THE FIRST AMERICANS: Tribes of North America by Jane Werner Watson

THE FIRST AMERICANS: Tribes of North America

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Long years ago in all our wide land there were no cities. There were no railways or roads. There were no horses or wheels. But there were people living here."" To describe within an easy reader how these people lived in all the wide land--the plains, the forest, the Arctic, the Northwest coast, and the Southwest--is quite an order. Watson fills it to the extent that she touches on the dwellings, food, and clothing; the work of both men and women, and the activities of boys and girls; and some of the special activities of each group. It's hard to imagine a child developing an interest in Indians from such a dutiful survey, but it could serve as orientation, either for classroom study or with other material encountered through Indian Guides or home reading.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1980
Publisher: Pantheon