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La Pine Elementary: Mrs. Larsell—American Indians of Oregon, 4th Grade, October 2013


A wide variety of Native American groups have lived, and are currently living in Oregon. The following list is not exhaustive, and the links are to their current political entity (not always based in Oregon). Some of the groups were not historically Oregon tribes but live here now; others were originally from Oregon, but were removed to other states.

Chinook Indian Nation
Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon
Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians (includes Alsea, Chinook, Kalapuya, Molalla, Shasta, Rogue River Peoples, Klickitat, Takelma, Tututni, including all Athapascan bands from southwestern Oregon, Tillamook, Coos, and more)
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (includes Cayuse, Umatilla, Walla Walla)
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (includes Pauite, Wasco, Warm Springs)
Coquille Indian Tribe
Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Indians
Crow Nation
Kiowa Tribe
Klamath Tribes (including Klamath, Modoc, Yahooskin)
Nez Perce Tribe
Pauite (Burns Pauite Tribe)
Shoshone



Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

World Book Encyclopedia
http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/worldbook.aspx
Online access to all articles from the 22-volume print World Book Encyclopedia set, and much more. This database includes various Native American nations, tribes, and groups.



Books

Use the tribal names above for a keyword search in the Deschutes Public Library catalog, or click on a title below for that specific book.



Cover Image Arts and Crafts of the Native Americans
Morris, Ting.
North Mankato, MN : Smart Apple Media, c2007.


Learn about a wide range of Native American arts and crafts and see examples of the beautiful and intricate work that was produced, trying some of the techniques for yourself!


Cover Image Chief Joseph
Sutcliffe, Jane.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., c2004.


A biography of Chief Joseph, who led the Nez Perce as they hid from, fought with, and finally surrendered to Army soldiers, and who later spoke in Washington, D.C. about the rights of his people.


Cover Image Chief Joseph, 1840-1904
Englar, Mary.
Mankato, Minn. : Blue Earth Books, c2004.


A biography of the peace chief who ended the Nez Perce War by surrendering to United States soldiers in 1877, believing that he would be permitted lead his people back to their ancestral lands in Idaho. Includes a recipe for berry fritters and directions for "the stick game."


Cover Image Chief Joseph : The Voice for Peace
Hopping, Lorraine Jean.
New York : Sterling, c2009.





Cover Image Chinook
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, c2004.


Discusses the origin, history, government, daily life and customs, and current tribal issues related to the Chinook tribe.


Cover Image Chinook Indians
Williams, Suzanne, 1949-
Chicago : Heinemann Library, c2003.





Cover Image The Crow
Bial, Raymond.
New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2006.





Cover Image The Crow
Tarbescu, Edith.
New York : Franklin Watts, c2000.


Examines the history, culture, religious beliefs, poetry, and contemporary life of the Crow Indians.


Cover Image Crow
San Diego : Blackbirch Press, c2002.


Discusses the origin, history, social life, government, customs, and current tribal issues related to the Crow.


Cover Image From the Land of the Totem Poles : The Northwest Coast Indian Art Collection At the American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History.
New York : The Museum ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1988.





Cover Image Grandma Maxine Remembers : A Native American Family Story
Morris, Ann, 1930-
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2002.


A Shoshone grandmother relates family and cultural history to her granddaughter as they share their daily tasks on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Includes a recipe, craft, and activities.


Cover Image A Kid's Guide to Native American History : More Than 50 Activities
Dennis, Yvonne Wakim.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2010.


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.


Cover Image Kiowa
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, c2004.


Discusses the origin, history, government, daily life and customs, and current tribal issues related to the Kiowa tribe.


Cover Image Indians of the Northwest : Traditions, History, Legends, and Life
Press, Petra.
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2000.


Describes the daily lives, culture, beliefs, social structure, and environment of some of the Native American peoples who lived on the Northwest coast of North America before the coming of Europeans.


Cover Image Looking At Totem Poles
Stewart, Hilary, 1924-
Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, c1993.





Cover Image Nations of the Northwest Coast
Smithyman, Kathryn, 1961-
New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2004.


Explores how the waters, mountains, and forests of the Pacific Northwest have provided food and shelter for groups such as the Tlingit, the Haida, and the Kwakiutl for thousands of years.


Cover Image The Nez Perce
Bial, Raymond.
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2002.





