OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. American Indian Foods is part of The True Book Series published by Children's Press especially for elementary students in grades three to five. This information book is arranged into brief chapters about the diversity of foods from Native America. The author and publisher have tackled a complex topic by explaining the different kinds of food products gathered, hunted, fished, and cultivated by Native Peoples. The book explains that Native Americans of the past relied on their environment to provide food. They gave thanks for these foods during ceremonies of thanksgiving. The author stresses that Native Americans knew the most efficient methods of obtaining food supplies. One chapter describes ways of catching salmon, another describes the buffalo hunt and another explains seal hunting. The planting and tending of crops such as corn, bean, and squash are described. Methods of harvesting and various storage techniques are outlined. The book ends with a chapter about how well these Native Americans in their specific environments. Using full-colour contemporary and archival photographs the text features large font size, a table of contents, index, brief bibliography, and glossary of new terms. Captions may not always be accurate especially the caption for the image of gathering wild rice in modern times. The text says this is a task for men and women but the photo shows two men gathering rice by canoe. A basic map showing culture areas and tribal groups is provided. American Indian Foods is a useful resource for general information about the contribution made by Native Peoples.