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The Potawatomi (Indians of North America) Library Binding – May, 1987

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Grade 7 Up Known to themselves as Neshnabek, or the People, the tribe commonly known as Potawatomi lived near the waterways of the Great Lakes area. They were actively involved in the conflicts between the French and English colonial powers, in the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Today the Potawatomi, who live in scattered locations from Oklahoma and Kansas to Ontario, take an active part in protests to assert Indian rights and continue the struggle to control their own lives. Clifton melds the Neshnabek creation story to the archaeological record, successfully combining Indian and non-Indian views of the past. His sensitivity to the People's traditions is evident as he traces their movements through American history. Numerous black - and-white drawings, photographs , and maps enhance the presentation. High-quality color plates display the artistic decoration applied to clothing and other tribal objects. Borders highlight short segments of special topics. An excellent sample from a promising series about many lesser-known tribes. Karen P. Zimmerman, I. D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota, Vermillion
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Product Details

  • Series: Indians of North America
  • Library Binding: 98 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publications (May 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555467253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555467258
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,706,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By ealovitt HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 27, 2010
Format: Library Binding
"The Potawatomi" (1987) is one of the books in the series "Indians of North America" issued by the Chelsea House Publishers. The 63 titles run from "The Abenaki" to "The Zuni," and are aimed at a Young Adult (YA) audience, but may be read with interest by any age group. Each of the books begins with an introduction, "Indians of North America: Conflict and Survival" by the General Editor, Frank W. Porter III which can be summarized by a quotation by John Steinbeck:

"The Indians survived our open intention of wiping them out, and since the tide turned they have even weathered our good intentions toward them, which can be much more deadly."

A Potawatomi Chief ('Wkama') lived in the Michigan village, where I went to school, and his anthropologist-wife put together a museum of Indian artifacts in a little room above our library. It was Mrs. Ettawageshik ('Sun on Both Horizons') who introduced me to anthropology, and the original settlers of Michigan.

This book's first chapter relates the Potawatomi (Neshnabek--'the People') Creation story, which involves a large body of water and Chief Muskrat--an appropriate beginning for our Great Lakes State!

The Potawatomi, originally nomadic hunter-gatherers, migrated into the lower half of Michigan around A.D. 1500, and learned agriculture from their new neighbors, the Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo. In turn, they taught them how to construct birch bark canoes.

"About 1600 the Neshnabek [Potawatomi] began hearing strange rumors from people who had traveled to the east. These secondhand stories told of the arrival of unknown creatures who in some ways looked like humans, but dressed peculiarly, smelled bad, and--most surprising of all--had thick hair on their cheeks.
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This book is a great resource for the Potawatomi Indian tribe and other tribes in the Ohio and Great Lakes regions
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Quick ship. Item was just as stated
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Easy to read and understand.
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