National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture
Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
Oct 29, 2019
9.56 x 12.25 x 1.06 in
National Geographic Children's Books
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American Indian customs, stories, and history come to life in this important and authoritative reference, artfully designed and packaged for kids and students.
More than 160 tribes are featured in this outstanding new encyclopedia, which presents a comprehensive overview of the history of North America’s Native peoples. From the Apache to the Zuni, readers will learn about each tribe’s history, traditions, and culture, including the impact of European expansion across the land and how tribes live today. Features include maps of ancestral lands; timelines of important dates and events; fact boxes for each tribe; bios of influential American Indians such as Sitting Bull; sidebars on daily life, homes, food, clothing, jewelry, and games; Did You Know facts with photographs; and traditional Native stories. The design is compelling and colorful, packed with full-color photographs.
To help give kids the lay of the land, this reference is arranged by region, and all federally recognized tribes are included. Tribal members representing each region and experts at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian Institution were involved in its creation. With nothing comparable available, it is sure to be a valuable resource for kids, students, librarians, and families.
Story Locale: United States/North America
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“This encyclopedia fills a gap in the availability of reliable information about indigenous peoples...It was produced under the aegis of expert consultants from each of those regions—experts who are not only members of Native communities but who are also professionally involved in the research, preservation, and documentation of indigenous matters... In sum, this book should be part of every classroom and school library.” -- Booklist starred review