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The Comanche
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Comanchee Indians.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 3.0 2745.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Clarence Library E99.C85 B53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Concord Library E99.C85 B53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Eden Library E99.C85 B53 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Native Americans occupy a turbulent, romantic and painful place in our nation's history and consciousness. At once a symbol of a time long past and a living, vital presence today, Native Americans are not simply the first Americans, but an essential thread woven into the fabric of American life. Lifeways examines the existences carved out by each tribe. Daily life, religious beliefs and sacred rituals are all explored, as well as a tribe's social systems, rules of warfare and their sense of themselves within the natural universe. In addition, the cycle of life -- from birth to marriage to death -- is revealed, including the roles played by men and women, boys and girls.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-These impressive volumes present an accurate look at the social and cultural existence of Native peoples from their early history to present-day life. Bial has done extensive research, including visiting locations to learn firsthand about tribal cultures and traditions. The books cover the basic material that is presented in standard works. They include history, cultural beliefs, and "lifeways": dress, handicrafts, food, and games. Recipes are also provided. The style is lively and clear. The texts are beautifully accented with full-color and black-and-white photographs, period illustrations, and maps. These are books that will not only provide readers with needed information, but will also inspire them to inquire further about these people.-Sarah O'Neal, Salt Lake County Library System, UT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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