By Karen Bush Gibson
As the 1st american citizens, hundreds of thousands of indigenous bands and countries already lived in North the United States while ecu explorers first got down to overcome an inhabited land. This booklet captures the early heritage of those complicated societies and their 500-year fight to outlive opposed to all odds from struggle, displacement, damaged treaties, and boarding colleges. not just a heritage of tribal international locations, Native American historical past for Kids additionally comprises profiles of recognized local american citizens and their many contributions, from early leaders to star athlete Jim Thorpe, dancer Maria Tallchief, astronaut John Herrington, writer Sherman Alexie, actor Wes Studi, and more.
Readers also will know about Indian tradition via hands-on actions, resembling planting a 3 Sisters backyard (corn, squash, and beans), making red meat jerky in a low-temperature oven, weaving a basket out of folded newspaper strips, decoding a global conflict II Navajo Code Talker message, and enjoying Ball-and-Triangle, a video game well-liked by Penobscot youngsters. And sooner than they're entire, readers may be encouraged to understand that the historical past of the local American humans is the heritage of all Americans.