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Teaching Resources

Recommended Reading:

All Ages

  • Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson

Age Group: K – 2nd 

  • How Chipmunk Got his Stripes by Joseph Bruchac
  • Fire Race by Jonathan London & Sylvia Long
  • Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun by Geri Keams & James Bernadin
  • Woodchuck Visits Algonquian Cousins by Karen Coody Cooper

Age Group: 3rd- 5th Grades

  • Keepers of the Animals by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
  • Keepers of the Earth by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
  • Keepers of the Night by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
  • Keepers of Life by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac

Age Group: Middle-High School

  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • Flight by Sherman Alexie
  • Jim Thorpe: Original All-American by Joseph Bruchac
  • Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
  • Smoke Signals (movie)


  • "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Aunt Sarah, Woman of the Dawnland: The 108 Winters of an Abenaki Healing Woman by Trudy Ann Parker
  • Black Elk Speaks, The Complete Edition by John G. Neihardt with a new introduction by Philip J. Deloria
  • Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures by Lucianne Lavin
  • Spirit of the New England Tribes: Indian History and Folklore by William S. Simmons
  • Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians by Susan Sleep-Smith et al.