Resources for The Round House

2017-18 Common Reading book: The Round House by Louise Erdrich


Curriculum resources will be added regularly to this website. Here are some to get you started:

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Sapsik’ʷałá is the Sahaptin word for teacher and a project of the UO College of Education

“Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian” in UO Libraries Special Collections

About the Book

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Native American in Oregon



Reading & Discussion Questions

Legacy of Colonization

Ojibwe Language, History, and Culture

  • The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers and is a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society
  • Indians of the Midwest, recent research of scholars providing new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest. A project of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Newberry Library (Chicago)
  • A Guide to Understanding Ojibwe Treaty Rights, by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

UO Library Collections, Research Guides, and Museum Exhibitions

Curriculum Resources for Educators

  • Honoring Tribal Legacies digital teaching resources developed by indigenous curriculum designers and allies. A project of UO, the National Park Service, and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.