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The American Buffalo - recommended book lists
11/20/2023 3:04:00 PM - Education Dept.



Your Tribal Libraries, as a member of the American Indian Library Association and in partnership with PBS Books, would like to share the attached book lists of recommendations related to The American Buffalo: A Film By Ken Burns, currently available to watch on


The American Buffalo film tells the dramatic story of the near extinction and improbable rescue of America’s national mammal. These book lists highlight resources to explore the topic further.”


Please see a selection below of books from these lists at your Tribal Libraries – click through any title to place a hold request using your library card. Need a card? Apply online!





Anne Heidemann, Tribal Librarian (she/her)

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Gindaaso-gamik - Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Libraries -

989-775-4519 * 989-317-4789

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A history of kindness : poems

Little big bully

NAPI & The Buffalo : Level 2 reader

Blood memory : the tragic decline and improbable resurrection of the American Buffalo

Buffalo Is the New Buffalo

Mashkiki road : the seven grandfather teachings

New Native kitchen : celebrating modern recipes of the American Indian

The good berry cookbook : harvesting and cooking wild rice and other wild foods

The range eternal

tawa?w : Progressive indigenous cuisine

tawa?w : progressive Indigenous cuisine

The sharing circle

Muskrat and Skunk = Sinkpe na Maka : a Lakota drum story

Girl called Echo. Volume 1, Pemmican Wars

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen


Original local : indigenous foods, stories, and recipes from the Upper Midwest

Dance in a buffalo skull

American buffalo : in search of a lost icon

My Indian boyhood

Spirit of the white bison









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