We recognize the work and are so grateful for the wisdom offered by the following authors and sources.
We thank them for their contributions.
And special thanks to Chrystal Sunshine,
who co-authored the first iteration of this theme for SHIFT Book Box.
Resources for Thinking and Talking About Thanksgiving
“A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving.” Center for Racial Justice in Education, https://centerracialjustice.org/resources/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet/. Accessed 2019.
Gomez, Christina ‘Krea.’ “Teaching Thanksgiving from the Perspective of Native Americans.” Medium, 2016, https://teacher-blog.education.com/teaching-thanksgiving-from-the-perspective-of-native-americans-d66c5cb9eb0c. Accessed 2019.
Michaelis, Bernhard. “Teaching Kids the Wonderful Diversity of American Indians.” Native Child, 1997, http://nativechild.com/article.html?fbclid=IwAR3eNAfh5cyDZmCf58qcWNIKYTgobXVxhy3MJEH3T5WUZa73AyTZt36sPxE. Accessed 2019.
Morris, Amanda. “Teaching Thanksgiving in a Socially Responsible Way.” Teaching Tolerance, 2015, https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/teaching-thanksgiving-in-a-socially-responsible-way?fbclid=IwAR19EsdhZ74JmehJ7cpTyToL2YTD3JCqo3aNK1MO0ct2LbS5tir565UrGTk. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. “Dear _____: I got your letter about Thanksgiving.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2019, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2019/11/dear-i-got-your-letter-about.html. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. “Oyate's List of Thanksgiving Books to Avoid.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2014, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/search?q=Thanksgiving. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. “Good Books about Thanksgiving.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2007, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2007/11/good-books-about-thanksgiving.html. Accessed 2019.
“Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective.” Oyate, http://oyate.org/index.php/component/hikashop/product/372-thanksgiving-a-native-perspective?Itemid=114. Accessed 2019.
“Thanksgiving Initiative.” Archeology Education Clearinghouse, https://archaeologyeducationclearinghouse.wordpress.com/resources/thanksgiving/?fbclid=IwAR2QqOWheaRfPBhZauOBnxcowEw-ZbsaVDonI_k2_7jT9_90jNHofM9noTk. Accessed 2019.
Wieck, Lindsey Passenger. “Decolonizing Thanksgiving: A Toolkit for Combatting Racism in Schools.” Medium, 2018, https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/decolonizing-thanksgiving-a-toolkit-for-combattng-racism-in-schools-5d4e3023a2f8. Accessed 2019.
Cherokee Nation. “About the Nation.” Cherokee Nation, http://webtest2.cherokee.org/About-The-Nation. Accessed 2018.
“Charlesbridge Unplugged #10: Nancy Bo Flood and Jonathan Nelson” [podcast]. Charlesbridge Unplugged, 2018, https://charlesbridge.blogspot.com/2018/08/charlesbridge-unplugged-10-nancy-bo.html. Accessed 2019.
Conley, Julia. “ European Colonizers' Genocide of 56 Million Native Americans So Devastating ‘It Literally Cooled the Planet’” Common Dreams, 2019, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/01/european-colonizers-genocide-56-million-native-americans-so-devastating-it-literally. Accessed 2019.
Dow, Judy & Beverly Slapin. "Deconstructing the Myths of The First Thanksgiving." Multicultural Review, 13.3 (2004): 44-53. Accessed 2019.
“Ending Violence Against Native Women.” Indian Law Resource Center, https://indianlaw.org/issue/ending-violence-against-native-women. Accessed 2019.
“Fact Sheet.” Navajo Tourism Department, https://www.discovernavajo.com/fact-sheet.aspx. Accessed 2019.
Flood, Nancy Bo. “About Nancy Bo Flood.” Nancy Bo Flood, 2019, Retrieved from https://nancyboflood.com/about/. Accessed 2019.
Flood, Nancy Bo. “Remembering Rose A. Tahe.” Nancy Bo Flood, 2016, Retrieved from https://nancyboflood.com/remembering-rose-tahe/. Accessed 2019.
Friedler, Delilah. “Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Explained.” Teen Vogue, 2018, https://www.teenvogue.com/story/indigenous-land-acknowledgement-explained. Accessed 2019.
