Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children

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[THIS BOOK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE] The Oyate Board has decided to retire Through Indian Eyes. It continues to be available on used book websites.

The Oyate Board has decided to retire Through Indian Eyes. While this has been an important book to raise awareness and educate readers about anti-Indian bias and stereotypes, the Board believes it is time to revisit some of the material we once recommended. Because parents, educators and Oyate have achieved some success, there are newer books that are much better than some of the things we recommended back in 1987 when Through Indian Eyes was originally published. We have done a search, and it continues to be available on the used book websites, so we refer you there if you "Just have to have one!"  

Beverly Slapin and Doris Seale (Santee/Cree), eds., Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children. (1987), 2006, b/w illustrations.

“[Through Indian Eyes is a] superb collection of articles that together function as a guide to the murky world of ‘children’s books about Indians.’ Poetry, personal recollection, and reviews of books from a Native perspective lead the librarian, teacher and parent to an understanding of the often subtle stereotypes and mythology that abound about Native Americans in children’s literature.”—American Indian Library Association

“It’s an absolutely wonderful resource, containing lots of insights not available in standard reference tools. The format and layout make it very easy to use.”—Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Through Indian Eyes is the winner of a 1999 Skipping Stones Honor Award.