The Middle Five: Indian Schoolboys of the Omaha Tribe

Product Description: The Middle Five, first published in 1900 and regarded by anthropologists as a classic of Native American literature, is an account of Francis La Flesche's life as a student in a Presbyterian mission school in northeastern Nebraska about the time of the Civil War. It is a simple, affecting tale of young Indian boys midway between two cultures, reluctant to abandon the ways of their fathers, and puzzled and uncomfortable in their new roles of "make-believe white men."

Age Level: 12-14
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press