Native American Cultures: Native American Ceremonies and Celebrations: From Potlatches to Powwows, 1st Edition

  • Kate Mikoley
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1538208911
  • ISBN-13: 9781538208915
  • DDC: 970.00497
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 5th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Native American celebrations are packed with symbolic gestures and intriguing details. A kind of party called a potlatch, staged by native peoples of the Pacific Northwest, was marked by guests receiving gifts, not giving them, and were sometimes put on to get back at an enemy. This appealing volume about a high-interest aspect of native cultures highlights several celebrations and ceremonies important to Native Americans across North America. Thought-provoking fact boxes, historical images, and modern-day customs will engage readers of all levels.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The First Americans.
2: The Powwow.
3: A Changing Event.
4: The Snake Dance.
5: The Sun Dance.
6: The Potlatch.
7: Preparing For the Party.
8: The False Face Society.
9: The Blessingway.
10: The Inupiat Blanket Toss.
11: The Green Corn Ceremony.
12: The First Laugh Ceremony.
13: Continuing Cultures.
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