Albert.__Sitting Bull and His World.__ RC. Matcheck, Diane.__The Sacrifice.__ BR 12674. Norman, Howard.__ Trickster and the Fainting Birds.__ RC 49900. Osborne, Mary.__Adaline Falling Star.__ RC. Sonneborn, Liz.__The New York Public Library Amazing Native American History: A Book of Answers for Kids.__ BR. Tookoome, Simon.__ The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North.__BR. __When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans.__ BR. Adult books Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.__A Season on the Reservation: My Sojourn with the White Mountain Apache.__RC 50198. 2000. An ex-basketball star volunteers to assist in coaching a high school team on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. Bixler, Margaret.__Winds of Freedom: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.__RC 49954. 1992. An account of the only code never deciphered by the enemy during World War II. In their own words, the Navajos describe their war experiences and how they developed and implemented the secret language. Krech, Shepard.__The Ecological Indian: Myth and History.__ RC 49557. 1999. Reassesses anthropological images of Native Americans as "noble savages" who lived harmoniously with nature. Examines cultural and historical evidence that supports or refutes this popular sterotype. TeCube, Leroy.__Year in Nam: A Native American Soldier's Story.__RC. 1999. The author recalls being a twenty-one-year -old infantry recruit in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. He explains how his background as an Apache helped him prepare to be a soldier. Viola, Herman.__Little Bighorn Remembered: The Untold Story of Custer's Last Stand.__ BR 12759. 1999. Curator emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution presents accounts from descendants of Native Americans who fought on both sides of the battle. Other adult books: Alexie, Sherman.__The Toughest Indian in the World.__RC 50590. Avelord, Lori, and Elizabeth Van Pelt.__The Scalpel and the Silver Bear.__ RC 50241. Blevins, Win.__ravenShadow.__RC. Conley, Robert.__Cherokee Dragon: A Novel of the Real People.__RC. Doss, James.__The Night Visitor: A Shaman Mystery.__RC. Doss, James.__The Shaman's Bones: A Shaman Mystery.__RC. Eagle, Kathleen.__What the Heart Knows.__RC 49348. Frazier, Ian. On the Rez.__RC 49313.__ Heat-Moon, William Least.__ River-Horse: The Logbook of a Boat across America.__ RC 49478. Lassieur, Allison.__Before the Storm: American Indians before the Europeans.__RC 49390. Martin, Larry.__Sounding Drum.__BR 13025. Wood, Nancy.__Thunderwoman: A Mythic Novel of the Pueblos.__ RC 50604.