Cheyennes (First Americans Book)

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An insightful study of the lifestyle, traditions, and practices of the Cheyenne tribe examines the great changes their culture suffered due to the introduction of the white man to their land, from the 1825 Friendship Pact to the 1865 Sand Creek massacre.

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Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve spent her childhood on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and now lives with her husband in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is the anthologist of the highly acclaimed poetry book, Dancing Teepees : Poems of American Indian Youth, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The mother of three grown children, Ms. Sneve works as a high school counselor and teaches English at Oglala Lakota College, Rapid City Extension.

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The Cheyennes ($15.95; Sept. 15, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8234-1250-4): This entry in the First Americans series (The Hopis, 1995, etc.) follows the fine format established by Sneve and Himler, incorporating cultural facts and historical events under headings: ``Men,'' ``Women,'' ``Children,'' ``Moving West,'' ``Southern Cheyennes,'' ``Northern Cheyennes,'' etc. The jacket painting harks back to images of the ``warrior'' Cheyennes from old movies and TV programs. The surprise, then, is the unfolding of information inside that fleshes out the images and counters the stereotypes. The acknowledgments include bibliographic information. (maps, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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