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Homework Help: Native Americans

First People [1]Before the European conquest, North America was home to more than 300 Native American tribes. Each of them has its own history, art, culture and traditions. This illustrated history book will show you many of them. It includes maps, charts and timelines too to help you with homework [2]questions about particular groups. Listed below are more websites and books to help you do research.

Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about Native Americans. To give you a start looking at what their life was like, you can look at some images like this one of Native American items that are Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis [3].

Cradleboard – “Native American mothers, aunts, and grandmothers demonstrated their love and hope for infants by creating elaborately decorated cradle covers or cradleboards. They used beads, pain, wood, or tacks to make special carriers for their infants. Mothers carried their babies in the cradleboards, like this one, or strapped it to the side of a horse. It was easy to prop the cradleboard with the infant near a tree or dwelling while the mother performed daily chores. Many elders believed cradleboards “socialized” infants when worn because it brought the child to the eye level of the adults.” More Native American Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis [4].

Websites, Activities & Printables:

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U.S. History in Context: Native Americans [11] is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? [12] It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about Native Americans.​


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NoveList K-8: Stories about Native Americans  [13]is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? [12] Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read about Native Americans. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.

Indiana Books & WebsitesFocus on Indiana [14]:

The Miami, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Mascoutens, Delaware (Lenape), Shawnee were some of the Native Americans that lived in Indiana before settlers came here. One of the most well-known Native Americans from Indiana is the Miami Chief, Little Turtle. The websites and books below will help you learn more about Native Americans who lived in Indiana.

The Miamis [23]Salt [24]


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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN? [12]Overdrive [26]

Bones on the Ground [27]The Rough Face Girl [28]The Porcupine Year [29]The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush [30]The Legend of the Bluebonnet [31]Sequoyah [32]More Than Moccasins [33]Makoons [34]If You Lived With the Iroquois [35]

Print Books:

Before Columbus [36]Buckskin Dresses and Pumpkin Breeches [37]Children of the Tipi [38]Explore Native American Cultures [39]Exploring the Life, Myth and Art of Native Americans [40]Hiawatha and the Peacemaker [41]Looks Like Daylight Voices of Indigenous Kids [42]Native American Heroes [43] Native American Mythology [44]Native Americans a Visual Exploration [45]Hands on History Native Americans [46]Red Cloud [47]Tecumseh [48]Undefeated Jim Thorpe [49]U-X-L Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes [50]Buffalo Bird Girl [51]Crossing Bok Chitto [52]Ghost Hawk [53]Paiute Princess [54]The Birchbark House [55]The Legend of Lightning and Thunder [56]The Man Who Dreamed of Elk Dogs [57]The Story of Jumping Mouse [58]The Woman Who Lived with the Wolves [59]
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