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  1. When God Made the Dakotas
    When God Made the Dakotas
    Tim Kessler
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2006 / Hardcover
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  1. Plains Indians
    Plains Indians
    Mir Tamim Ansary
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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Come along with us as we meet some of America's first peoples. Turn the pages of this book to discover what special fuel the Plains Indians used to make fires, how the Plains Indians could communicate without talking, and which Sioux chief's likeness is being carved into a mountain in South Dakota. Discover the traditional way of life of the Plains Indians and the changes brought to it by Europeans, discussing homes, clothing, games, crafts, and beliefs. 32 pages, softcover.

  1. If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
    If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
    Ann McGovern
    Scholastic Trade / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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Describes the daily life of the Sioux Indians--their clothing, food, games, customs, etc.--before and after the coming of the white man.

  1. Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
    Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors
    Gustav Niebuhr
    HarperCollins / 2014 / Hardcover
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The injustices Native Americans have borne throughout the history of the modern United States are rarely taught, and scarcely mentioned. Lincoln's Bishop shines a light on one event that stands at the intersection of 19th century Native rights, war, and Christianity.

This is the account of Henry Benjamin Whipple, the Dakota War of 1862, and the largest mass execution on American soil. Whipple was a man beyond his time, who as a missionary, acknowledged that Native peoples should not be dispossessed of their land, and who advocated a reform of the corrupt and brutal Office of Indian Affairs. He had a goal: that Indians should be protected from corrupt government agents and traders, particularly those who cheated with liquor and brutally abused Native women. These abuses eventually led to the Dakota War of 1862, during which approximately 800 settlers died. In its wake, settlers demanded mass executions of Dakota.and Whipple went to President Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln personally reviewed each case and commuted close to 300 death sentences that had been meted out in hasty, farcical trials. While those he left to die-38 w arriors-would still make up the largest mass American execution, Whipple's efforts saved many. While the hangings are still controversial today, and its aftermath-the rounding up and incarceration of close to 2,000 Dakota at Fort Snelling in inhumane conditions, and the mutilation of the bodies by the community-decidedly make up another chapter of abuses, this fascinating account shines light onto the efforts of one man determined to move in the direction of righteousness.

210 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.

  1. Life In A Sioux Village
    Life In A Sioux Village
    Sally Senzell Isaacs
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life in a Sioux Village In this book, discover what it was like to live in a Sioux village on the Great Plains. Find out how the Sioux moved their villages to follow buffalo herds. Discover how and why they hunted buffalo. Learn about Sioux families, clothes, food, and customs. Then use a recipe to cook a Sioux treat-wojapi! 32 pages, softcover.

  1. The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
    The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
    Gay Matthaei, Jewel Grutman
    Charlesbridge Publishing / 2003 / Hardcover
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Inspired by the richly detailed picture stories of the Plains Indians--sometimes drawn on ruled ledgers--this book is a visual feast that introduces children to pictographic art. This fictional account, based on historical fact, tells of a young Sioux warrior's childhood adventures on the plains and his journey East to the white man's school.

  1. Daily Life of the Plains Indian Village 1868
    Daily Life of the Plains Indian Village 1868
    Michael Terry
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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Learn about how the Plains Indians lived in 1868, when Euro-American ideas began to influence Indian life more and more, though Native tradition still remained as the primary way of life. Full color photographs of ancient clothing and artifacts are mixed with modern Native Plains men, women and children illustrating how life looked back in 1868. The engaging text gives insight into the motivations, religion, customs, and homelife of the Plains people, as well as explanations of various traditions and objects. Vivid photography and interesting chapters bring to life the daily lives of a Plains family. 48 pages with glossary, index and timeline. Softcover.

