I have a new book list for you all—this time we’re looking at books starring American Indians! Many thanks to Debbie Reese, whose website and Pinterest board are great resources for people looking for non-stereotypical portrayals of American Indians in children’s literature. If you want to recommend any other great books starring American Indians, First Nations, or Aboriginal teens, let us know!

The Lesser Blessed by Richard Van Camp

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Rain Is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Lori Earley (Illustrations)

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Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley recorded this janglin’ version of The Band’s Up on Cripple Creek along the banks of the Deschutes River to benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy.

More Deschutes River Recordings can be found here.

VII gives you no indication that it was created after 1975. Blitzen Trapper’s seventh full-length continues in the band’s tradition of offering listeners a timeless blend of folk, rock, roots, gospel, country, and everything in between. (via Blitzen Trapper: VII (Vagrant) - album review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)


Brandi Carlile and Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper)


In Spite of Ourselves

Brandi Carlile & Eric Earley


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