Comanche - Abdo

SKU: 1577653726

Richard M. Gaines
Native American Series
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five
Comanche, Plains
Book Type:
ABDO Publishing
Native American Series

Sale price$39.90


The Comanche is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series editor is Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh, an Akwesasne Mohawk writer. The series is designed to appeal to students in grades 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 Comanche as the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado. As part of the Northern Shoshone, the Comanche obtained horses during the early 1700s and moved to the plains of eastern Colorado and Kansas. Later they migrated farther still into Texas and Oklahoma. The Comanche called themselves Nemene, meaning "The People". A map helps students locate the homeland and present day locations of the Comanche people. Simple two-page chapters cover society (government), homes, food, clothing, crafts, family life, children, myths, war, contact with Europeans, and the Comanche today. This book also introduces students to an important Comanche leader, Quanah Parker. Throughout the text there are numerous full-colour and archival photos as well as detailed illustrations by David Kanietakeron Fadden, a Mohawk artist from Akwesasne. The book also includes a glossary of terms, which appear in the text in boldface, 4 web site links, and an index. This book is carefully written for young readers who want to find out how the Comanche once lived and how they continue to maintain their cultural heritage. It is accurate and bias-free. This series is recommended for all school and public libraries. Guided Reading Level: P

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