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What the Eagle Sees - Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal

What the Eagle Sees

Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal

Interest Age: 11+
Grade: 6+
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:
RH.9-10.1,2,3,4,5,6,
L.8.3,4,4a,4c,4d,5,5
WHST.9-10.1,2,4,7,8,
RH.6-8.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
SL.8.1,1a,1c,1d,2,3,

Hardcover : 9781773213293, 120 pages, November 2019 , 9.50" x 7.75"
Paperback : 9781773213286, 120 pages, November 2019 , 9.25" x 7.50"

Table of contents

Author’s Note
Eagle’s Tale
The Story of the Old North Trail
CHAPTER 1 FIRST COME THE VIKINGS – WE FIGHT THEM OFF
CHAPTER 2 WE ARE ENSLAVED – WE REBEL
CHAPTER 3 OLD NATIONS CRUMBLE – WE FORGE NEW ONES
CHAPTER 4 INVADERS’ BATTLES – WE WALK THE WAR ROAD
CHAPTER 5 NEW WAYS – HORSE DAYS
CHAPTER 6 THEY TOOK OUR LAND – VICTORY IS SURVIVAL
CHAPTER 7 ASSIMILATION – WE RESIST
CHAPTER 8 OUR DAY IS NOT OVER – WE DANCE!
CHAPTER 9 Eagle’s Lesson
Glossary
Sources
Credits
Index

Description

"There is no death. Only a change of worlds. ”
       —Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief       
What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.
When the only possible “victory” was survival, they survived.
In this brilliant follow up to Turtle Island, esteemed academic Eldon Yellowhorn and award-winning author Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective—an Indigenous viewpoint.

Awards

  • Joint winner, Best Books of the Year List, Quill & Quire 2019
  • Joint winner, Best of 2019 List, Book Links 2019
  • Joint winner, Nerdies Award 2019
  • Joint winner, Best Books List, CBC Books 2019
  • Joint winner, Top 30 Choices for Classrooms, Booklist 2020
  • Joint winner, Kirkus Reviews Best Books 2019
  • Short-listed, Foreword INDIES Book Awards 2020
  • Short-listed, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize 2020

Reviews

“An essential addition for a library that is trying to build a diverse and culturally responsible collection. ” 

- School Library Connection, 01/20

“A brilliant introduction . . . An important read for everyone eleven years and older. It should be mandatory reading for all educators. ” 

- Library Matters, 11/07/19

“A worthy and important addition to the historical record. ” 

- Booklist, *starred review, 10/15/19

“The combination of modern and historical insight is extremely effective. A valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about Indigenous history and a vital purchase for all collections. ” 

- School Library Journal, *starred review, 12/01/19

“A rare and extraordinary look . . . Informative and important, this book should be placed beside Turtle Island in every school library. ” 

- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 11/12/19

“Highly engaging and educational. ” 

- Union-Bulletin, 12/26/19

“Skillfully weaves together facts and myth. ” 

- Youth Services Book Review, 11/12/19

“A standout overview . . . Visually engaging . . . a fine introduction . . . Sections in each chapter labeled “Imagine” are especially powerful in helping young readers empathize with Indigenous loss. Essential. ” 

- Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 08/18/19