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More About This Title Modoc


Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Modoc 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 Modoc homes, clothing, and crafts such as basketry. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Modoc leader Kintpuash. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, the formation of reservations, and federal recognition are also addressed. In addition, modern Modoc culture and still-celebrated traditions are described. Modoc 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 Modoc.