Home to Medicine Mountain by Chiori Santiago

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Two young Maidu Indian brothers sent to live at a government-run Indian residential school in California in the 1930s find a way to escape and return home for the summer.

About Chiori Santiago

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For the past twenty-eight years Judith Larner Lowry has been the proprietor of Larner Seeds in Marin County, California. Her essays on native plant gardening have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
Published September 1, 1998 by Children's Book Press (CA). 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the 1930s, many native children were sent away from their families to boarding school, where they were forbidden to speak their own languages or practice their own traditions, in the name of becoming more “American.” This is the true adventure of how illustrator Lowry’s father, Benny Len, and ...

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The real-life experiences of Lowry's father and uncle fuel this account of two Native American brothers in California, sent to a government-run boarding school in the 1930s to unlearn their traditional ways.

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