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DK Eyewitness Books: North American Indian


Synopsis:
Here is an original and exciting new guide to the fascinating civilizations of North American Indians. Superb, full-color photographs offer a unique and revealing "eyewitness" view of this rich culture. See a necklace made of bear claws, a model of a Blackfeet teepee, a false face made from cornhusks, how fish were trapped in a basket, and a Cheyenne feathered war bonnet. Learn about the kachina ceremony, why love dolls were important, how turtle shells made music, what's stored inside a parfleche, and how pemmican was made. Discover the meanings of carvings on a Haida totem pole, what's inside an Iroquois longhouse, what medicine men carried in their medical kits, how a bow drill works, and much, much more.


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My Opinion:
I love this book, especially since I'm a North American Indian, from Canada though. And there's where the problem lies with this book, for me. No real content pertaining to Canadian Indians, it focuses on America. With that said, I still loved the book and valued the content in it!
This would be very useful for study or in a classroom.
(4/5)


~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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  1. This sounds like a very interesting book. Maybe if it is successful they will do another on Canadian Indian culture.

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