Books about the Southwestern Indigenous Nations for High School

Between Earth and Sky, Joseph Bruchac, Native American Sacred places

In thinking about history it is helpful to view time as a spiral, rather than a straight static line. The past is connected to the present and the future. Far too often, the myth of the vanished Indian persists in children's history books and curricula. It is imperative to include the narratives of Indigenous Nations in whatever time period you are studying. However, it is equally important to read books that show contemporary Native Americans living in the present. Simply by including these titles in your school or home library you are helping to disrupt the myth of the vanished Indian and you are not perpetuating the relegation of Native Americans to the past.

Navajo stories for children, Black Sheep White Crow
Navajos wear Nikes, Memoir about life on the Navajo Reservation
The People Shall Continue, Native American History for Kids