Children of the Tipi Life in the Buffalo Days by Michael Oren Fitzgerald
  

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Children of the Tipi Life in the Buffalo Days by Michael Oren Fitzgerald

What was it like to grow up in the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians before the coming of the white settlers? Prior to our modern era of television, video games, and computers how did American Indian children live, learn, and play? In this beautifully illustrated book, award-winning author, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, combines stunning photographs and simple quotations by Indian chiefs and elders to explain to today's youth what life would have been like growing up on the American plains. Children of the Tipi includes sections on boys and girls at play, camp life, and the important role of parents and grandparents. It features historical sepia photographs of children at work and play, as well as detailed color photographs of their toys, tools, and everyday objects.

Reviews

Michael [Fitzgerald] has helped to preserve the spiritual traditions of the Crow Sun Dance and he has helped to show us the wisdom of the old-timers. -- Thomas Yellowtail, Crow medicine man and Sun Dance chief Michael Fitzgerald has heard the poignant narratives of the American Indian people, and has lived among the Crow people for extended periods of time since 1970. He has studied American Indian religious traditions on the earth, among the people, in ceremonies and family gatherings. We thank Fitzgerald for his deep-seated appreciation, honor, and respect for American Indian culture, its religion, language, and lifeways. -- Janine Pease, founding president of the Little Big Horn College, and National Indian Educator of the Year I greatly appreciate the recovery work that Fitzgerald is doing, work that makes available for the classroom and popular use texts that have been all but buried in libraries. -- Stephen Brandon, University of New Mexico

About the Author

Michael Oren Fitzgerald is editor of numerous award-winning titles, including Indian Spirit: Revised and Enlarged and The Spirit of Indian Women. He is an acknowledged authority of the culture and religion of the Plains Indians, and has taught at Indiana University. He has two granddaughters and lives with his wife in Bloomington, IN.

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Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 4 from 4 to 8 To 8

Author

Michael Oren Fitzgerald
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Publication date

1st August 2013

ISBN

9781937786090


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