THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE
New York : Hyperion Books
for Children, 1999.
IL 5-8, RL 5.6
you read the Little House on the Prairie books? What about others
that take place as settlers move West? Can you name some? Well,
have you ever read a book that told what the Indians were doing when the
settlers came? This is the tale of Omakayas, an eight-year-old
Ojibwa girl living with her family in the mid-1800s. They live near
Lake Superior. The book tells what Omakayas' life is like and how
her people lived. Some of the people are planning to move to the
Dakotas because the white man is getting closer, but Omakayas' family see
no reason to change their lives. Find out what life might have been
life for the Ojibwa Indians as they build The Birchbark House.
Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction.
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Islands -- Fiction.
Seasons -- Fiction.
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