The book of Indians

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Excerpt from The Book of Indians Here are a few things to keep in mind while reading this book: In most tribes the Indian child did not take a father's clan as we take the name of a father, but was classed as the mother's child. A father re mained adviser to his son or daughter, but generally he did not have a great deal to do with their daily lives. The mother's brother became friend, teacher, and all-around big brother. Love of battle was characteristic of most Indians. To them the battle ground proved manhood and ...

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Donna H

Jul 15, 2010

Wonderful book

This is a great book for teaching Native American History to elementary students. The stories are engaging and the illustrations are interesting. Similar to Pagoo, by the same author, this book allows for nearly effortless learning through fiction. Great read-aloud.

(Note: some reviewers have noted certain terms which might be offensive to our present-day Native Americans, however my husband is half Navajo and found the book enchanting)

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