Cover Image The Nez Perce
King, David C.
New York : Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, c2007.


"Provides comprehensive information on the background, lifestyle, beliefs, and present-day lives of the Nez Perce People"--Provided by publisher.


Cover Image Nez Perce
San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, c2002.


Discusses the history, government, culture, daily life and customs, and current tribal issues related to the Nez Perce.


Cover Image Nez Perce
Stout, Mary, 1954-
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2003.


A discussion of the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Nez Perce Indians.


Cover Image Nez Perce History and Culture
Dwyer, Helen.
New York : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2012.


Chronicles the story of the Nez Percé Indians using firsthand accounts of historical events, traditional Nez Perce folktales, and important religious beliefs.


Cover Image Paiute Princess : The Story of Sarah Winnemucca
Ray, Deborah Kogan, 1940-
New York : Frances Foster Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011.





Cover Image Plank Houses
Gibson, Karen Bush.
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2005.


A brief introduction to plank houses, including the materials, construction, and people who lived in these traditional Native American dwellings.


Cover Image Plateau Indians
Doherty, Craig A.
New York : Chelsea House, c2008.





Cover Image Plateau Region : Cayuse, Walla Walla & Umatilla People
Boule, Mary Null.
Vashon, WA : Merryant Publishers, c1999.


A look at the culture and history of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla peoples of the Pacific Northwest, with information on village and family life, religion, hunting and fishing practices, and native arts.


Cover Image Plateau Region : Nez Percé People
Boulé, Mary Null.
Vashon, WA : Merryant Publishers, c1998.


A look at the culture and history of the Nez Percé people of the Pacific Northwest, with information on village and family life, religion, hunting and fishing practices, and native arts.


Cover Image Sarah Winnemucca of the Northern Paiutes
Canfield, Gae Whitney, 1931-
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1983.





Cover Image Sarah Winnemucca : Scout, Activist, and Teacher
Rosinsky, Natalie M. (Natalie Myra)
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2006.


A scout during wartime, she became a writer and spokesperson for the Northen Paiute and worked tirelessly for Native Americans.


Cover Image The Shoshone
Bial, Raymond.
New York : Benchmark Books, 2001.





Cover Image Shoshone
Stout, Mary, 1954-
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2005.


A discussion of the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Shoshone Indians.


Cover Image Shoshone History and Culture
Dwyer, Helen
New York, N.Y. : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2012.


An introduction to the locale, history, way of life, and culture of the Shoshone Indians.


Cover Image Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain : The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce
Biskup, Agnieszka.
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2011.


"In graphic novel format, explores the battles and hardships faced by Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce when they were forced to leave their homelands"--Provided by publisher.


Cover Image Totem Pole
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
New York : Holiday House, c1990.


A Tsimshian Indian proudly describes how his father carved a totem pole for the Klallam tribe and the subsequent ceremonial celebration.


Cover Image Totem Pole
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane.
New York : Holiday House, c1990.


A Tsimshian Indian proudly describes how his father carved a totem pole for the Klallam tribe and the subsequent ceremonial celebration.


Cover Image The Ute
Cunningham, Kevin, 1966-
New York : Children's Press, 2011.


An exploration of the Ute Indians, discussing the nation's relationship with settlers, culture, ceremonies, migrations, and more.


Cover Image Ute
San Diego : Blackbirch Press, c2003.


Discusses the origin, history, government, daily life and customs, and current tribal issues related to the Ute tribe.


Cover Image The Woman Who Married a Bear
James, Elizabeth, 1958-
Vancouver : Simply Read Books, 2008.





Cover Image Women of the Frontier : 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers
Miller, Brandon Marie.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2013.


"Here the firsthand accounts of pioneer women in this lively history of the Wild West"--P. [4] of cover.


Websites


Lewis and Clark: PBS Series - The Native Americans
This section of the website provides background on all the tribes Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey, some of which were also encountered on the Oregon Trail. Includes the Chinook, the Nez Perce, and the Shoshone.

Oregon Blue Book
This is the Web version of the Oregon Blue Book, the official state fact book. It includes all federally recognized Oregon tribes.

Oregon History Project
An educational project of the Oregon Historical society with pictures, information, and primary documents from our history.

Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Check out this online exhibit entitled “Oregon-Where Past Is Present.” It displays many artifacts from Native groups found in Oregon, but information beyond the images is minimal.



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