Teaching and Learning About Native Americans

Teaching and Learning About Native Americans

These resources contain information for teachers or parents who want to help young children learn about Native Americans.

IEL Resources

Web Resources

Books for Adults

  • “All the Real Indians Died Off” and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
  • Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian by the National Museum of the American Indian staff
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese
  • New Native Kitchen by Chef Freddie Bitsoie and James O. Fraioli
  • Original Local by Heid E. Erdrich
  • The Sioux Chef by Sean Sherman

Books for Children

  • Fall in Line, Holden by Daniel Vandever
  • Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Mission to Space by John Herrington
  • Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child
  • Cradle Me by Debbie Slier

About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool Program

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Related Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:
Reviewed: 2021