Central Wisconsin History Collaborative

A Teaching American History Grant Project    



Native American History


Print Media

Electronic Media

Lesson Plans & Misc.




  Berger, Melvin. (1996)  Native Americans Told us so. Newbridge Educational Publishing.  Discusses some Native American traditions that can be found in modern America today.  Recommended K-3


The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich (HPFC, 2002).  Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.  RL 6.1


The Trail of Tears, R. Conrad Stein (Scholastic Library Publishing, 1993).  Adventure story of two brothers and their friends who are trapped at dusk in a deep forest with nineteenth-century fur traders.  RL4.8
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, John G. Neihardt (University of Nebraska Press; New Ed edition, 1988).
The Good Path: Ojibwe Learning and Activity Book for Kids The Good Path: Ojibwe Learning and Activity Book for Kids, Thomas D. Peacock (Afton Historical Society Press, 2002).
  The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America, Brian M Fagan (1987).


  Kingdoms of Gold, Kingdoms of Jade: The Americas Before Columbus.  Brian M. Fagan (1991).


  America in 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples Before the Arrival of Columbus. Alvin M. Josephy Jr. ed., (1992).


  The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, Richard White, (1991).


  The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from the European Contract Through the Era of Removal, James H. Merrell, (1989).


  A Spirited Resistance: The North American Indian Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815, Gregory E. Dowd, (1992).


  The American Revolution in Indian Country: Crisis and Diversity in Native American Communities, Colin G. Calloway, (1995).


  Expansion and American  Indian Policy, 1783-1812, Reginald Horsman, (1992).


  The Long, Bitter Trail: Andrew Jackson and the Indians, Anthony Wallace, (1993).
Electronic Media
National Museum of the American Indian
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
The Cherokee Nation
The Trail of Tears
Native Americans
Division of Indian Affairs, Utah State Government
  • Eric Foner's (Columbia University) handouts concerning
        Definitions of "American Freedom."
  • Kris Cameron's & Kim Peddle's (Cloquet, Minnesota School District) 
         Ojibwe Unit   
  • Recommendations by Sue Kreibich (Winona, Minnesota School District): 
        Berger, Melvin. (1996)  Native Americans Told us so. Newbridge Educational Publishing
  •  Jane Luehring's (Ashland School District) recommendation:
          Erickson, Sue. (1998).  A Guide to Understanding Ojibwe Treaty Rights.
          Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. 
  • Karen Mattson & Rhonda Olkonen (Hurley School District)
         Wisconsin's Beginnings -Lesson Plan                 

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