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Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Caddo history, traditions, and modern life. This book describes society and family structure, hunting, fishing, and gathering methods, and ceremonies and rituals. Readers will learn about Caddo clothing, as well as crafts such as pottery. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Caddo leader White Bread. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, land rights, the formation of reservations, and federal recognition are also addressed. In addition, modern Caddo culture and still-celebrated traditions are introduced. Caddo homelands are illustrated with a detailed map of the United States, and a step-by-step illustration shows readers how the Caddo built their homes. Bold glossary terms and an index accompany engaging text. This book is written and illustrated by Native Americans, providing authentic perspectives of the Caddo.


Horn Book Guide, October 2007