The Shoshone People

The Shoshone People

by Joanne Mattern
     
 

Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Shoshone Native Americans, covering their daily activities, customs, family life, religion, history, and government.

Overview

Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Shoshone Native Americans, covering their daily activities, customs, family life, religion, history, and government.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Eight brief chapters, combined with many large color photos, make this nonfiction introduction to the Shoshone people most appropriate for younger readers and those just beginning to do research reports. Part of the "Native Peoples" series, this volume begins with a map showing the Shoshone reservations in Wyoming, Idaho, and Nevada, followed by a page of Fast Facts. One-page chapters about Shoshone history, material culture, family, religion and government follow. Two legends, a sidebar about Sacajawea, a craft project, index, bibliography, glossary, list of Internet sites and useful addresses complete this volume. 2001, Bridgestone Books, $17.26. Ages 7 to 11. Reviewer: Gisela Jernigan
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Written in clear and simple sentences, appropriate for both younger readers and children with reading challenges, these titles offer basic information about the history and lifestyles of the particular Native culture, with an emphasis on the people in today's world. Each volume begins with a map that notes the historical tribal location and fast facts on housing, food, clothing, and language. Topics covered include history, government, and beliefs. Each book also includes a legend. Since these subjects are dealt with in a single page of text, no more than an overview is presented. The full-page, color photographs are attractive, but largely decorative. A recipe or craft concludes each volume. Consider these offerings where the need for additional titles on Native Americans is great.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736808347
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Native Peoples Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

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