The pictures are still coloring-book blotchy, but the text reads better than other entries in this Country Beautiful series....

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THE STORY OF THE SEMINOLE

The pictures are still coloring-book blotchy, but the text reads better than other entries in this Country Beautiful series. Gridley pays less attention to the Seminole Wars and the relationship between the Seminoles and escaped slaves than even Sonia Bleeker in her introduction for somewhat younger children. But this lack is balanced by a closer look at the evolution of crafts (like the distinctive patchwork clothing which was made only after the arrival of sewing machines), and there's a profile of the contemporary Seminole community -- still quite resistant to education and government doles, but beginning to undertake large scale business ventures into land development and hotel and restaurant management. Despite a weak format, this fills a real need for up-to-date, intermediate level material.

Pub Date: July 9, 1973

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Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1973