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Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Kiowa history, traditions, and modern life. This book describes society and family structure, hunting and gathering methods, and ceremonies and rituals. Readers will learn about Kiowa clothing and crafts such as painted tepee covers. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Kiowa leader Lone Wolf. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, assimilation, land rights, the formation of reservations, and federal recognition are also addressed. In addition, modern Kiowa culture and still-celebrated traditions are described. Kiowa homelands are illustrated with a detailed map of the United States, and a step-by-step illustration of tepee construction shows readers how the Kiowa 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 Kiowa.


Horn Book Guide, October 2007