Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood, The, hardcover ed

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The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Lakota storyteller Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve takes readers back in time to her childhood during the 1940s. This picture book offers the heartwarming Christmas story about her family living on the reservation in South Dakota where her father is the Episcopal minister. As her family looks with anticipation on the coming Christmas events, Virginia dreams of receiving a new winter coat.

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Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth, paper ed OUT OF PRINT

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OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth is a collection of 19 poems or quotes from Native American sayings, songs, and stories organized by Rosebud Sioux writer Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. While many of the selections are English translations from the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports, Sneve has also included four of her poems in this simple anthology for children. The colour drawings with Plains and Southwest designs and images compliment the selections.

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Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark, hardcover ed OUT OF PRINT

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Bad River Boys: A Meeting of the Lakota Sioux with Lewis and Clark by Lakota author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve brings a totally fresh perspective to the significance of the Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806). From the Lakota perspective she sets the story within a village of Lakota people. The key storytellers of the story are three boys who just happen to see a boat on the Bad River while they are out swimming. Their initial meeting with the gruff Americans turns negative as their elders meet with the strangers.

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Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans, hardcover ed

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Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans is a collection of quotes from historic and contemporary Aboriginal People by children's author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. The quotes are organized into themes such as Mother Earth, The People, War and Peace, Spirit Life, and Enduring Wisdom. Whether it is a brief quote from a Dakota high school student from 1996 or an excerpt from Pontiac's 1760 speech about the Creator, the selections speak to readers through their passionate oratory.

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Pueblo Storyteller, hardcover ed

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Pueblo Storyteller is a colourful photo-essay about one 10-year-old Pueblo girl's family and their artistic and cultural traditions. April Trujillo lives with her grandparents in the Cochiti Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. This contemporary Pueblo extended family's daily activities are described by April as she introduced the book's photographer Lawrence Migdale to bread making, pottery, drum making, and a special event. The girl begins by introducing herself, explaining her Pueblo name, and briefly outlining her community's history and culture.

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Nez Perce, The (A First Americans Book) OUT OF PRINT

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The Nez Perce, part of A First American Book series, written by Lakota Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve presents an overview of this specific Native American Nation's culture and history for elementary students. The picture book begins with a brief version of the Nez Perce or Chopunnish (Nimipu) creation story. The author explains the origin of the name, Nez Perce. Many scholars believe this term was first given by French fur traders, while others believe the name originated with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805.

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Cheyennes, The (A First Americans Book) OUT OF PRINT

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OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available The Cheyennes, part of A First American Book series, written by Lakota Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve presents an overview of this specific Native American Nation's culture and history for elementary students. The picture book begins with two brief versions of the Cheyenne creation story. The author describes the original homeland of the Cheyenne when they lived in the Minnesota River Valley and how they moved west to the Black Hills. Here they adapted to life on the Plains where they hunted buffalo.

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Cherokees, The (A First Americans Book) OUT OF PRINT

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OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available The Cherokees, part of A First American Book series, written by Lakota Sioux author Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve presents an overview of this specific Native American Nation's culture and history for elementary students. The picture book begins with a brief version of the Cherokee creation story. The original homeland of the Cherokees were the states of Virginia, West Virginia, part of North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The Cherokee have seven clans and their traditional villages had from 30 to 60 houses.

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Buffalo Days, hardcover ed OUT OF PRINT

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Buffalo Days is a colourful photo-essay about one 10-year-old Crow boy's family and their cultural traditions. Clarence Three Irons, Jr. and his family live on the Crow Reservation along the Little Bighorn River in southern Montana. Nicknamed Indian, Clarence and his brothers and parents participate in Crow cultural traditions. The text explores Crow history, contemporary lifestyle, and most importantly, the importance of the buffalo to this Plains Nation. The significance of the buffalo herds of the past and the coming of the horse to this Nation in the early 1700s are outlined.

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Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth, hardcover ed

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Dancing Teepees: Poems of American Indian Youth is a collection of 19 poems or quotes from Native American sayings, songs, and stories organized by Rosebud Sioux writer Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. While many of the selections are English translations from the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports, Sneve has also included four of her poems in this simple anthology for children. The colour drawings with Plains and Southwest designs and images compliment the selections. This is a good resource for teachers introducing poetry with First Nations themes to elementary students.

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