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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 www.wnymma.com)

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
On This Long Journey the Journal of Jesse Smoke a Cherokee Boy the Trail of Tears 1838
2014 - On This Long Journey the Journal of Jesse Smoke a Cherokee Boy the Trail of Tears 1838 [My Name Is America] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545530866
ISBN-10: 0545530865
Genre: Children's Books
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March Toward the Thunder
2009 - March Toward the Thunder (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545234269
ISBN-10: 0545234263
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Dark Pond
2007 - The Dark Pond (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545034456
ISBN-10: 0545034450
Genre: Children's Books
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The Dark Pond
2007 - The Dark Pond (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780545046633
ISBN-10: 0545046637
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 3

Dawn Land
2006 - Dawn Land (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781555912154
ISBN-10: 155591215X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Wabi
2006 - Wabi (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780803730984
ISBN-10: 0803730985
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult, Substores
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 2

Turtle's Race With Beaver
2005 - Turtle's Race with Beaver (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142404669
ISBN-10: 0142404667
Genre: Children's Books
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The Winter People
2004 - The Winter People (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780142402290
ISBN-10: 014240229X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 3

Many Nations
2004 - Many Nations (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439635905
ISBN-10: 043963590X
Genre: Children's Books
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Pocahontas
2003 - Pocahontas (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152167370
ISBN-10: 0152167374
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Skeleton Man
2002 - Skeleton Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780439442510
ISBN-10: 0439442516
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 20

Skeleton Man
2001 - Skeleton Man (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060290757
ISBN-10: 0060290757
Genre: Children's Books
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The Journal of Jesse Smoke  A Cherokee Boy Trail of Tears 1838
2001 - The Journal of Jesse Smoke a Cherokee Boy Trail of Tears 1838 [My Name Is America] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780439121972
ISBN-10: 0439121973
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 7

When I Was Your Age Volume One  Original Stories About Growing Up
2001 - When I Was Your Age Volume One Original Stories About Growing Up (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763610340
ISBN-10: 0763610348
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Skeleton Man
2001 - Skeleton Man (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780439439619
ISBN-10: 0439439612
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8

Trail of Tears
1999 - Trail of Tears [Step-into-Reading, Step 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679890522
ISBN-10: 0679890521
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

Flying with the Eagle Racing the Great Bear Stories from Native North America
1998 - Flying with the Eagle Racing the Great Bear Stories From Native North America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816730278
ISBN-10: 081673027X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6

The First Strawberries A Cherokee Story
1998 - The First Strawberries a Cherokee Story [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140564099
ISBN-10: 0140564098
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Girl Who Married the Moon Tales from Native North America
1997 - The Girl Who Married the Moon Tales From Native North America (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816734818
ISBN-10: 081673481X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back A Native American Year of Moons
1997 - Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back a Native American Year of Moons (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780698115842
ISBN-10: 0698115848
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

Turtle Meat And Other Stories
1996 - Turtle Meat and Other Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780930100490
ISBN-10: 0930100492
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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