Learn About...: Texas Indians, 1st Edition

  • Georg Zappler
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  • ISBN-10: 0292793332
  • ISBN-13: 9780292793330
  • DDC: 970.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 50 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Here is an entertaining and educational activity book for children from six to twelve on the always-popular topic of American Indians—except that the subject has been narrowed to only those Native Americans known to have lived in the Lone Star State. Eye-catching line drawings invite children to color a wide assortment of scenes from the diverse lives of the many different groups of Indians native to Texas. The settings in the first part of the book range from the mammoth- and bison-hunting Paleo-Indians of over 11,000 years ago to the various nomadic and agricultural groups encountered by sixteenth-century Spanish explorers. Further drawings reflect changes over the centuries as Indian lifeways were forever altered and often destroyed due to contact with white newcomers who all claimed their land. In addition to the many drawings, a number of fun-filled and challenging games help build youngsters' Indian knowledge.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Who are “Texas Indians”?.
2: Journeys of the First Americans.
3: Timeline of Texas Indians.
4: Texas During the Ice Ages.
5: Paleo-Indians • Using the Atlatl.
6: Paleo-Indians • Making Stone Points.
7: Paleo-Indian Mammoth Kill.
8: A Paleo-Indian Bison “Altar”.
9: Paleo-Indian Scrabble.
10: Archaic Indian Rabbit Hunt.
11: Archaic Indian Tool Kit.
12: Edible Wild Plants.
13: Baking Sotol and Lechuguilla.
14: Archaic Indian Artists of the Lower Pecos.
15: Archaic Indian Activity • Making a Mat.
16: Late Prehistoric Indian Tool Kit.
17: Late Prehistoric Indians • The Early Caddos.
18: Late Prehistoric Indians • The Jornada Mogollon.
19: Late Prehistoric Indians • Panhandle Farmers & Traders.
20: Late Prehistoric Indians • The Rio Bravo Farmers.
21: Late Prehistoric Activity • Making a Pouch.
22: Indian Groups in Texas when Europeans First Arrived.
23: How Texas Indians were Treated by Different European Groups.
24: European Introductions • Horses and Trade Goods.
25: European Introductions • New Diseases.
26: Historic Indians • Painted Ponies.
27: Uses of the Bison Among Historic Indians.
28: Historic Indians • The Caddos.
29: Historic Indians • The Karankawas.
30: Historic Indians • The Atakapans.
31: Historic Indians • The Coahuiltecans.
32: Historic Indians • The Patarabueyes.
33: Historic Indians • The Jumanos.
34: Historic Indians • The Lipan Apaches.
35: Historic Indians • The Mescalero Apaches.
36: Historic Indians • The Kiowas.
37: Historic Indians • Kiowa Apaches.
38: Historic Indians • The Comanches.
39: Historic Indians • The Wichitas, Wacos and Tawakonis.
40: Historic Indians • The Tonkawas.
41: Historic Indian Crossword.
42: Historic Indians • The Cherokees and Other Eastern Tribes.
43: Story Telling.
44: Texas Indian Reservations Today.