Item description for Nations of the Plains (Native Nations of North America) by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview Introduces the customs, languages, and traditional way of life of several Native nations that lived on the Great Plains of North America.
Publishers Description Children's author Bobbie Kalman's new series Native Nations of North America is an ongoing series that looks at the lives of the indigenous peoples of North America before the land was divided into the countries of the United States and Canada. The books focus on geographical areas, language groups, important historical events, as well as village life and homes. Some of the books also explain the impact Europeans had on the lives of native peoples. Every step of the research, writing, and editing process has involved native writers and consultants and has been meticulously checked for cultural sensitivities -- and, of course, Bobbie Kalman has put her teaching expertise to work on each book.
The plains region is a vast landscape which was home to many native nations. For hundreds of years, these peoples followed the giant, wandering herds of buffalo upon which they were dependent for food, clothing, tools, and shelter. Clear, informative text, beautiful illustrations, and maps, help describe all aspects of the life of native nations who called the plains their home.
Children will learn about: -- cultural differences among nations from different regions of the plains -- a discussion of the differences between sedentary and nomadic peoples -- how the buffalo were hunted and used -- different types of homes -- the importance of family life -- the arrival of the European settlers and how it affected the life of native peoples -- the introduction of the horse and how it changed the way native people hunted and traveled
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.68" Width: 8.32" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 20, 2001
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 0778704602 ISBN13 9780778704607
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.