North American Indian

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Dk Pub, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Here is an original and exciting new guide to the fascinating civilizations of North American Indians. Superb, full-color photographs offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of this rich culture. See a necklace made of bear claws, a model of a Blackfeet teepee, a false face made from cornhusks, how fish were trapped in a basket, and a Cheyenne feathered war bonnet. Learn about the kachina ceremony, why love dolls were important, how turtle shells made music, what's stored inside a parfleche, and how pemmican was made. Discover the meanings of carvings on a Haida totem pole, what's inside an Iroquois longhouse, what medicine men carried in their medical kits, how a bowdrill works, and much, much more.

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User Review  - Meagan Pack - Goodreads

What a cool book! There is so much history and cool facts in it. This book could be used for Idaho history or really any north american history. There could be a lot of good and cool lessons from this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Theresa - Goodreads

looking at the history of the north american aboriginal population Read full review

Contents

Peopling of the Americas
6
Medicine and the spirit world skull used in Sun Dance
12
The high Plateau Index
38
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About the author (2000)

Lynton Gardiner is a professional photographer based in New York, specializing in museum work. He has photographed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is the principal photographer for catalogs published by the Mingei International Museum. His photographs have appeared in several art books.

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