North American Indian (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Here is a guide to the fascinating civilizations of North American Indians. Full-color photographs offer a unique and revealing view of this rich culture.
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Overview

Here is a guide to the fascinating civilizations of North American Indians. Full-color photographs offer a unique and revealing view of this rich culture.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this title from the "Eyewitness Books" series, readers learn about the rich culture of the North American Native American people. The overview starts in New England and then moves south and westward, introducing tribes, customs, and artifacts including clothing, tools, weapons, dwellings, modes of transport and the like. Everything pictured is labeled and describes. It's like a trip to a museum without getting out of your house. There is an index and table of contents.
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Gr 4-8Generalized, broad overviews whose strength lies in the scope and quality of the illustrative material. The texts are serviceable, written in a dry, but evenhanded style. Much is explained in the captions to the museum-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions. Small inaccuracies in North American Indian include identifying Sitting Bull as a Teton Dakota; he was a Hunkpapa Lakota. Readers are told that ``Sioux'' came from the Ojibwa word for ``enemy,'' but in fact it came from the word for ``little rattlesnake,'' a derogatory term similar to ``cut-throat.'' More comprehensive titles, such as Carl Waldman's Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes (Facts on File, 1987), are preferable. Arctic & Antarctic has spectacular photographs and diagrams to explain ice formations; tundra; and plant, sea, and wildlife of each region. Human life is discussed in spreads on native cultures and explorers. Sections pair up information about each pole, allowing for comparisons. This organizational method makes it challenging to isolate conditions unique to each place. A common, but flawed emphasis is given to Scott's failed attempt to be first to the South Pole; the brilliant and successful South Pole discovery by Amundsen receives a small side caption. Nevertheless, this is still an attractive title.Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756610814
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 139,448
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Peopling of the Americas 6
A vast continent 8
Medicine and the spirit world 10
The far Northeast 12
The League of the Iroquois 14
The three sisters 16
The Mid-Atlantic Seaboard 18
The Ohio River Valley 20
Western Great Lakes 22
The settled Southeast 24
The "Five Civilized Tribes" 26
The Great Plains 28
The Dakota (Sioux) 30
Mandan and Hidatsa 32
War and peace 34
The Sun Dance 36
The high Plateau 38
The Great Basin 40
Californian hunter-gatherers 42
The stunning Southwest 44
The Pueblo peoples 46
Apache and Navajo 48
Papago and Pima 50
Land of the totem poles 52
Art second to none 54
The power of potlatch 56
Northern hunters 58
The frozen Arctic 60
Modern times 62
Index 64
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