The Pueblo (America's First Peoples Series): Southwestern Potters


Discusses the Pueblo Indians, focusing on how they make and use their traditional pottery. Includes a recipe and instructions for a simple game.

Discusses the Pueblo Indians, focusing on how they make and use their traditional pottery. Includes a recipe and instructions for a simple game.

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Discusses the Pueblo Indians, focusing on how they make and use their traditional pottery. Includes a recipe and instructions for a simple game.

Discusses the Pueblo Indians, focusing on how they make and use their traditional pottery. Includes a recipe and instructions for a simple game.

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Children's Literature
The Pueblo people believe that everything, including clay, has a spirit. Some feel that the clay determines the type of pot it will become and that the potter only helps it along. This book discusses life as a Pueblo Indian but focuses primarily on the Pueblo's ancient craft of pottery. A potter uses only clay, water, sand, and simple tools such as rope, and maybe a small knife or wooden spoon. Pots that are fired become even stronger. All pots are decorated with beautiful traditional designs. The pots are used for many practical purposes, such as preparing and storing food. In addition to information about Pueblo pottery, this book contains instructions for several easy activities including a children's game called "Wolf and Hen." The combination of illustrations and photographs expertly supplement the informative and interesting text. The text is intended for middle readers and it would certainly enhance any curriculum on Native Americans. The book concludes with a glossary, index, and list of sources for additional information. It is part of the "America's First Peoples" series. 2003, Blue Earth Books/Capstone Press,
— Denise Daley
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-These titles each focus on one aspect of the tribe's culture and offer a recipe, craft instructions, and rules for a traditional game. All three are clearly illustrated with reproductions of paintings and historical and current photographs. Sidebars about the people and the tribal name are included. The recommended Web sites are reached through Fact Hound, a central site, by using the ISBN number for each book. Most of the sites are too advanced for this age group. No maps are included in any of the titles. By focusing on one cultural activity, the books' usefulness for reports is limited. Still, each title does have information that may not be found in other sources.-S K Joiner, Brazoria County Library System, Angleton, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736815383
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: America's First Peoples Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Houses of Clay 4
Chapter 2 Clay Old Woman 6
Chapter 3 Preparing the Clay 10
Chapter 4 Making Pottery 12
Chapter 5 Decorating Pottery 16
Chapter 6 Firing Pottery 20
Chapter 7 Uses of Pottery 24
Chapter 8 The Pueblo Today 28
Words to Know 30
To Learn More 30
Places to Write and Visit 31
Internet Sites 31
Index 32
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