Booklist for Kids: Native Americans of the Northwest Coast and Southwest

Butterfly Dance
By Gerald Dawavendewa
Part of the series Tales of a People, which was put together by the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and written and illustrated by noted Native artists and writers. This tale of a young Hopi girl's first butterfly dance also includes tribal information and photographs.
Abbeville Press, New York, 2001

Coyote and the Winnowing Birds: A Traditional Hopi Tale
By Eugene Sekaquaptewa. Illustrated by Hopi children.
The late Hopi elder and storyteller Eugene Sekaquaptewa retells this traditional Hopi story. The text is presented in both Hopi and English, with illustrations by Hopi children attending the Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School on Third Mesa.
Santa Fe: Clear Light Publishers, 1994

The Flute Player: An Apache Folktale
Retold and illustrated by Michael Lacapa
The Apache/Hopi artist Michel Lacapa retells and illustrates an Apache tale he remembers from his youth.
Northland Publishing, Arizona, 1997

Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest
By Susan Secakuku. Photographs by John Harrington.
The second volume in the series My World: Young Native Americans Today, from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Mindy, a teenage girl who is a member of the Hopi and Tewa tribes, talks about her experiences at her coming-of-age ceremony and as a high school student in Glendale, Arizona.
Beyond Worlds Publishing, Oregon, 2003

Myths and Legends of the Haida Indians of the Northwest: The Children of the Raven
By Martine Reid
Haida myths are retold by Dr. Martine Reid, an anthropologist and the widow of Haida artist Bill Reid.
Bellerophon Press, Santa Barbara,1988

Potlatch: A Tsimshian Celebration
By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
David R. Boxley, a young Tsimshian boy from Metlakatla, Alaska, describes the story of the potlatch held in honor of his great-grandfather. Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith explains the potlatch ceremony and includes a history of the Tsimshian. Photographer Lawrence Migdale documents the preparations for the potlatch and its celebration. Boxley also provides drawings of the potlatch for the book.
Holiday House, New York, 1994

Pueblo Storyteller
By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
April Trujillo, a young Cochiti Indian girl who lives with her grandparents in the Cochiti Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico, describes her daily life and traditional pueblo practices, including pottery, drum making, and cooking.
Holiday House, New York, 1994

Totem Pole
By Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale.
David R. Boxley, a teenage member of the Eagle Clan of the Tsimshian tribe in Alaska, describes how his father carved a totem pole for the Klallam tribe and the subsequent ceremonial celebration. Illustrated with Lawrence Migdale's color photographs and Boxley's drawings of the carving of the totem pole and the pole-raising ceremony.
Holiday House, New York, 1994

Where There Is No Name for Art: The Art of Tew Pueblo Children
By Bruce Hucko. With the art and voices of the children of the Santa Clara, San Ildefonson, San Juan, Pojoaque, and Nambe pueblos.
Educator Bruce Hucko presents the artwork and words of his Tewa Pueblo students and includes photographs of them playing and working. The children also participated in the design and marketing of the book.
School of American Research Press, Sante Fe, 1996

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