Native American Celebrations and Ceremonies
The Inside Guide: Celebrating Native American Cultures
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
Traditional 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 observed to get back at an enemy. This appealing volume about a high-interest aspect of native cultures highlights several celebrations like the potlatch as well as other ceremonies important to Native Americans across North America. Thought-provoking fact boxes, historical images, and modern-day customs will engage all levels of readers. A concluding graphic organizer and critical-thinking questions encourage readers to further consider the text's key ideas.