Weeks 10-11

During Weeks 10 and 11, you will be choosing from NATIVE AMERICAN reading units. To get a sense of some of the stories that are coming, here's a random image from one of the units (reload to see more). Then, scroll down to learn more about all the options.


You can browse all the Native American units here: page 1 and page 2. Here are the choices:

Regional Anthologies:
California/Southwest : Stories from Navajo, Pueblo and other tribes, featuring Coyote.
Pacific Northwest: Pacific Northwest stories with a focus on the tribes of Oregon and Washington.
Alaska: Stories from Inuit, Haida & other Alaskan peoples featuring the trickster-hero Raven.
British North America: Tales from Canada, with trickster-heroes Manabozho, Raven & Coyote.
Great Plains: Tales from the Omaha & other Plains tribes, with the tricksters Unktomi and Rabbit.
Mississippi/Great Lakes: Legends of the hero Manabozho plus trickster Rabbit tales from the south.

Specific Tribes:
Apache : Tales of Coyote the trickster and the monster-slaying Apache hero Naiyenesgani.
Cherokee: Tales of the world's origin, the trickster Rabbit, and the great snake-monster Uktena.
Tejas: Nature stories retold for children from the Tejas Caddoan people of east Texas.
Blackfoot: Including the story of Kut-O-Yis, the hero born of blood, plus other Blackfoot tales.
Sioux: Stories told by two Sioux authors, both women, focusing on the trickster Iktomi, Spider.
Inuit (Eskimo): Tales of shamans, ghosts, and other supernatural beings of the polar world.

Literary Retellings:
American Indian Tales: Children's fairy tales based on a19th-century collection of Ojibwa legends.
Hiawatha: Longfellow's epic poem about Hiawatha, son of East Wind and husband of Minnehaha.

Thematic Anthologies:
Hero Tales: Hero legends from the Hupa, Apache, Crow, Cree, and other tribes of North America.
Marriage Tales: Tales of animal brides, animal husbands, and a Zuni Cinderella legend.

You can use Diigo to search for different types of reading:

Units with explanatory NOTES Native American
Free AUDIOBOOK versions Native American
Lots of SHORTER stories Native American
Few stories but LONGER Native American
One CONTINUOUS story Native American
Stories for CHILDREN Native American
Stories in VERSE Native American
Units with ILLUSTRATIONS Native American

You can also ask the Crystal Ball for advice:





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