A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations
|Catalogue No.||978-1-55451-155-6||Catalogue No.||978-1-55451-154-9|
|Language||English only||Language||English only|
Written by Rockey Landon with David MacDonald.
Published by Annick Press Ltd., 2008.
|Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans
were invented by the Aboriginal people of North America, but did you know that
they also developed their own sign language, syringe needles, and a secret
ingredient in soda pop?
Depending on where they lived, Aboriginal communities relied on their ingenuity to harness the resources available to them. Some groups, such as the Iroquois, were particularly skilled at growing and harvesting food. From them, we get corn and wild rice, as well as maple syrup.
Other groups, including the Sioux and Comanche of the plains, were exceptional hunters. Camouflage, fish hooks, and decoys were all developed to make the task of catching animals easier. And even gameslacrosse, hockey and volleyballhave Native American roots.
Other clever inventions and innovations include the following:
About the authors: Rocky Landon is an Ojibway band member from Northwestern Ontario. He taught junior high students for 11 years before working as a Native Studies consultant. He currently works with at-risk students and lives in Kingston, Ontario. David MacDonald is a freelance editor and the author of several educational books for young readers. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
This book is intended for ages 9 to 11.
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