Cherokees: People of the Southeast

Cherokees: People of the Southeast

by Eileen Lucas

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Like Evelyn Wolfson's The Iroquois and The Teton Sioux (both Millbrook, 1992), these series entries begin with a map showing the peoples' location and a list of facts about their traditional ways of life. Each one has four chapters that cover origins, culture, interactions with white settlers, and the people today. A creation story of the tribe follows (rather than precedes) this information. A glossary of native and English words concludes each title. Although the books are well organized, they have some quirks. Cherokee lists current populations in the list of facts about traditional ways and historical houses and foods. Sherrow recites the tired hypothesis of crossing the Bering Strait to account for the Hopi's origins and misspells a number of names. Full-color photographs are adequate, but don't add much to the texts, and in The Cherokees the photo of ``A modern Cherokee in ceremonial dress...'' shows a man standing in a stereotypical pose wearing distinctly non-Cherokee clothing. Photos in the chapters on contemporary people are generally better. Overall, the ``Indians of North America'' series (Chelsea) still sets the standard.-Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Native Americans Series
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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