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Metse and Storem 1 Dorjee Metse and Stacy Storem Dr. Betty Marcoux LIS 522 – Collection Development February 25, 2007

Assignment Three: Opening Day Collection (Augmentation) The following proposal contains recommendations for the inclusion and integration of Native American literature in support of a multicultural perspective and balanced collection of a middle school library. The deliberate and conscious effort to expand the area of Native American literature is in direct response to the noted lack of materials pertaining to this ethnic/cultural group in the collection and is in keeping with the library’s mission as stated: The library will be used to support and extend the classroom program of instruction. The library shall provide a collection of print and non-print materials, instructional equipment and other learning resource materials to meet the unique needs of the students. Materials will be of high quality and comprise a comprehensive collection that will: 1)

Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the varied instructional needs, abilities, and maturity levels of the students served.

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Provide sufficient variety so as to present opposing views of controversial issues in order that students may develop under guidance, the skills of critical analysis and informed decision making.

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Contribute to the development of an understanding of the ethnic, cultural, and occupational diversity of American life.

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Present objectively the concerns of and build upon the contributions, current and historical, of both sexes, and members of religious, ethnic and cultural groups.

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provide models which may be used as a vehicle for the development of selfrespect, ethnic pride and appreciation of cultural differences, based on respect for


Metse and Storem 2 The worth, dignity, and personal values of every individual (Puyallup School District Policy no. 2020). The library serves school staff, teachers, and students in grades five through eight. The school is located in a semi-conservative suburban community with the following student body composition: White 86.2%, Asian 3.5%, Hispanic 2.6%, Black 2.1%, American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.1% (Washington State Report Card, Accessed February 20, 2007). These statistics, reflecting a predominantly Caucasian student body, are fairly representative of the community and city at large (Edgewood and Puyallup Population Overview, Accessed February 20, 2007). In view of this backdrop, one may be surprised to learn that the school district of which this school is a part, “received statewide recognition in January 2005 for its efforts to promote and value diversity and multicultural education in its schools and community. The Washington State School Directors' Association presented the school board with a ‘2004 Diversity Award’” (Jackson encourages community to embrace diversity, Accessed February 20, 2007).

Materials were selected in collaboration with the Instructional/Library Materials Advisory Committee, comprised of the following members: 1)

Director of Secondary Education - To provide leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of the entire instructional program of the district in collaboration with the Superintendent of Schools, and provides guidance in the selection and use of textbooks and instructional materials (Hillside Public Schools, Accessed February 20, 2007).

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Director of Diversity Affairs - The Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA) provides assistance to the Superintendent, administration, and staff in the advancement of equity initiatives with the school district. Responsibilities include serving as a liaison to staff and the community (Puyallup School District).


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Teachers (American Studies, Language Arts, U.S. History, Pacific N.W. Studies, Social Studies) - for their crucial input on what materials are needed in support of their curriculum.

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Director of the Indian Education Office – For input related to cultural accurateness and sensitivity issues, as well as suggestions for titles, and professional expertise.

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Other librarians in the community and district – for issues related to ILL, duplication of resources, suggestions for titles, and professional expertise.

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Parents – for their input and perspective as a partial reflection of the community, and as a pre-emptive measure for potential “challenges.”

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Students – representing multiple ethnicities and cultures for their valuable insight as to how the materials might potentially be received.

The funds allocated for the area of development were in the amount of one thousand dollars. Therefore, to the extent that was possible, selections were made judiciously with an attempt to meet as many of the following criteria as possible (Native American author and/or subject should be assumed): •

Priority placed on Pacific Northwest area tribal cultures (i.e., Northwest Coastal and Plateau).

Variety of type and format - materials shall support both the curriculum (e.g., topics for book reports or research) as well as the recreational needs of the students and faculty. Therefore, an attempt was made to include both fiction (traditional, historical, and contemporary) and non-fiction (historical, biographical, and autobiographical), as well as various formats (book and A/V).

Authenticity - resources shall meet high standards of quality in factual content and presentation, and accuracy in the portrayal of the culture.


