Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children

$20.00 each


Teaches children of all ages to understand, live with and care for nighttime nature.


The Keepers books for native-centered science curricula are suitable for elementary and through older middle school students. They include stories that lead to an awareness that all things are related, followed by hands on activities and discussions that compliment the stories.

From the Introduction: Keepers of the Night is a book about learning to understand, live with and care for nature at night: a gathering of carefully selected Native North American stories and hands-on activities that promote an understanding and appreciation of, empathy for and responsible stewardship toward the Earth, including human beings. Keepers of the Night is a valuable aid for those who want children to be excited by and connected with nocturnal environments and associated plants and animals as well as the night sky.

Each story is a natural teaching tool, which becomes a springboard as you dive into the activities designed to provoke curiosity among children and facilitate discovery of the animals and their environments and the influence that people have on those surroundings.



Authors: Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) and Michael Caduto

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden (Mohawk)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1994

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Abenaki, Mohawk, Various U.S. tribes