Ohio Native Americans (Grade 4)

From the Mound-builders like the Adena, Fort Ancient and Hopewell, to more contemporary nations, Ohio’s earliest settlers were Native Americans. “Ohio,” “Cuyahoga” and “Erie,” are all derived from native words. Battles were fought on Ohio soil, many great chiefs and leaders emerged, and the impact of Native American culture is still evident today.

 

Non-fiction 

Ohio Native American History and Overview
J REF 970.004 NAT Native Americans. Volumes 1-10. Grolier Educational. Danbury, Conn. 2000.
J REF 970.00497 Enc Encyclopedia of Ohio Indians. Volumes 1-2. Associate publisher, Gail Hamlin-Wilson. Somerset Publishers, Inc. St. Clair Shores, Mich. 1998.
J REF 973.0497 GRIFFIN Griffin-Pierce, Trudy. The Encyclopedia of Native America. Viking, a division of the Penguin Group. New York. 1995.
J 372.8304 MAR Marsh, Carole. Ohio Native Americans: A Kid’s Look at Our State’s Chiefs, Tribes, Reservations, Powwows, Lore and More from the Past and the Present. Gallopade International. 2004.
J 917.7 AYLESWORTH Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Virginia L. Aylesworth. Eastern Great Lakes. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1988.
J 917.7 AYLESWORTH Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Virginia L. Aylesworth. Eastern Great Lakes. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1991.
J 917.7 AYLESWORTH Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Virginia L. Aylesworth. Eastern Great Lakes. Chelsea House Publishers. New York. 1996.
J 917.71 BROWN Brown, Dottie. Ohio. Lerner Publications Company. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1993.
J 917.71 CARPENTER Carpenter, Allan. Enchantment of America: Ohio. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1978.
J 917.71 ENC Encyclopedia Britannica: Discover America. Volume 35. Ohio: The Buckeye State. Encyclopedia Britannica. Chicago. 2005.
J 917.71 FRADIN Fradin, Dennis B. Ohio: In Words and Pictures. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1977.
J 917.71 Hei Heinrichs, Ann. America the Beautiful: Ohio. Children’s Press, a division of Grolier Publishing. New York. 1999.
J 917.71 KLI Kline, Nancy. From Sea to Shining Sea: Ohio. Children’s Press, a division of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2002.
J 917.71 KNA Knapp, Ron. Ohio. MyReportLinks.com Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishers, Inc. Berkeley Heights, NJ. 2002.
J 917.71 OHIO Ohio. Capstone Press. Mankato, Minnesota. 1996.
J 917.71 She Sherrow, Victoria. Ohio. Benchmark Books, an imprint of Marshall Cavendish. New York. 1999.
J 917.71 STI Stille, Darlene R. Ohio. Children’s Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. New York. 2009.
J 917.71 THOMPSON Thompson, Kathleen. Ohio. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers. Austin, Texas. 1996.
J 971.3004 SJO Sjonger, Rebecca and Bobbie Kalman. Nations of the Eastern Great Lakes. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 2005.
J 977.00497 Kal Kallen, Stuart A. Native Americans of the Great Lakes. Lucent Books, Inc. San Diego, California. 2000.
J 977.1 HOWE Howe, Robert T. Ohio: Yesterday and Today. Roblen Publishing Company. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1995.
J 977.1 WILLS Wills, Charles A. A Historical Album of Ohio. The Millbrook Press. Brookfield, Connecticut. 1996.
J 977.136 BLOETSCHER Bloetscher, Virginia Chase. Indians of the Cuyahoga Valley and Vicinity. The North American Indian Cultural Center, Inc. Akron, Ohio. 1980.

 

Mounds and Moundbuilders: Adena, Fort Ancient and Hopewell
J 977.1 Sch Scheele, William E. The Mound Builders. World Publishing Company. Cleveland. 1960.

Other Ohio Native American Tribes

 

Algonquin
J 971.3004 Gai Gaines, Richard M. The Agonquin. ABDO Publishing Company. 2000.

 

Chippewa (also known as Ojibwe)
784.7 Bie Bierhorst, John. Songs of the Chippewa. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. New York. 1974
J 973.04973 Gre Greene, Jacqueline Dembar. The Chippewa. Franklin Watts. New York. 1993.
J 977.0049 DIT Ditchfield, Christin. The Chippewa. Children’s Press. New York. 2005.

 

Delaware
J 974.0049 LAS Lassieur, Allison. The Delaware People. Bridgestone Books. Mankato, Minn. 2002.

