Native American Heritage Month Series & Giveaway -- Review of Some of the Prizes

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Have you seen the amazing prizes we have put together for Multicultural Kid Blogs' Native American Heritage Month Series & Giveaway? If not, scroll down!! I helped find some of them and have some copies of them to review for you. I am going to do it by publisher but also go in order of the prizes. We will start with the Grand Prize and Quarto Knows. 

 We will start with the three volume set, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, by Thomas McKenney and James Hall and illustrated by Charles King.

 This set gives the stories of 120 Native Americans and includes biographies, colorful portraits and history. These volumes were originally published between 1836 and 1844. They are complete but the language of them are bit of older English which may be hard for children to read and understand.
 This set provides a unique and complete look at the early history of famous Native Americans and their history with the white man.
 Our second book (well fourth if you count all three volumes) from Quarto Knows is Native North Americans by Joe Fullman. This book gives information about Native Americans and breaks them into regions. There are also projects to go >with each section. We had fun with a couple of these.

We made noodle wamp>um bracelets. Well we made one and died some noodles to make more. I made the one with a box of tricolor noodles since the ones we died were still drying. I wish I had bought smaller noodles for this project, but didn't see them at the store. We tried to dye the noodles a purple even though the book suggested red. Ok, it is now here near as nice as the real thing. 
Wampum wrist ornament, probably Iroquois, 18th century - Native American collection - Peabody Museum, Harvard University - DSC05416
Wampum Wrist Ornament circa 18th Century Photo By Daderot (Daderot)
 [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

We also made a game of chance. Hazel made one herself and I did a computer version. If you would like to download it you can. You throw the pieces in the air and score depending on how they land. We had fun playing it. This book brings some Native American culture to life for kids in fun ways.

Next we look at books in the  First Prize donated by Firefly Books. Let's start with Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America by Michael G. Johnson and color plates by Richard Hook.

 I used this book as a reference in my post on Native Americans of Cape Cod and Massachusetts. This book is very complete and has references to some of the smaller and lesser known tribes. It describes the classification of languages and then breaks up the tribes and cultures by region from the Northeastern Woodlands to the Arctic and includes maps detailing the First Nations of Canada and Native Americans of Alaska. 
 This book is full of information and is written for kids to be able to understand. The book also includes a section titled The Indian Today. This book is invaluable to anyone studying Native American cultures.

 Next we look at Iroquois: People of the Longhouse by Michael G. Johnson. Do you know about the Iroquois? I grew up hearing about them, but never realized they were formed by five tribes: Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca and then eventually the Tuscarora joined. This book goes through the history as well as the culture of these united nations.
The book is full of information as well as photographs and illustrations that help the reader see the life and culture. It is written in simple enough language for a child to be able to read and use for research. Overall this is a great book and I know I love learning more about the Iroquois. Our final book is Ojibwa: People of Forests and Prairies also by Michael G. Johnson.

The Ojibwa is among the largest group of Native Americans north of Mexico both in the past and present. This book gives you the history, culture, and more. There are beautiful photographs of their clothing, bags and quillwork and more. It also has the demographics of the group. One of the things I find fascinating is the various names that are used to describe the group and its subgroups over time and in different places. This group like the Iroquois live across the country's border and go into Canada. The two countries' government has different names for this group.

 This book like the other two mentioned above are wonderful resource books for schools and libraries. It is full of lots of information that is easy to read and understand.

I hope you will check out all of these amazing books as well as the other prizes. Be sure to check out my review of Indian Boyhood. Good luck in the giveaway!!

Native American Heritage Month | Multicultural Kid Blogs 

 Welcome to our third annual celebration of Native American Heritage Month! All month long we'll be sharing posts about sharing these rich cultures with kids. Find our full schedule of posts below, and don't forget to link up your own as well! We're also having a giveaway (see below for details and to enter!) You can find even more ideas on our Native/Indigenous Cultures Pinterest board: Follow Multicultural Kid Blogs's board Native/Indigenous Cultures on Pinterest.

November 4 Open Wide the World on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Native American Heritage Month and Free Trilingual Printable 

 November 9 Kid World Citizen: Learn about the Seminole Indians 

 November 11 Colours of Us: 32 Native American Children's Books  
November 14 Crafty Moms Share: Native Americans of Cape Cod and Massachusetts 
 November 16 Crafty Moms Share 
  November 18 LarabeeUK 
 November 21 La Clase de Sra. DuFault on Multicultural Kid Blogs  
November 23 Gianna the Great  
November 25 Kelly's Classroom  
November 28 All Done Monkey 
November 30 Creative World of Varya


Grand Prize Native American Heritage Month Giveaway 2016 | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Grand Prize

From MotherTongues: Himdag Walk in Balance T-Shirt (women’s or unisex, S-XL) US & Canada shipping only From Quarto Knows: Native North Americans by Joe Fullman & History of Indian Tribes of North America, 3 Volume Set by McKenney and Hall US shipping only From Abrams Books: Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. Nelson, In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III, & Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson & illustrated by David Shannon US shipping only 1st Prize Native American Heritage Month Giveaway | Multicultural Kid Blogs

1st Prize

From Firefly Books: Ojibwa: People of Forests and Prairies, Iroquois: People of the Longhouse, & Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America all by Michael G. Johnson US & Canada shipping only From Daria Music: Set of 2 Dance Whistle Kits from Crazy Crow Trading Post US shipping only From Wisdom Tales Press: Red Cloud's War: Brave Eagle's Account of the Fetterman Fight by Paul Goble & Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) US shipping only 2nd Prize Native American Heritage Month Giveaway | Multicultural Kid Blogs

2nd Prize

From Wisdom Tales Press: Indian Boyhood: The True Story of a Sioux Upbringing by Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), Custer's Last Battle: Red Hawk's Account of the Battle of Little Bighorn by Paul Goble, & Horse Raid: The Making of a Warrior by Paul Goble US shipping only From Interlink Books: Pocket Timeline of Ancient Mexico by Penny Bateman US shipping only From Kid World Citizen: Machu Picchu Lesson: Teach about the Incas in Peru! Reading, Crossword, Coloring (English & Spanish versions)
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