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The Inuit (America's Frist Peoples Series): Ivory Carvers of the Far North

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Discusses the Inuit Indians, focusing on their tradition of carving ivory. Includes a recipe for a blueberry-topped snowcream, and instructions for carving soap animals and for playing an Inuit game.

Discusses the Inuit Indians, focusing on their tradition of carving ivory. Includes a recipe for a blueberry-topped snowcream, and instructions for carving soap animals and for playing an Inuit game.

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Overview

Discusses the Inuit Indians, focusing on their tradition of carving ivory. Includes a recipe for a blueberry-topped snowcream, and instructions for carving soap animals and for playing an Inuit game.

Discusses the Inuit Indians, focusing on their tradition of carving ivory. Includes a recipe for a blueberry-topped snowcream, and instructions for carving soap animals and for playing an Inuit game.

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The American Indians remain among our country's most forgotten peoples. Although they are true Native Americans, living here when European settlers first arrived, most of us know little about their history, customs and traditions. This book, one of the publisher's ten title series about Indians called "America's First Peoples," is an admirable attempt to address this knowledge gap. The book details the Inuit, who today live where they always have, in the Arctic. In 1999, Canada set aside territory, known as Nunavut, for the Inuit. Nunavut appropriately means "Our Land." The Inuit have lived in the Artic cold for thousands of years. The name Inuit means "The Real People." At one time, the Cree Indians, the Inuit's traditional enemies, called them Eskimos, or "Snowshoe Netter." Today, the Inuit view this appellation as insulting, preferring to be known by their own, historical name. There is much here to interest young readers—eye-catching graphics and sidebars, discussion of the Inuit's tradition of carving ivory, with a fun demonstration of how young readers can do their own carving with bars of soap, and a recipe for Blueberry-topped Snowcream, which is similar to a traditional Inuit dish. With much attention to detail, the author has crafted an excellent book that will be an ideal addition to any library. 2004, Blue Earth Books/Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
— Bruce Adelson, J.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736821711
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: America's First Peoples Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 953,494
  • Age range: 8 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Winter in the Far North 4
Chapter 2 The Search for Food 6
Chapter 3 More than Meat 10
Chapter 4 The Shaman 14
Chapter 5 Inuit Storytelling 16
Chapter 6 Inuit Clothing and Jewelry 20
Chapter 7 Two Worlds Meet 24
Chapter 8 The Inuit Today 28
Features
Words to Know 30
To Learn More 30
Places to Write and Visit 31
Internet Sites 31
Index 32
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