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Longhouse (Native American Homes)

Cynthia Breslin Beres

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ISBN 10: 1559162473 / ISBN 13: 9781559162470
Published by Rourke Publishing (FL), 2001
Used Condition: Fair
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Instructor's Edition. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Sorry, CD missing. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78205009

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Title: Longhouse (Native American Homes)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing (FL)

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: Teacher's Edition

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Provides content on Native Americans, along with instructions for building a model of the home.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-5-To their credit, these books present some good information, discussing how, why, where, and by whom each type of dwelling was built. Unfortunately, the texts contain problems typical of nonfiction about Native Americans written from a nonnative perspective. To varying degrees, each volume glosses over the cultural identity of differing tribal groups that used similar dwelling types. The authors' consistent use of past tense does avoid confusing the historic with the contemporary, but historical context and information on contemporary life are handled inconsistently from one volume to another. The uninspired watercolor illustrations are a major shortfall of Tipi and Longhouse. However, in Igloo and Pueblo they are at least balanced by well-chosen color photos, making the art somewhat functional. A simple craft idea appears in each volume. The further reading lists include some blatantly offensive titles, such as Lynne Reid Banks's Indian in the Cupboard (Doubleday, 1980) in Longhouse, and none of the suggested Web sites include any resources operated or endorsed by the tribal groups themselves, many of which are available and informative. Bonnie Shemie's "Native Dwellings" series (Tundra) is a better set of resources for the same grade range.
Sean George, St. Charles Parish Library, Luling, LA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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