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More About This Title Paiute


Easy-to-read text and colorful illustrations and photos teach readers about Paiute 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 Paiute homes, clothing, and crafts such as hunting decoys. A traditional myth is included, as is a description of famous Paiute leader Wovoka. Wars, weapons, and contact with Europeans are discussed. Topics including European influence, assimilation, missionaries, land rights, and the formation of reservations are also addressed. In addition, modern Paiute culture is described. Paiute 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 Paiute.