Native American Family Life by Troy Johnson, Colleen Madonna Flood Williams
To an outsider, Native American family life may seem simple. In reality, the societies within Native American tribes are incredibly rich and complex. Nor is family life the same from tribe to tribe. Some tribes are organized into clans; others trace their lineage according to matrilineal lines. This book discusses some of the familial arrangements of various tribes, including the reasons for such arrangements as well as the roles individuals played in their respective societies.
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I love this book and this series! Perhaps "Parrots for Pets and Postball as a Pastime" doesn't appeal to some adult reviewers, but it appeals to many students. Many of my students who won't read other books are reading these. Are they encyclopedic? No. I agree, they are not. They are only 64 pages. They are great samplers of the Native American Culture. These are great additions to any classroom or school library. Should they be the only books on Native Americans on your shelf? Of course not.