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Native Americans in Florida
     

Native Americans in Florida

by Kevin M McCarthy, Dean Quigley (Illustrator), Ted Morris (Illustrator)
 

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Long before the first European explorers set foot on Florida soil, numerous Native American tribes hunted, honored their gods, built burial mounds, and coexisted with one another in pockets of settlements across the state. Explores the importance of archaeology in preserving the past for future generations, how archaeologists do their work, and even how young

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Long before the first European explorers set foot on Florida soil, numerous Native American tribes hunted, honored their gods, built burial mounds, and coexisted with one another in pockets of settlements across the state. Explores the importance of archaeology in preserving the past for future generations, how archaeologists do their work, and even how young people can gain hands-on experience on a real dig. The different types of Indian mounds burial mounds, shell middens, and platform mounds and their uses are explained, as well as Indian languages and reservations. Provides detailed descriptions of 185 sites on the Native American Heritage Trail that mark important historical events, as well as a calendar of important dates that highlights the history, culture, setbacks, and successes of Florida's Native Americans.

A clearly written narrative for anyone interested in Native American studies. For classroom use: one free teacher's manual with the purchase of three books

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"Native Americans in Florida is a history book for young people that has appeal for all ages."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561641888
Publisher:
Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Teacher's Manuel Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin McCarthy is professor emeritus and a distinguished alumni professor of Florida studies and English at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he taught for 33 years. He has written many books for Pineapple Press.

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