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Turtle Island

The Story of North America's First People

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger

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Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title, Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle. Based on archeological finds and scientific research, we now have a clearer picture of how the Indigenous people lived. Using that knowledge, the authors take the reader back as far as 14,000 years ago to imagine moments in time. A wide variety of topics are featured, from the animals that came and disappeared over time, to what people ate, how they expressed themselves through art, and how they adapted to their surroundings. The importance of story-telling among the Native peoples is always present to shed light on how they explained their world. The end of the book takes us to modern times when the story of the Native peoples is both tragic and hopeful. 

 

About the Authors
Eldon Yellowhorn is Piikani. He was born and raised on the Peigan Reserve (now known as the Piikani First Nation) in Alberta, and grew up speaking Blackfoot and English. A faculty member at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, he teaches archaeology and First Nations studies. His published works have appeared in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, Native Studies Review and Plains Anthropologist.
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Eldon Yellowhorn is Piikani. He was born and raised on the Peigan Reserve (now known as the Piikani First Nation) in Alberta, and grew up speaking Blackfoot and English. A faculty member at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, he teaches archaeology and First Nations studies. His published works have appeared in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, Native Studies Review and Plains Anthropologist.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
11 to 100
Grade:
6 to 17
Reading age:
11 to 100
Editorial Reviews

“Offers an appealing introduction to the diverse nations and remarkable resilience of the original inhabitants of this continent and is likely to inspire respect, pride, and a desire to learn more.”—Kirkus Reviews, 07/15/17

— Kirkus Reviews

“Highly recommended for middle to high school collections for its innovative, nonstereotypical, and engaging approach to the history of Indigenous peoples in North America.”—School Library Journal, *starred review, 10/17

— School Library Journal

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