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Children's LiteratureThe "Native Americans" series presenting the cultures of a number of Native American tribes includes this study of the Mojave. Simply written, this book will probably serve well as an introduction to these Colorado River dwellers for readers in the eight to ten year age range. In about 32 pages the author gives an uncomplicated presentation of the tribe's location, their society, foods, homes, clothing, crafts, family life, mythology and warfare. A short sketch of the early history of the tribe and their later confrontations with United States Government troops and settlers tells the all too typical and unhappy story of their mistreatment and betrayal. The author is herself a Native American, though not Mojave, and her Mohawk tribal affiliation is shared by the illustrator. Much of the appeal of the book springs from the simple but essentially accurate portrayals of traditional Mojave life by the illustrator. The only flaw in this otherwise good book is the presentation of a photo of a Western Apache woman and child as an example of a Mojave woman with a Mojave cradle board. 2004, ABDO Publishing Company, Ages 8 to 10.