Makoons, The: Birchbark House Series Book 5

Erdrich, L.
Young Makoons and his extended Ojibwe family move from Minnesota to the U.S. prairies in the 1860s where Makoons and his twin brother learn the importance of the buffalo hunt to their family’s daily existence, while also getting into childhood mischief. The family’s relationships, their day-to-day life, and their Indigenous cultural practices and spiritual beliefs, including respect for elders and their wisdom, are detailed. Useful as a class read-aloud, novel study, or literature circle choice, the text can help students increase their understanding of Indigenous world views and promote a positive self-image of Indigenous students.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 3-5