 

Huron (also known as Wyandot)
J 973.0497 Bon Bonvillain, Nancy. The Huron. Chelsea House. New York. 1989.
J 973.04975 Bia Bial, Raymond. The Huron. Benchmark Books. New York. 2001.
J 973.04975 Doh Doherty, Craig A. The Huron. Rourke Publications. Vero Beach, Florida. 1994.
J 973.04975 Sch Schwabacher, Martin. The Huron Indians. Chelsea Juniors. New York. 1995.

 

Iroquois
J 796.347 Hoy Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Lacrosse: The National Game of the Iroquois. Holiday House. New York. 1998.
J 970.004 Doh Doherty, Craig A. The Iroquois. Franklin Watts. New York. 1989.
J 970.3 Wol Wolfson, Evelyn. The Iroquois: People of the Northeast. Millbrook Press. Brookfield, Connecticut. 1992.
J 973.04975 Lun Lund, Bill. The Iroquois Indians. Bridgestone Books. Mankato, Minnesota. 1997.
J 973.04975 She Sherrow, Victoria. The Iroquois Indians. Chelsea House. New York. 1992.
J 974 Pre Press, Petra. The Iroquois. Compass Point Books. Minneapolis, Minn. 2001.
J 974.7 SON Sonneborn, Liz. The Iroqois. Franklin Watts. New York. 2002.
J 974.7004 DEC DeCapua, Sarah. The Iroquois. Benchmark Books, an imprint of Marshall Cavendish. New York. 2006.
J 974.7004 TAK Takacs, Stefanie. The Iroquois. Children’s Press. New York. 2003.
J 974.70049755 Gai Gaines, Richard. The Iroquois. ABDO Publishing. Edina, MN. 2000.

 

Miami
J 973.0497 Koh Kohn, Rita T. Celebrating Summer. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1995.
J 973.0497 Koh Kohn, Rita T. The Fall Gathering. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1995.
J 973.0497 Koh Kohn, Rita T. Spring Planting. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1995.
J 973.0497 Koh Kohn, Rita T. Winter Storytime. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1995.

 

Ojibwa (also known as Chippewa)
J 970.004 Sta Stan, Susan. The Ojibwe. Rourke Publications. Vero Beach, Florida. 1989.
J 973.04973 Bia Bial, Raymond. The Ojibwe. Benchmark Books. New York. 2000.
J 973.04973 Luc Lucas, Eileen. The Ojibwas: People of the Far North. Millbrook Press. Brookfield, Connecticut. 1994.
J 973.04973 Lun Lund, Bill. The Ojibwa Indians. Bridgestone Books. Mankato, Minnesota. 1997.
J 973.04973 Tan Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. The Ojibwa. Chelsea House. New York. 1992.
J 977.004 McC McCarthy, Cathy. The Ojibwa. Raintree Steck-Vaughn. Austin, TX. 2001.
J 977.0049 KIN King, David C. The Ojibwe. Benchmark, an imprint of Marshall Cavendish. New York. 2007.

 

Ottawa
J 970.1 McC McCall, Barbara and Kathi Howes. The Ottawa. Rourke Publications. Vero Beach, Florida. 1992.
J 973.04973 Lan Landau, Elaine. The Ottawa. Franklin Watts. New York. 1996.

 

Potawatomi
J 977 GIB Gibson, Karen Bush. The Potawatomi. Bridgestone Books. Mankato, Minn. 2003.

 

Sauk
J 973.04973 McD McDaniel, Melissa. The Sac and Fox Indians. Chelsea Juniors. New York. 1995.

 

Seneca
J 973.04975 Duv Duvall, Jill. The Seneca. Childrens Press. Chicago. 1991.

 

Shawnee
J 970.1 Ful Fulkerson, Chuck. The Shawnee. Rourke Publications. Vero Beach, Florida. 1992.
J 973.004 PRE Press, Petra. The Shawnee. Compass Point Books. Minneapolis, Minn. 2002.
J 973.04 DEC DeCapua, Sarah. The Shawnee. Benchmark Books, an imprint of Marshall Cavendish. New York. 2008.
J 973.04973 Dol Dolan, Terrance. The Shawnee Indians. Chelsea Juniors. New York. 1996.
J 973.04973 Fla Flanagan, Alice K. The Shawnee. Children Press. New York. 1998.
J 973.04973 Lan Landau, Elaine. The Shawnee. Franklin Watts. New York. 1997.

Wyandot (see Huron)

 

Activities, Cooking and Crafts
J 641.59297 ERDOSH Erdosh, George. Food and Recipes of the Native Americans. The Rosen Publishing Group’s PowerKids Press. New York. 1997.
J 641.59297 PENNER Penner, Lucille Recht. A Native American Feast. MacMillan Publishing Company. New York. 1994.
J 745.5 COR Corwin, Judith Hoffman. Native American Crafts of the Northeast and Southwest. Franklin Watts. New York. 2002.
J 745.5 TEMKO Temko, Florence. Traditional Crafts from Native North America. Lerner Publications Company. Minneapolis. 1997.

