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Mr. Richesin from Togiak AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Native American History and Culture

My students need a variety of books at various levels, 24 titles, to learn about Native American history and culture.

  • $524 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students in an alternative program in a small rural Alaskan fishing village. All of my students have failed and/or dropped out of school. They are all native Alaskans, but sadly many know little of the proud history and culture of native Americans.

Our village is a rural fishing village which is off the road system in Alaska.

All of my students are native Alaskans whose families depend on fishing, hunting, and gathering. While they have failed in school, our alternative program is trying to give them a fresh start and encourage them to complete their high school education.

My Project

As students who have failed, many have a poor self-image. By studying Native American history and culture, it is hoped that my students can find a kinship with a similar history and culture experienced by Alaskan natives. While the history of native Alaskans has not been as violent as that of their southern brothers and sisters, they have also experienced injustice at the hand of the invading European culture.

Many books leave out the full story of Native Americans and Native Alaskans.

It is hoped that these books will fill in the gaps. I thank you in advance for remembering my students.

Mr. Richesin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Native Americans • AKJ Books $22.62 1 $22.62
Tracks That Speak • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Black Elk Speaks • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Driven West • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40
The Trail Of Tears • AKJ Books $20.28 1 $20.28
Little Big Horn 1876 • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the • AKJ Books $23.40 1 $23.40
Sitting Bull • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Crazy Horse • AKJ Books $27.55 1 $27.55
Geronimo • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Life of the Navajo • AKJ Books $20.75 1 $20.75
Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American In • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
A Century of Dishonor • AKJ Books $12.44 1 $12.44
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes Carl Waldman,March2011 • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
In a Sacred Manner I Live • AKJ Books $15.60 1 $15.60
Multicultural Folktales • AKJ Books $21.00 1 $21.00
Native North American Wisdom and Gifts • AKJ Books $20.75 1 $20.75
Sacagawea • AKJ Books $22.23 1 $22.23
Seventh Generation • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Struggle for the Land • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Thirteen Moons on Turtle''s Back • AKJ Books $13.25 1 $13.25
The Powhatan • AKJ Books $18.71 1 $18.71
The Thirsty Moose • AKJ Books $3.08 1 $3.08

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