Both scholarly and student resources appear together in the following list intentionally. Although, of course, scholarly texts provide accuracy and research, many of the student selections provide some basic understanding, vocabulary and insight that encourages a common language as the learning takes place.
Bains, Rae, and Mark Hannon.
Indians of the Eastern Woodlands
. Mahwah, N.J.: Troll Associates, 1985. Excellent introductory text for to read aloud for content and generating questions.
Bruchac, Joseph, and Jonathan London.
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
. New York: Philomel Books, 1992. Thirteen poems describing various myths and legends of the 13 moons of the year.
Bruchac, Joseph, and Robert F. Goetzl.
Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America
. New York: Scholastic, 2004. Bruchac is an Abenaki storyteller who shows 26 different American Indian communities with simple one sentence descriptions and colorful illustrations.
Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.
New York:McMillian, 2011.
Flanagan, Alice K.
. New York: Children's Press, 1997.
Knight, Margy Burns, and Anne Sibley Brien.
. Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House Publishers, 1992.
Knight, Margy Burns, and Thomas V. Chan.
Talking Walls the Stories Continue
. Gardiner, Me.: Tilbury House Publishers, 1996.
Krensky, Stephen, and James Watling.
Children of the Earth and Sky
. New York: Scholastic, 1991. Five stores about the experience of American Indian children helping their families.
Kroll, Virginia L., and Tatsuro Kiuchi.
The Seasons and Someone
. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
Lyon, George Ella, and Peter Catalanotto.
Who Came down That Road?
New York: Orchard Books, 1992.
The Rough-faced Girl
. Pbk. ed. New York :, 1992 The Algonquian version of the Cinderella tale.
Martini, Teri, and Margaret Friskey.
. Chicago: Children’s Press, 1982.
An Algonquian Year: The Year According to the Full Moon
. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Picture book of the season cycles of the work, play and survival.
Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England
. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014.
People of the Breaking Day
. New York: Atheneum, 1990. This picture book with impressionistic paintings shows the life of the Wampanoag Indians in Massachusetts before the arrival of the Pilgrims. A companion book is titled
The Pilgrims of Plimoth.
Houses of Bark: Tipi, Wigwam and Longhouse : Native Dwellings : Woodland Indians
. Montreal, Quebec: Tundra Books, 1990. Detailed images and descriptions of the houses. Great to use for close reading with small groups.
Siegel, Beatrice, and William Sauts Bock.
Indians of the Northeast Woodlands
. New York: Walker, 1992. This student resource has a question-and-answer format which helps the reader learn about the life-style and culture of the Indians, past and present.
Sisson, Diana, and Betsy Sisson.
Close Reading in Elementary School: Bringing Readers and Texts Together
Place-based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities
. Great Barrington, MA: Orion Society, 2004.
. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
Wilkinson, Charles F.
Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations
. New York: Norton, 2005