 


Dwellings
J 392.3 KAL Kalman, Bobbie. Native Homes. Crabtree Publishing Company. New York. 2001.
J 392.36 BER Beres, Cynthia Breslin. Longhouse. Rourke. Vero Beach, FL. 2001.
J 690 PRE Preszler, June. Tepees. Capstone Press. Mankato, Minnesota. 2005.
J 728 SCH Schuh, Mari. Look Inside a Tepee. Capstone Press. Mankato, Minnesota. 2009.
J 973 YUE Yue, Charlotte and David Yue. The Wigwam and the Longhouse. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, Mass. 2000.

 

Events
J 973.2 GRE Green, Carl R. The French and Indian War. MyReportLinks.com Books. Berkeley Heights, NJ. 2002.
J 973.2 SAN Santella, Andrew. The French and Indian War. Compass Point Books. Minneapolis, Minn. 2004.
J 973.337 Seg Seguin, Marilyn. The Bell Keeper: The Story of Sophia and the Massacre of the Indians at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, in 1782. Braden Publishing. Boston, Massachusetts. 1995.

 

Famous Chiefs and Leaders See Also: Biographies
J 920 Lip Liptak, Karen. North American Indian Tribal Chiefs. Franklin Watts. New York. 1992.

 

Folklore
J 398.208997 Tay Taylor, C. J. How We Saw the World: Nine Native Stories of the Way Things Began. Tundra Books. Plattsburgh, New York. 1993.
J 398.2089975 Bru Bruchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived With the Bears: And Other Iroquois Stories. HarperCollins Publishers. New York. 1995.
J 398.2 Bru Bruchac, Joseph. Iroquois Stories: Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Magic. Crossing Press. Trumansburg, New York. 1985.
J 398.2 Bru Bruchac, Joseph. When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Terror. Walker and Co. New York. 1998.
J 398.2 Mar Martin, Rafe. The Rough-Face Girl. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. New York. 1992.
J 398.2 MUT Muten, Burleigh. Grandfather Mountain: Stories of Gods and Heroes from Many Cultures. Barefoot Books. Cambridge, Mass. 2004.
J 398.208997 Bru Bruchac, Joseph. Native American Animal Stories. Fulcrum Publishing. Golden, Colorado. 1992.
J 398.2089975 Bru Buchac, Joseph. The Boy Who Lived with Bears: and other Iroquois Stories. HarperCollins Publishers. New York. 1995.

 

Biographies (All are located in the Biography section of the Children’s Department.)
JBIO BLUE JACKET Spradlin, Michael P. The Legend of Blue Jacket. HarperCollins Publishers. New York. 2002.
JBIO JEMISON Lowry, Lois. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison. Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1941.
JBIO Pon, Bla Bland, Celia. Pontiac: Ottawa Rebel. Chelsea House. New York. 1995.
J 921 Tec, Sho Shorto, Russell. Tecumseh and the Dream of an Indian Nation. Silver Burdett. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1989.
JBIO TECUMSEH Fitterer, C. Ann. Tecumseh: Chief of the Shawnee. Child’s World. Chanhassen, Minn. 2003.

MULTIMEDIA

 

Audio CDs
CHILDRENS CDS AUTHENTIC INDIAN DANCES AND FOLKLORE Authentic Indian Dances and Folklore. Kimbo Educational. Long Branch, NJ. 1971.
ADULT AV-CONTEMPORARY CD TRIBAL WINDS Tribal Winds: Music from Native American Flutes. EarthBeat!: Distributed by Warner Bros. Redway, Calif. 1996.

 

Books on CD
HOLLING Holling, Holling Clancy. Paddle-to-the-Sea. Audio Bookshelf. Northport, ME. 2004.

 

DVDs (Non-fiction)
DVDJN 305.8 AME American Cultures for Children: Native American Heritage. Schlessinger Video Productions. Wynnewood, PA. 1997.
DVDJN 973 AME American History for Children: Native American Life. Produced and directed by Rhonda Fabian, Jerry Baber. Schlessinger Media. Wynnewood, PA. 2004.
DVDJN 973 AME American History for Children: United States Expansion. Produced and directed by Rhonda Fabian, Jerry Baber. Schlessinger Media. Wynnewood, PA. 1996.

 

Library Databases and Resources

Kids Search

Ask Jeeves for Kids (search for “Ohio Native Americans”)

CyberSleuth Kids (search for “Ohio Native Americans”)

 

Realia

The Ohio Historical Society offers “Case Histories,” which are educational kits that include primary sources, artifacts, hands-on objects, and audio-visual resources. Details about the program, and to reserve the cases, can be found here (http://www.ohiohistoryteachers.org/02/01/).

