Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Review Tuesday: Children of the Tipi by Michael Oren Fitzgerald

Children of the Tipi: Life in the Buffalo Days by Michael Oren Fitzgerald.

Summary from the Publisher:

What was it like to grow up in the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians before the coming of the white settlers? Prior to our modern era of television, video games, and computers how did American Indian children live, learn, and play? In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning author, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, combines stunning photographs and simple quotations by Indian chiefs and elders to explain to today’s youth what life would have been like growing up on the American plains. Children of the Tipi includes sections on boys and girls at play, camp life, and the important role of parents and grandparents. It features historical sepia photographs of children at work and play, as well as detailed color photographs of their toys, tools, and everyday objects.

My Review:

This book is filled with wonderful pictures and quotes that really bring the traditions of the Native American to life. Some of the topics included are:  how children got their names,  story telling, nomadic life, and living in nature. Included are historical pictures and artifacts as well as pictures of how these traditions are still carried on today.  This would be a wonderful collection to any unit on Native Americans.

You can purchase this book at Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble.

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  1. I got contacted by this company claiming that I did a review for them?! Is that how you were contacted? Maybe I should take them up on their offer ;)

    1. No, I got a copy of it via NetGalley.