Celebrate Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage Collection

Celebrate the ancestry and traditions of Native Americans with books and resources to enjoy throughout the year. Find activites, lesson plans, and puzzles to go with books by treasured authors including Joseph Bruchac, John Steptoe, Donald F. Montileaux, Harriet Peck Taylor, and more. 

Written by Donald F. Montileaux

In this Lakota legend, a young warrior sets out on a search for food and instead discovers a...

1st - 4th

Written by Harriet Peck Taylor

In this retelling of a Wasco Indian legend about the constellations, a curious coyote sets out to...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Bill Wise

This book tells the story of Louis Sockalexis, one of the first American Indian players in Major League Baseball.

Written by Linda Boyden

This book, written in rhyme, is about an American Indian powwow.

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Joseph Bruchac

The story of fourth-grader Danny Bigtree who is trying to adjust to life in Brooklyn. He misses his...

2nd - 5th

Written by John Steptoe

Based on a Native American legend, this story is about a mouse who goes on a long, dangerous...

Pre-K - 3rd

Written by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Dreaming of continuing the tradition that has been a part of her family for generations, a young girl finds a way to make her dress “sing” so she can jingle dance at powwow.

Pre-K - 5th

Written by Louise Erdrich

The first book in the series about Omakayas and the Ojibwe community from 1847 to modern times. The...

4th - 7th

Written by Paul Goble

This is the story of a Native-American girl who shares a special bond with horses and seems to...

K - 3rd

Written by James & Joseph Bruchac

Rabbit is impatient. He wants things when he wants things and right now he wants to see some snow!...

Pre-K - K

Written by Lee DeCora Francis

Kunu is from the Penobscot Tribe located on Indian Island in Maine. They have a deep tradition in...

2nd - 5th

Written by S.D. Nelson

Born in 1839, Buffalo Bird Girl, Waheenee, was a member of the Hidatsa tribe of the Great Plains....

1st - 5th

Written by Joseph Bruchac

By the late 1800s, American buffalo (bison) were nearly extinct. Drawing on Native Indian history, this book tells the story of how one man and his family worked to save the buffalo.

1st - 6th

Written by Tim Tingle

A Choctaw boy shares memories of his grandmother and the lessons she taught him.

K - 5th

Written by Sharon Creech

On a road trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, who is part Indian,...

3rd - 7th

Written by Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

In this book the wisdom of the elders is passed on to the young as the story of the Jocko River,...

3rd - 7th

Native American Heritage Word Search for Grades K-2

Celebrate our Native American Heritage with a Word Search puzzle created for young readers. Use as...

Native American Heritage Word Search for Grades 3-5

Celebrate our Native American Heritage with a Word Search puzzle. Use as a printable or interactive...

Native American Heritage Word Search for Grades 6-8

Celebrate Native American Heritage culture and traditions with a Word Search puzzle. Use as a...