School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1-4-Sneve takes children through Cheyenne creation stories, westward migration, culture, history, and conditions for the tribe today. Her text distills the cultural relationships among the people into understandable descriptions of male/female/child roles within the family and in the broader social structure. The tragic heritage of Cheyenne-white violence takes up the bulk of the text. Himler's watercolors take the form of clear maps and marvelously rendered characters. Their faces have muted features; the figures have form, style, and detail. A worthy addition that brings to life these people and their culture.-Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA
Kirkus ReviewsThe Cheyennes ( Sept. 15, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8234-1250-4): This entry in the First Americans series (The Hopis, 1995, etc.) follows the fine format established by Sneve and Himler, incorporating cultural facts and historical events under headings: "Men," "Women," "Children," "Moving West," "Southern Cheyennes," "Northern Cheyennes," etc. The jacket painting harks back to images of the "warrior" Cheyennes from old movies and TV programs. The surprise, then, is the unfolding of information inside that fleshes out the images and counters the stereotypes. The acknowledgments include bibliographic information.
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