November Is Native American Heritage Month
Published on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:12pm
Come visit the children's room at the Petworth Library to get books about Native Americans past and present, myths and legends, art and culture, food and crafts, picture books and chapter books:
Wilma Mankiller, Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1985-1995
The Rough-Face Girl, a Native American Cinderella story
A Kids' Guide to Native American History, a hands-on book of games, activities and crafts that teaches the diversity of Native cultures
Eagle Song, about a young boy who moves to the city and is homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live
The Woman Who Married a Bear
In this retelling of an ancient west coast First Nations tale, a woman meets a clan of Bear People and learns to respect the natural world.
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story The cousin of Crazy Horse, Black Elk was a medicine man, and later became a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Told in Black Elk's own words, as well as historical documentation.