Museum of New Mexico Press


Native American Picture Books of Change

Historic Children's Books

Rebecca C. Benes, Author
Gloria Emerson, Foreword

Illustrated with 150 paintings and historical photographs, some from as early as 1922, the author describes the history behind these picture book readers. They were originally developed for use in Indian schools during the New Deal, representing the first Native-centered texts used in Bureau of Indian Affairs curriculum.


"Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred color plates and 44 black-and-white illustrations and offering fascinating accounts of the preservation of Native American stories, this important book will greatly benefit the fields of both children's and Native American literature."
-Library Journal

Trim: 9" x 11"

Pages: 176

Illustrations: 106 color plates, 44 black-and-white illustrations

American Indians


Children and Young Adults


Cloth $29.95