The Very First Americans
  • The Very First Americans
  • The Very First Americans
ISBN: 0785725369
EAN13: 9780785725367
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 15, 1993
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8" L x 7.9" W
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Format: Prebound
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   Just plain wrong about the plains...
I plan to use this book in a unit on Pre- Columbian America because of the other positive reviews. If I can spot one major error, I suppose there must be others. The Plains Indians did not have horses until after they obtained them from the Spanish.
   Very informative and easy to read!
Excellent illustrations and informative information. I love how it shows you the different Indigenous tribes of the Americas. It shows the Northwest Coast. It shows a glimpse into their way of life before colonization. This will be great to read to my preschoolers to start our Thanksgiving unit.
I like the historical facts it gives about Native Americans so I will keep it for my child, but it needs edits. They insist on using the term " Indians" in the book instead of explaining why Native Americans were once called Indians, and the ending didn't sit right with me. It was revisionist and white- washed. It said that " reservations" was just where " Indians" live. The current population of Native Americans like the white people didn't have to kill the majority of them. I have to teach my son who the real bad guys were at the end of the lesson.
   Save your $ and purchase one by Bruchac
Some photos are helpful for my littles. I recommend saving $4 and buying a better book because I took the liberty of correcting areas so as to not waist pictures as we work through an accurate history. Joseph Bruchac is a great person.
   Good length and level of detail for K-2
The book explains the different tribes on a regional level. It explains that Columbus mistakenly named them Indians, but then continued to refer to native americans as Indians throughout the book, which is a little confusing. It's probably good for young kids.
   Great book!
This book was very enjoyable. It was a perfect amount of information and length to hold his attention and teach him what to do at this age. It was age appropriate and accurate, and I thought it was appropriate for a children's book. The Europeans taking over the land and how they lost their native lands, without getting into too much gore, was what I liked the most. The art work is beautiful.
   An excellent overview for young children
The book gives a good overview of the Native Americans. I am going to use it to teach my kids. It doesn't go in depth about the horrible atrocities Native Americans faced by Europeans and instead focuses on their culture, history and where they came from. I want to teach my children about how they were raped, murdered and had religion forced on them, but they are too young to hear about it, so this book is a good place to start.
   Decent basic info, but problematic
This book was a good starting point for my 5 yo to learn about Native people. She asked a lot of questions, which was good. I have a few issues. Columbus used the term " Indians" a number of times, but in the beginning of the book it was mentioned that he mistakenly called the people " Indians." Why, why? I replaced the word with an appropriate one when I read it. The end was handled with Europeans showing up and the native people being thrown out on the last page. They should have left that part out instead of boiling it down.
   Very short and not much info
There is more information in this book. The print is large, but it is only a very basic overview. From the Internet, I could get the same info. The pictures are good, but not much else.