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The Haida
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Haida people.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.7 3.0 47691.
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E99.H2 B53 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These beautiful books present a well-rounded portrait of their respective tribes. The author is sympathetic to the historical events and current status of the people. Each volume includes origins, life practices, beliefs, changes, contemporary concerns, and lists of notable people (historical and current). The illustrations, which make much visual information available, are both photos of modern locations and people and drawings of past circumstances. Tribal artwork is shown and stories told; both are credited. There are also recipes. These books are informationally comparable to Charlotte and David Yue's books, with an added advantage of photographs.-Cris Riedel, Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School, Dansville, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.