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Native American Indian Coloring Books and Free Coloring Pages

Updated on February 13, 2017

Educational Coloring Books

Native American Indian Designs Coloring Books
Native American Indian Designs Coloring Books | Source

American Indian Tribal Art

I enjoy the Native American coloring books and coloring pages with the native traditional styles. American Indian Tribal designs are beautiful in bright or muted colors. The Dover stained glass coloring books and the ones with high-quality paper coloring pages are treasures to collect or give as fun gifts.

I hope you enjoy the Native American coloring books. They make wonderful gifts for children and senior citizens. Coloring truly is a therapeutic activity for all ages!

Dreamcatchers Stained Glass Coloring Book

Dreamcatchers Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Design Stained Glass Coloring Book)
Dreamcatchers Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Design Stained Glass Coloring Book)

8 - 14 years, 5 Star Rating

According to Native American legend, the dreamcatcher protects people from nightmares by catching bad dreams, when placed above someone's bed. The legend of the Dreamcatchers began with the Sioux Nation, some artifacts are dated as far back as 700 A.D.

This truly is a remarkable collection of stained glass coloring pages that includes: 16 decorative dreamcatcher designs that are decorated with feathers, beads, leather lace webs, and other ornaments.

Artists love to create things by coloring with crayons and markers, or painting with watercolor pencils. It is a fun hobby! It is relaxing and even therapeutic to create with colors and great for any age from kids to adults, as well as seniors. And, it can be a fun family activity or for school projects with classmates.

One thing is for sure when I get the color crayons and colored pencils out with black paper or line drawing, the fun begins, especially together with children. My kids and my grand children have all enjoyed these activities books since they were able the scribble.

 

Dreamcatcher Coloring Page

Native American Dreamcatcher Coloring Page
Native American Dreamcatcher Coloring Page | Source

The Dreamcatchers remind me of the medicine wheels that were and are made by placing stones on the ground in the shape of a circle, some have rocks making a mandala design in the circle, (much like the Catchers). They are used for religious and spiritual ceremonies that hold great meaning.

Native American Art and Music Video

Indian Tribes of North America

Indian Tribes of North America Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Indian Tribes of North America Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

I love Dover coloring books for their detailed line drawings and educational value. This is an engaging coloring book that tells the stories of the tribes of North America in historical pictorial form.

My favorites are coloring pages with horses. The "Old West" and the ancient way of the native people are fascinating to me. I can not travel back in time and in a way I do just that in my imagination. Creative people are like that. Coloring can take us to a different time and place in history as we learn about how the cultures of the times were through drawings.

I have loved Native American designs for as long as I can remember. Through out my life I feel better with bright and muted color combinations and ancient symbols.

Admittedly, I have a fascination of history through art. Aw, but there are many rewards through relaxation therapy such as coloring.

"The soldiers never explained to the government when an Indian was wronged, but reported the misdeeds of the Indians." - Geronimo

 

I Love Native American Coloring Books

I am not Native American, but I appreciate the different tribes' artistic expressions in multi-media. From the carved totem poles with black bears and bald eagles of the Northwest tribes, to beautifully crafted clay pottery and woven rugs of the Southwest Indians.

The Native American themed coloring books have an exceptional line drawing renditions that portray historical ancient cultures and traditional wardrobes. I get excited when I see excellent activity coloring books that are educational for kids and for adults, too.

Native American Clipart

Two Indians Canoeing Clipart To Color
Two Indians Canoeing Clipart To Color | Source

Woodlands Indians

Woodlands Indians Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Woodlands Indians Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

In this book, there are extremely good line drawings of scenes that show more than four centuries of Native American tribal lifestyles. Some of them are drawings of the Pequot and the Massachusett hunters from the early 1600s. There are sketches of Ottawa warriors from the 17th and 19th centuries, and an Iroquois woman who is busy pounding corn for cooking meals with. It is interesting to see detailed drawings of full dress tribal wardrobes and to color them.

 

Indian Chief and Horse Coloring Page

US Mint Quarter: Native American Coloring Page
US Mint Quarter: Native American Coloring Page | Source

Cave Art

Indian Cave Art
Indian Cave Art | Source

Southwest Indian Designs

Southwest Indian Design Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Design Stained Glass Coloring Book)
Southwest Indian Design Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Design Stained Glass Coloring Book)

The designs are printed on translucent velum paper. Each coloring page will give you the look and feel of stained glass art when displayed near a light source or in a window. If you like coloring geometric designs, you will love the Native American cultural art pages in this book.

Southwest Designs are beautiful on pottery, rug, and robs ... you name it. I an a designer on Zazzle and love creating tribal designer product.

