Powerful stories of influential Native Americans―for kids ages 8 to 12

From every background and tribal nation, native people are a vital part of history. This collection of biographies for kids explores 15 Native Americans and some of the incredible things they achieved. Kids will explore the ways each of these people used their talents and beliefs to stand up for what’s right and stay true to themselves and their community.

This book of Native American history for kids teaches them about:

  • Becoming a leader―Learn how Sitting Bull led with spiritual guidance and a strong will, and how Tecumseh inspired warriors to protect their communities from white American hostility.
  • Staying strong―Discover athletes like Maria Tallchief, who broke barriers in ballet, and Jim Thorpe, who showed the world that a native man could win Olympic gold.
  • Fighting for change―Find out how Deb Haaland and Suzan Harjo use their activism to raise awareness about Native American issues today.

Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids