Daily Life in a Plains Indian Village 1868

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More than 130 full-color photographs adorn this handsome re-creation of daily life in a Plains Indian village in 1868. Readers will meet Real Bird and his family, part of a Northern Cheyenne tribe in southeastern Montana. Each member has an important role: Men prepare to become warriors and hunters, while women learn to raise crops and build a home-a tipi-from poles and buffalo hides. The clothes the family wears, from elaborate ceremonial headdresses to colorful beaded moccasins; the foods they eat; the games ...

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Overview

More than 130 full-color photographs adorn this handsome re-creation of daily life in a Plains Indian village in 1868. Readers will meet Real Bird and his family, part of a Northern Cheyenne tribe in southeastern Montana. Each member has an important role: Men prepare to become warriors and hunters, while women learn to raise crops and build a home-a tipi-from poles and buffalo hides. The clothes the family wears, from elaborate ceremonial headdresses to colorful beaded moccasins; the foods they eat; the games they play; the crafts and jewelry they make; and the spiritual rituals they perform are among the many topics included. This large-format book, with clear text and informative sidebars, provides a detailed pictorial account of the Plains Indian life more than a century ago.

Depicts the historical background, social organization, and daily life of a Plains Indian village in 1868, presenting interiors, landscapes, clothing, and everyday objects.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Introducing this overview of everyday life in a Plains Indian village circa 1868 is a map locating tribal lands of the Plains Indians. Contemporary Native Americans pose as models depicting the full regalia of the Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, Crow, and Blackfeet. In re-enactment style, reminiscent of a visit to a living history village, each actor' then personifies a member in the family of Real Bird, a northern Cheyenne warrior from the plains of southeastern Montana. A staged full-color photograph of family members engaged in role-specific work, leisure, food preparation, warfare, trade, and ritual is at the center of each spread, surrounded by additional text and captions that expand each topic. Sees the Berries Woman and Pretty Plume Woman demonstrate the construction of a tipi in a frame-by-frame, five-step procedure; warriors and chiefs hold council in a pre-battle ceremony; Timber Leader shows off a bearskin that gives him healing powers. Artifacts such as beadwork, weapons, tools, toys,and medicine objects lend authenticity to this informative survey and history of the culture. (chronology, glossary, index)" Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature
Many beautiful, color photos of real people, places and things help make this large-format nonfiction book an inviting way to learn about Plains Indian culture. After briefly establishing who the Plains Indians were and where they have lived, the lively text introduces us to the extended family of a Northern Cheyenne warrior, Real Bird, located in Montana in 1868. Focusing on this fictitious family of Real Bird, his parents, two wives and four children, twenty brief chapters show and tell us about various aspects of family life, including setting up a tipi, women's crafts, medicine and leisure time. An index, timeline, glossary, maps and list of places to visit are included. 1999, Clarion, $20.00 and $10.00. Ages 7 up. Reviewer: Gisela Jernigan
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-This oversized volume offers many details on the Plains Indians in the 1860s, presented in an attractive and inviting format. Each double-page spread covers one aspect of daily life, such as setting up a tipi or preparing for battle. The author presents short paragraphs of fascinating information accompanied by visuals that explain even more than the text. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations include maps, historical photographs, and paintings, but the majority are photo reenactments featuring Native Americans wearing and using authentic items and demonstrating the ways of their ancestors. A useful glossary, a time line, and a list of museums and historical sites to visit conclude the volume. In spite of a layout that is occasionally confusing, this would make an interesting addition to any collection.-Darcy Schild, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KS Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Introducing this overview of everyday life in a Plains Indian village circa 1868 is a map locating tribal lands of the Plains Indians. Contemporary Native Americans pose as models depicting the full regalia of the Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, Crow, and Blackfeet. In re-enactment style, reminiscent of a visit to a living history village, each "actor" then personifies a member in the family of Real Bird, a northern Cheyenne warrior from the plains of southeastern Montana. A staged full-color photograph of family members engaged in role-specific work, leisure, food preparation, warfare, trade, and ritual is at the center of each spread, surrounded by additional text and captions that expand each topic. Sees the Berries Woman and Pretty Plume Woman demonstrate the construction of a tipi in a frame-by-frame, five-step procedure; warriors and chiefs hold council in a pre-battle ceremony; Timber Leader shows off a bearskin that gives him healing powers. Artifacts such as beadwork, weapons, tools, toys, and medicine objects lend authenticity to this informative survey and history of the culture. (chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395974995
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Edition description: None
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 12.12 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bad Hand Terry is a Seminole. He is a historian, a lecturer, and an experienced craftsman who has made Native American clothing and artifacts for films, including Dances With Wolves. An accomplished horse rider and stuntman, he has also appeared in films like The Last of the Mohicans.

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