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Children's Nonfiction Architecture

Mounds of earth and shell

Native Sites: the Southeast

by (author) Bonnie Shemie

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Mar 1995
Category
Architecture, Ancient, Native American
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887763526
    Publish Date
    Mar 1995
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7

Description

Much of what we know of life among the inhabitants of North America before the arrival of Europeans comes from mounds in the southeastern U.S. However, there is much debate among scholars about the findings. Excavations show sophisticated cities, large effigy mounds, centers of worship, and possibly, vast earthwork calendars. Objects found in the mounds and burial sites provide graphic information about how these ancient people lived.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Bonnie Shemie was born in Ohio and attended college in Pennsylvania. She came to visit her brother in Montreal in 1972 and decided to stay on to paint, marry, and raise a family. In addition to her books on Native architecture for children, she has designed stained glass windows and architectural ornamentation. Her paintings sell in fine galleries in the Montreal area.

Editorial Reviews

The Native Dwelling Series:

“Shemie has succeeded once again in creating an authoritative and intriguing non-fiction book that explores the lives of people through the homes they have built…The result is a rich and aesthetic reading experience for young readers.”
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