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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: 381
Of All Tribes American Indians and Alcatraz
2023 - Of All Tribes American Indians and Alcatraz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781419757198
ISBN-10: 1419757199
Genres: Children's Books, History, Travel

2022 - Peacemaker (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781984815392
ISBN-10: 1984815393
Genre: Children's Books

Rez Dogs
2021 - Rez Dogs (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780593326213
ISBN-10: 0593326210
Genre: Children's Books

2020 - Found [PathFinders] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939053237
ISBN-10: 1939053234
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot
2020 - Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot [The Unicorn Rescue Society] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780735231788
ISBN-10: 0735231788
Genre: Children's Books

The Powwow Thief
2019 - The Powwow Thief [The Powwow Mystery Series Book 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781478868965
ISBN-10: 1478868961
Genre: Children's Books

Two Roads
2019 - Two Roads (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780735228870
ISBN-10: 0735228876
Genre: Children's Books

Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code A Navajo Code Talker's Story
2018 - Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code a Navajo Code Talker's Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780807500071
ISBN-10: 0807500070
Genre: Children's Books

Talking Leaves
2017 - Talking Leaves (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780142422984
ISBN-10: 0142422983
Genre: Children's Books

Arrow of Lightning
2017 - Arrow of Lightning [Killer of Enemies Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781620143308
ISBN-10: 1620143305
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

The Long Run
2016 - The Long Run [PathFinders] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939053091
ISBN-10: 1939053099
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Love  Profanity A Collection of True Tortured Wild Hilarious Concise and Intense Tales of Teenage Life
Brothers of the Buffalo A Novel of the Red River War
2016 - Brothers of the Buffalo a Novel of the Red River War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781938486920
ISBN-10: 1938486927
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Trail of the Dead
2015 - Trail of the Dead [Killer of Enemies Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781620142615
ISBN-10: 1620142619
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Hunter's Promise An Abenaki Tale
2015 - The Hunter's Promise an Abenaki Tale (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781937786434
ISBN-10: 1937786439
Genre: Children's Books

Walking Two Worlds
2015 - Walking Two Worlds [PathFinders] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939053107
ISBN-10: 1939053102
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

On This Long Journey The Journal of Jesse Smoke a Cherokee Boy The Trail of Tears 1838
2013 - 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

Native American Classics Graphic Classics Volume 24
2013 - Native American Classics Graphic Classics Volume 24 [Graphic Classics Graphic Novels] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780982563069
ISBN-10: 098256306X
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels

Rabbit's Snow Dance
2012 - Rabbit's Snow Dance (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780803732704
ISBN-10: 0803732708
Genre: Children's Books

Guys Read The Sports Pages
2012 - Guys Read the Sports Pages (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061963773
ISBN-10: 0061963771
Genre: Children's Books
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Eagle Song
2011 - Eagle Song (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781935430650
ISBN-10: 1935430653
Genre: Children's Books

2009 - Sports Shorts [Exceptional Sports Titles for Intermediate Grades] (Other)
2008 - The Arrow Over the Door [Puffin Chapters] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Code Talker [Warriors Super Edition] (Other)
2007 - Squanto's Journey the Story of the First Thanksgiving [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
2007 - Wabi (Hardcover)Hardcover
2007 - The Way [Darby Creek Exceptional Titles] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Heart of a Chief [Thorndike Press Large Print Juvenile Series] (Hardcover)
2002 - Arrow Over the Door [Puffin Chapters] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Skeleton Man [Skeleton Man, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2000 - The Trail of Tears [Step Into Reading, Step 4] (Paperback)
1999 - Trail of Tears [Step-into-Reading, Step 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - Eagle Song [Puffin Chapters] (Paperback)
1998 - Children of the Longhouse [Puffin Novel] (Paperback)
1998 - A Boy Called Slow [Paperstar Book] (Paperback)
1992 - Native American Animal Stories [Myths and Legends] (Paperback)
Ancestry Poems [Great Raven Review No 19] (Paperback)
The Maple Thanksgiving [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
On Second Thought a Compilation [American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series] (Hardcover)
Stone Giants Flying Heads Adventure Stories of the Iroquois [The Crossing Press series of children's books] (Paperback)
The Next World Poems By Third World Americans [The Crossing Press series of contemporary anthologies] (Hardcover)
Turkey Brother and Other Tales Iroquois Folk Stories [The Crossing Press series of children's stories] (Other)
Tracking [Raccoon 22] (Paperback)
Big Wander [Native American Tales] (Other)
Kokopelli's Flute [Native American Tales] (Other)
Moccasin Trail [Native American Tales] (Other)
Sweetgrass [Native American Tales] (Other)
Seeing the Circle [Meet the Author Katonah, N.Y.] (Hardcover)