"There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” —Chief Seattle [Seatlh], Suquamish Chief
What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.
When the only possible “victory” was survival, they survived.
In this brilliant follow up to Turtle Island, esteemed academic Eldon Yellowhorn and award-winning author Kathy Lowinger team up again, this time to tell the stories of what Indigenous people did when invaders arrived on their homelands. What the Eagle Sees shares accounts of the people, places, and events that have mattered in Indigenous history from a vastly under-represented perspective—an Indigenous viewpoint.
*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
“An essential addition for a library that is trying to build a diverse and culturally responsible collection.”
“A worthy and important addition to the historical record.”
“Timely and imperative reading for middle schoolers and anyone needing a primer on Indigenous history.”
“The combination of modern and historical insight is extremely effective. A valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about Indigenous history and a vital purchase for all collections.”
“A brilliant introduction . . . An important read for everyone eleven years and older. It should be mandatory reading for all educators.”
“Highly engaging and educational.”
“A standout overview . . . Visually engaging . . . a fine introduction . . . Sections in each chapter labeled “Imagine” are especially powerful in helping young readers empathize with Indigenous loss. Essential.”
“A rare and extraordinary look . . . Informative and important, this book should be placed beside Turtle Island in every school library.”
“Skillfully weaves together facts and myth.”