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Click here to view and play any or all of the videos with Mr. Trosper, on the YouTube site. In them, he discusses many topics about Plains Indians religion, customs and lifeways.

Recent Honors

2020 Midwest Book Awards:

Esther‘s Gragger: A Toyshop Tale of Purim

Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer, and Saint

Spirit of the Indian Warrior


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Resources for Teachers & Librarians

Learning materials for the classroom have been developed for many of our books. There are links below which will take you to individual pages for the learning materials related to each of those books.

Teachers of younger children should also look at our "Activities" page which has links to coloring pages from some of our books, which may be useful in a child's early learning stages.

We encourage sharing and collaboration in the instructional community (which includes librarians, of course!). Teachers, librarians, or other mentors are welcome to write to us at suggestions or reports of ideas that you have tried out and that have been successful. We will be happy to include these on this site for all to share.



  • “What Can American Indian Traditions Teach Us
    About Sustainability?”
     This 52-minute video lesson is free for classroom use and is available through youtube. It is a lesson on Native American culture and its relation to our concept of sustainability. Contains video of the presenter, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, textual slides, and videos of Native American elders. Appropriate for advanced middle-school or high-school classes.

  • “The American Indian Experience, 1500–2013”  This is a 45-minute video lesson, offered for free classroom use. It is available through youtube. Michael Fitzgerald also gave this lesson at Culver Academies. This one focuses on the history of contact between Native American tribes and European and American settlers and the US governments over many generations. This, too, has video of the presenter, textual slides, and videos of Native American elders. Appropriate for advanced middle-school or high-school classes.

Classroom Discussion Guides:

Click on a book title for a Discussion Guide in pdf format in a new tab or window.


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