Indigenous American History Booklist

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Book recommendations pertaining to Indigenous American History.

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First PeopleYellowhorn, Eldon
Lowinger, Kathy
2017UMG
YA
Prehistory100,000 BCE-1491 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNF
OV
CB
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1Taylor, Alan2001YAAge of Revolutions13000 BCE-1820 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Colonial America
NFB
S
What the Eagle SeesYellowhorn, Eldon
Lowinger, Kathy
2019UMG
YA
High Middle Ages982-2019North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNF
OV
CB
PeacemakerBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
High Middle Ages1300North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Iroquois Nation
F
Bio
CB
Hiawatha and the PeacemakerRobertson, Robbie2015MG
LE
High Middle Ages1300North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Iroquois Nation
F
Bio
PB
Before ColumbusMann, Charles C.2009UMG
YA
Renaissance1491North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNFCB
Children of the LonghouseBruchac, Joseph1996MGRenaissance1491North AmericaUnited StatesEarly America
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
EncounterYolen, Jane1996LERenaissance1492North AmericaBahamasEarly America
Indigenous Americans
FPB
Morning GirlDorris, Michael1992MGRenaissance1492North AmericaBahamasEarly America
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Squanto's JourneyBruchac, Joseph2000LE
MG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Thanksgiving
Colonial America
NF
Bio
PB
The Winter PeopleBruchac, Joseph2004MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1759North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Stone River CrossingTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1808North AmericaUnited StatesChoctaw Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
Talking LeavesBruchac, Joseph2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1821North AmericaUnited StatesCherokee Alphabet
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and SurrenderMarshall III, Joseph2017MG
UMG
Industrial Age1822-1909North AmericaUnited StatesLakota Nation
Indigenous Americans
NF
OV
PB
When a Ghost Talks, ListenTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1824-2018North AmericaUnited StatesTrail of Tears
Indigenous Americans
FCB
How I Became A GhostTingle, Tim2015MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1830North AmericaUnited StatesTrail of Tears
Indigenous Americans
FCB
A Boy Called SlowBruchac, Joseph1998LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1831North AmericaUnited StatesSitting Bull
Indigenous Americans
NFPB
The Birchbark HouseErdrich, Louise2002MG
UMG
Industrial Age1847North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
Plagues
F
OV
CB
The Game of SilenceErdrich, Louise2005MG
UMG
Industrial Age1850North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
The Porcupine YearErdrich, Louise2010MG
UMG
Industrial Age1852North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
In the Footsteps of Crazy HorseMarshall III, Joseph2015MG
UMG
Industrial Age1860-1877North AmericaUnited StatesLakota Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
ChickadeeErdrich, Louise2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1866North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
MakoonsErdrich, Louise2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1866North AmericaUnited StatesOjibwe Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
Stone FoxGardiner, John Reynolds19801MGModern Age1905North AmericaUnited StatesDogsled Racing
Shoshone Tribe
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Hidden RootsBruchac, Joseph2011UMGModern Age1930–1949North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Two RoadsBruchac, Joseph2019UMGModern Age1932North AmericaUnited StatesMuscogee Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Code TalkerBruchac, Joseph2006UMGModern Age1942-1954North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Navajo Nation
Indigenous Americans
FN
Indian No MoreMcManis, Charlene Willing2019MG
UMG
Modern Age1957North AmericaUnited StatesUmpqua Nation
Civil Rights
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Rez DogsBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
Modern Age2020North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Wabanaki Nation
COVID-19 pandemic
FCB

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel