Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth

Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth

by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, Stephen Gammell
     
 

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Selected from the oral tradition of North American Indians and from contemporary tribal poets, the poems evoke the concerns and visions of Native American young people.

Overview

Selected from the oral tradition of North American Indians and from contemporary tribal poets, the poems evoke the concerns and visions of Native American young people.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a boxed review, PW praised the ``potent images'' in this ``exquisite collection . . . that offers small but satisfying glimpses of some of the rich and varied Indian lore which--if abundant--has been mostly overlooked.'' Ages 6-9. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Sneve blends poems remembered by generations of peoples with those of contemporary tribal poets in Dancing Teepees. Spare and at the same time image-laden, the vitality sparked by her choices is no accident. The poems she remembers and the ones she writes are breathtakingly evocative and demonstrate her appreciation of the miracles of everyday life,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823408795
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.02(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve spent her childhood on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and now lives in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has written several novels with Native American characters, including Jimmy Yellow Hawk and High Elk's Treasure.

Ms.Sneve is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the South Dakota State University and was named 1975 Woman of Achievement by the National Federation of Press Women.

When not involved in the family antique business, Ms. Sneve works as a high school counselor and teaches English at Oglala Lakota College, Rapid City Extension.

Stephen Gammell has illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books, Where the Buffaloes Begin by Olaf Baker and The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant. He has also illustrated Air Mail to the Moon by Tom Birdseye, Thanksgiving Poems selected by Myra Cohn Livingston, and other distinguished titles. He and his wife Linda live in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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