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Title:
The Mandan
Author:
Bial, Raymond.
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Publication Information:
New York : Benchmark Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
126 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, culture, beliefs, changing ways, and notable people of the Mandan.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 3.0 63953.
ISBN:
9780761414155
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 5-9-These excellent titles tell the history of two distinct Native nations. The final chapters focus on the modern aspects of each group. Each volume offers two traditional stories, recipes, and language guides. Brief biographies of notable members of each nation are also included. Clear black-and-white archival photographs appear throughout, along with attractive full-color photos by the author and maps and reproductions. Some of the Web sites in Tlingit have moved and some are no longer available. First-rate choices for school or public libraries.-S K Joiner, Brazoria County Library System, Angleton, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.