Literature: "Thunder Rolling in the Mountains" by Scott O'Dell
These websites are about Scott O’Dell’s book “Thunder Rolling in the Mountains” and the Nez Perce Native American tribe. There are lesson plans and book reviews. Includes information about the Nez Perce tribe, Chief Joseph, and the flight of the Nez Perce.
Scott O'Dell Web Page
This website is all about Scott O'Dell. Click on "Unlock the Adventure" to enter the site. Find information about his life and the book "Thunder Rolling in the Mountains." You can email a book review of one of his books and it might be featured on the website. Click on "Quiz Results" to see which O'Dell books are the favorites of others who have visited the website.
Thunder Rolling in the Mountains study guide
This study guide provides a book summary, examples of themes, and activities.
Native American: Chief Joseph
Learn more about Chief Joesph, a Native American known as "Thunder Rolling in the Mountain."
Nez Perce Tribe History
Click on the links to learn more about the history of the tribe featured in the book.
Nez Perce National Historic Trail
Learn about this trail which commemorates the 1877 flight of the Nez Perce from their homelands. The links on the left include information about the people, culture, and more.
The Nez Perce Indians by Cameron
This website includes information about the history of the tribe. The website was created by an elementary school student.
1800s Nez Perce Photography
This website includes photographs of Chief Joseph.
Sacred Journey of the Nez Perce
Here is another website about the Nez Perce War of 1877. Includes information about the battles, facts about the tribe, and a transcript of a television program about the war.
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Scott O'Dell
These websites are about author Scott O'Dell and his books. Learn about the Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Book Award. Some websites include lists of his books. Read about O'Dell's life on his official website. There are also lesson plans, activities, and student reviews for several of his books. There are links to eThemes on his book "Island of the Blue Dolphins," Historical Fiction, the Iditarod, Native American Culture, and the Revolutionary War.
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