  1. Plateau Indians
    Plateau Indians
    Mir Tamim Ansary
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW104532

Come along with us as we meet some of America's first peoples. Turn the pages of Plateau Indians to find out: how Plateau girls and boys prepared for adulthood, what happened to the Plateau Indians when gold was discovered on their lands, how Plateau people caught and cooked salmon. Each book in the Native Americas series explores a different area of our country and the people who first lived there. Find out how these people lived long ago, what happened when Europeans arrived, and how Native Americans today are keeping their cultures alive. Each book includes: colorful maps, photos, and illustrations, a section on famous Native Americans, a list of books to show you where you can learn more. 32 pages, softcover.

  1. Buffalo And Indians
    Buffalo And Indians
    Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2006 / Hardcover
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The relationship between the Buffalo and the Indian is an ancient one, and a respectful one. This book reflects that tone, striking a balance between offering engaging information, and offering information that really opens one's eyes to the atrocities that have been committed in the name of progress. Learn about what Bison are, where they lived, what American Indians used them for, Native methods of hunting, rituals involving buffalo, and the policies created by the US government to drive the buffalo to extinction in order to win their Indian wars. However, this book doesn't end on a sad note, but on the birth of "Miracle" and other white buffalos that echo back to the traditional story of White Buffalo Calf Woman, as well as the resurgence of buffalos across the plains. 85 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.

  1. Sitting Bull: The Story Of Our Nation From Coast To Coast, From 1840 To 1890
    Sitting Bull: The Story Of Our Nation From Coast To Coast, From 1840 To 1890
    Sally Senzell Isaacs
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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This book describes the lives of Sitting Bull, U.S. Army soldiers, cowboys, and immigrants from Europe and Asia who created the Wild West. Each book in The America in the Time of... series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text to bring the story of our nation to life. Softcover, 48 pages. Ages 9 to 12.

  1. Lakota Indians
    Lakota Indians
    Caryn Yacowitz
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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Turn the pages of this book to learn about Lakota Indians. Read about how they arrived on the Great Plains. Find out how they used parts of the buffalo to make rope, spoons, and pots. Discover how Lakotas moved their tipis from place to place. In this book you will see how the Lakotas caught wild horses, learn how the arrival of settlers changed the Lakota way of life, discover a Lakota game called shinny. This book covers the history, customs, social life, and present status of the Lakota. 32 pages, softcover.

  1. Black Elk: Living in the Sacred Hoop
    Black Elk: Living in the Sacred Hoop
    Marie Therese Archambault
    Franciscan Media / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW162714

Black Elk is credited with the reawakening and recovery of the pan-Native American ritual and spiritual tradition in America. His life reflected his conviction that his people could live again spiritually through the Catholic and Lakota traditions, both of which he embraced with dedication in his lifetime. With Black Elk we seek and pray for wisdom to bridge two ancient traditions that both begin with the great mystery of God.

  1. Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism
    Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism
    Damian Costello
    Orbis Books / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $25.20 Retail: $28.00 Save 10% ($2.80)
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    CBD Stock No: WW755804
  1. Thy Eternal Summer: The U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862
    Thy Eternal Summer: The U.S. - Dakota Conflict of 1862
    Colin Mustful
    Tate Publishing & Enterprises / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW543353
  1. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
    The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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With wisdom learned over the years, Joseph M. Marshall has collected a series of sayings, myths, and stories from the Lakota traditions, history, and his own past. Arranged by character traits the Lakota admire, including humility, perseverance, honor, truth, bravery, generosity, and wisdom, each chapter is filled with the wisdom passed down from lessons learned and retained through hardship. 240 pages, indexed, softcover.

  1. The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
    The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / Trade Paperback
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The saga of "Custer's Last Stand" has become ingrained in the lore of the American West, and the key players: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and George Armstrong Custer, have grown to larger-than-life proportions. Now, award-winning historian Joseph M. Marshall presents the revisionist view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn that has been available only in the Lakota oral tradition. Drawing on this rich source of storytelling, Marshall uncovers what really took place at the Little Big Horn and provides fresh insight into the significance of that bloody day.

