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Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal

by Eldon Yellowhorn and Kathy Lowinger

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“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” 

—Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief

What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.

When the only possible “victory” was survival, they survived.

In this brilliant follow up to Turtle Island, esteemed academic Eldon Yellowhorn and award-winning author Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective—an Indigenous viewpoint.

* A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection


“A standout overview . . . Visually engaging . . . a fine introduction . . . Sections in each chapter labeled “Imagine” are especially powerful in helping young readers empathize with Indigenous loss. Essential.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 08/18/19

“A worthy and important addition to the historical record.”
—Booklist, *starred review, 10/15/19

“The combination of modern and historical insight is extremely effective. A valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about Indigenous history and a vital purchase for all collections.”
—School Library Journal, *starred review, 12/01/19

“A brilliant introduction . . . An important read for everyone eleven years and older. It should be mandatory reading for all educators.”
—Library Matters, 11/07/19

“An essential addition for a library that is trying to build a diverse and culturally responsible collection.”
—School Library Connection, 01/20

“A rare and extraordinary look . . . Informative and important, this book should be placed beside Turtle Island in every school library.”
—Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 11/12/19

“Skillfully weaves together facts and myth.”
—Youth Services Book Review, 11/12/19

“Highly engaging and educational.”
—Union-Bulletin, 12/26/19


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