Case Histories that support the study of Ohio’s Native American history include: The First Ohioans, http://www.ohiohistoryteachers.org/02/01/fo.shtml Historic Indian Culture, http://www.ohiohistoryteachers.org/02/01/fo.shtml Frontier Wars, http://www.ohiohistoryteachers.org/02/01/fo.shtml

 

Web Resources

American Indians—Ohio History Central. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/topic.php?nm=american_indians&rec=2. Accessed November 19, 2009.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service). http://www.nps.gov/hocu/index.htm. Accessed November 19, 2009.

National Museum of the American Indian | Smithsonian Institute. http://americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/results.aspx?catids=0&cou.... Accessed November 19, 2009.

Ohio Historical Society | OHS Sites: Sites by Topic. http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/places/topic.shtml. Accessed November 20, 2009.

Ohio Historical Society: Virtual First Ohioans. http://66.195.173.140/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=25. Accessed November 20, 2009.

Ohio Indian Tribes. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/ohio/index.htm. Accessed November 19, 2009.

Ohio Indian Tribes and Languages. http://www.native-languages.org/ohio.htm. Accessed November 19, 2009.

Ohio Tribes. http://www.500nations.com/Ohio_Tribes.asp. Accessed November 19, 2009.

Ohio’s Indians. http://www.oplin.org/famousohioans/indians/puzzler.html. Accessed November 19, 2009.

One State, Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio. http://westernreservepublicmedia.org/onestate/. Accessed November 19, 2009.

 

Web Resources from the Books
(This is a compilation of the library’s materials that include Web resources. Because Web addresses change frequently, please check the links before using.)

Tepees (see J 690 PRE) includes a Web resource called “FactHound” that will look up websites related to the book using a code included on page 23 of the book.

Look Inside a Tepee (see J 728 SCH) includes a Web resource called “FactHound” that will look up websites related to the book using a code included on page 23 of the book.

Ohio (see J 917.71 KNA) includes Web resources tied to each chapter on page 46; in addition, Internet links are kept up to date on www.myreportlinks.com, and information about using this website is found on page 4.

The French and Indian War (see J 973.2 GRE) includes Web resources tied to each chapter; in addition, Internet links are kept up to date on www.myreportlinks.com, and information about using this website is found on page 4.

 

Fiction 

Durrant, Linda Durrant, Linda. The Beaded Moccasins: The Story of Mary Campbell. Clarion Books. New York. 1998.
ERDRICH Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Hyperion Books for Children. New York. 1999.
ERDRICH Erdrich, Louise. The Game of Silence. HarperCollins. New York. 2005.
ERDRICH Erdrich, Louise. The Porcupine Year. HarperCollins Publishers. New York. 2008.
Keehn, S Keehn, Sally M. Moon of Two Dark Horses. Philomel Books. New York. 1995.
Rinald, A Rinaldi, Ann. The Second Bend in the River. Scholastic Press. New York. 1997.

 

Picture Books
Gerber, Carole Gerber, Carole. Firefly Night. Whispering Coyote. Watertown, MA. 2000.
Osofsky, Audrey Osofsky, Audrey. Dreamcatcher. Orchard Books. New York. 1992.

 

Fairy Tales Collection
J 398.2 BRU Bruchac, Joseph. Turtle’s Race with Beaver: A Traditional Seneca Story. Dial Books for Young Readers. New York. 2003.
J 398.2 Gre Gregg, Andy. Great Rabbit and the Long-Tailed Wildcat. A. Whitman. Morton Grove, Illinois. 1993.
J 398.2 Lun Lunge-Larsen, Lise and Margi Preus. The Legend of the Lady Slipper: An Ojibwe Tale. Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 1999.
J 398.2 Rod Rodanas, Kristina. Follow the Stars: A Native American Woodlands Tale. Marshall Cavendish. New York. 1998.
J 398.2 SHE Sherman, Pat. The Sun’s Daughter. Clarion Books. New York. 2005.
J 398.2 Tch Tchin. Rabbit’s Wish for Snow. Scholastic. New York. 1997.
J 398.208997 Gre Greene, Ellin. The Legend of the Cranberry: A Paleo-Indian Tale. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. New York. 1993.
J 398.2089973 San San Souci, Robert D. Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story. Delacorte Press. New York. 1994.
J 398.24 Poh Pohrt, Tom. Coyote Goes Walking. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York. 1995.
J 398.24 Spo Spooner, Michael. Old Meshikee and the Little Crabs: An Ojibwe Story. H. Holt and Co. New York. 1996.


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