The Peacemaker by David A Robertson When Cole’s teacher catches him drawing rather than listening in class, he gives Cole a special assignment: an oral presentation on an important Aboriginal figure. Cole will do almost anything to avoid speaking in public – even feigning illness. But when he hears the story of the remarkable woman known as Thanadelthur – peacemaker between the Cree and the Dene and interpreter for the governor of Fort York – he is so inspired by her bravery, he overcomes his own fears.
The Lamp, the Ice and the Boat Called Fish by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Based on a true story of the 1913 expedition aboard the Karluk (the Aleutian word for "fish"), that sailed from British Columbia to the Arctic Circle. The ship’s passengers and crew led by Vilhjalmur Stefansson survive with help of the Inupiaq (Alaskan Inuit). The book contains the names of the crew and passengers including the photographs of the Inupiaq family who traveled and on the ship. Child-friendly text told in chapter format with beautiful illustrations.
My Children Are My Reward by Alix Harpelle Written in diary form, both first person and secondary person. Deals with traditional lifestyle, tools, medicines, teas, etc. From her the early 1900's until the late 1900's. Easy reading.
The Red Sash by Jean E. Pendziwol
This story is set at the turn of the last century near Fort William. In it, a young Metis boy and his family help to prepare a feast in celebration of the "rendezvous", or, the return of the voyageurs. Vivid and historically accurate illustrations give an authentic picture of life at this busy Fur trading post.
Navajo Long Walk by Joseph Bruchac
This is the story of the destruction of a Navajo camp, including crops, homes livestock and the ho zho or harmony of the Navajo people. Only a few escape. The others surrender even though they know that it means having to leave their beloved homeland