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North American Indians by Douglas W. Gorsline


The Trail of Tears

Joseph Bruchac - 1999
    Young readers learn about this epic true tale of friendships, hopes, fears and dreams.

The Very First Americans

Cara Ashrose - 1993
    You may have heard of some of them--like the Sioux, Hopi, and Seminole. But where did they live? What did they eat? How did they have fun? And where are they today? From coast to coast, learn all about these very first Americans!

What Was the Wild West?

Janet B. Pascal - 2017
    Famous for cowboys, American Indians, lawmen, gunslingers, pioneers, and prospectors, this period in US history captures the imagination of all kids and now is brought vividly to life.

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal

Cheryl Harness - 1995
    But eight long years after the first shovelful of earth is dug, Clinton realizes his vision at last. The longest uninterrupted canal in history has been built, and it is now possible to travel by water from the American prairie all the way to Europe! Join Cheryl Harness on a fascinating and fun-filled trip as she depicts the amazing construction and workings of the Erie Canal. From the groundbreaking ceremony on the Fourth of July in 1817 to a triumphant journey down America's first superhighway, it's a trip you definitely don't want to miss.

Our Flag Was Still There: The True Story of Mary Pickersgill and the Star-Spangled Banner

Jessie Hartland - 2019
    That’s huge! But how did it get there? And where did it come from? Well… The story of this giant flag begins in 1812 and stars a major on the eve of battle, a seamstress and her mighty helpers, and a poet named Francis Scott Key. This isn’t just the story of one flag. It’s the story of “The Star Spangled-Banner,” a poem that became our national anthem, too. Dynamically told and stunningly illustrated, Jessie Hartland brings this fascinating and true story to life.

Welcome to Kaya's World, 1764: Growing Up in a Native American Homeland

Dottie Raymer - 2003
    In 1764, Kaya dreamed of becoming a courageous leader for her people, ready to meet whatever the future might bring. Inside this book you'll see what growing up was like before America became a country. Listen to legends that Kaya loved to hear, about a time before human beings walked the earth -- when animals could talk! Learn what it was like to live inside a snug tipi and ride horses from the time you were a baby. Most important, read about Nez Perce girls and women, who survived wars against their people, risked their lives to protect their traditions, and never, ever, lost their spirit. From the back cover of the book.

The Fourth of July Story

Alice Dalgliesh - 1956
    Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land. Like all of Alice Dalgliesh’s work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic.

Buffalo Bill

Ingri d'Aulaire - 1952
    Recommended in Laura Berquist Second Grade Syllabus Author: Edgar D Aulaire Grade: 1-6 Pages: 42, Paperback Publisher: Beautiful Feet Books ISBN: 0-9643803-7-4

If You Lived In Colonial Times

Ann McGovern - 1964
    If you lived in colonial times--What kind of clothes would you wear?--Would you go to school?--What would happen if you didn't behave?This book tells you what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the years 1565 to 1776.

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

David A. Adler - 1990
    Surveys the life of Benjamin Franklin, highlighting his work as an inventor and statesman.

If You Lived With The Iroquois

Ellen Levine - 1999
    Detailed, four-color paintings and a question-and-answer text bring to life the traditional life, customs, and everyday world of the Iroquois -- one of the most powerful and influential of the Indian nations.

You Wouldn't Want To Sail On The Titanic!: One Voyage You'd Rather Not Make

David Stewart - 2000
    From the drawing board to the ocean floor, from the captain to the crew, from the wealthiest to the poorest, the Titanic and her history is revealed with humorous drawings and text that is surprisingly sophisticated yet easy to understand."You Wouldn't Want to..." revels in the darker side of life in ancient times. The reader is on center stage as he or she gets a tour through life as a slave, warrior, explorer — even a mummy! Hilarious illustrations, captions, and sidebars leave no doubt that you simply wouldn't want to be there.This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Science: History and Nature of Science Social Studies: Time, Continuity, & Change

Abraham Lincoln

Caroline Crosson Gilpin - 2012
    In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and his historic decision to abolish slavery. Readers will also learn why this decision impacted the United States, as well as the extent of Lincoln's impact as a fearless leader of the Civil War. In this level two biography, difficult concepts are made understandable and transitioned into a more approachable manner. This includes the use of sidebars, timetables, diagrams and fun facts to hold the interest of the young reader. The colorful design and educational illustrations round out this text as an exemplary book for their young minds to explore.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.

The True Story of Pocahontas (Step Into Reading, Step 3)

Lucille Recht Penner - 1994
    Learn about how Pocahontas helped early Americans survive!Filled with suspense and historical details, here's a very young biography of the Powhatan Indian princess who played a vital role in early Colonial and Native American relations.

What Was the First Thanksgiving?

Joan Holub - 2013
    Of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag didn’t know it at the time, but they were making history, celebrating what would become a national holiday.