Bridge to Terabithia (novel)
Right...because isn't that what you think of when you think of natural history? Sure it is. Does anything signify nature better than prehistoric animals and people? What could be more distant and removed from our modern, civilized world than dinosaurs and Indians?
In the museum, they see a diorama of a Plains buffalo jump, with animals plunging off a cliff. Jess associates this with the "nightmares" he sometimes draws in his pictures. Later, when he learn about Leslie, he thinks the buffalo jump was a premonition. He should've realized it was warning him of Leslie's tragic fate.
To sum it up:
Natural history => Indians => nightmare => death
Again, it's only a minor point in the book. But it's interesting that in such a sensitive and compassionate story, Indians are associated with death. The neutral act of procuring food efficiently gets twisted into a harbinger of doom.
Despite this bit, Bridge of Terabithia is excellent. So is the movie made from the book. I give them both an 8.5 (maybe a 9.0) of 10. Definitely check 'em out.
Below: Indians kill buffalo because Indians are savage, destructive, evil?