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Appropriate for middle school students (grades six through eight) with respect to age, emotional development, ability level, learning style, and social development.

Currency – recent publication date (2000-current).

High appeal to the target age group.

Two favorable reviews by current reviewing media (e.g., School Library Journal, ALA’s Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly); or recognition by a respected organization (National Geographic Society); or recommendation by a notable, respected, or trusted Native American (Debbie Reese) or Native American website (Oyate).

Adequate number of pages; at least 125.

Value commensurate with cost.

(Criteria adapted in part from Workbook for Selection Policy Writing, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, accessed February 20, 2007). In the current climate of K-12 schools in which the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) drives the curricula and shapes the library/media centers’ collection by extension, the potential of carefully selected fiction to educate and/or inspire a student to want to learn more about a particular culture, is perhaps overlooked or underestimated. Cynthia Leitich Smith, a Native American author of contemporary Native American fiction presents a very well written article elucidating this point (ALA: Book Links, 2000-2001). She writes, “While young readers no doubt do learn about their own and other cultures from fiction, it’s a mistake to summarily force passages of social studies in fiction. Doing so compromises the realism of the characters’ perspectives and disrupts the plot structure with details unnecessary to advance the story” (2000-2001, p.2). She proposes that fiction offering ‘superethnic’ Native characters speaking “encyclopedia-ese” feels “jarring and artificial” to Native American readers; however, it


Metse and Storem 5 is possible, even likely, that “outsiders” may similarly regard the phrasing as somehow, out-ofplace and therefore less than engaging.(2000-2001, p.2). She goes on to say, “Native American readers will be validated by their reflection in cultural references that occur naturally…Meanwhile, outsiders will sometimes have to apply themselves to understand some traditions and perspectives…That’s okay. At least they won’t be patronized or cheated of a worldview that isn’t all laid out for them. Perhaps they’ll even be inspired to learn more” (20002001, p.3). Although, the primary objective in making selections of Native American resources was to locate materials that were in alignment with the school curricula and would fill a current multicultural void in the collection, the initial assumption was that those materials would likely be of the non-fiction type. Faced with the stark lack of choices, however, necessarily forced the consideration of a wider range of types of materials, and the subsequent realization of their unexpected contribution.


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Flight: A Novel (Paperback) by Sherman Alexie (Author) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat (March 28, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802170374 ISBN-13: 978-0802170378 Amazon - $10.40 Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie writes about contemporary Native American issues that is age appropriate for junior high students. These books tend to be suited for 9th grade and 8th grade AP students, but can be read by all.

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Paperback) by Sherman Alexie (Author) Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (December 10, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802141676 ISBN-13: 978-0802141675 Amazon - $10.40 Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie writes about contemporary Native American issues that is age appropriate for junior high students. Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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Reservation Blues (Paperback) by Sherman Alexie (Author) Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (March 12, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0802141900 ISBN-13: 978-0802141903 Amazon - $10.79 Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie writes about contemporary Native American issues that is age appropriate for junior high students. Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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Smoke Signals: A Screenplay (Paperback) by Sherman Alexie (Author) Product Details Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Miramax Books; 1st ed edition (July 8, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786883928 ISBN-13: 978-0786883929 amazon - $10.16 Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie writes about contemporary Native American issues that is age appropriate for junior high students. Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.


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Ten Little Indians (Paperback) by Sherman Alexie (Author) Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (January 6, 2005) ISBN-10: 009946456X ISBN-13: 978-0099464563 amazon - $9.86

Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie writes about contemporary Native American issues that is age appropriate for junior high students. These books tend to be suited for 9th grade and 8th grade AP students, but can be read by all. 6)

Slash (Paperback) by Jeannette Armstrong (Author) Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Theytus Books; Reissue edition (August 7, 2002) Price: $9.00 (Oyate Catalog) ISBN-10: 0919441297 ISBN-13: 978-0919441293 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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Title: Author: Reading Level: Interest Level: Publisher: Copyright: Dewey: Binding: Net Price: Product #:

Children of the Longhouse Joseph Bruchac 5 From 3 to 7 Puffin 1998 FIC Turtleback速 $10.17 T49267620

Publisher ISBN: 0140385045 Turtleback ISBN: 0606132686 AR Reading Level: 5.5 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.


