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A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations
Contributor(s): Landon, Rocky (Author), MacDonald, David (With)

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ISBN: 1554511550     ISBN-13: 9781554511556
Publisher: Annick Press
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2008
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Annotation: A well illustrated catalog of inventions and innovations that were developed in traditional Native American cultures -- eight categories are explored with descriptive photos and detailed text.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - Native American
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - Canada - Native Canadian
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology - Inventions
Dewey: 609.7
Age Level: 9-11
Grade Level: 4-6
Lexile Measure: 970
Series: We Thought of It (Hardcover)
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 8.5" W x 11" (0.85 lbs) 48 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
- Cultural Region - Canadian
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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Publisher Description:
"Inventiveness and ingenuity from North America's First Nations."

Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans were invented by the Aboriginal people of North America, but did you know that they also developed their own sign language, as well as syringe needles and a secret ingredient in soda pop?

Depending on where they lived, Aboriginal communities relied on their ingenuity to harness the resources available to them. Some groups, such as the Iroquois, were particularly skilled at growing and harvesting food. From them, we get corn and wild rice, as well as maple syrup.

Other groups, including the Sioux and Comanche of the plains, were exceptional hunters. Camouflage, fish hooks and decoys were all developed to make the task of catching animals easier. And even games-lacrosse, hockey and volleyball -- have Native American roots.

Other clever inventions and innovations include: Diapers Asphalt Megaphones Hair conditioner Surgical knives Sunscreen.

With descriptive photos and information-packed text, this book explores eight different categories in which the creativity of First Nations peoples from across the continent led to remarkable inventions and innovations, many of which are still in use today.

 
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