Enjoy this DIY Storytime on NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES whenever is convenient for your family.
• Written by Kevin Noble Maillard
• Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
• Published by Roaring Brook Press
• Presented by A Really Good Reading Nook
The Native American tradition of making fry bread is depicted in this wonderful book about heritage and community.
The ADL has a great discussion guide for this book. You can adapt the questions for your child(ren) as needed.
• Written by Brenda Child
• Illustrated by Jonathan Thunder
• Published and presented by Minnesota Historical Society Press
The best days of summer end at the powwow, but Windy Girl takes the revelry of the gathering one step farther, into a dreamworld where the dancers and singers are dogs.
Cottonball from CBC Kids interviews an indigenous dancer to learn How to Powwow:
This video shows different styles of powwow dancing:
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
• Written by Traci Sorell
• Illustrated by Frane Lessac
• Published by Charlesbridge Publishing
• Presented by the Tuscaloosa Public Library
The word “otsaliheliga” (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. This picture book chronicles a full year of Cherokee celebrations and experiences.
Judy Newman at Scholastic has a word pronunciation guide and discussion questions to use with this book:
Cherokee Morning Song with translation:
Home to Me sung by teen N’we Jinan Artists from Grassy Narrows First Nation
One World (We Are One) by Illuminative
NATIVE AMERICANS TELL THEIR OWN STORIES:
Learn how the Wampanaog people lived 400 years ago in this Scholastic video:
12 year-old Florence Osawamick explains how she is carrying on the tradition of powwow dance in this CBC Arts video:
Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac tells “How Turtle Flew South for the Winter” presented by GobbletyBook.