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Native American Heritage Month: Poems for Kids

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October 27, 2017

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The following poems from the rich tradition of Native American poetry are appropriate for young people.

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The Clans” by Richard Calmit Adams
When the waters were so mighty...

Victory” by Sherman Alexie
When I was twelve, I shoplifted a pair...

Passive Voice” by Laura Da’
I use a trick to teach students...

Peace Path” by Heid E. Erdrich
This path our people walked...
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"This Morning I Pray for My Enemies" by Joy Harjo
And whom do I call my enemy?
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Remember” by Joy Harjo
Remember the sky that you were born under...
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"Song for the Turtles in the Gulf" by Linda Hogan
We had been together so very long...

from WHEREAS ['Whereas when offered...']” by Layli Long Soldier
Whereas when offered an apology...
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Autumn” by Alexander Posey
In the dreamy silence...

"To Yahola, on His First Birthday" by Alexander Posey
The sky has put her bluest garment on...

"Whose Mouth Do I Speak With" by Suzanne Rancourt
I can remember my father bringing home spruce gum...

She Was Fed Turtle Soup” by Lois Red Elk
The willows were turning green, slips of leafs...
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Carrying Our Words” by Ofelia Zepeda
We travel carrying our words...


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