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Native North American voices
Straub, Deborah Gillan.
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : U X L, [1997]

Physical Description:
xxiii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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E98.O7 S77 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This comprehensive reference features a range of historical and contemporary information on the life and culture of the native peoples of the US and Canada, including biographies and primary source materials.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up‘This book contains examples of oratory from 20 Native Americans, ranging from historical speeches to contemporary addresses. The earliest speech included was made by Joseph Brant (Thayendanega), a chief of the Mohawk tribe, to American and British negotiators in 1794. The most recent was given by Ada Deer, the first woman to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs, when she was a featured speaker at the 10th annual conference of the Native American Journalists Association in 1994. Each alphabetically arranged entry is attractively laid out with a black-and-white photograph or portrait, a significant contextual setting, and a list of sources. Difficult words appear in boldface and are clearly defined in the margins. The selections are briefly categorized by topic at the beginning of the volume and are thoroughly indexed by subject, making the information readily accessible. A "Timeline of Important Native North American Events, 1750-1996" helps beginning students relate the entries to one another historically. The same background information for the selections in Native North American Voices can also be found in Notable Native Americans (Gale, 1994). However, the examples of oratory cannot easily be located in any one source, making this a useful reference volume.‘Margaret Tice, Brooklyn Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.