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A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations (We Thought of It)

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Inventiveness and ingenuity from North America's First Nations.

Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans were invented by the Aboriginal people of North America, but did you know that they also developed their own sign language, as well as syringe needles and a secret ingredient in soda pop?

Depending on where they lived, Aboriginal communities relied on their ingenuity to harness the resources available to them. Some groups, such as the Iroquois, were particularly skilled at growing and harvesting food. From them, we get corn and wild rice, as well as maple syrup.

Other groups, including the Sioux and Comanche of the plains, were exceptional hunters. Camouflage, fish hooks and decoys were all developed to make the task of catching animals easier. And even games-lacrosse, hockey and volleyball — have Native American roots.

Other clever inventions and innovations include: DiapersAsphaltMegaphonesHair conditionerSurgical knivesSunscreen.

With descriptive photos and information-packed text, this book explores eight different categories in which the creativity of First Nations peoples from across the continent led to remarkable inventions and innovations, many of which are still in use today.

Synopsis:

A well illustrated catalog of inventions and innovations that were developed in traditional Native American cultures — eight categories are explored with descriptive photos and detailed text.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554511549
Author:
Landon, Rocky
Publisher:
Annick Press
With:
MacDonald, David
Author:
MacDonald, David
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
People & Places - Canada/Native Canadian
Subject:
Technology-Inventions
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Material culture.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Science.
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
We Thought of It
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.78x8.39x.14 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
09-11

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