Native Americans and the U.S. Government

Native Americans and the U.S. Government

by Joanne Mattern
     
 
Native Americans were the first people to live in what would later become the United States, but once European settlers arrived, the native people's lives changed forever. As the US formed its own government and expanded to cover the land from coast to coast, Native Americans were pushed off their land, treated violently, and stripped of their rights, language, and

Overview

Native Americans were the first people to live in what would later become the United States, but once European settlers arrived, the native people's lives changed forever. As the US formed its own government and expanded to cover the land from coast to coast, Native Americans were pushed off their land, treated violently, and stripped of their rights, language, and culture. Over the years, the government made many efforts to work with native people, and those natives fought to regain their rights. This book covers the entire story of US government and Native American relations, from the arrival of the first Europeans to the difficulties tribes still face today as they struggle to manage their own affairs and live peaceful and prosperous lives here in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 6–8—This set examines the diverse aspects of Native American life with a focus on business and industry, life on reservations, heritage preservation, and relations with the U.S. government. The densely worded pages are difficult to mine due to the omission of headings. However, the authors do a solid job of avoiding generalizations, opting instead to illuminate the themes according to the perspectives of a variety of tribes. For instance, in Heritage, vignettes from the lives of members of the Saponi, Abenaki, and Comanche tribes add interest as well as a sense of how greatly the cultures vary. Photographs of uneven quality and reproductions illustrate each title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612284422
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2013
Series:
State of Affairs: Native Americans in the 21st Century Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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