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Here you will find a selection of TSRT recommended resources to help teach young children about Native American history, culture, and ways of life with age appropriate resources.
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Nonfiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "A concise and beautifully illustrated, 38 page introduction to the language and life ways of the Ojibwe people (2017)."

Anishinaabe: Ojibwe Culture and Language

Nonfiction Book

Delphine Red Shirt, Oglala Lakota Nation. "Anishinaabe Worldview: Ojibwe History, Language and Culture is an excellent illustrated beginning Ojibwe text for any individual interested in learning about the historical and contemporary lifestyle of the Ojibwe people, as well as a terrific guide to learning the language of the Anishinaabe, ‘Ojibwemowin’ (2017)."

Anishinaabe Worldview: Ojibwe History, Culture, and Language

Fiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "Boozhoo, Ajidamoo (Hello, Squirrel) is an Ojibwe language picture book (2014)."

Boozhoo, Ajidamoo

Fiction Book

Brenda J. Childs, Red Lake Nation. "Windy Girl attends a powwow and then dreams about a powwow of dogs. English with Ojibwe translation (2018)."

Bowwow Powwow

Fiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "Dog and Ma'iingan (Wolf) is an English/Ojibwe language picture book. Readers learn how to count to ten and how to say a number of animal names in Ojibwe (2013)."

Dog and Ma'iigan

Fiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "An English/Ojibwe coloring book and covers counting to ten, simple greetings and good-byes, and a number of animal names common to Northern Minnesota (2017)."

An English/Ojibwe Coloring Book

Nonfiction Book

Thomas D. Peacock, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Marlene Wisuri. With text and activities developed by Ojibwe elder and educator Thomas Peacock and heavily illustrated with photographs by Marlene Wisuri, The Four Hills of Life describes the journey taken by previous generations of Ojibwe and the relevance of these life lessons for young readers today (2011)."

Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom

Fiction Book

Teresa R. Peterson, Upper Sioux Community. "Young Psipsi is sick in bed. What will make her feel better? An Unktomi trickster story from her father lulls her to sleep. "Unktomi stories have been shared in Dakota families and communities for a very long time. This tradition continued into the childhood of my mother's generation. Depending upon location and community, variations of this Unktomi story have been told. This Unktomi story is a local version my mother and her siblings heard from their father, primarily when they were ill, perhaps to lend comfort in addition to impart lessons to a captive audience." — Teresa Peterson (2019)"

Grasshopper Girl

Nonfiction Book

Thomas D. Peacock, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Marlene Wisuri. “Kids of all cultures journey through time with the Ojibwe people as their guide to the Good Path and its universal lessons of courage, cooperation, and honor. Through traditional native tales, hear about Grandmother Moon, the mysterious Megis shell, and the souls of plants and animals. Through Ojibwe history, learn how trading posts, treaties, and warfare affected Native Americans. Through activities designed especially for kids, discover fun ways to follow the Good Path's timeless wisdom every day (2009)."

The Good Path: Ojibwe Learning and Activity Book for Kids

Nonfiction Book

Allan and Paulette McFarlan. "Fun-loving youngsters will find new trails to amusement in this varied collection of 150 spirited, entertaining and easy-to-play games once played by Indian tribes across America (1967)."

Handbook of American Indian Games

Website

PBS collection of videos, games, podcast, and printable activities. "The daily adventures of 10-year-old Alaska native Molly Mabray, her family, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini."

Molly of Denali

Nonfiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "A quick reference guide to common Ojibwe terms (2017)."

Nana Boozhoo: Ojibwe Words and Phrases

Nonfiction Book

Michael Lyons, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. "A cartoon introduction to the Ojibwe language. This beautifully illustrated picture book covers basic Ojibwe greetings, names, seasons, months of the year, and how to count to ten in Ojibwemowin (2015)."

Ojiberish: An Introduction to Ojibwemowen

Nonfiction Book

Inez Cook, Naxalk Nation, and Jason Eaglespeaker, Blackfoot/Duwamish. "For decades, “scooping up” (taking) Indigenous children from their families for placement in foster homes or adoption, was commonplace. This is the story of one of those 20,000 children (2018)."

Sixties Scoop