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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two (Hardcover) by Joseph Bruchac (Author) • • • • • •

Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: DIAL (March 17, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0803729219 ISBN-13: 978-0803729216

SLJ Grade 5 Up, Booklist *Starred Review* Gr. 6-9 $12.06 Bruchac writes books and poetry that is appropriate for all age levels and many of his works are prominently displayed on oyate.org recommended book list. 9)

Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac - Novel • • • • • •

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 128 pages Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (December 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0613666054 ISBN-13: 978-0613666053

SLJ Gr. 4-7, Publishers Weekly, on Oyate list Amazon $13.00 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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The Return of Skeleton Man (Hardcover) by Joseph Bruchac • • • • • •

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (July 25, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0060580909 ISBN-13: 978-0060580902

SLJ Grade 4-8 , Booklist, Oyate $11.67 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.


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Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (Library Binding) by Lori Marie Carlson (Author) • • • • • •

Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: HarperCollins (October 4, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0066239575 ISBN-13: 978-0066239576

SLJ Starred Review, and Booklist:Grade 8-11 Amazon Price: $16.89 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. 12)

Beardance (Paperback) by Will Hobbs • • • • • •

Reading level: Grade 4-8 Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Aladdin (August 24, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0689870728 ISBN-13: 978-0689870729

School Library Journal Grade 6-9 Booklist Gr. 7-12 (historical fiction) Amazon 5.99 Received ALA's Best Book Award in 1994. Will Hobbs is a former reading teacher who’s works are well used in junior high reading curriculums for English and Social Studies courses. 13)

Ghost Canoe Title: Will Hobbs Author: 5 Reading Level: From 5 to 9 Interest Level: Camelot Publisher: 1998 Copyright: FIC Dewey: 208 pages Paperback: Turtleback® Binding: $10.17 Net Price: T49269140 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0380725371 Turtleback ISBN: 0606134204 AR Reading Level: 5.9


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Received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1998 for Best Young Adult Mystery. Will Hobbs is a former reading teacher who’s works are well used in junior high reading curriculums for English and Social Studies courses. 14)

Lesley, Craig. River Song. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company; 1989. 306 pages. $11.20 Amazon. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0312244916 ISBN-13: 978-0312244910 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life. 15)

Lesley, Craig. Winterkill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.; 1984. 306 pages. $11.90 Amazon. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0312152442 ISBN-13: 978-0312152444 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life. 16)

Rain Is Not My Indian Name (Hardcover) by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Author) • • • • • •

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st ed edition (July 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0688173977 ISBN-13: 978-0688173975

From Publishers Weekly Ages 10-14. School Library Journal Grade 5-9 $13.25 contemporary fiction This is a good-hearted book that will provide the reluctant reader with something easily relatable while providing insight to Native American life. Non-Fiction 1)

As Long As The Rivers Flow The Stories of Nine Native Americans (School & Library Binding) (Scholastic Biography) by Paula G. Allen & Patricia C. Smith (Author) • •

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Grades 5-8 Paperback: 336 pages


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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0590478702 ISBN-13: 978-0590478700

Reviews by Booklist and SLJ Amazon- $12.70 Provides information about the struggles and contributions of famous Native Americans from the past 300 years.

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Title: Author: Reading Level: Interest Level: Publisher: Copyright: Dewey: Binding: Net Price: Product #:

Powwow George Ancona 5 From 4 to 7 Harcourt 1993 394.2 Turtleback® Sewn § $12.64 T49287210

Publisher ISBN: 0152632697 Turtleback ISBN: 0606215875 AR Reading Level: 6.4 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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Beck, Mary Giraudo; Oliver, Marvin (Native), illus. Shamans and Kushtakas: North Coast Tales of the Supernatural. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Northwest Books; 1991. 127 pages. (secondary) *. • • • • •

Paperback: 127 pages Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books (April 1991) Language: English ISBN-10: 0882404067 ISBN-13: 978-0882404066

Powell's Books via Amazon used- 7.95 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life.


