Native peoples of the plains

Linda Lowery, 1949-

Book - 2017

A long time ago, before the Plains region of the United States was divided up into states such as Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, this land was home to American Indians. Twenty-eight unique Indian nations built homes and gathered food in the Plains. They spoke distinct languages, set up political systems, and made art. They used the natural resources available in their region in order to thrive. The Wichita lived in houses made of grass. From the outside, they looked like giant haystacks. Omaha... and Ponca people wore caps made from eagleskin. Lakota men carved flutes to play songs for the girls they hoped to marry. Many American Indians still live in the Plains region. Explore the history of these various nations and find out how their culture is still alive today. --Amazon.

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Series
North American Indian nations.
Subjects
Published
Minneapolis, MN : Lerner Publications [2017]
Language
English
Physical Description
48 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46) and index.
ISBN
9781467779340
1467779342
Main Author
Linda Lowery, 1949- (-)
  • Gifts of the plains
  • Society and spirituality
  • Art, music and dance
  • Europeans arrive
  • Keeping traditions alive.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

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. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

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A long time ago, before the Plains region of the United States was divided up into states such as Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, this land was home to American Indians. Twenty-eight unique Indian nations built homes and gathered food in the Plains. They spoke distinct languages, set up political systems, and made art. They used the natural resources available in their region in order to thrive. • The Wichita lived in houses made of grass. From the outside, they looked like giant haystacks. • Omaha and Ponca people wore caps made from eagleskin. • Lakota men carved flutes to play songs for the girls they hoped to marry. Many American Indians still live in the Plains region. Explore the history of these various nations and find out how their culture is still alive today.