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Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac

·3.78·27,024 Ratings
“ Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. ” ― Rumi
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  • A Boy Called Slow

    1995·
    ·3.94·173 Ratings
    Anxious to be given a name as strong and brave as that of his father, a proud Lakota Sioux grows into manhood, acting with careful deliberation, determination, and bravery, which eventually earned him his proud new name: Sitting Bull. Being named Slow and
  • Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back

    1997·
    ·4.06·277 Ratings
    "Unusual and intelligent...An exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature." — Publishers Weekly In Native American legend, the thirteen scales on Old Turtle's back hold the key to the thirteen cycl
  • The Trail of Tears

    1999·
    ·3.82·137 Ratings
    Recounts how the Cherokees, after fighting to keep their land in the nineteenth century, were forced to leave and travel 1200 miles to a new settlement in Oklahoma, a terrible journey known as the Trail of Tears.
  • The Return of Skeleton Man

    2006·
    ·3.77·200 Ratings
    It's not over, that voice says. Some dreams, rabbit, are like this one I just sent you. They are messages and warnings.And even though it sends a shiver down my spine, I understand what this message, this warning, means.Skeleton Man will return.Molly thou
  • The Heart of a Chief

    2001·
    ·3.39·218 Ratings
    Chris's life is complicated. At school, he's been selected to lead a project on sports teams with Indian names. At home, on the Penacook reservation, the Indians are divided about building a casino. It would destroy the beautiful island Chris thinks of as
  • Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    2006·
    ·3.86·7,758 Ratings
    Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of
  • Native American Animal Stories

    1992·
    ·4.23·111 Ratings
    The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of twenty-four Native American tales included in Native American
  • Sacajawea

    2001·
    ·3.37·513 Ratings
    Young Sacajawea has been asked to join Lewis and Clark in their exploration of the American West. As a translator, peacemaker, caretaker, and guide, Sacajawea alone will make the historic journey of Lewis and Clark possible. This captivating novel, which
  • Children of the Longhouse

    1998·
    ·3.8·204 Ratings
    When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing—but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, espe
  • The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story

    1994·
    ·3.98·117 Ratings
    With characteristic action and wit, renowned Native American storyteller Bruchac retells the amusing and rousing folktale of an epic ball game between the Birds and the Animals, which offers the explanation as to why birds fly south every winter. Roth's b
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