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Bruchac, Joseph (Abenaki) and Shonto Begay (Navajo), Navajo Long Walk: The Tragic Story of a Proud People’s Forced March from their Homeland. 2001, color paintings. • • • • •

Ages 8 to 12 64 pages; 30 illustrations 9 1/8'' x 10 7/8'' Hardcover © 2002

National Geographic Society 18.95 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. 5)

Pocahontas Title: Joseph Bruchac Author: 6 Reading Level: From 6 to 10 Interest Level: HARCOURT TRADE DEPT Publisher: 2005 Copyright: 975.5 Dewey: 192 pages Paperback: Turtleback® Binding: $10.14 Net Price: T49060420 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0152054650 Turtleback ISBN: 0606346465 AR Reading Level: 6.3 Bruchac writes books and poetry that is appropriate for all age levels and many of his works are prominently displayed on oyate.org recommended book list.

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The Trail of Tears (Hardcover) By Ann Byers ISBN: 0-8239-4007-1 © 2004 / Dewey: 973.04 List Price: $29.25 ATOS: 9 Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8 Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8 64 p. Provides information about the heart wrenching relocation of Cherokee Indians that is written in a fashion that can easily be understood and ascertained by junior-high level readers.


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Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940 (North American Indian Prose Award) (Hardcover) by Brenda J. Child (Author) Nonfiction-all ages • • • • •

Paperback: 154 pages Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (February 1, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0803264054 ISBN-13: 978-0803264052 $45.00 Amazon

Details the forgotten injustices of forced assimilation of Native American youths that subsequently isn’t covered in most history textbooks.

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Plateau Indians, by Craig A. Doherty and Katherine M. Doherty (2007). Grades 5-8 Product Details • • • • •

Hardcover: 136 pages Publisher: Chelsea House Publications (June 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0816059713 ISBN-13: 978-0816059713

Library price $31.50 Chelsea Catalog Comprehensive guide of Plateau Indians that is targeted for junior-high readers. 9)

The Iroquois Constitution (Hardcover) By Lesli J. Favor, Ph.D. ISBN: 0-8239-3803-4 © 2003 / Dewey: 974.7004 List Price: $31.95 ATOS: Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12 Reading Level: Grades 7 - 12 112 pp. Details sophisticated governance of Iroquois Nation the precedes American government. This book shows that Native Americans are intelligent and democratic, thereby debunking untrue myths of Native Americans being savage, blood thirsty people.


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Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences (Paperback) by Heard Museum (Corporate Author), Margaret L. Archuleta (Editor), Brenda J. Child (Editor), K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Editor) • • • • •

Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Heard Museum (November 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0934351627 ISBN-13: 978-0934351621

Price: $20.67 Details forced assimilation of Native American youths that subsequently isn’t covered in most history textbooks. Provides personalized accounts of injustices to individual families. 11)

100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History Title: 100 Series Series: Bonnie Juettner Author: Reading Level: 7 From 6 to 12 Interest Level: BLUEWOOD Publisher: 2002 Copyright: 970.004 Dewey: Turtleback® Binding: $12.40 Net Price: WT49376340 Product #: 112 pages Paperback: Publisher ISBN: 0912517514 Turtleback ISBN: 0606272739 Illustrates contributions by Native American individuals to society that wouldn’t be known by the general public, let alone covered in most history textbooks.

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American Indian Contributions to the World (Set of 5 books) by Emory Dean Keoke and Kay Marie Porterfield (2005). Hardcover. ISBN for set: 978-0-8160-5392-6 Chelsea House grades 5-8/7-10 Library price $148.75 Illustrates past inventions and innovations by Native Americans that have helped in advancing society. This book will provide information that is unfortunately not well known.

