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Life in a Longhouse Village (Native Nations of North America)


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ISBN13: 9780778704621
ISBN10: 0778704629
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Children's author Bobbie Kalman's new series Native Nations of North America is an ongoing series that looks at the lives of the indigenous peoples of North America before the land was divided into the countries of the United States and Canada. The books focus on geographical areas, language groups, important historical events, as well as village life and homes. Some of the books also explain the impact Europeans had on the lives of native peoples. Every step of the research, writing, and editing process has involved native writers and consultants and has been meticulously checked for cultural sensitivities — and, of course, Bobbie Kalman has put her teaching expertise to work on each book.<P>The people who lived in the northeastern woodlands belonged to many nations and spoke many languages. This region's two major language groups were Iroquoian and Algonkian. Some of the nations were friends, and some were not, but they all shared a common way of life — life in a Longhouse Village. All these nations lived in permanent homes and grew crops. They all belonged to clans and each longhouse was the home of a clan. Children will learn about the fascinating lifestyle of these hunting and farming peoples who thanked the Earth each day for its many gifts.<P>Topics include: <BR>-- clan and village life<BR>-- how a longhouse was built<BR>-- life inside the longhouse<BR>-- gifts from the land<BR>-- making clothes from hide<BR>-- the roles of men, women, children and elders<BR>-- games and celebrations

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chipmunk_789, March 9, 2008 (view all comments by chipmunk_789)
The book sounds and is a very good look it to how we can learn how to take get along better by learning more about other cultures n try not to imposs your own on others.
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Abbie Normal, December 9, 2006 (view all comments by Abbie Normal)
I first encountered this book, along with others in the "Life in a. . ." series about Native Americans, as I was going through a teacher training program in college. The 5th-grade classroom teacher who I interned with loved these books and used them every year during her Native American Social Studies Unit. And they are great books. With lots of relevant text combined with plenty of descriptive illustrations, this book is one of few that is historically accurate while being interesting. While some critics disliked the pictures, I thought the mix of illustrations and photographs gave the book balance and appeal to a wider range of readers. In addition, the information presented is detailed enough for students to use in reports or class projects. I highly recommend this book for kids 4th through 8th grade.
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Product Details

Kalman, Bobbie
Parker, Lewis
Kalman, Bobbie
Crabtree Publishing Company
New York
Native American Studies
Indians of north america
United States - State & Local
Native American
Iroquois indians
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
United States - State & Local - General
Native American-General Native American Studies
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Native Nations of North America
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10.09x8.41x.15 in. .30 lbs.

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