Quote It Saturday: Powhatan

English: "The Coronation of Powhatan,&quo...
English: "The Coronation of Powhatan," by the American artist John Cadsby Chapman, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am always drawn to children's picture books for ages 4-8 since I have 4 wonderful grandchildren who enjoy a good story. Did you know that there's quite a list of Native American children's books? Here's just a few to name but you can see a completed list, http://www.native-languages.org/children-books.htm

1. Dreamcatcher

2. Coyote in Love with the Moon

3. Sky Dogs

4. Star Boy

5. Northwoods Cradle Song

Photo Credit: robb

I've been looking at Native American History lately. Powhatan, chief of a large confederacy of Algonquian tribes in tidewater Virginia, managed to keep his people at an often uneasy peace with the English Pilgrims at Jamestown

Chief Powhatan

He counseled the Indians to aid the settlers by giving them food and teaching them how to plant corn. But he cautioned the colonists that they must in return treat the Indians fairly and with respect. When the English began to take more and more land without the Indians' permission, Powhatan warned them:

"Why will you take by force what you may obtain by love? Why will you destroy us who supply you with food? What can you get  by war? We are unarmed and willing to give you what you ask, if you come in a friendly manner... Take away your guns and swords, the cause of all our jealousy, or you may die in the same manner." -- Powhatan
For more facts for kids, visit this cool site:

If you love poetry, there's a wonderful sight called American Native Indian Poems

LadyD Books is participating in Quote It Saturday

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial holiday as you gather with your tribe of family, friends and loved ones. I think having a sense of belonging contributes greatly to children's self esteem.

Peace and Blessings,

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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