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Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
by Gerald Mcdermott
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Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the... (read more)

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Storm Boy
Storm Boy
by Paul Owen Lewis
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An American Indian prince is flung from his canoe during a storm. Washed ashore in the mysterious world of the Killer Whale people, the boy finds himself in an unfamiliar village, being welcomed by a strange and giant tribe. Winner of the American Book... (read more)

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How Raven Stole the Sun (Tales of the People)
How Raven Stole the Sun (Tales of the People)
by Maria Williams
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A long time ago, Raven was pure white, like fresh snow in winter. This was so long ago that the only light came from campfires, because a greedy chief kept the stars, moon, and sun locked up in elaborately carved boxes. Determined to free them, the shape-... (read more)

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Crow & Weasel
Crow & Weasel
by Barry Holstun Lopez
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"A brilliantly written and totally original New World adventure." - Jean Craighead George Long ago, when people and animals spoke the same language, two young men left their tribe to make an adventurous voyage through the wilderness, into the unknown... (read more)

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The girl who swam with the fish :an Athabascan legend
The girl who swam with the fish :an Athabascan legend
by Renner
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A young Athabascan girl wonders what it would be like to be a fish. Suddenly, she finds herself on a watery odyssey as she learns about the salmon's journey from stream to ocean and back again.... (read more)

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The Rough-Face Girl
The Rough-Face Girl
by Rafe Martin
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From Algonquin Indian folklore comes one of the most haunting, powerful versions of the Cinderella tale ever told. In a village by the shores of Lake Ontario lived an invisible being. All the young women wanted to marry him because he was rich, powerful,... (read more)

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Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (Picture Puffins)
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale (Picture Puffins)
by Gerald Mcdermott
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An expression of the universal myth of the hero-quest, this beautiful story also portrays the Indian reverence for the source of life: the Solar Fire. Vibrant full-color illustrations capture the boldness and color of Pueblo art. A Caldecott Medal Book.... (read more)

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Swimmer
Swimmer
by Shelley Gill
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Native American Stories (Myths and Legends)
Native American Stories (Myths and Legends)
by Joseph Bruchac
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Native American Stories is a collection of myths drawn from the native cultures of North America—from the Inuit in the north to the Zuni, Hopi and Cherokee in the south. A common thread throughout these stories is the native view of the world as... (read more)

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The Magic Hummingbird: A Hopi Folktale
The Magic Hummingbird: A Hopi Folktale
by Ekkehart Malotki
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Two young children learn from experience the importance of staying in contact with the source of creation.... (read more)

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Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
by Matt Dembicki
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All cultures have tales of the trickster — a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native... (read more)

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The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
by Paul Goble
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"There was a girl in the village who loved horses... She led the horses to drink at the river. She spoke softly and they followed. People noticed that she understood horses in a special way." And so begins the story of a young Native American girl... (read more)

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Ghost Hands
Ghost Hands
by T A Barron
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When T. A. Barron visited the Patagonian Cave of Hands and saw a footprint inside the cave, he knew there was a story there. And so he created the story of Auki, a young boy who knows he's ready to be a hunter, even though his father says he's not old... (read more)

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Ledgerbook Thomas Blue Eagle
Ledgerbook Thomas Blue Eagle
by Jewel H Grutman
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Gay Matthaei is an interior designer who has specialized in historic restorations and art consultation. She is also a professional photographer. She and her twin sister, Jewel Grutman, have produced an award-winning art film entitled Where Time is a... (read more)

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Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds
Spirits, Fairies, and Merpeople: Native Stories of Other Worlds
by Cj Taylor
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From the heartbreaking Mikmaq story of Minnow, a mermaid in the Atlantic who must choose between two worlds to that of Water Lily and her five brothers, told by the Coos in British Columbia, creatures that inhabit fantastic realms appear in many First... (read more)

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The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries, and Other Fantastic Beings from Inuit Oral History
The Hidden: A Compendium of Arctic Giants, Dwarves, Gnomes, Trolls, Faeries, and Other Fantastic Beings from Inuit Oral History
by Neil Christopher
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Neil Christopher is an author and has spent years researching Inuit myths and legends. He is the author of Arctic Giants. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. Mike Austin is an illustrator and a tattoo artist with more than 25 years of experience. His... (read more)

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Race with Buffalo: And Other Native American Stories for Young Readers
Race with Buffalo: And Other Native American Stories for Young Readers
by Richard Young
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The stories in this collection are vessels of century-old Native American lore, some of them perhaps brought to this continent by the original Native American settlers over 12,000 years ago. These stories include tales about ancient times, young heroes... (read more)

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Coyote Steals the Blanket
Coyote Steals the Blanket
by Janet Stevens
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Clever coyote gets his comeuppance when he tries to steal.... (read more)

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Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
Stones, Bones and Stitches: Storytelling Through Inuit Art
by Shelley Falconer
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Did you know? -Cape Dorset boasts the largest number of artists per capita in Canada (22.7 percent — almost one-quarter of the labor force and thirty times the national average!) -The word Eskimo is a derogatory term meaning “eaters of... (read more)

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The Mud Pony: A Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale (Reading Rainbow)
The Mud Pony: A Traditional Skidi Pawnee Tale (Reading Rainbow)
by Caron Lee Cohen
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A Native American legend about a young boy and his magical pony. "Splendidly illustrated . . . An excellent addition to folklore collections".--Kirkus Reviews. A Reading Rainbow Selection.... (read more)

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