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Indians of the Southwest : traditions, history, legends, and life

by Sita, Lisa, 1962-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction J 970.3 S623
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By the time Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of North America in 1492, it was already home to three hundred Native American nations. Each of these nations had an established society, its own territory, language, and life-style. Within the pages of this series, the Indians of four American regions come to life. Each book includes dozens of colorful illustrations and photographs that help capture the traditions, history, social customs, and governing systems of many tribes. The Native Americans offers a spirited perspective and exploration of America's diverse native people and their rich cultural history.

Explore and celebrate the cultures that thrived in the arid lands east of the Rocky Mountains -- the expanse of deserts and mesas that comprise present-day Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Dozens of colorful illustrations and photographs highlight the Southwest Indians' unique pottery, cotton-spinning, and weaving skills. Fascinating descriptions unveil the rituals, social structures, and governing systems of the Hopi, Anasazi, Pueblo, Apache, and other tribes. Indians of the Southwest frames a spirited perspective of America's diverse native peoples.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. Books in the new Native Americans series offer an overview of nations and the rich diversity of traditions, language, and social customs found within one geographical area. Short chapters and plentiful photos and illustrations present a glimpse into the history of each area from the American Indian perspective. Indians of the Northwest describes the land where many different Indian peoples have lived over thousands of years, as well as the wildlife, social organization, and spectacular earthworks such as the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio. Indians of the Southwest traces the history of the nations that still live in the area today, noting the particular challenges that the arid Southwest presented to its residents. The large-format volumes, with numerous sidebars, are inviting, though occasional grainy drawings detract from the overall quality. Use these titles to interest students in the rich history of particular regions or to encourage more specific study of particular Indian cultures. A world time line that correlates events in each area with events in other parts of the world, a glossary, and a resource list appear at the end of each volume. For other books in the series, see the Series Roundup in this issue. --Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Native Americans (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Subjects Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New.
Publisher Milwaukee, WI :Gareth Stevens Pub.,2000
Language English
Notes Originally published: Philadelphia, Pa. : Courage Books, 1997.
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0836826485 (lib. bdg.)
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