"The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us...." - Big Thunder

 

How To Display Stained Glass Coloring Pages

The best way I have found to display the stained glass coloring pages, is to use solid clear plastic frames with suction cups on them. Place the finished designs in the plastic frames and stick them on a window. Kids love it when they can see their artwork on display. Or, you can showcase your children's art work in clear contact paper.

Native American Art

Artwork of Native American man snow shoeing in the wilderness.
Artwork of Native American man snow shoeing in the wilderness. | Source
Four Native American Warriors Clipart Border To Color
Four Native American Warriors Clipart Border To Color | Source

Warriors were not killers, they were protectors of their own people.

Teepee

My Tipi
My Tipi | Source

A Passion

The Southwestern designs are nice for decorative touches and accents in the home. When I was living in the tipi, I used the Southwestern designs for more of a Native American feel.

You see I really am passionate about the ancient Plains Indians lifestyle too, and lived in a Sioux style lodge. I am a full blooded Finn Lander.


Northwest Coast Indians Coloring Book

Northwest Coast Indians Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Northwest Coast Indians Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

In this history coloring book, you will learn about the Northwest Coast Indians while having a fun activity book to relax with and color wonderfully designed wardrobes. The Northwest Coast Indians are noted for their totem polls and other artful wood working skills. In this coloring book children and adult coloring artists will learn their talents and colorful designs.

Some of my favorite designs are of the Hopi ceremonial wardrobes, and I love the Zuni peoples' handmade shields and the artistically designed Anasazi pottery. Of course, it is the Navajo jewelry, the decoratively patterned rugs and most interesting sand paintings I marvel at. Then, there is the Pueblo peoples' pottery that intrigues me and is pleasing to my eyes.

 

Tipi Coloring Page

Teepee, Tipi Clip Art To Color
Teepee, Tipi Clip Art To Color

Indian Chief Osceola Picture

Chief Osceola Statue
Chief Osceola Statue | Source

Free Clip Art

Indian Canoeing Coloring Page CC
Indian Canoeing Coloring Page CC

List of North American Tribes and Nations

A list of the North American tribes and nations of interest to me:

  • Seminoles Nation of Oklahoma
  • Mohawk people of Oregon
  • The Six Nations of the Iroquois or Haudenosaunee
  • Crow Nation
  • Sioux Nation
  • The Cherokee Nation
  • Huron or Wyandot people
  • Southwestern and Northwestern Tribes
  • Haida
  • Chippewa
  • Zuni
  • Navajo
  • Blackfoot
  • Kiowa Indians of Oklahoma
  • Camanche
  • The Navahos
  • Aztecs

All of these tribes are well noted for their artistic culture, and traditional ways. I studied and did research on these tribes. Much of their art is functional and to be used for purposes other than designs, but are attractive and handmade by skilled crafts people.

North American Indian Chief in Headdress and Robe Drawing
North American Indian Chief in Headdress and Robe Drawing | Source

Ancient North American Indians knew that animals made their lives easier in this world. There was a time where almost everything Indians used and ate came from animals. The bear was never killed in anger but was esteemed as a brother or a friend. The hunter believed that by creating an image of the animal, that it would please its spirit, and that the spirit of the animal would live forever.

  • For Example, A bear spirit mask was made of wood and bear fur, and the eyes and teeth were inlays of sea shells, bones or stones. Brilliant colors were typically used for a powerful animal mask.

Dancing Costume

Free Native American Indian Dancer Clipart
Free Native American Indian Dancer Clipart

Coloring Example

I love the native costumes with fringed deerskin leathers and suede, beautifully beaded designs and Bald Eagle feathers. This is a colorful dancer image with painted face, and artfully done. A fine example of how you might want to color some line drawings yourself.

Just below is a free Pow Wow Dancer coloring page of this colorful Native American dancing in a traditional wardrobe.

Pow Wow Dancer

Native American Pow Wow Dancer Coloring Page
Native American Pow Wow Dancer Coloring Page

Totem Pole at Kabetogama Lake

Totem Pole
Totem Pole | Source

Totem Pole Coloring Example

All of my life I have enjoyed seeing this Totem Pole. This is a photo of the totem after having been restored and given a fresh colorful coat of paints. I like the bright colors of red, golden yellow, green, and white with the color black that makes the brighter colors stand out.

If you are coloring a totem pole coloring page then this is an excellent example. This is a photo from my private collection.

Oglala Lakota Camp Line Drawing 1859

Oglala Lakota camp coloring page.
Oglala Lakota camp coloring page.

Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America Coloring Book

Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

This exceptional Indian Life in Pre-Columbian North America book by Dover History Coloring Books is one that I have especially enjoyed when I lived in a Native American Sioux style lodge. Let me tell you, that was a great experience for me on many different levels. And, that is how I feel about this activity book. It took me back in time to an era before Columbus came to what we know as the United States of America.

In a way I wish the native people had not been disturbed and that they could have kept the territories that the different tribes had. Things would have much different for the indigenous people, life would have remained simpler, It was a hard life for them during harsh winters, but I believe they would have evolved greatly on their own. But the technology and advancements many have been small in comparison to what it is today.

"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures." -

Geronimo

 

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      Susie Lehto 3 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, I'm glad I saw that you has stopped by for a visit 5 months ago. My apology. I lived in a tipi lodge for the better part of a year at my former summer place in ND. It always felt much like a vacation but it was a lot of work at times like any summer place.

      I hope you have been enjoying summer. We had large hail here yesterday for about 3 minutes and the setting sun was shining, way cool and cooling.

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      Peggy Woods 8 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Coloring books seem to be really gaining in popularity for adults. It has always been a fun child activity. Those coloring examples are truly beautiful as is your photo of that newly painted totem pole.

      You mentioned living in a Native American Sioux style lodge. Were you on vacation? How long did you live there?

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      Robert Sacchi 12 months ago

      Thank you, glad you like my creative writing.

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      Susie Lehto 12 months ago from Minnesota

      Richard, thanks for visiting, good to read your comment. And, I am enjoying your creative writings. - Kudos!

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      Robert Sacchi 13 months ago

      Yes, the artwork is beautiful and meaningful. I enjoyed reading this article. Thank you.

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      Susie Lehto 20 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you, Peg. Coloring is good for all ages, as it is a great stress reducer and that is important for people with Alzheimer's, and anyone. I've been intending to pick up some new coloring books for us ladies. - Kudos!

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      Peggy Woods 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I learned from a cousin of mine that in some Alzheimer residence units the patients are encouraged to color. That is probably something most everyone enjoys and would take them back to their childhood days. Long term memories are often more retrievable than the short term ones. Enjoyed reading this again and will share.

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      Susie Lehto 21 months ago from Minnesota

      Au fait, thank you. Its always good to see your comments. I appreciate you taking the time to visit. Hope all is well for you and your loved ones.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      These coloring pages look great! I've always loved the dream catchers and have one hanging below my rearview mirror in my car. Great way to keep children occupied. I still like to color, though I get carried away often times with shading,etc., which is a little more complicated, but I find it can be very therapeutic.

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      Susie Lehto 23 months ago from Minnesota

      I agree, Thelma. My grandchildren have gotten plenty of coloring books over the years as gifts. Merry Christmas m'dear.

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      Thelma Alberts 23 months ago from Germany

      Coloring books are good ideas for Christmas gifts. I would love to have one.

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      Susie Lehto 24 months ago from Minnesota

      Kim, nice to kind of meet you here on HubPages. Thank you for stopping by my Native American coloring page. - Kudos!

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      Kimberley Clarke 2 years ago from England

      I only recently discovered that colouring in for adults is a well known relaxation technique! You have some awesome examples here, thank you!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Every now and then I get my colored pencils out to color, it helps me relax. Before I know it I am free of the stresses of the day.

      Thank you for visiting, Suzanne. - Kudos!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I really like your coloring pages - the Dreamcatcher one caught my eye! I also enjoyed the line drawings for coloring - time for me to break out my pencils!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Patrica, thank you so much for being such a blessing.

      You are an angel. - Happy weekend!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Just stopping by to say 'hey' and to wish you a happy weekend.

      Hoping all is good in your little corner of the planet. Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Shyron, I do have a passion for Native American designs. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share this hub. - Kudos!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Susie, I love coloring books and also my American Heritage, and this is a double treat. thank you so very much.

      Voted up UABI and shared

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Patrica, thank you for giving me some family background. It is great for students to learn by coloring pictures. Good to know a teacher that used a fun coloring activity to teach her students. Very interesting!

      Thank you so much for visiting and sharing.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      As with most of us, our family's roots are Native American to an extent ...and I do not know exactly to what extent I just know my Momma always said we are part Cherokee. I do believe it is so ....the power of nature and the forces at work therein leave no doubt how connected we are to the earth. Alas I digress.

      I do love to color Native American coloring pages...used to use them in Social Studies when I taught in South Dakota.

      Thanks for sharing...off to find some pages to color.

      Angels are on the way Voted up++++ and shared

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Denise, I am honored to have visit, and appreciate the Native American coloring books. I loved reading your hub about art therapy.

