American History

Free Native American Folklore, Tales, and Stories

Posted in American History, Mythology, Public Domain, Reading on July 7, 2016

Free Ebooks to read about Native Americans In looking at various curriculum for studying United States history, I often find thatthere is a general lack of information about the original peoples that populated this country. Understanding the various Native American cultures is important, especially when trying to study the expansion into the West and the Read More »

American Indian Fairy Tales

Posted in American History, Elementary, Middle School, Mythology, Public Domain on November 15, 2014

Nine fabulous tales gathered by Henry Schoolcraft, ethnologist, with full-color illustrations! Spirit of the laughing leaves, Fairy of the forest pine, Listen to the maid who grieves For that happy land of thine. From your haunt in summer glade Hasten to your mournful maid. Schoolcraft lived among the Indian tribes of the Great Lakes area Read More »

The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories

Posted in American History, Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading on October 3, 2014

A great collection of stories to share while learning about Thanksgiving! There are annotations showing which stories would suit younger and older children. A mix of fairy tale and historical, this collection even includes the story of the very first Thanksgiving day. Download The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories from

Boys and Girls From History

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on September 1, 2014

In this small volume the boys of many lands and races whose stories are told, have been selected not because they later became famous men, although some of them did, but because each one achieved something noteworthy as a boy. And in each boy’s character, whether historic or legendary, courage was the marked trait. For Read More »

The Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

Posted in American History, Elementary, Kindergarten, Public Domain on August 5, 2014

Long, long ago, when the Indians owned the land, there lived in Virginia, near the river afterwards called the James, a little girl, the Princess Pocahontas, daughter of the great chief Powhatan. Pocahontas was her father’s favorite child, and the pet of the whole tribe; even the fierce warriors loved her sunny ways. She was Read More »

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