Indigenous Ingenuity : A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge

SKU: 9780316413336

Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five, Six
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Christy Ottaviano Books
Copyright Date:

Sale price$27.99


By Deidre Havrelock, Cree, from Saddle Lake Reserve, Treaty 6 Nation, and Edward Kay.

This beautifully designed, interactive book celebrates North American Indigenous thinkers and inventions—perfect for fans of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Corn. Chocolate. Fishing hooks. Boats that float. Insulated double-walled construction. Recorded history and stories. Life-saving disinfectant. Forest fire management. Our lives would be unrecognizable without these, and countless other, scientific discoveries and technological inventions from Indigenous Peoples. Spanning topics from transportation to civil engineering, hunting technologies, astronomy, brain surgery, architecture, and agriculture, Indigenous Ingenuity is a wide-ranging STEM offering that answers the call for Indigenous knowledge by reappropriating hidden history. The book includes fun, simple activities and experiments that kids can do to better understand and enjoy the principles used by Indigenous inventors. Readers of all ages are invited to celebrate Indigenous innovation, and to embrace the mindset of reciprocity, environmental responsibility, and the interconnectedness of all life. Audience: Ages 7-13.

NCTE Orbis Pictus Award® for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honor Book.


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