I would like to recommend a book called Naya Nuki (which means "Girl Who Ran.") This is actually a children's book (~4th grade level). It's young target audience only means that the vocabulary and syntax are simple, but the story is one for all ages.
This is a dramatization of a true story about a Shoshoni girl (and a close friend of Sacajawea) who was kidnapped along with many others on a hunting expedition and taken far away to work as a slave for another Native American tribe. She escapes and has to run 1,000 miles to return home. How she survived alone and kept traveling on very little food is a wonderful story.
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