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  1. Native Peoples of the Plains
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    Native Peoples of the Plains
    Linda Lowery
    Lerner Classroom / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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A long time ago, before the Plains region of the United States was divided up into states such as Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, this land was home to American Indians. Twenty-eight unique Indian nations built homes and gathered food in the Plains. They spoke distinct languages, set up political systems, and made art. They used the natural resources available in their region in order to thrive.

  • The Wichita lived in houses made of grass. From the outside, they looked like giant haystacks.
  • Omaha and Ponca people wore caps made from eagle skin.
  • Lakota men carved flutes to play songs for the girls they hoped to marry.

Many American Indians still live in the Plains region. Explore the history of these various nations and find out how their culture is still alive today.

  1. If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
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    If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
    Ann McGovern
    Scholastic Trade / 1992 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW45162

Describes the daily life of the Sioux Indians--their clothing, food, games, customs, etc.--before and after the coming of the white man.

  1. The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
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    The Ledgerbook of Thomas Blue Eagle
    Gay Matthaei, Jewel Grutman
    Charlesbridge / 2003 / Hardcover
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    Stock No: WW60639

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. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
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    The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Random House / 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
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    The Day The World Ended At Little Bighorn: A Lakota History
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Random House / 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
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    The Journey of Crazy Horse
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Random House / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $16.20 Retail: $18.00 Save 10% ($1.80)
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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. Crazy Horse's Vision
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    Crazy Horse's Vision
    National Geographic School Publishing / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Buffalo Calf Road Woman: The Story of a Warrior of the Little Bighorn
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    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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    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. The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
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    The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
    Nathaniel Philbrick
    Penguin Random House / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW119600
  1. Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy
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    Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy
    Augusta Stevenson
    Aladdin / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW806285
  1. Who Was Sitting Bull?
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    Who Was Sitting Bull?
    Stephanie Spinner, Jim Eldridge
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW479651

Read and learn who Sitting Bull was with this book, the next up in the Who Was? series. Featuring a timeline of Sitting Bull's life, as well as a timeline of world events, a bibliography and fun facts, this biography for children ages 8 to 12 years, dives into the life of Lakota Sioux leader who fought to protect all of his people! You will learn about his early life, as a child born Jumping Badger, his childhood through his adulthood as a holy man and tribal chief. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

  1. Blackfeet Indian Stories
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    Blackfeet Indian Stories
    George Bind Grinnell
    Applewood Books / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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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. Basic Ojibwe
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    Basic Ojibwe
    Simon & Schuster / Compact disc
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    Stock No: WW561525

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
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    Chickadee
    Louise Erdrich
    HarperCollins / 2012 / Hardcover
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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. Who Was Sacagawea?
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    Who Was Sacagawea?
    Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin
    Grosset & Dunlap / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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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
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    Sacagawea: American Pathfinder
    Flora Warren Seymour
    Simon & Schuster / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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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. I am Sacagawea
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    I am Sacagawea
    Brad Meltzer
    Dial Press / 2017 / Hardcover
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  1. Sacagawea's Strength
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    Sacagawea's Strength
    Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon
    Aladdin / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW495388
  1. Sacagawea: Journey into the West
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    Sacagawea: Journey into the West
    Capstone Press / Trade Paperback
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  1. A Picture Book of Sacagawea
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    A Picture Book of Sacagawea
    David A. Adler
    Holiday House / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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Born in the Rocky Mountains, Sacagawea was taken captive and held hundreds of miles away from home for years. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark came through her new village, Sacagawea was offered as a guide since the explorers were heading toward Shoshone territory, where she was from. Pregnant with her first child and the only woman on the expedition, she accompanied them through the frigid winter of 1804-05 and gave birth to her son as the group traveled west. Her knowledge of the land, interpretation skills, and diplomatic manner were of great use to the team and helped ensure a successful voyage.

