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Mountain men of the frontier
Sundling, Charles W.
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Publication Information:
Edina, Minn. : Abdo & Daughters, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 26 cm.
Discusses some of the explorers and trappers who journeyed west to hunt and trade beaver pelts and other commodities during the early nineteenth century.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 0.5 4880.
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F596 .S93 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In this series readers are guided through the lives of the people that pushed westward and expanded a new nation from sea to shining sea.
-- Easy-to-read maps trace the routes of explorers
-- Fact-filled text brings the day-to-day struggles of pioneers to life
-- Supports American history, geography, and Native American history curriculum

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Brief, accessible chapters combined with mostly sharp, clear photographs and reproductions make these titles good introductions to their subjects. In Native Americans, "frontier" refers to the Great Plains, and Sundling focuses on basic topics such as the tepee, the horse, religion (especially the Sun Dance), the buffalo, and the farming habits of the less nomadic tribes. While most of this material is available elsewhere, the book's presentation and reading level position it as an attractive choice for readers ready to go beyond the "New True" series (Children's). Mountain Men offers less readily available material, including an excellent introduction to the beaver trade that motivated many of the mountain men in the early days. Short biographies of notable figures such as Jim Bridger are included, as is a mention of John Colter's part in the Lewis and Clark expedition. These titles will be helpful to young researchers.-Coop Renner, Moreno Elementary School, El Paso, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.