North American Indian Life

North American Indian Life

by Barron's, John D. Clare
     
 

A fascinating illustrated account of North America's many native tribes, from the Aleuts and Athabaskans of Alaska and northwest Canada and the Iroquois tribes of the Great Lakes region, to the Navajo of the southwest and the Seminoles of Florida. Here is an overview of their varied customs, cultures, technologies, and religions. (Ages 10 and older) See more details below

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A fascinating illustrated account of North America's many native tribes, from the Aleuts and Athabaskans of Alaska and northwest Canada and the Iroquois tribes of the Great Lakes region, to the Navajo of the southwest and the Seminoles of Florida. Here is an overview of their varied customs, cultures, technologies, and religions. (Ages 10 and older)

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Children's Literature
American Indian tribes often played a rough and tumble ball game to settle disputes rather than go to war. Today, lacrosse is a milder form of this contest. American Indians did not have leisure activities, although games had a definite function within their society. Horse racing was to improve hunting and fighting skills, and gambling was a way to improve status. They felt that to be in harmony with nature would mean a good life and that war was only fought to preserve their culture. Disaster for the American Indians arrived with the white settlers and their quest for land. War was waged on the Native American culture until 1944, when a group was formed to protect their identity. Today work is underway to celebrate the culture, crafts and ceremonies of the diverse American Indian tribes. Many photographs and illustrations accompany the book, which is part of the "Tictock Guides Early Civilizations" series. Easy to read text and captions along with an index make this source painless to use. 2000, Barron's, $5.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Laura Hummel
KLIATT
These new entries in an attractive series for upper elementary and middle school students examine daily life in various early civilizations. Their strength lies in the many color photos and illustrations that show aspects of each civilization, ranging from art and architecture to fashion, health and medicine, life for the rich and for the poor, religion, love and marriage, crime and punishment, food and drink, pastimes, and more. Topics are presented as double-page spreads, with text consisting of a paragraph and detailed captions for the many illustrations. So these books are of more interest as a browsing experience than as research tools, and they tend to oversimplify their subjects. They do give a visual sense of the richness and variety inherent in these cultures, however, and may serve to spark interest in further investigation. (Early Civilizations). KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2000, Barron's/Ticktock Guides, 32p, 99-68834, illus, maps, indexes, 24cm, $5.95. Ages 13 to 15. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick; January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764110719
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Ticktock Early Civilizations Series
Pages:
29
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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