Multcolib School Corps Picks Native Americans Grades 4-7
Annotation:Daily life, religious beliefs and sacred rituals are all explored, as well as a tribe's social systems, rules of warfare and their sense of themselves within the natural universe.
Annotation:Read about the dynamic Nez Perce of North America, how they shaped life in the Northwest, and how their legacy continues in the twenty-first century.
Annotation:Here are more than 100 illustrated crafts and activities that encourage kids to have fun and be creative as they learn about Native American life and values.
Annotation:Learn what we know about these cliff dwellers. Study the thousands of rock carvings-petroglyphs-they left behind. Discover how modern scientists use ancient artifacts to learn about the lives of these early Americans.
Annotation:Provides instructions for making models of things used by indigenous peoples of North America throughout the development of their thousand-year-old civilization.
Annotation:Describes life on a Crow Indian reservation in Montana, and the importance these tribes place on buffalo, which are once again thriving in areas where the Crow live.
Annotation:In recent years, the Navajos have been increasingly honored for their role as "code talkers" during World War II, as evidenced by the 2002 movie Windtalkers.
Annotation:With the help of modern and historic images, innovative page layouts, and compelling first-person accounts, an eye-opening look at the richness and variety of North American natives presents each tribe as an individual, evolving culture, with its own history, artwork, and traditions.
Annotation:Presents a full-color illustrated examination of the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, far North, and more.
Annotation:Covers early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America.
Annotation:The Cherokees are one of the largest Indian tribes in the United States. They are often noted for establishing a republican form of government and an 84-character written alphabet to preserve their language.
Annotation: Folklorist Neil Philip examines the shared experience of many of the First Nations, from their separate existences before whites arrived, to their years of struggle and heartbreak, to the present-day resurgence of their cultures.
Annotation:With only small handmade tools, these peoples managed to fell the massive trees, transport them back to their villages, build spectacular wooden dwellings, and embellish them with art admired the world over.
Annotation:Describes the first people to live in the Northwest Coast region of North America, discussing their culture, customs, ways of life, interactions with other settlers, and their lives today.
Annotation:The Shoshone people lived in the Great Basin and Great Plains regions of North America for hundreds of years before white people arrived. They gathered plants, traded horses, and hunted buffalo.
Annotation:Introduces the history, geography, and culture of the Tlingit people in Southeast Alaska through the daily lives of children who live there.
Annotation:Depicts the historical background, social organization, and daily life of a Plains Indian village in 1868, presenting interiors, landscapes, clothing, and everyday objects.
Annotation:The group of nations known as the Iroquois have lived in North America for many centuries. Once torn apart by wars, the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora people united in a confederacy known as the Six Nations. It remains the oldest constitutional government in the world.
Annotation:An alphabetical identification of sixty-eight of the larger North American Indian tribes, describing their habitats, social life and customs, food, means of travel, and modern descendants. Includes drawings and maps.
Annotation:Describes the history, customs, religion, government, homes, and present-day status of the various native peoples that inhabited the eastern woodlands since before the coming of the Europeans.
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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Native Americans for students in grades 4 through 7. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .