Native Peoples of the Great Basin

9781467783101. ea vol: 48p. (North American Indian Nations). chart. diag. ebook available. further reading. glossary. index. maps. notes. photos. websites. Lerner. Sept. 2016. lib. ed. $33.32.
Gr 4–7—Content is focused (no overlong discussions of European and white settlers) and includes an examination of contemporary issues facing various nations. However, while charts, diagrams, and maps make an effort to showcase the individuality of each nation within a region, the books do occasionally generalize, and the repeated use of the past tense throughout the series may be confusing for readers ("Southwest Indian peoples were artistic."). In each title, an editor's note lists various consultants, some of whom are tribal members. Consider this series for its scope and to refresh collections.
These titles introduce Native American peoples living in each geographic area, discussing traditional way of life, spirituality, arts, changes after European influences, and modern times; each concludes with notable Native Americans from the region. The broad texts, covering many native nations within each book, are fractured in their focus but illustrated with helpful maps, photos, and tables. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., glos., ind. Review covers the following North American Indian Nations titles: Native Peoples of the Great Basin, Native Peoples of the Plateau, Native Peoples of the Arctic, Native Peoples of the Subarctic, Native Peoples of California, Native Peoples of the Plains, Native Peoples of the Southwest, and Native Peoples of the Northeast.

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