Inuit

Inuit

by Suzanne Morgan Williams
     
 

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The Inuit people have lived in the challenging terrain of the Arctic for generations. Traditionally, they moved with the seasons, spending the winters by the water hunting seals and fishing. In the summer months, they went inland to hunt the caribou. This book provides a fascinating look at the traditions and beliefs of the Inuit people as well as a glimpse into the

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The Inuit people have lived in the challenging terrain of the Arctic for generations. Traditionally, they moved with the seasons, spending the winters by the water hunting seals and fishing. In the summer months, they went inland to hunt the caribou. This book provides a fascinating look at the traditions and beliefs of the Inuit people as well as a glimpse into the life of the Inuit today.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These titles are attractively laid out with a mix of good-quality, color photographs featuring contemporary views of both groups of peoples and clear, well-designed maps. Both books offer information about the history, geography, and culture of each group. The Nelsons begin by describing the Makah's 1999 whale hunt, the first since 1913, and end by detailing their research and their contacts with the Makah Cultural and Research Center in Neah Bay, WA. Similarly, Williams briefly profiles a contemporary Inuit family with emphasis on their combination of traditional and modern life, describes their northern setting, and provides information about the political organization of the area. The author also describes her research, including her travel to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, and the names of the people she interviewed. While one waits for profiles of cultures written for this audience by members of the culture themselves, these two titles show that the critical dialogue of Native Americans, librarians, and publishers has nudged us beyond the turgid, stereotypical ahistorical works that were, for far too long, our only choices. The Web sites listed in both titles give students a chance to link to authoritative sites including some posted by the Makah and the Inuit themselves.-Sue Sherif, Alaska State Library, Anchorage Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531121726
Publisher:
Children's Press(CT)
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Watts Library: Indians of the Americas
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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