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The Native American Book of Knowledge
By White Deer of Autumn

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The Native American Book of Knowledge
Native People - Native Ways - Series
By White Deer of Autumn (Gabriel Horn)
Illustrated by Shonto Begay
Read How You Want, (2010)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by Beyond Words Publishing, Inc.)
ISBN: 9781442997752
Genre: History, Mythology, Reference

Reviewed by Herbert White - April 5, 2010

The Native American Book of Knowledge presents a riveting introduction to Native American culture and history designed specifically for younger readers - although readers of all ages will find this book interesting. Written by White Deer of Autumn, this is one of the four books in the Native People - Native Ways Series. The other books in this informative series include: In this volume, the author concentrates of on the history and mythology of Native American cultures found throughout the Americas. White Deer of Autumn also touches upon some controversial issues such as the origins of the Native Americans - did they develop independently in the Americas as the Native Americans believe - a theory that modern archeological evidence suggests. Or did they migrate to the Americas by crossing the land bridge that once existed between the Aleutians and Asia - a theory that is commonly reported in most textbooks? White Deer of Autumn discusses both sides of this debate.

The material in this informative book is organized into two parts. Part 1 - We Have Always Been Here, looks at Native America history and creation myths. In Part 2 - Poets, Prophets, and Peacemakers Before Columbus, White Deer of Autumn provides keen overviews of many key Native American Sacred Beings - people whose life-story has taken on the veneer of legend and whose stories have influenced Native American culture, including Deganawida (the Peacemaker), Hyonwatha (the Great Orator), Quetzalcoatl (the Plumed Serpent), White Buffalo Woman, and Manco Capac (the first Inca).

Informative and fun to read, The Native American Book of Knowledge is a must read for any child interested in Native American history and culture!

The Native American Book of Knowledge is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available not only to visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.


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