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Monroe, Jean Guard; Williamson, Ray A.; Sturat, Edgar, illus. They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin; 1987. 118 pages. $8.99 Powell. Paperback. ISBN-10: 039539970X ISBN-13: 978-0395399705 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a


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Neel, David (Kwakiutl). Our Chiefs and Elders: Words and Photographs of Native Leaders. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press; 1992. 191 pages. • • • • •

Hardcover: 191 pages Publisher: UBC Press (January 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0774804114 ISBN-13: 978-0774804110

Amazon 14.55 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life. 15)

Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers (Paperback) by Kenji Kawano (Author) Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Northland Publishing; 1st ed edition (September 1990) ISBN-10: 0873585135 ISBN-13: 978-0873585132

Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. 16)

The Great Mystery: Myths of Native America (Hardcover) by Neil Philip (Author) • • • • •

Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Clarion Books (September 17, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 039598405X ISBN-13: 978-0395984055

From School Library Journal Gr 7 Up From Booklist Gr. 8-12 Price: $25.00 This book details Native American mythology that is advanced reading suited for junior high students who want take there understanding of Native American history to the next level.


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Cochise (Hardcover) By Larissa Phillips ISBN: 0-8239-4105-1 © 2004 / Dewey: B List Price: $22.50 ATOS: 5 Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8 Reading Level: Grade 3 32 pp. This book details the life of the Apache leader with colorful illustrations that will appeal to the casual reader.

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A Historical Atlas of North America Before Columbus (Hardcover) By Fred Ramen ISBN: 1-4042-0203-X © 2005 / Dewey: 911 List Price: $30.60 Interest Level: Grades 7 - 12 Reading Level: Grades 4 - 12 64 pp. Shatters longstanding stereotypes of Native American as uncivilized people with information on how advanced Native American society were even before Columbus.

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Sacagawea: American Pathfinder Title: Childhood of Famous Americans Series: Flora Warr Seymour Author: Robert Doremus Illustrator: Reading Level: 5 From 3 to 7 Interest Level: Aladdin Publisher: 1991 Copyright: 970.004 Dewey: 192 pages Paperback: Turtleback® Binding: $9.39 Net Price: T49221360 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0689714823 Turtleback ISBN: 0606080872 Provides colorful illustrations that make this book an appealing and easy read for juniorhigh students while still providing valuable information.


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Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans Title: Beverly R. Singer Author: Reading Level: 8 Interest Level: From 8 to adult Ivy Publisher: 1993 Copyright: 810.8 Dewey: Turtleback速 Binding: $10.95 Net Price: WT49108140 Product #: 144 pages Paperback: Publisher ISBN: 0804111677 Contemporary works that deals with issues, problems, and aspirations of young Native Americans that in many ways an eye opener for junior high students, but also at times relatable as well.

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Geronimo: Young Warrior Title: Childhood of Famous Americans Series: George Edw Stanley Author: Meryl Henderson Illustrator: 4 Reading Level: From 4 to 7 Interest Level: Aladdin Publisher: 2001 Copyright: 970.004 Dewey: 192 pages Paperback: Turtleback速 Binding: $9.39 Net Price: T49344630 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0689844557 Turtleback ISBN: 0606220976 AR Reading Level: 5 Provides colorful illustrations that make this book an appealing and easy read for juniorhigh students while still providing valuable information.


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Sitting Bull: Dakota Boy Title: Childhood of Famous Americans Series: Augusta Stevenson Author: 4 Reading Level: From 3 to 7 Interest Level: Aladdin Publisher: 1996 Copyright: 978 Dewey: 192 pages Paperback: Turtleback速 Binding: $9.39 Net Price: T49239710 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0689806280 Turtleback ISBN: 0606098607 AR Reading Level: 3.3 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life. 23)

Stowell, Cynthia D. Faces of a Reservation: A Portrait of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. West Salem, OR: Oregon Historical Society Press; 1987. 189 pages. $19.95 Amazon. Paperback. ISBN-10: 0875952038 ISBN-13: 978-0875952031 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life. 24)

Sherrow, Victoria. Indians of the Plateau and Great Basin. New York, NY: Facts On File; 1992. 96 pages. $26.53 Amazon. Hardcover. ISBN-10: 0816023883 ISBN-13: 978-0816023882 Recommended by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. The

books on http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibintro.html are a comprehensive list of materials that portrays an accurate depiction of Native American history and life.


