Turtle Island: The Story Of North America's First People

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Item#: 9781554519439
Author Yellowhorn & Lowinger
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Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning withthe arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title,Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle. Based on archeological finds and scientific research, we now have a clearer picture of how the Indigenous people lived. Using that knowledge, the authors take the reader back as far as 14,000 years ago to imagine moments in time. A wide variety of topics are featured, from the animals that came and disappeared over time, to what people ate, how they expressed themselves through art, and how they adapted to their surroundings. The importance of story-telling among the Native peoples is always present to shed light on how they explained their world. The end of the book takes us to modern times when the story of the Native peoples is both tragic and hopeful.

Short Description
Discover the amazing story of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas from the end of the Ice Age to the arrival of the Europeans.

Table of Contents
A Glimpse into the PastThe Beginning: Turtle IslandChapter 1: Finding Our Way to the PastChapter 2: North America in the Days of IceChapter 3: Listening to the LandChapter 4: Ideas SpreadChapter 5: Change-MakersChapter 6: First ContactChapter 7: In the Year 1491Chapter 8: After the End of the WorldChapter 9: Healing the CircleSelected SourcesFurther ReadingImage CreditsIndex