A Kid’s Guide to Native American History



Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and present. Nine geographical areas cover a variety of communities like the Mohawk in the Northeast, Ojibway in the Midwest, Shoshone in the Great Basin, Apache in the Southwest, Yupik in Alaska, and Native Hawaiians, among others. Lives of historical and contemporary notable individuals like Chief Joseph and Maria Tallchief are featured, and the book is packed with a variety of topics like first encounters with Europeans, Indian removal, Mohawk sky walkers, and Navajo code talkers. Readers travel Native America through activities that highlight the arts, games, food, clothing, and unique celebrations, language, and life ways of various nations. Kids can make Haudensaunee corn husk dolls, play Washoe stone jacks, design Inupiat sun goggles, or create a Hawaiian Ma’o-hauhele bag. A time line, glossary, and recommendations for Web sites, books, movies, and museums round out this multicultural guide.

Title: A Kid’s Guide to Native American History
Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis, Arlene Hirschfelder
Published: November 1, 2009
Pages: 240
Reading Age: 7-9 years
Grade Level: Grade 2-4
Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1556528026

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Weight .58 lbs
Dimensions 6.06 × .38 × 8.56 in

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