Indigenous History Month

June is Indigenous History Month. We should take this time to teach children a little about the indigenous people of the Americas. This can lead to some really good discussions about who lived here before us. Who were the people that populated America? What were their cultures like? What types of homes did they live in? How did they survive?

We can do this by reading stories that are about Native Americans or written by Native people. There are also plenty of non-fiction books and websites that can be used as resources. I have compiled a list of books that we have here at the library, and some websites that can be useful.

The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson
Who Was Sacagawea by Judith Bloom Fradin
Native American Tools and Weapons by Dr. Troy Johnson
THe Ancient Maya by Jennifer Fretland VanVoorst

Here are a couple of websites filled with information about the indigenous people of the Americas:

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