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Native American history for kids : with 21 activities / Karen Bush Gibson.

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

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library J 970.0049 GIB (Text) 33500011114121 Main Available -
Karlstad LINK Site j 970.004 GIB (Text) 35500004716229 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781569762806 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1569762805 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 127 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 x 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-117) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Native American history time line -- The first people -- Origins of people -- Chronology of a lifetime -- Pictographs -- It's tool time -- In search of the City of Gold -- The three sisters garden -- Weaving -- Tell a story -- Europeans settle on the Eastern Shore -- Communicate without speaking -- Build a Native American community -- Play ball-and-triangle -- Fighting the White man's wars -- Design a trading post -- Heading West -- Make jerky -- Create a totem pole -- Arapaho fry bread -- Destruction of a way of life -- Journaling at Indian school -- Decipher a code -- Change in Indian Country -- Native American numbers -- What's in a name? -- Tribal rights and cultural pride -- A family tree -- Celebrate your heritage -- Exhibit your life -- Glossary.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 July #1
    Although it is part of the For Kids series, this gripping, highly readable overview will draw teens and even some adults into the history of Native Americans, from early times and the arrival of European settlers up to the present. The examples of racism are horrifying, including the early-twentieth-century Supreme Court ruling that Christian people had to govern "an ignorant and dependent race. Also horrifying are the accounts of forced assimilation, including the cruel boarding schools for American Indian children. Throughout, Gibson spotlights important individuals, from Geronimo and Sitting Bull to World War II heroes, athletes, the founders of American Indian Movement (AIM), writers, and political leaders. And she details American Indians' continuing, contemporary struggle for cultural preservation and civil rights. Accompanying the historical chapters are challenging activities, such as "Decipher a WWII Navaho military code" and "Write a journal entry as a student in an Indian boarding school." The lack of documentation for direct quotes is unfortunate, but a glossary, bibliography, and annotated lists of up-to-date Web sites are included in this useful resource. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Karen Bush Gibson is the author of eight books on Native American culture, including The Arapaho, The Pawnee, The Chickasaw, and Plank Houses.

Subject: Indians of North America > History > Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America > History > Study and teaching (Elementary)
Indians of North America > History > Study and teaching (Elementary) > Activity programs.
Creative activities and seat work > Juvenile literature.

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