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The Seminole
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Seminole people.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 3.0 2744.
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E99.S28 B47 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-Bial does a fine job of looking at two Native American tribes, their origins, histories, customs, beliefs, and current status. Excellent-quality, full-color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions, both historical and contemporary, show people engaged in everyday tasks. The texts include an introduction to the groups' languages and at least one Native recipe. Particularly useful in both titles is the extensive section of sources for further information, which include print materials, Web sites, and tribal organizations. Solid cultural and historical overviews for reports, and for general readers curious about Native American people.-Mercedes Smith, Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.