  1. The Journey of Crazy Horse
    The Journey of Crazy Horse
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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Drawing upon extensive research and oral traditions from family and friends, Joseph M. Marshall's biography departs from the stereotypes and dry textbook portrayals of Crazy Horse. Having grown up hearing stories from those whose own parents knew him, Joseph Marshall listened to the memories and walked the places where Crazy Horse walked, in the process providing us with a biography that presents him as the Lakota knew him. 310 indexed pages, softcover.

  1. In Their Own Words: Sitting Bull
    In Their Own Words: Sitting Bull
    Scholastic Trade / Trade Paperback
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This biography series makes historical figures real for today's students by quoting extensively from journals and letters. In this biography of Sitting Bull, kids will marvel at the man who lived a life full of adventure and who was noted for his courage.

  1. Buckaroos: Sitting Bull
    Buckaroos: Sitting Bull
    General George Custer
    Applewood Books / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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A portrait of one of the most important Native American chiefs, Sitting Bull, told through his own words and a pictorial biography. This mini book measures 3.43" x 2.4". 32 pages.

  1. Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn
    Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn
    Rosemary Agonito, Joseph Agonito
    Globe Pequot / 2006 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW738170

The white men called it the "Battle of the Rosebud". The Cheyenne called it "Where the Girl Saved Her Brother". Buffalo Calf Road Woman rode through the dust and weapons of warfare to save her brother as he fell from his horse, earning her the respect of her tribe. Later, she would be the only woman to fight in the Battle of Little Big Horn, and she spent the majority of her life resisting the internment of Native Americans in reservations.

Culled together from oral histories, scarce historial mentions and drawings, the authors have fleshed out her story with knowledge of how other Cheyenne lived. Combining factual research from the best museums, archaeologial data and documents with what's known of Buffalo Calf's life, creates a unique, fictionalized but accurate portrait of a forgotten life. 242 pages, softcover. Glossary, Discussion questions, and timeline included in the back.

  1. Crazy Horse
    Crazy Horse
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / Trade Paperback
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Correlated to state and national standards, this series teaches students about important people, places, and events in history. Broken down into short, easy to read passages reinforced by simple activities, each reader includes a glossary, interesting facts, reading, puzzles, highlights of achievements, sequencing of important events, and simple math activities. 12 pages each. Grades K-4.

  1. The Battle of the Little Bighorn
    The Battle of the Little Bighorn
    R. Conrad Stein
    Grolier Publishing Company / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW61363

The story of the worst defeat ever suffered by the United States Army at the hands of the American Indians near the Little Bighorn River in Montana on June 25, 1876. Includes a Glossary and a Timeline.

  1. Crazy Horse
    Crazy Horse
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW423822

Correlated to state and national standards, this series teaches students about important people, places, and events in history. Broken down into short, easy to read passages reinforced by simple activities, each reader includes a glossary, interesting facts, reading, puzzles, highlights of achievements, sequencing of important events, and simple math activities. 12 pages each. Grades K-4.

  1. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    Nathaniel Philbrick
    Penguin Books / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW119600
  1. Sitting Bull
    Sitting Bull
    Lucille Recht Penner
    Grosset & Dunlap / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW409375

The true story of Sitting Bull! A "Station Stop 2 Reader", children who are reading with help will enjoy this book; short sentences, simple plots and simple dialogue are used. 48 pages, softcover.

  1. Who Was Sitting Bull?
    Who Was Sitting Bull?
    Stephanie Spinner, Jim Eldridge
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW479651
  1. Sitting Bull
    Sitting Bull
    Coughlan Publishing / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW850889
  1. Blackfeet Indian Stories
    Blackfeet Indian Stories
    George Bind Grinnell
    Applewood Books / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW8201X

A reprinted classic work of American history, Blackfeet Indian Stories was originally in print from 1849-1938. An anthropologist and conservationist, Grinnell made the study of the northern American plains and Plains tribes his lifelong passion. This is a compilation of the Blackfeet stories he heard and collected and bound into one volume. 214 pages, softcover.