      Thank you.

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      Denise McGill 2 years ago from Fresno CA

      You find some interesting things to write about. I loved this.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Writer Fox, thanks for coming by and especially hopes you have for the kids that will enjoy the coloring pages. - Kudos!

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      The American Indian culture is fascinating to me. I loved your pictures and hope many kids find these great coloring pages. Voted up and Pinned!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Audrey, I am glad to hear that coloring books still interest you.

      Thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      I still love coloring books! This was fascinating!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sheila, kids of all ages love coloring books, they have gotten popular with adults too. I can only imagine the Native American cultures in Oklahoma, and I bet there are many talented crafters.

      Thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Thelma, thank you for your awesome comment m'dear.

      Always delighted to see your comment. Thank you!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Lee, thank you for coming by and for your lovely comment.

      Much appreciated.

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Living in Oklahoma, we have several different Indian cultures here. I think it is important for all our children to learn about the cultures and history where they live. This is a wonderful idea for gift giving for my grandchildren!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Wow! Those are awesome designs of American Indian coloring books. I´m sure kids would love this kind of a book for a gift. Very useful and educational hub.Well done!

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A very interesting article, great pictures, fantastic to read, a very enjoyable piece, thank you, voted up, Lee

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Elsie, thank you for the strong encouragement and lovely compliment. I do so appreciate your kindness and support. - Kudos.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice and interesting article as usual you are are expert on colouring books and nicely displayed. Thanks.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Catherine, thank you for exploring my coloring books HubPage, it is always a pleasure to see your comment. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, I will consider your wish about telling the story about my tipi experiences. I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. -

      Thank you for the encouragement.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Fay, yeas I agree with you. Coloring pages are a nice addition to unit studies for kids in school or homeschools. - Good to see your comment, thank you.

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I think I may have had some native American coloring books as a child, but you have made me see them in a new light. I loved your pictures. Voted up+

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      I wish you would tell us the story of your living in a teepee. Certainly sounds interesting. We should all use resources properly whether rich or poor.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      I've always enjoyed this type of activity mainly because you can use so many brilliant colors. A good resource for classroom activity or follow up to a teaching unit.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, poor people will use all the resources they have to survive. It is amazing to me what hardships in life the ancient Native Americans endured. Maybe the teepee living story will become a hub someday.

      Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a fun hobby and educational as well. I like the fact that when Native Americans killed an animal, they used all parts of it and honored the animal's spirit. Living in a teepee...you must tell us more! Up votes and sharing.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Shyron, thank you for sharing the ancestral bloodlines. Cool!

      Blessings and Hugs m'dear!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Yes, there are coloring books for all levels and ages. Some are challenging and intricate and complex. - Thanks for visiting, Marlene.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Susie, I love this, this is awesome and this touches the heart.

      I love art and also Native American. My ancestors were Cherokee and my sons have Blackfoot blood also.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I absolutely did not know there were coloring books for adults. You have opened my eyes to a whole new spare time activity.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sandy, I hope we never get too old to color pages. It is therapeutic for seniors to color as well as for their grandchildren.

      Thanks for visiting!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sage, that makes two of us big kids at heart. That is awesome that you color with your children, they will always remember that companionship of coloring with their Mom.

      Nice to hear from you, BTW. - Thank you!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      This has always been an interesting subject and I still love to color, even if I am not a kid.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      I'm a big kid-- when I print out coloring pages for the kids I have to print a copy for myself and sit there and color with them. Great pages here, thanks for sharing!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      You lived in a teepee? How awesome is that? These coloring page ideas are a good idea on how to add some variety and cultural education to kids' leisure activities. It can be a fun segue to other discussions.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Blackfoot has been an interesting study for me. Thank you for coming by, Audrey, I really do appreciated it.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I still have fun with coloring books. It relaxes me and allows my inner child to play. I have blackfoot blood in my geneology line so this hub is important to me. Big votes across and sharing. Thanks!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Jackie, I totally agree with you 100%. Coloring educational pages with kids is a smart way to teach them about the North American Indian cultures while having fun.

      Thank you so much for stopping by my new hub. - Kudos.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Perfect coloring books for children! Learn while they have fun and they don't even realize it! I wouldn't mind coloring a few of these and what better way than buying them for a child and joining them in the fun; discussing as we go!

      Up and shared!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Billy, I am glad that you love this article, that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Coloring is a great way to pass the time away in a child's imagination. -- Thank you for visiting!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love this article, Susie! Man, I sure used to love coloring as a kid. I would spend hours by myself coloring...and these books that you have highlighted are so educational. What a great gift for a child. Thanks for sharing these.