DIY Storytime – Native American Stories

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES whenever is convenient for your family.

BOOKS:

book fry breadFry Bread
• 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.
https://video.link/w/oswtb
The ADL has a great discussion guide for this book. You can adapt the questions for your child(ren) as needed.
https://azlibrary.gov/sites/default/files/libdev_cfb_fry_bread_conversation_starters.pdf

book bowwow powwowBowwow Powwow
• 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.
https://video.link/w/Zswtb
Cottonball from CBC Kids interviews an indigenous dancer to learn How to Powwow:
https://video.link/w/3twtb
This video shows different styles of powwow dancing:
https://video.link/w/fuwtb

book we are grateful 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.
https://video.link/w/tvwtb
Judy Newman at Scholastic has a word pronunciation guide and discussion questions to use with this book:
http://www.judynewmanatscholastic.com/blog/2019/11/classroom-activity-we-are-grateful-otsaliheliga/

MUSIC:

Cherokee Morning Song with translation:
https://video.link/w/bwwtb

Home to Me sung by teen N’we Jinan Artists from Grassy Narrows First Nation
https://video.link/w/Hwwtb

One World (We Are One) by Illuminative
https://video.link/w/2xwtb

NATIVE AMERICANS TELL THEIR OWN STORIES:

Learn how the Wampanaog people lived 400 years ago in this Scholastic video:
https://video.link/w/4ywtb

12 year-old Florence Osawamick explains how she is carrying on the tradition of powwow dance in this CBC Arts video:
https://video.link/w/hzwtb

Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac tells “How Turtle Flew South for the Winter” presented by GobbletyBook.
https://video.link/w/h0wtb

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