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Historical Fiction: North America

North America - Prehistoric

Bruchac, Joseph. Dawn land
Set about 10,000 years ago in the area now known as New England and the maritime provinces of Canada the People of the Dawn Land (the Abenaki) enjoy an idyllic existence, with people in 13 villages living in harmony with one another and with all creation. Their loyal dogs have an almost telepathic link to their human keepers. Then a mysterious threat darkens the horizon. Have the Cannibal Giants returned? The heroic Young Hunter is dispatched on a desperate, dangerous journey to meet the enemy, and takes with him a new technology, the bow.

North America - 1400s

Bruchac, Joseph. Children of the longhouse
Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister must make peace with a hostile gang of older boys in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.

O'Connor, Genevieve A. The admiral and the deck boy: one boy's journey with Christopher Columbus
Carlos, a thirteen-year-old deck boy, struggles to prove himself as he sails with Christopher Columbus to the New World.

North America - 1500s

Dorris, Michael. Morning Girl
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world.