Multcolib School Corps Picks Pacific Northwest Native Americans Grades 4-7
Annotation:Introduces the history, dwellings, artwork, religious beliefs, clothing, food, and other elements of life of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest.
Annotation:Lifeways examines the existences carved out by each tribe. 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:Photographs and text present the experiences and way of life of Tlingit, Athabascan, Yupik, and other Native American children in the villages, cities, and bush areas of Alaska.
Annotation: Nootka -- Makah -- Clallam -- Quillayute -- Quinault -- Chinook -- Clatsop -- Yakonan -- Umpqua -- Rogue River -- Modoc -- Klamath -- Calapooya -- Molalla -- Wasco -- Wy-am -- Klickitat -- Nisqually -- Puyallup -- Okanogan -- Spokane -- Yakima -- Walla Walla -- Cayuse -- Paiute -- Blackfeet -- Nez Perce -- Flathead -- Bannock -- Kootenau
Annotation:From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each featured native culture.
Annotation:A biography of the peace chief who ended the Nez Percé War by surrendering to United States soldiers in 1877, believing that he would be permitted lead his people back to their ancestral lands in Idaho. Includes a recipe for berry fritters and directions for "the stick game."
Annotation:Describes the traditions of the Tsimshian Indians living in Metlakatla, Alaska, and, in particular, those connected with a potlatch they hold to celebrate their heritage.
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:This collection of five tales represents the first written record of Chief Lelooska's tellings of the ancient myths and legends that have been a part of the oral tradition of the Northwest Coast Indians for centuries.
Annotation:When the frogs suddenly vanish from the lake behind her village, a young Native American girl is led to the frog village underneath the lake and learns what she must do to save both the frogs and her own people.
Annotation:A story drawn from Haida Indian literary tradition in which a boy falls from his canoe into a world of eighteen-foot tall humanlike creatures who welcome him and eventually return him to his village.
Annotation:In 1804, Lewis and Clark and a small band of adventurers calling themselves the Corps of Discovery set off on a great journey into the unknown. Along the way they met a young Shoshone woman who would make an invaluable contribution to the expedition.
Annotation:The story of a Kwakiutl girl making her first ceremonial button blanket introduces activities that provide information about the crafts and ways of life of Indians living along the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada.
Annotation:Covers early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America.
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:Describes the daily lives, culture, beliefs, social structure, and environment of some of the Native American peoples who lived on the Northwest coast of North America before the coming of Europeans.
Annotation:Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Chinook people, covering their daily activities, customs, family life, religion, government, history, and interaction with the United States government.
Annotation:During the ceremony of First Salmon, an event celebrated by the Northwest Pacific tribes to honor and welcome back the salmon each year, Charlie remembers his beloved uncle and starts the process of accepting his death.
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:Explores how the waters, mountains, and forests of the Pacific Northwest have provided food and shelter for groups such as the Tlingit, the Haida, and the Kwakiutl for thousands of years.
Annotation:Introduces the history, geography, and culture of the Tlingit people in Southeast Alaska through the daily lives of children who live there.
Annotation:On a full-moon night in Alaska, a traditional native totem pole magically comes to life. The Grizzly, Beaver, Frog, and Raven all stretch and scratch and voice their relief at being free at last. But then the first dawn light appears on the horizon, and the totems have to reassemble themselves in the proper order before morning. Deb Vanasse s enchanting text and Erik Brooks s lively illustrations make this a memorable modern folktale.
Annotation:Kchokeen, a Tlingit princess, is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables Kchokeen to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.
Annotation:An alphabetical identification of 68 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.
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A collection of fiction and non-fiction materials about Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest 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 .