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The Fort Laramie Treaty, 1868 (Hardcover) By Jennifer Viegas ISBN: 1-4042-0438-5 © 2006 / Dewey: 323.1197 List Price: $29.25 ATOS: 9 Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8 Reading Level: Grades 5 - 8 64 pp. Provides detailed information that goes beyond what is discussed in textbooks but still short enough in length to keep the attention of an average junior-high reader.

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Remember Little Bighorn Author Paul Robert Walker For ages 10 and up • • •

64 pages 9 1/8'' x 10 1/4'' Hardcover

© 2006 National Geographic Society 17.95

Provides detailed information that goes beyond what is discussed in textbooks but still short enough in length to keep the attention of an average junior-high reader. Published by National Geographic.


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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (Hardcover) By Grace, Catherine O’Neill, and Marge Bruchac Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 48 pages Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books; Library Binding edition (September 1, 2001) Price: $18.00 ISBN-10: 0792270274 ISBN-13: 978-0792270270

Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. 28)

The Pueblo Title: Charlotte Yue Author: David Yue Illustrator: 5 Reading Level: From 4 to 7 Interest Level: HOUGHTON Publisher: 1990 Copyright: 979 Dewey: 128 pages Paperback: TurtlebackÂŽ Binding: $10.92 Net Price: T49393920 Product #: Publisher ISBN: 0395549612 Turtleback ISBN: 0606290230 AR Reading Level: 7.6


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Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond (Hardcover) by Joseph Medicine Crow (Author), Herman Viola (Author) • • • •

Ages 10 to 14 128 pages Hardcover © 2006

ISBN-10: 0792253914

ISBN-13: 978-0792253914

National Geographic Society 15.95

Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. Videos 1)

Buffalo War. 57 minutes, color, close captioned, grades 7-up. In the late 1800s, hunters working for the U.S. government decimated the huge buffalo herds, leaving millions of carcasses to rot in the sun. This was the government's way of bringing the Plains peoples to their knees, and it worked. In a few minutes, the spiritual center of their existence was gone. The human people and the buffalo people, according to Lakota elder and activist Rosalie Little Thunder, "have very common histories and our prophesies talk about a very inseparable destiny." Buffalo War brings this history into the present, as the Lakota people continue to fight to save the Yellowstone National Park buffalo herd. Shown here are the multiple perspectives of the Lakota people, non-Native environmental activists, ranchers and government officials. DVD institutional 59.00, individual 30.00 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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International Indian Treaty Council, Gold, Greed & Genocide: The Untold Tragedy of the California Gold Rush. 2003, 24 minutes, color, grades 6-up. In the mid-1800s hundreds of thousands of settlers—would-be millionaires—invaded the territory that is now called California. No one was safe from the onslaught. These miners, working for large corporations, blasted away mountains, polluted lakes and streams, massacred, raped, and enslaved the people who lived there. Gold, Greed & Genocide is told mostly from the perspective of California Indian people whose lives have been and continue to be impacted by the California Gold Rush. The subtitle of the film is “the untold tragedy of the California Gold Rush” because Indian perspectives are rarely if ever found in textbooks, movies or television shows. Gold, Greed & Genocide is probably different from anything viewers have ever seen. We hope it gives students—and their teachers—something to think about. This film comes with a 16-page classroom activities and discussion guide designed to encourage critical thinking and research skills. VHS 20.00 classroom activities and discussion guide, 10.00


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Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American. 3)

In the Heart of Big Mountain. 1995, 28 minutes, color, grades 5-up. An intimate portrait, through the eyes and words of Navajo matriarch Katherine Smith, of the traumatic consequences of forced relocation on one Navajo family. From Upstream Productions. DVD institutional 50.00, individual 30.00 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.

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Smoke Signals (1998) Starring: Adam Beach, Evan Adams Director: Chris Eyre Rating amazon - $9.99 Recommended book for junior-high students by Oyate.org, a non-profit Native American organization that works toward social justice for Native American.


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