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Erdrich, Louise.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1999.
IL 5-8, RL 5.6
ISBN 0786803002
Have 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.
SUBJECTS:     Ojibwa Indians -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Fiction.
                        Islands -- Fiction.
                        Seasons -- Fiction.


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