  1. Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond
    Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond
    Joseph Medicine Crow
    Random House / 2006 / Hardcover
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    CBD Stock No: WW53910
  1. Counting Coup: Customs of the Crow Nation
    Counting Coup: Customs of the Crow Nation
    Leni Donlan
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW924322
  1. Ojibwe Indians
    Ojibwe Indians
    Suzanne Morgan Williams
    Heinemann Raintree / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW441731

Turn the pages of this book to learn about the Ojibwe Indians. Find out how they lived in wigwam houses made to honor the muskrat, what they traded furs to the French for, and what happened with the U.S. Government lied and broke their treaties with the Ojibwe. You'll also learn about how they used sap to make maple syrup treats, harvest rice and keep their traditions alive today. 32 indexed pages, softcover.

  1. Basic Ojibwe
    Basic Ojibwe
    Simon & Schuster / Compact disc
    $22.46 Retail: $24.95 Save 10% ($2.49)
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Dr. Pimsleur's extremely accessible and successful program teaches you language in the same way a native speaker would--through exposure to everyday, normal conversations. Instead of chopping up a foreign language into a little bit of grammar and a dash of vocabulary, he presents the language as a whole. And rather than memorizing repetitive drills that only dull learning, the Pimsleur "input/output" system of learning actually challenges your brain, and asking you to recall what you've learned.

Basic Ojibwe will provide you with the vocabulary and language tools to learn the basics of a foreign language quickly and easily. You can listen anywhere, in the car or jogging, while the audio-only instruction teaches you spoken language organically. Thirty minute lessons with both grammar and vocabulary are designed to optimize the amount of language that can be learned in one sitting. The Basic Pimsleur Program is comprised of the first 10 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive Level 1 course. 5 Audio CDs included.

  1. Chickadee
    Chickadee
    Louise Erdrich
    HarperCollins / 2012 / Hardcover
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    CBD Stock No: WW577902

Chickadee and his twin brother Makoons are always stick up for each other, are always ready for mischief, and are always together-until one day Chickadee is captured and separated from his family. Thus begins two sets of journeys-Chickadee's family who set out to find him, and Chickadee's own journey, helped along by his namesake, to try and return home.

This brilliantly written book captures Ojibwe life in the mid-1800s. Book four of the "Birchbark House" series. Grades 4-8.

  1. They Call Me Sacagawea
    They Call Me Sacagawea
    Joyce Badgley Hunsaker
    Globe Pequot / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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"They Call Me Sacagawea" is rich and classic storytelling. The history of the astounding expedition of Lewis and Clark leaps off the page when told here by their teenage Shoshone interpreter-Sacagawea. Readers learn about this young mother's extraordinary travels with the celebrated Corps of Discovery and gain detailed insight into native traditions and life ways through unforgettable images and a beautifully presented story based on oral traditions, scholarly research, and historical anecdotes.

  1. Who Was Sacagawea?
    Who Was Sacagawea?
    Dennis Brindell Fradin, Val Paul Taylor
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW24850

Sacagawea was a sixteen-year-old who made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history. She is a woman who has mountains in three states named after her. Her face is on the new U.S. golden dollar coin. Find out more about the real Sacagawea in this fun and exciting illustrated biography.

  1. Sacagawea: American Pathfinder
    Sacagawea: American Pathfinder
    Flora Warren Seymour
    Simon & Schuster / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW714823

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies-easily read by children of eight and up- today's youngster is swept right into history. Describes how Sacagawea found adventure guiding Lewis and Clark to the Oregon coast.

  1. Sacagawea
    Sacagawea
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW421439
  1. Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran
    Naya Nuki: Shoshoni Girl Who Ran
    Kenneth Thomasma
    Baker / 1983 / Trade Paperback
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    CBD Stock No: WW1088682

Taken from their Shoshoni village by a rival North Dakota tribe, Naya Nuki and her friend Sacajawea were forced to march 1,000 miles only to become slaves in their new village. Desperate to escape and return to her family, Naya Nuki begins to prepare a way for escape; and when she leaves, she'll have to use all of her courage and survival skills. 171 pages, softcover. Intermediate reading level, ages 9-13.