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First People

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
First People tells the story of American Indians-from their arrival on the continent 10,000 years ago to their search for identity in the modern world. Avoiding standard clichés and easy generalizations, the book presents each tribe as an individual, evolving culture, with its own history, artwork, and traditions. With a wealth of modern and historic images, innovative pag ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 3rd 2008 by DK Children (first published 2008)
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Leslie Brevard
Dec 10, 2009 Leslie Brevard rated it really liked it
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King did a wonderful job with all of the illustrations that he used in this book. Every picture had relevance to the text on each page. There were many different colors present vivid colors, to neutral colors, to even the usage to black and white. He also used maps, photographs, old paintings, and even different objects. The text was very small but it was spaced well on each page. There was no white space present, but it looked as though he did use other colors for the negative space.
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Marie
Mar 22, 2009 Marie rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource with fabulous photos! Not only does this book provide information on many tribes, it continues the story to discuss modern issue from the American Indian Movement, through legal struggles, and the role of casinos in current prosperity for many tribes. A book that is not only an excellent resource for reports but a great read in it's own right.
Jenny U
Nov 22, 2015 Jenny U rated it liked it
This was a beautiful book with a lot of great information, wonderful photos, and it was very comprehensive, but the editors needed to do a better job. Sentences were cut off in the book, there were typos, and some of the facts contradicted each other. (3.5/5 stars)
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Jan 22, 2016 M Harris rated it really liked it
Just browsing, but very detailed.
Elizabeth
Jun 06, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Beautiful pictures that capture everyone's attention. Very informative and put together in an orderly fashion. I'll probably buy this book. Love it!
Kate
Nice overview of Native American history and culture, certainly better than the DK version.
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David has written--and published--more than 70 books, primarily nonfiction in American history and biography; there have also been about 20 studies of other cultures, including Taiwan, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United Arab Emirates. While most of his books have been for young-adult readers, many have b
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