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As Long As The Rivers Flow by Paula Gunn Allen
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Ages: 14 and up

"As Long As The Rivers Flow" contain biographies of nine Native Americans: Weetamoo, Geronimo, Will Rogers, Jim Thorpe, Maria Tallchief, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Wilma Mankiller, Michael Naranjo, and Louise Erdrich.

Each biography highlights a unique contribution to American history and culture by an indigenous American.

This book would be a great resource for a student writing a paper on one of the people featured in the book or on the contributions of Native Americans to our country.

The stories are engaging and full of facts, but the biographical style might bore some readers after a while.

The prose is somewhat dense, so this book would be appropriate for high schoolers.
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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim March Tom, this seems like a book that would be a great supplement within a unit on some aspect of Native American life. It's interesting that you say it may bore some readers but that is useful information. Maybe including one particular biography in a unit could add something to it. This is definitely a book that I will look into.


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