233A: Native American boy skips school to hunt

I need the title and author for children’s book from 1960’s. American Indian boy skips school to go hunting, encounters animals small to large who send him to the next bigger animal (gopher,rabbit, bobcat, wolf, antelope, bear). Finally bear with cubs admonishes him for hunting for fun while she only hunts when hungry which is NOW so he runs back to the little schoolhouse. Illustrations are brown tones. Cover is white with little Indian boy in a long chief’s headdress. Possible title Littlest Braveheart or Little Braveheart? Maybe Scholastic or Weekly reader paperback.
Thank you for any help you can provide which will help me get another copy of this book.

2 thoughts on “233A: Native American boy skips school to hunt

  1. There is a book called Little Indian by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Richard Scarry. I don’t recall the plot, but maybe the cover will spark a memory or rule it out? (Not David’s Little Indian by Brown)

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