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Elementary Ages

Brandenburg, Jim. An American Safari. New York: Walker and Co., 1995.

Bruchac, John. Buffalo Song. New York: Lee and Low Books, 2008.

Craighead George, Jean. The Buffalo are Back. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2010.

Freedman, Russell. Buffalo Hunt. New York: Holiday House, 1988.

Goble, Paul. Buffalo Woman. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1984.

Goble, Paul. The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1998.

Hazen-Hammond, Susan. Thunder Bear and Ko: The Buffalo Nation and Nambe Pueblo. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1999.

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Buffalo Days. New York: Holiday House, 1997.

Lepthien, Emilie U. Buffalo. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1989.

Roop, Peter. The Buffalo Jump.. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Publishing Company, 1996.

Swanson, Diane. Buffalo Sunrise: The Story of a North American Giant. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books for Children, 1996.

Middle School through Adult

Fitzgerald, David. Bison: Monarch of the Plains. Graphic Arts Center Pub. Co., 1998.

Geist, Valerius. Buffalo Nation: History and Legend of the North American Bison. Stillwater, Minn.: Voyageur Press, Inc., 1996.

Green, Rayna, with Melanie Fernandez. The British Museum Encylopaedia of Native North America. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Hogan Snell, Agnes. Grandmother’s Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Horse Capture, George. Robes of Splendor: Native American Painted Buffalo Hides. New York: New Press, 1993.

Isenberg, Andrew C. The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Standing Bear, Luther. My Indian Boyhood. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1931 (re-printed in 1988).

Erdoes, Richard, and Alfonso Ortiz, eds. American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984

Online Resources:

Stories of the Plains People, adapted by National Museum of American History staff:

Lone Dog’s Winter Count Teaching Poster, National Museum of the American Indian:

National Museum of the American Indian Collections Search:

Keeping History: Plains Indians Ledger Drawings, National Museum of American History:

Lakota Winter Counts, an online exhibition from the National Museum of Natural History:

Lakota Winter Counts Teacher Resources:

American Bison from the National Zoo:

American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad, special feature on Native Americans

Lakota Legends from the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center:

Buffalo Tales: The Near Extermination of the American Bison:

InterTribal Bison Cooperative, educational resources: