Visions of the Buffalo People

Visions of the Buffalo People

by Linda Little Wolf, Kimberly Graham

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Teachers looking for fresh materials for their elementary and junior high school classes on the traditions, history and culture of America's Indians may want to adopt this book as a textbook or have multiple copies for use as reference. It does not deal with the coming of European settlement or cover disturbing historical events, issues of law, or life among Native Americans today except incidentally. Brief chapters with b/w drawings and photographs explain such aspects of traditional Indian life as tipi making, language, hunting, the horse, the family and clan, women, courtship and marriage, childhood, adolescence, the role of the warrior and hunting, and the importance of the buffalo. Excerpts from a speech by Chief Seattle and several other chiefs plus a prayer and a proverb allow readers to sample Indian philosophy. Directions for craft projects are carefully laid out. Students can make a tipi, a bag for carrying small items, and a warriors shield, coup stick, and breastplate. Written by a Sioux author, this book has a sympathetic and respectful tone; it will not date quickly. KLIATT Codes: JS�Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2000, Pelican, 121p. illus., Boardman

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Syncopated Press
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8.54(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
9 - 15 Years

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