Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, Inc., 1988. Co-authored with Joseph Bruchac. Illustrated by John Kahionhes Fadden. 48 pages, paper, 9" x 12" trim, for parents, teachers, naturalists, storytellers.
Illustrated with beautiful line drawings. Co-authored and illustrated by Native Americans. Includes chapters that describe in detail the educational theory of the book; traditional native teaching; background information on Native American stories, storytelling and traditional storytelling techniques; descriptions of the Native North American cultures described in the book, and Appendices providing extensive reading lists on Native Americans and Environmental Studies, as well as readings for children and adults by chapter for Keepers of the Earth.
- In 1990 Keepers of the Earth was selected as an ALA Notable Book for Young Adults.
- In 1991 Keepers of the Earth was listed by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top ten best-selling books for child care.
- In 1998 Keepers of the Earth was picked as one of the "best environmental children's books"by the Natural Resources Defense Council's Amicus Journal.