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Ackerman, Ned. Spirit Horse 1998 When a Siksika boy living on the Plains during the 1770s becomes separated from a raiding party, he discovers the legendary spirit horse which he attempts to track down and tame. J FICTION ACKERMAN NED

Armstrong, Alan W. Raleigh's Page 2007 In the late 16th century, fifteen-year-old Andrew leaves school in England and must prove himself as a page to Sir Walter Raleigh before embarking for Virginia, where he helps to establish relations with the Indians. J FICTION ARMSTRON ALA

Bruchac, Joseph. Dog People: Native Dog Stories 1995 A series of stories, set in the northern New England ten thousand years ago, about the special relationship between the Abenaki people and the dogs who were their faithful friends. J FICTION BRUCHAC JOS

Bruchac, Joseph. The Winter People 2002 As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. J FICTION BRUCHAC JOS

Bruchac, Joseph. The Heart of a Chief: A Novel 2003 In eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town. J FICTION BRUCHAC JOS

Carvell, Marlene. Sweetgrass Basket 2005 In alternating passages, two Mohawk sisters describe their lives at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, established in 1879 to educate Native Americans, as they try to assimilate into white culture and one of them is falsely accused of stealing. J FICTION CARVELL MAR

Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans 2002 An adaptation of the story about the exploits of a young white man and his Mohican Indian friends during the French and Indian War.  J FICTION COOPER JAM

Cornelissen, Cornelia. Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
1998 Soft Rain, a nine-year-old Cherokee girl, is forced to relocate, along with her family, from North Carolina to the West. J FICTION CORNELIS COR

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Dadey, Debbie. Cherokee Sister Because she is mistaken for an Indian, twelve-year-old Allie, a white girl, is forced to travel the Trail of Tears along with her best friend, a young Cherokee. J FICTION DADEY DEB

Durrant, Lynda. Echohawk 1996 A twelve-year-old white boy , adopted and raised by Mochicans in the Hudson River Valley during the 1730's, is sent with his younger brother to an English settlement for schooling. J FICTION DURRANT LYD

Durrant, Lynda. Turtle Clan Journey 1999 As the captive white boy Echohawk and his Mohican father and brother make a perilous journey from the Hudson Valley to a settlement on the Ohio River, Echohawk feels the conflicting pulls of his dual heritage. J FICTION DURRANT LYD

Erdrich, Louise. The Porcupine Year 2008  In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home. J FICTION ERDRICH LOU

George, Jean Craighead.  Julie 1994 When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man. J FICTION GEORGE JEA

Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Night Bird: A Story of the Seminole Indians 1993 In 1840 Night Bird, whose clan of Seminole Indians is fighting to preserve its traditional way of life, must decide whether to seek land in distant Oklahoma. J FICTION KUDLINSK KAT

Matcheck, Diane. The Sacrifice 1998 When her father's death leaves her an outcast among her Apsaalooka (Crow) people, a fifteen-year-old sets out to avenge his death and prove that she, not her dead twin brother, is destined to be the Great One. J FICTION MATCHECK DIA

Matthaei, Gay. The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle 2001 The continuing fictional account of a Lakota Indian who, after being educated in the white man's ways, joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and travels around America and Europe. J FICTION MATTHAEI GAY

Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One 1971 A Navajo girl unravels a day's weaving on a rug whose completion, she believes, will mean the death of her grandmother. J FICTION MILES MIS

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O'Dell, Scott. Sing Down the Moon  1970 The Spanish slavers came first, later the soldiers forced the Navajos of the Canyon to join their Indian brothers on the devastation long march to Fort Sumner; through the eyes of Bright Morning, a young Navajo girl, we see what can happen to human beings when they are uprooted from the life they know. J FICTION ODELL SCO

Rinaldi, Ann.  My Heart is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl  1999 In the diary account of her life at a government-run Pennsylvania boarding school in 1880, a twelve-year-old Sioux Indian girl reveals a great need to find a way to help her people. J FICTION DEAR AME

Roop, Peter. Ahyoka and the Talking Leaves 1992 Ahyoka helps her father Sequoyah in his quest to create a system of writing for his people.  J FICTION ROOP PET

Roop, Peter. Girl of the Shining Mountains : Sacagawea's Story 1999 Sacagawea describes how, at the age of sixteen, she becomes part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and serves as their interpreter and guide, surviving many dangerous adventures. J FICTION ROOP PET

Kaya's Escape: A Survival Story 2002 In the fall of 1764, after Kaya and her sister are kidnapped from their Nez Percé village by enemy horse raiders, she tries to find a way to escape back home. Includes l notes on learning among the Nez Percé Indians. J FICTION AMERICAN KAY

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Rain is Not My Indian Name 2001 Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her friend, a Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp. J FICTION SMITH CYN

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Indian Shoes 2002 Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions to life's challenges. J FICTION SMITH CYN

Wax, Wendy.  Empire Dreams 2000 In 1930 in New York City, as she worries about the Depression's effect on her family, eleven-year-old Julie takes a personal interest in the building of the Empire State Building and befriends a Mohawk boy who is working on the project. J FICTION WAX WEN

Whelan, Gloria. The Indian School 1996 In 1839, newly orphaned eleven-year-old Mary goes to live with her missionary aunt and uncle who run a school for Indian children in northern Michigan. J FICTION WHELAN GLO

Whelan, Gloria. Miranda's Last Stand 2000 Because the Sioux had killed her Papa at the Battle of Little Bighorn, eleven-year-old Miranda struggles with her mama's prejudice and her own experiences with Indians in the Wild West Show. J FICTION WHELAN GLO

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