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★ Exciting Extension Activities ★ 1. To learn more about the involvement of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants in the California and Alaska gold rushes, visit The Gold Rushes of North America (1847-1900), 2. Visit Gold Rush! California’s Untold Stories,, and Gold Rush Sesquicentennial,, to learn more about the California Gold Rush. 3. To learn more about the Klondike Gold Rush, visit Klondike—The Rush for Gold,, and Gold Rush Facts,

★ Suggestions for Further Reading ★ Avi. I Witness: Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West. Hyperion, 2008.

Jones, Charlotte Foltz. Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush. Holiday House, 1999.

Atheneum 2001.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Growing Up in Coal Country. Houghton Mifflin,

Ketchum, Liza. The Gold Rush. Little, Brown, 1996.

Bial, Raymond. Ghost Towns of the American West. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Marrin, Albert. Sitting Bull and His World. Dutton, 2000.

Stanley, Jerry. Digger: The Tragic Fate of the California Indians from the Missions to the Gold Rush. Knopf, 1997.

Cadnum, Michael. Blood Gold. Vking, 2004.

Meltzer, Milton. Gold: The True Story of Why People Search for It, Mine It, Trade It, Steal It, Mint It, Hoard It, Shape It, Wear It, Fight and Kill for It. Harper, 1993.

Cushman, Karen. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple. Clarion, 1996.

Schanzer, Roslayn. Gold Rush!: Tales from the California Gold Rush. National Geographic, 1999.

Stanley, Jerry. Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California. Crown, 2000. Waldorf, Mary. The Gold Rush Kid. Clarion, 2008.

Freedman, Russell. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse. Holiday House, 1996.

Olson, Ted. How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush. Illus. Scott Allred. National Geographic, 2008.

Walker, Paul Robert. Remember the Little Bighorn: Indians, Soldiers, and Scouts Tell Their Stories. National Geographic, 2006.

Hobbs, Will. Down the Yukon. Harper, 2001.

Nelson, S.D. Black Elk’s Vision: A Lakota Story. Abrams, 2010.

Hobbs, Will. Jason’s Gold. Harper, 1999.

Provensen, Alice. Klondike Gold. Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Yep, Laurence. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852. Scholastic, 2000.

Rau, Margaret. The Wells Fargo Book of the Gold Rush.


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It's history in action in this dynamic series about the epic events that shaped America