Ute - Abdo

ABDO Publishing Co.SKU: 1577659406

Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five
Plateau, Ute
Book Type:
ABDO Publishing
Native American Series

Sale price$37.92


Ute is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series author 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 Ute as the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau regions of United States that include Utah and Colorado. The Ute call themselves the Nuciu, meaning the High Land People. This Nation speaks the Shoshone language. A map helps students locate the homeland and present day locations of the Ute people. Simple two-page chapters cover society (government), homes, food, clothing, crafts, family life, children, myths, war, contact with Europeans, and the Ute today. This book also introduces students to an important Ute leader, Ouray. 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, and an index. This book is carefully written for young readers who want to find out how the Ute people 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: Q

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