James Little Elk

James Little Elk

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by Michael Hayes
     
 

James Little Elk, a Native American child, introduces his family to the reader and invites the reader to experience some of their cultural traditions. James Little Elk is an enduring character that eagerly seeks out his place in the family; learning the traditions of his people from his parents and seeking approval from his Great Grandfather, a tribal leader. In this… See more details below

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James Little Elk, a Native American child, introduces his family to the reader and invites the reader to experience some of their cultural traditions. James Little Elk is an enduring character that eagerly seeks out his place in the family; learning the traditions of his people from his parents and seeking approval from his Great Grandfather, a tribal leader. In this series of children's books, primary students will develop awareness of James Little Elk and his native culture. Children in kindergarten through third grade will enjoy and explore the native people and their traditional life style. The implementation of this material will extend the current Indian education program in each state. Together both students and teachers will explore the richness of this culture and come away with essential understandings of James Little Elk and his family lifestyle. In addition, young children will practice key literacy fundamentals while they are engaging in each James Little Elk adventure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456714918
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
02/10/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

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James Little Elk

Meeting His Family
By Michael Hayes

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2010 Michael Hayes
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4567-1491-8


Chapter One

Hi! My name is James Little Elk, and I am a Native American. I want to tell you all about my family. I want to show how my family lives, what we eat, and what we wear.

Long ago, when my great-grandfather was a little boy, he lived in a tepee with his family by the Elk River.

My family lives in a house near the Elk River not far away from where my great-grandfather lived as a little boy. I love to watch TV and play video games.

Great-grandfather taught me about our clan name. We are called the Otter People, because like the otter, we are good at fishing.

Today, we are still called the Otter People, but we fish differently.

I live with my father, my mother, and my little sister, Melodie.

Like me, Melodie has a traditional name as well; she is called Morning Dove.

My real name is James, but my traditional name is Little Elk; at school they call me Jimmy, but I like Little Elk the best.

The clothes Grandmother made when she was young were made from the skins of the animals her dad hunted.

(Continues...)



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