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Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children (Contemporary American Indian Issues No. 7) (Contmeporary American Indian Issues Series Vol. 7) Paperback – August 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Contmeporary American Indian Issues Series Vol. 7
  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Indian Studies Center; 4 edition (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0935626468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0935626469
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Native American (NA) experience as presented in children's books is reviewed through essays, poetry, book reviews, guidelines for evaluating books, a resource list of organizations, a bibliography of books by and about NAs, American Indian authors for young readers, and illustrations. The essays may help or hinder Native American concerns. There is hostility: "You know us (NAs) only as enemies." No location is given for the cited Iroquois document which states: "Even the form of our government seems to owe a greater debt to the Constitution of the Six Nations of the Iroquois than to any European document." One positive suggestion is offered: "Visit with living American Indian people, try to find out more about their ways of life and their languages." The book reviews are similar to the essays, and the illustrations are traditional. The poetry, guidelines, resource list, bibliography, and list of authors are sensitive and informative, which makes this a recommended selection for academic libraries.
- Lois F. Roets, Drake Univ., Des Moines
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Reese on June 13, 2001
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A copy of Through Indian Eyes should be in every elementary, middle and high school library, as well as every public library across the United States, Canada, and other countries where children read books about the indigenous people of the Americas. It is unsurpassed in its presentation of critical analysis of the ways in which Native Americans are represented in children's books. The book includes insightful essays by well known authors (Michael Dorris), as well as critical reviews of popular children's books that distort and/or misrepresent Native culture.
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