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Powwow : a celebration through song and dance / Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane.

Series: Orca origins

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library J 394 PHE (Text) 33500013238225 New Checked out 11/10/2020
McIntosh Public Library J 394 PHE (Text) 33500013238217 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459812345
  • ISBN: 1459812344
  • Physical Description: 81 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with photographs, Powwow is a guide to the dance, music and culture of this Indigenous celebration."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    Pheasant-Neganigwane introduces readers to powwows, public celebrations of Indigenous songs and dances, by recounting some personal experiences as a powwow dancer. She then explains that these events developed in the late 1800s, specifically in response to North American colonialism and repressive laws, and describes today's powwow culture (including parades, foods, competitions, and giveaways), songs and dances (specific steps for men, women, and children, as well as drumming protocols), and regional differences. Chapters are divided into short, manageable sections, headlined for easy reference. The book is generously illustrated with captioned, crisp-edged images, including both stock and personal photographs. Numerous sidebars provide pullout quotes, powwow facts, recipes, and personal accounts. Throughout, Pheasant-Neganigwane stresses the importance of these celebrations as a means of passing on cultural traditions, healing family dysfunction resulting from Indian residential schools and discriminatory laws, and instilling a sense of pride in the heritage of these nations. Attractive, informative, and essential for diverse collections. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Powwows > Juvenile literature.
Powwow songs > History and criticism > Juvenile literature.
Indian dance > North America > Juvenile literature.
Indian dance.
Powwow songs.
North America.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Juvenile works.

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