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Understanding Native American Myths - PB
Understanding Native American Myths - PB
Understanding Native American Myths - PB
9780778745310 | Back Ordered
Explore the rich worldview of Native North American tribes through their myths and legends. Tales originating from various tribes functioned in a number of important ways: they explained the story of creation, described the relationship of humans to the rest of the universe, and preserved the sacred history of the tribe. In addition, myths and storytelling helped Native Americans pass on knowledge related to hunting, fishing, farming, healing the sick, and dealing with conflict or disaster. This book also places their mythology in historical context, for example, connecting earth myths with the Native Americans' real-life, tragic struggle to preserve their lands. Topics include:
• the Great Mystery
• animal guides
• the four directions

Reading Level: Gr. 5-6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: V
Binding: Paperback
Series: Myths Understood
Author(s): Megan Kopp

Size: 8″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 48
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.5
Dewey: 299.7
Lexile: 960L
Copyright: 2013

Understanding Native American Myths

The Myths Understood series puts mythology in the context of the history of the people who created them, and this group of entries covers the myths and stories of cultures that are often ignored in children’s books. The appealing design includes paintings and artwork from old books, as well as photographs of artifacts and places, nicely combining the realistic with the imagined. -- Susan Dove Lempke,, 03/13