Blackfoot - Abdo

ABDO Publishing Co.SKU: 1577656040

Author:
Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five
Nation:
Blackfoot, Plains, Siksika
Book Type:
Hardcover
Pages:
32
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Co.
Series:
Native American Series

Price:
Sale price$37.92

Description

The Blackfoot is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The Blackfoot is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh, a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is the author of this title. The series is designed to appeal to students in grade 3 to 5, and each title covers the culture and history of the particular Nation. In this title, the author describes the traditional homeland of the Blackfoot (Siksika) Confederacy, which includes the Siksika, the Kainai, and the Pikuni. A map helps students locate the homeland and present day locations of the Blackfoot people, which included northern Montana, South Dakota, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Simple two-page chapters cover society (government), homes, food, clothing, crafts, family life, children, myths, war, contact with Europeans, and the Blackfoot today. In the final section, the author stresses the importance of Blackfoot sacred sites, and the preservation of cultural traditions and language. This book also introduces students to an important Blackfoot leader, Crowfoot. Throughout the text there are numerous full-colour and archival photos as well as detailed illustrations by David Kanietakeron Fadden, a graphic artist from the Mohawk Nation. The book also includes a glossary of terms, which appear in the text in boldface, 2 website recommendations, and an index. This book is carefully written for young readers who want to find out how the Blackfoot people once lived. It is accurate and bias-free. This series should be available in all school and public libraries. ATOS Reading Level: 4.8; Reading Level: 5.3; Guided Reading Level: Q

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