ABDO Publishing Co.SKU: 1577656008

Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh
Grade Levels:
Three, Four, Five
California, Pomo
Book Type:
ABDO Publishing
Native American Series

Sale price$39.90


The Pomo is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series author is Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh, an Akwesasne Mohawk writer. The series is designed to appeal to students in grades 3 to 5, and each title covers the culture and history of the particular Nation. In this title, the author describes the traditional homeland of the Pomo as northern California. The 72 tribes making up the Pomo all spoke different languages from the Hokan language family. A map helps students locate the homeland and present day locations of the Pomo people. Simple two-page chapters cover society (government), homes, food, clothing, crafts, family life, children, myths, war, contact with Europeans, and the Pomo today. This book also introduces students to an important cultural leader, Elsie Allen. She was known for her basketmaking skills that she passed on to younger tribal members. Throughout the text there are numerous full-colour and archival photos as well as detailed illustrations by David Kanietakeron Fadden, a Mohawk artist from Akwesasne. The book also includes a glossary of terms, which appear in the text in boldface, and an index. This book is carefully written for young readers who want to find out how the Pomo people once lived and how they continue to maintain their cultural heritage. It is accurate and bias-free. This series is recommended for all school and public libraries. Guided Reading Level: Q

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