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The Inuit
Lassieur, Allison.
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Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Bridgestone Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
An overview of the indigenous peoples of northern Alaska, Canada, and Greenland including a description of their homes, food, clothing, art, family life, storytelling, religion, and government.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 4546.
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E99.E7 L289 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Provides an overview of the Inuit Native Americans including a description of their homes, food, clothing, art, family life, storytelling, religion, and government.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. Two new titles in the Native Peoples series focus on the Inuit and the Navajo. The Inuit, often referred to as Eskimos by outsiders, have lived in the Arctic region for hundreds of years, although today some live in cities in the U.S. Most members of the Navajo nation, the largest group of Native Americans in the U.S., live on the Navajo reservation in the southwestern U.S. One aspect of life, such as history, housing, government, and daily life, is covered on each double-page spread. Clear and colorful full-page photos show contemporary clothing, houses, tribal industry, and ceremonies. Easily understood text, numerous photos, and contemporary as well as historical coverage make this an excellent series to introduce young readers to Native Americans. A tribe-specific, hands-on activity; a glossary; a reading list; and addresses and Internet sites round out each book. --Karen Hutt

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Although these books try to cover their designated cultures with enough depth to interest upper-elementary students, the format and reading level are geared for primary grades. As a result, each volume contains significant omissions and oversimplification, and the series is inconsistent in the types of information that are covered from one volume to the next. All three titles start with a map that shows the original homeland opposite a "Fast Facts" summary page. The main texts are organized into one-page chapters with headings such as "History"; "People"; and "Home, Food, and Clothing," though the headings are not consistent from volume to volume. Inuit and Navajo effectively balance historical information with contemporary details, but Nez Perce focuses mostly on this people's history, which implies they are relics rather than a living culture. A "Creation Story" appears in Nez Perce and Navajo but, in each case, it is a condensed version rather than the actual story, and no source note is given. The Web sites in Navajo and Inuit have current links to official tribe-sponsored sites, but Nez Perce omits the Official Nez Perce Tribe Web site address. The "New True Books" (Children's) provide the best introductions to specific tribes for the very young, and the "Native American People" series (Rourke) presents somewhat successful tribal overviews for upper-elementary grades. This series is caught awkwardly between these two audiences, and is only partially successful in serving either one. The full-color photos are its best feature.-Sean George, St. Charles Parish Library, Luling, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.