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Title:
The Pueblo
Author:
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Pueblo.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.9 3.0 2746.
ISBN:
9780761408611
Format :
Book

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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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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. In volumes in the new Lifeways series, Bial combines fine photography and vivid prose as he explores beliefs, customs, traditions, and histories of some of the major Native American nations. Each book begins with an opening chapter titled "Origins," followed by information on culture, the nation today, and a final resource section that includes a time line and a biographical listing of notable people. Excellent contemporary and archival images are matched with a captivating text that, though reverential in places, offers insightful, detailed glimpses of Native American cultural life in the past, with brief commentary about the present. These accessible, attractive resources make good partners with recent fiction about Native Americans for the same age group; The Ojibwe, for example, offers further explanation of the daily life described in Louise Erdrich's novel Birchbark House [BKL Ap 1 99]. Further readings and resource addresses are appended. --Gillian Engberg


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.