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Native Americans of the frontier
Sundling, Charles W.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Abdo & Daughters, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Describes the life and customs of Native American people living on the Great Plains before the arrival of the white man.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 1.0 4883.
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E78.G73 S89 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

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Titles in the Frontier Land series offer basic information about American history topics suitable for students who may have trouble with standard history texts. Native Americans provides a generic introduction to nineteenth-century Plains Indian life; Cowboys describes the daily life of hardworking cattle drivers, especially during the second half of the nineteenth century. Short chapters, relatively large print, and frequent use of simple declarative sentences help to make these titles accessible for less capable readers. In addition, frequent illustrations--many of them full-color photographs of costumed reenactors--add to the appeal and lend a sense of immediacy to the topics. There is some overlap of information and illustration within the series, but since most report writers will probably read only a single volume or part of one, this probably won't matter. Each book includes a list of Internet sites and a glossary. A welcome series for classes studying the American frontier. Volumes on explorers, mountain men, pioneers, and women are listed in the series roundup in this issue. --Kay Weisman

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.