Barona Museum's Summer Reading List

 

This month we’ve decided to compile a summer reading list focusing on Native American history, culture, and language.  More specifically, most of the books on our list are specific to the Kumeyaay/Diegueño People or other nations in the southern Californian region.  This list is by no means all encompassing.  Our research library is jammed full of books about the Kumeyaay/Diegueño People and it was truly a difficult task to trim down this list.  Please feel free to reach out to us for recommendations on specific topics or research questions!   

 

Young Children’s Books

 

A is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC
By: Analisa Tripp
 

 

Sin 1 Hewak 2 Hemuk 3
By: Rhonda Welch


The Painted Rocks
By: Ruth Alter

 

Ilymash Shemap: Ensuenos de Ninos
By: Rhonda Welch-Scalco

 

My Ancestors' Village
By: Roberta Labastida

Young Adult Books

 

Salt Water Boy
By: Millicent Lee

 

Indians of the Oaks
By: Millicent Lee

 

Pushed Into the Rocks
By: Florence Connolly Shipek

 

Kumeyaay: A History Textbook: Volume 1: Precontact to 1893
By: Michael Connolly Miskwish

 

Adult Books

 

Delfina Cuero: Her Autobiography, An Account of Her Last Years and Her Ethnobotanic Contributions
By: Delfina Cuero, Sylvia Brakke Vane (Editor), Lowell John Bean (Preface), Rosalie Pinto Robertson (Translator)

 

Strangers in a Stolen Land
By: Richard Carrico

 

El Capitan
By: Tanis C. Thorne

 

Maay Uuyow: Kumeyaay Cosmology
By: Michael Connolly Miskwish

 

Murder State: California’s Native American Genocide, 1846-1873
By: Brendan Lindsay

 

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873
By: Benjamin Madley

Bonus Book for Educators!

 

A Teacher’s Guide to Historical and Contemporary Kumeyaay Culture: A Supplement Resource for Third and Fourth Grade Teachers

By: Geralyn Hoffman

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