"Indigenous Land Acknowledgement." Native Governance Center, https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/. Accessed August 2020.
Isador, Graham. “Indigenous Artists Tell Us What They Think About Land Acknowledgements.” Vice, 2019, https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5yxbd/indigenous-artists-tell-us-what-they-think-about-land-acknowledgements. Accessed 2019.
“Jonathan Nelson.” Charlesbridge, https://www.charlesbridge.com/pages/jonathan-nelson. Accessed 2019. Accessed 2019.
Lindstrom, Carole. “Interview with Traci Sorell.” M is for Movement, https://misformovement.org/2018/09/05/interview-with-traci-sorell/, Accessed Nov 2018.
Metcalfe, Jessica. "BUY NATIVE LIST." Beyond Buckskin: About Native American Fashion, http://www.beyondbuckskin.com/p/buy-native.html. Accessed Nov 2018.
“Nancy Bo Flood.” Charlesbridge, https://www.charlesbridge.com/pages/nancy-bo-flood. Accessed 2019.
Nast, Phil. "Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grades K-5." National Education Association, http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/native-american-and-alaska-native-heritage-month-grades-k-5.html. Accessed Nov 2018.
“Native American Heritage Month.” National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), http://www.ncai.org/initiatives/native-american-heritage-month. Accessed 2019.
“Profile: American Indian/Alaska Native.” Office of Minority Health, 2018, https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=62. Accessed 2019.
Redish, Laura & Orrin Lewis. “Native American Woodpecker Mythology.” Native Languages of the Americas, http://www.native-languages.org/legends-woodpecker.htm, Accessed Nov 2018.
Reese, Debbie. “Are We ‘People of Color’” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2012, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/p/we-are-not-people-of-color.html. Accessed Nov 2018.
Reese, Debbie. "Are you planning to do a Land Acknowledgement?" American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2019, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2019/03/are-you-planning-to-do-land.html. Accessed August 2020.
Reese, Debbie. “First Laugh: Welcome, Baby! by Rose Ann Tahe.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2018, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2018/12/first-laugh-welcome-baby-by-rose-ann.html. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. "Good Books About Thanksgiving." American Indians in Children’s Literature, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2007/11/good-books-about-thanksgiving.html. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. “Recommended! The Wool of Jonesy by Jonathan Nelson.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2016, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2016/12/recommended-wool-of-jonesy-by-jonathan.html. Accessed 2019.
Reese, Debbie. “‘We Are Still Here’: An Interview with Debbie Reese.” English Journal, 106, 1, 51-54.
Reese, Debbie. “William Flood and Nancy Bo Flood: A History.” American Indians in Children’s Literature, 2018, https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2018/12/william-flood-and-nancy-bo-flood-history.html. Accessed 2019.
“Rose Ann Tahe.” Charlesbridge, https://www.charlesbridge.com/pages/rose-ann-tahe. Accessed 2019.
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. “New Cynsations Reporter Traci Sorell.” Cynsations, https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/2017/11/new-cynsations-reporter-traci-sore/. Accessed 2019.
Sorrell, Terri. “Native Author-Illustrator Interview: Jonathan Nelson.” Cynsations, 2019, https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/2018/10/native-author-illustrator-interview/. Accessed 2019.
Tahe, Rose Ann. “First Laugh, Navajo Baby” [Video Read Aloud]. Vimeo, 2016, https://vimeo.com/160468701. Accessed 2019.
Tahe, Rose Ann & Nancy Bo Flood. “First Laugh, Navajo Baby” [image]. Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a6/90/c2/a690c266e17c43a06e9d2c4c20a7bbb0.jpg. Accessed 2019.
“Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women” National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center, 2018, http://www.ncai.org/policy-research-center/research-data/prc-publications/VAWA_Data_Brief__FINAL_2_1_2018.pdf. Accessed 2019.
The Children of the Morning Light: Wampanoag Tales as Told By Manitonquat (Medicine Story & Mary F. Arquette)
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Jake Swamp)
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People (Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese)
Jingle Dancer (Cynthia Leitich Smith & Ying-Hwa Hu & Cornelius Van Wright)
Muskrat Will Be Swimming (Cheryl Savageau & Robert Hynes)
The People Shall Continue (Simon J. Ortiz)
Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? (Bernelda Wheeler & Herman Bekkering)