On Sunday, May 20, 2018, I posted a new article on the website Mad About MG History, entitled “MG Books About Native Americans.” Since the one hundred forty-ninth anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike occurred a few days ago on May 10, I suggested to readers of the blog that this coming year would be a good time to learn more about the lives of the original inhabitants of our continent. My posting recommends several award-winning, middle-grade novels about American Indians. All of these books are suitable for adults, too.
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The National Park Service will be planning major celebrations when the sesquicentennial celebration of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad takes place next year. Those who can make the trip to Promontory Summit, Utah, for the festivities will be well rewarded. Whether or not you do, you can read my trilogy, The Iron Horse Chronicles, about how this important historical event contributed to ending the traditional way of life of the nomadic Indians.