ERIC Number: ED373949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Trip To a Pow Wow.
Red Hawk, Richard
This illustrated children's book describes the American Indian powwow, an important element of contemporary Native American life in the United States and Canada. The main character of the book, Tess, is a Native American. She explains to her classmates at school about the origin and meaning of the powwow and also about the wars between the Indians and the White men. During the wars the soldiers forced the Indians to move off their lands onto reservations. Tess explains that Indians have powwows to celebrate being Indians. She also shows her classmates the traditional dress for powwows including a beaded headband, beaded moccasins, and a beautiful shawl. After teaching her classmates how to perform the traditional Indian round dance, Tess invites them on a field trip to a powwow. Tess' classmates dance the round dance with the Indian dancers. The children have fun and Tess is happy and proud that she has shared a special part of her Indian heritage with her classmates. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Books, Childrens Literature, Clothing, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Dance, Elementary Education, Tribes
Sierra Oaks Publishing Co., 1370 Sierra Oaks Court, Newcastle, CA 95658-9791.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ceremonies; Powwows
Note: Illustrated by Anne C. Brook. Some illustrations may not reproduce well.