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Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present



Publisher & Publication Year

Ten Speed Press, 2021

Publisher's Book Page


Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation)

Author's Website 


Ciara Sana



From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis—the first Black and Native American female artist to achieve international fame—to contemporary figures like Jessie Little Doe Baird, the linguist who revived the Wampanoag language, Notable Native People celebrates the lives, stories, and achievements of various Indigenous leaders. It also provides accessible primers on important issues, from the legacy of colonialism to land and water rights. Suitable for anyone seeking to learn more about Native American histories and cultures, this collection will educate and inspire readers of all ages.

Notable Achievements

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Young Adult Honor Book


Educator Guide

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