North American Indian (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

North American Indian (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by David Murdoch


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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.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756610814
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 303,770
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Peopling of the Americas6
A vast continent8
Medicine and the spirit world10
The far Northeast12
The League of the Iroquois14
The three sisters16
The Mid-Atlantic Seaboard18
The Ohio River Valley20
Western Great Lakes22
The settled Southeast24
The "Five Civilized Tribes"26
The Great Plains28
The Dakota (Sioux)30
Mandan and Hidatsa32
War and peace34
The Sun Dance36
The high Plateau38
The Great Basin40
Californian hunter-gatherers42
The stunning Southwest44
The Pueblo peoples46
Apache and Navajo48
Papago and Pima50
Land of the totem poles52
Art second to none54
The power of potlatch56
Northern hunters58
The frozen Arctic60
Modern times62

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