Native American Bibliography

If you are interested in learning about Native Americans, these are some of the items in Memorial Library’s collection that you might enjoy

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Behind the Frontier:  Indians in Eighteenth Century Eastern Massachusetts, by Daniel Mandell, tells the story of the Indians between the time of King Philip’s War and the Battle of Bunker Hill.  970.44 M271

Children of Native America Today, by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene Hirschfelder.  Text and photos introduce traditions, activities and lifestyles of children from various North American tribes.  J970.1 D411

Facing East from Indian Country: a Native History of Early America, by Daniel K. Richter, discusses how Native people controlled most of eastern North America before the American Revolution and keeps Native people center-stage during the origins of the U.S.  970.1 R535

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann, highlights much new (and old) evidence that the Native American populations in the Americas were larger in number, had arrived earlier, were more sophisticated culturally, and controlled and shaped the natural landscape to a far greater extent than had been previously thought.  973.1 M281

A Kid's Guide to Native American History: More Than 50 Activities, by Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene Hirschfelder.   Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities such as the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yup'ik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians. J 970.1 D411

The Line of Forts: Historical Archaeology on the Colonial Frontier of Massachusetts, by Michael D. Coe, describes a well-documented line of forts along the northwest boundary of Massachusetts and gives us a unique snapshot of the material culture of the time. His rich drama covers the final standoff between New England's English settlers and Native Americans.  974.4 C672

A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations, by Rocky Landon invites the reader to explore the creativity of these people in this information-packed book. Did you know Native Americans developed syringe needles, a secret ingredient in soda pop, and other clever inventions and innovations which are still in use today?  J 970.1 L259

Peoples of a Spacious Land: Families and Cultures in Colonial New England, by Gloria Main, describes how the native peoples of southern New England and the English settlers and their descendants went about solving common human problems.  974.02 M222

Picture Rocks: American Indian Rock Art in the Northeast Woodlands, by Edward Lenik, includes 200 illustrations and maps.  970.6 L566

The Pond Dwellers: The People of the Freshwaters of Massachusetts 1620-1676, by Kelly Savage, retells early American history from the perspective of 17th century Central Massachusetts Native peoples. 970.44 S264

The Wampanoag, by Pamela Dell, provides comprehensive information on the background, lifestyle, beliefs, and present-day lives of the Wampanoag people.  J 970.3 W243

The Wigwam and the Longhouse, by Charlotte and Dave Yue, covers the history, customs, religion, government, homes and present-day status of the various native peoples that inhabited the eastern woodlands before the coming of the Europeans.   J 970.44 Y94


updated 10/2013