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Title:
The Cheyenne
Author:
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and notable people of the Cheyenne.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 2.0 47683.
ISBN:
9780761409380
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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Gr 5-8-In clear, respectful, and culturally neutral language, Bial introduces the history, culture, and social traditions of the Apache and Cheyenne. Both books open with a folk story relating the origin of the people, and a description of the geography and historical background set the scene. Other chapters discuss economic and social aspects of the people's lives, such as food, clothing, and arts and crafts; ceremonies and rites generally practiced by the Indian nation; language, including a pronunciation guide and a list of common words; and contemporary issues encountered by each group. Crisp, clear photos in full color and black and white, some taken by the author and some archival, as well as original art, appear on almost every other page. The books conclude with a time line, brief biographies of some of the notable representatives of the culture, and a list of organizations and Web sites. The boldface type in the index refers readers to one of the splendid illustrations, although this feature is not explained anywhere. Both books appear to be well researched, and the texts are clear and comprehensible. Quotes are attributed but are not footnoted. There is no dearth of titles on the various Indian nations for this age group. It's the comprehensive content, the attractive presentation, and the varied and well-chosen illustrations that make these books worthy of consideration.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.