Cree History and Culture HC - LIMITED QUANTITIES

Gareth StevensSKU: 9781433974175

Helen Dwyer
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Book Type:
Gareth Stevens

Sale price$46.13


Cree History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Cree in United States and Canada including the Plains Cree, Woods Cree, and James Bay Cree. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Cree Life Today; and Current Cree Issues. Throughout this well designed and carefully researched book, the authors offers maps, colour photographs, timeline, glossary, ideas for further study, and an index. Included in the Contemporary Arts section are the works of George Littlechild, Kent Monkman, Jane Ash Poitras, Allen Sapp, Douglas Cardinal, and Buffy Sainte-Marie.  In Current Issues, the book covers the James Bay Hydroelectric Project, the Lubicon Cree oil disaster, and the Montana floods. Also included in the book are brief sections about the Métis, Poundmaker, and a story about Wesakechak, the Trickster.  ATOS Reading Level: 7.7; Lexile: 930, Fountas & Pinnell: W; Reading Level: 7.2

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