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More About This Title Choctaw
Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Choctaw 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 Choctaw homes, clothing, and crafts such as basketry. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Choctaw leader Pushmataha. 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 Choctaw culture and still-celebrated traditions are described. Choctaw homelands are illustrated with a detailed map of the United States. Bold glossary terms and an index accompany engaging text. This book is written and illustrated by Native Americans, providing authentic perspectives of the Choctaw.
Horn Book Guide, October 2007