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Title:
North American Indian survival skills
Author:
Liptak, Karen.
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, 1990.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series:
Summary:
Describes methods used by various North American tribes to find food, shelter, clothing, and medicines.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531108703
Format :
Book

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With ingenuity and lessons learned from earlier generations, American Indians successfully adapted materials found in the environment and provided themselves with food, shelter, and tools.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. In North American Indian Medicine People, part of the First Book series, Liptak describes the medicine people of various American Indian tribes, discussing their philosophies and practices of healing. Focusing on several individual tribal groups, such as the Ojibwa, Navaho, and Iroquois, she gives specific examples of training, rites, and medicines as well as making more general statements on their attitudes toward sickness and health. Although frequent shifting between past and present tense is awkward and sometimes confusing (as to what practices are still in use), the last chapter, "American Indian Medicine Today," provides some clarification. The section on herbal medicines includes a warning against sampling "strange plants on your own." An intriguing, respectful introduction to native American medicine and medicine people. Also new in the series and comparable in their coverage of their respective subjects are Liptak's North American Indian Sign Language and North American Indian Survival Skills. ~--Carolyn Phelan