Native Americans

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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By Alexie, Sherman 

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Crooked River

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By Pearsall, Shelley 

When twelve-year old Rebecca Carter's father brings a Native American accused of murder into their 1812 Ohio settlement town, Rebecca, witnessing the town's reaction to the Indian, struggles with the idea that an innocent man may be convicted and sentenced to death.

Black Star, Bright Dawn

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By O'Dell, Scott 

Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.

Trouble's Daughter

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By Kirkpatrick, Katherine 

When her family is massacred by Lenape Indians in 1643, nine-year-old Susanna, daughter of Anne Hutchinson, is captured and raised as a Lenape.

The Beaded Moccasins: The story of Mary Campbell

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By Durrant, Lynda 

After being captured by a group of Delaware Indians and given to their leader as a replacement for his dead granddaughter, twelve-year-old Mary Campbell is forced to travel west with them to Ohio.

The Ransom of Mercy Carter

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By Cooney, Caroline B 

(Electronic book only) In 1704, in the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts, eleven-year old Mercy and her family and neighbors are captured by Mohawk Indians and their French allies. They are forced to march through bitter cold to French Canada, where some adapt to new lives and some still hope to be ransomed. 

Code Talker: a Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II

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By Bruchac, Joseph 

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

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