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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Chicago Review Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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C. Janelle
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This is an interesting overview of the cultures that were in what is now the United States before it was the United States and where they are today, and a kid-appropriate but honest look at the ways in which European explorers, settlers, and traders and later the U.S. government exploited and mistreated native peoples. It's also how my son knew about the history of the Cleveland Indians' name before his Ohio Nana did.

We didn't do any of the activities (we're not very crafty), but they look prett
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Desiree Robin
This was intended to be an introduction for my son to Native American History. It wasn't graphic, but I wished sometimes that they wouldn't have gone into so much detail about how they were treated. I think, for children, it's good that they know an overview of what happened, but I believe it could have been done slightly more gently for my sensitive, people-loving, special needs son. ...more
Carolyn
A little dry, but good information about Native Americans and their history. Lots of activities to try as well.
Susan
Yes yes yes yes yes!

I wish everyone could read this book.
Kaitlyn Wacker
Te fourth book I chose to read was "A kids guide to Native American History" by Yvonne Dennis. A great twin text is the fiction book "The First Strawberries by Joseph Bruchac." The First Strawberries shows how hard the native americans worked to grow and harvest their own food. A Kid's Guide to Native American History goes in depth when talking about all of the great things native americans did. The guide talks about the food they grew, the artwork they created, the homes they built, and the lan ...more
Whitney Taylor
A great twin text for A Kid's Guide to Native American History is fiction book The First Strawberries by Joseph Bruchac. The First Strawberries shows how hard the native americans worked to grow and harvest their own food. A Kid's Guide to Native American History goes in depth when talking about all of the great things native americans did. The guide talks about the food they grew, the artwork they created, the homes they built, and the land they traveled on. I think these are both great books f ...more
Anne
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
For a kid's guide, it is much too wordy and needs many more visuals. ...more
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