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Joseph Bruchac (born 1942) is a writer of books relating to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a particular focus on northeastern Native American and Anglo-American lives and folklore. He has published works of poetry, novels, and short stories. He is from Saratoga Springs, New York, and is of Abenaki, English, and Slovak ethnicity. Among his works are the novel Dawn Land (1993) and its sequel, Long River (1995), which are about a young Abenaki man in pre-European contact times.

With more than 120 books and numerous awards to his credit, Joseph Bruchac is best known for his work as a Native writer and storyteller. Bruchac is also known for his generous efforts in encouraging other Native writers and performing artists. As one of the founders of the Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers, he has helped numerous Native authors get their work published. He began publishing in 1971 and has collaborated on eight books with his son Jim. In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.

Bruchac was a varsity heavyweight wrestler at Cornell University and is a former high school and junior high wrestling For more than three decades, he has also been a devoted student of the martial arts. He holds the ranks of pengawal and pendekar in Pencak Silat, the martial art of Indonesia, and has studied various forms of Tai Chi, capoeira, kung fu wu su, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with numerous teachers. He does not regard himself as a master. His two sons, Jim and Jesse, are also martial arts teachers. Jim is a sensei and fourth degree black belt in karate, and Jesse is co-owner of a mixed martial arts academy. (see

Bruchac lives in Greenfield Center, New York, with Carol, his wife of 42 years and his partner in running the Greenfield Review Press, Bowman Books, and the Native American Authors Catalogue. Mr. Bruchac is also a well-loved performer, known for outstanding ability in storytelling, and for the playing of Native instruments, including the hand drum, wooden flute, and the double wooden flute, which produces 2 notes at the same time. He performs with his sister, Marge Bruchac, and his sons, Jim and Jesse, as part of The Dawnland Singers.

His most recent novel, March Toward the Thunder, features Native men who enlisted in the American Civil War; it is based on the experiences of his great-grandfather, Louis Bowman. Joseph Bruchac has also written Code talker: A book about the Navajo Marines. Code talkers were used in World War II.

Short Author Biography: Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed Abenaki children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael J. Caduto of the best-selling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from Akwesasne Notes and The American Poetry Review to National Geographic Magazine and Parabola.

Joseph Bruchac and Michael J. Caduto co-authored Keepers of the Animals. This is a book in the Keeper of the Earth series. In this book, there are several lessons that deal with animals. Each lesson contains a Native North American story about animals. Following the story, there is a discussion and questions that can be asked. These questions can be used to discuss the comprehension of the story. Then there are activities that can be used to allow the students more hands-on activities. For example, there is a story about the mark of the spider (the web). The students make a web using hula hoops and velcro strips. This allows the students to see how sticky the web is and how spiders can catch their food.

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Total Books: 365
Above the Line New Poems
Above the Line New Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780970534484
ISBN-10: 0970534485
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ancestry Poems
Ancestry Poems [Great Raven Review No 19] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780318119120
ISBN-10: 0318119129

The Arrow over the Door
The Arrow Over the Door (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803720787
ISBN-10: 0803720785
Genre: Children's Books
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Arrow over the Door
Arrow Over the Door [Puffin Chapters] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606246873
ISBN-10: 0606246878
Genre: Children's Books

Baby The
Baby The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781564026897
ISBN-10: 1564026892
Genre: Children's Books

Bearwalker (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780061123092
ISBN-10: 0061123099
Genre: Children's Books

Between Earth  Sky Legends of Native American Sacred Places
Between Earth Sky Legends of Native American Sacred Places (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439516973
ISBN-10: 1439516979

Big Wander
Big Wander [Native American Tales] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781424221592
ISBN-10: 1424221595

Bowman's Store A Journey to Myself
Bowman's Store a Journey to Myself (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606260121
ISBN-10: 0606260129
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

A Boy Called Slow
A Boy Called Slow (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399226922
ISBN-10: 0399226923
Genre: Children's Books

A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull
A Boy Called Slow the True Story of Sitting Bull (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613073875
ISBN-10: 0613073878
Genre: Children's Books

Boy Who Lived With Bears and Other Iroquois Stories
The Boy Who Lived With Bears and Other Iroquois Stories
The Boy Who Lived with Bears and Other Iroquois Stories [Storytime Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780930407193
ISBN-10: 0930407199
Genre: Children's Books

The Boy Who Lived With the Bears And Other Iroquois Stories
The Boy Who Lived With the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories And Other Iroquois Stories
The Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories and Other Iroquois Stories [The Parabola Storytime Series] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781559945417
ISBN-10: 1559945419
Genre: Children's Books

Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories
Boy Who Lived with the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories [Parabola Storytime Series] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780613987219
ISBN-10: 0613987217
Genre: Children's Books

Breaking Silence An Anthology of Contemporary Asian-American Poets
Brothers of the Buffalo A Novel of the Red River War
The Buffalo in the Syracuse Zoo and Other Poems
The Buffalo in the Syracuse Zoo and Other Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780912678023
ISBN-10: 091267802X

Buffalo Song
Buffalo Song (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584302803
ISBN-10: 1584302801
Genre: Children's Books

Can Turtle Fly
Can Turtle Fly (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780736224840
ISBN-10: 073622484X

Kokopelli's Flute [Native American Tales] (Other)
The Long Run [PathFinders] (Paperback)
The Maple Thanksgiving [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
Moccasin Trail [Native American Tales] (Other)
The Next World Poems By Third World Americans [The Crossing Press series of contemporary anthologies] (Hardcover)Paperback
On Second Thought a Compilation [American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series] (Hardcover)
Sacajawea [Lewis Clark Expedition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Seeing the Circle [Meet the Author Katonah, N.Y.] (Hardcover)
Stone Giants Flying Heads Adventure Stories of the Iroquois [The Crossing Press series of children's books] (Paperback)Paperback
Sweetgrass [Native American Tales] (Other)
Tracking [Raccoon 22] (Paperback)
Trail of Tears [Step Into Reading: A Step 4 Book Hardcover] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
The Trail of Tears [Step Into Reading, Step 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Trail of Tears [Step-into-Reading, Step 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Trail of the Dead [Killer of Enemies Series] (Hardcover)
Turkey Brother and Other Tales Iroquois Folk Stories [The Crossing Press series of children's stories] (Other)
The Way [Darby Creek Exceptional Titles] (Hardcover)Paperback