For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Native American heritage and traditions.
He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. The best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children and others of his “Keepers” series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country.
"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review
As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. Years later, during World War II, Chester—and other Navajo men like him—was recruited by the US Marines to use the Navajo language to create an unbreakable military code.$7.19ISBN: 9780698115842Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Puffin Books - August 25th, 1997
"Unusual and intelligent...An exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature." —Publishers Weekly$4.49ISBN: 9780679890522Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 1999
In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.$7.19ISBN: 9780152020620Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 1999The silent stories of our ancient land and its native peoples are given voice in reverential prose poems and radiant paintings.$7.19ISBN: 9780152064556Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2008Captured by her enemies, married to a foreigner, and a mother at age sixteen, Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change. Then, in 1804, the mysterious young Shoshone woman met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever.$6.99ISBN: 9781581960228Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Carolrhoda Books (R) - September 1st, 2004
When twelve-year-old Jake Forrest's mother gets a job in a new city, everything changes. He has to move away from the Iroquois reservation he's lived on his entire life--away from his aunt and uncle, and away from the friends he plays lacrosse with.