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Children's Nonfiction Native American

Life in a Plains Camp

by (author) Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Mar 2001
Native American, General, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
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Life in a Plains Camp looks at a nomadic community that based its livelihood on hunting buffalo. Constantly on the move, men, women, and children worked together to make sure the entire camp was fed and clothed. Beautiful artwork helps illustrate the daily lives, clothing, homes, spiritual beliefs, and the rich cultural heritage of the plains.

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Life in a Plains Camp

Another book in a series called the Native Nations of North America. Each two-page chapter describes a specific aspect of the lives of the Plains tribes, such as setting up camp, hunting the buffalo, and the differing roles for men, women and children. The information is very general, as the Plains tribes covered a huge area. Illustrations are colourful and detailed, but also general as most do not name the tribe represented.

Kalman is the author of over 200 non-fiction children’s books. She works with a team of writers and researchers and writes specifically for curriculum needs. She has also been both an elementary and high school teacher, and an educational consultant with several publishing companies.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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