This child friendly narrative of Sacagawea's intrepid life contains memorable facts, history, and context, accompanied by elegant illustrations. Back matter includes a timeline, author's note, and bibliography. 32 pages, softcover. Grades: PreK-2.

  1. The Crossing: Lewis & Clark's Historic Journey Seen Through a Brand-New Pair of Eyes
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    The Crossing: Lewis & Clark's Historic Journey Seen Through a Brand-New Pair of Eyes
    Donna Jo Napoli
    Simon & Schuster / 2011 / Hardcover
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Beautifully illustrated, this story chronicles the journey of Sacagawea leading travelors Lewis and Clark on an expedition to locate a passage to the Pacific Ocean. The story, seen through the eyes of Sacagaewa's baby John Baptiste, comes to life with the warm colors and magnificent animals that belong to the majesty of the young United States.

  1. Massacre at Sand Creek: How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy
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    Massacre at Sand Creek: How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy
    Gary L. Roberts
    Abingdon Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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Sand Creek.

At dawn on the morning of November 29, 1864, Colonel John Milton Chivington gave the command that led to slaughter of 230 peaceful Cheyennes and Arapahos - primarily women, children, and elderly - camped under the protection of the U. S. government along Sand Creek in Colorado Territory and flying both an American flag and a white flag.

The Sand Creek massacre seized national attention in the winter of 1864-1865 and generated a controversy that still excites heated debate more than 150 years later. At Sand Creek demoniac forces seemed unloosed so completely that humanity itself was the casualty. That was the charge that drew public attention to the Colorado frontier in 1865. That was the claim that spawned heated debate in Congress, two congressional hearings, and a military commission. Westerners vociferously and passionately denied the accusations. Reformers seized the charges as evidence of the failure of American Indian policy. Sand Creek launched a war that was not truly over for fifteen years. In the first year alone, it cost the United States government $50,000,000.

Methodists have a special stake in this story. The governor whose polices led the Cheyennes and Arapahos to Sand Creek was a prominent Methodist layman. Colonel Chivington was a Methodist minister. Perhaps those were merely coincidences, but the question also remains of how the Methodist Episcopal Church itself responded to the massacre. Was it also somehow culpable in what happened?

It is time for this story to be told. Coming to grips with what happened at Sand Creek involves hard questions and unsatisfactory answers not only about what happened but also about what led to it and why. It stirs ancient questions about the best and worst in every person, questions older than history, questions as relevant as today's headlines, questions we all must answer from within.

  1. Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors - eBookeBOOK
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    Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors - eBook
    Gustav Niebuhr
    HarperOne / 2014 / ePub
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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. The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History - eBookeBOOK
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    The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn: A Lakota History - eBook
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / 2007 / ePub
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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: A Lakota History - eBookeBOOK
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    The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History - eBook
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / 2005 / ePub
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    Stock No: WW47013EB

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. The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living - eBookeBOOK
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    The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living - eBook
    Joseph M. Marshall III
    Penguin Books / 2002 / ePub
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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. Who Was Sitting Bull? - eBookeBOOK
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    Who Was Sitting Bull? - eBook
    Stephanie Spinner, Jim Eldridge
    Penguin Workshop / 2014 / ePub
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    Stock No: WW64794EB

Read and learn who Sitting Bull was with this book, the next up in the Who Was? series. Featuring a timeline of Sitting Bull's life, as well as a timeline of world events, a bibliography and fun facts, this biography for children ages 8 to 12 years, dives into the life of Lakota Sioux leader who fought to protect all of his people! You will learn about his early life, as a child born Jumping Badger, his childhood through his adulthood as a holy man and tribal chief. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.

  1. ?Quien fue Sacagawea? - eBookeBOOK
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    ?Quien fue Sacagawea? - eBook
    Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Frandin
    Penguin Workshop / 2012 / ePub
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    Stock No: WW48280EB
  1. Sacagawea - eBookeBOOK
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    Sacagawea - eBook
    Flora Warren Seymour
    Aladdin / 2014 / ePub
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    Stock No: WW51894EB