This fascinating and easy-to-do book of traditional Native American art projects and activities features quotes from modern Native peoples reflecting on their history, art, and special significance of certain patterns or events, as well as historical information about many of the featured tribes. Crafts include step-by-step instructions, photographs, material lists, illustrations and background information on each one. No sacred objects are included out of respect. 120 indexed pages, softcover.
Did you ever wonder what life might be like in a Native American village? What would you eat, and how would you pass the long winter nights? In this book, you can find out by cooking and eating traditional Catawba roasted corn, making your own Lakota beaded wristband, or creating a decorative Zuni water jar. At the same time, you'll be exploring indigenous cultures from the Inuit of the Arctic to the Tohono O'odam of the Sonoran Desert. You'll be amazed and delighted by the wealth of fascinating facts and exciting things to do and make in Traditional Native American Arts and Activities.
Jam-packed with fun and easy-to-follow projects, recipes, and games, this captivating book explores what makes the heritage of Native Americans so unique and wonderful. Where else can you learn how to sew a Tlingit button blanket, stir up a yummy Yupik wild raspberry dessert, or make a coaster using a traditional Seminole patchwork design? Encounter the stories and customs of the early North Americans, and of their descendants today, and have a great time doing it!
ARLETTE N. BRAMAN is a former teacher who has written articles for kids in such periodicals as Friend, Pen & Ink and Wild Outdoor World magazines. She is also the author of Wiley?s Kids Around the World Create! and Kids Around the World Cook!
BILL HELIN is a Tsimshian/Tlingit artist who has illustrated several children?s books on Tsimshian life.
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