This book tells what it was like to grow up in a Cherokee family in the Great Smoky Mountains about 200 years ago--Cover, P. ....
|Title||:||If You Lived With The Cherokee|
|Number of Pages||:||80 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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If You Lived With The Cherokee Reviews
I really enjoyed reading this series about some of the Native American tribes. Here's a few facts about the Cherokee: 1. They lived in the Great Smoky Mountains. They were the tribe forced to walk the hideous "Trail of Tears" under Andrew Jackson. A revolting bit of U.S. History and why I find it disgusting that Andrew Jackson is memorialized on our currency. 2. To marry someone, elaborate gifts were exchanged. The men moved in with the woman's family. If a woman wanted to divorce a man she simply left all his possessions outside the home and he left. A very efficient system. You were forbidden to marry within your own clan. How interesting that the Native Americans understood the danger of marrying too close to family, unlike the white inhabitants of the Smoky Mountains. 3. They had summer and winter homes. Villages would have about 200-400 people and would share a cornfield outside the compound. Tall pointed posts were put up around the village. 4. There were two chiefs - the White/Peace Chief and the Red/War Chief. The White Chief was religious and led ceremonies, the Red Chief would take over in times of war. 5. The Red Chief would be counseled by the War Women, also known as the Beloved Women. (I really loved this.) 6. Naughty children would be punished through public humiliation. I noticed this was a common trend among all the tribes I read about. I love it. 7. Boys had to get proficient with blow guns before they could use bow and arrows. 8. There would be elaborate hunting ceremonies. They had to receive permission from the spirits before they could hunt. 9. The Great Warriors Path connected all the villages. I've never been to the Smoky Mountains, but I'm sure those trails are still in use today. 10. They did not believe in visiting graves. They thought it would bring bad luck to the spirits. 11. The first female chief was named Wilma Mankiller. Awesome.
I liked this book. It is about what life was like for the Cherokees and how they were affected by the Europeans that came to their territories. It tells about the enemies they had, the weapons they used, the jobs you had, what you ate, type of houses that you used, and many other things. I would recommend this book to young readers and reader that like to learn about Indians. HGI liked this book because it tells so much about what life was like for the Cherokee people. It also tells the difference between the tribes, how war was carried out, and how people lived out their daily lives. HHG
A wonderful story about the life of Native American people. The books describes how the Cherokee people lived It provides information about their language and their contribution to medicine. This book can be used for a social studies lesson on Native Americans and their importance to the America. Grades 1-4.
Very nice book that really gives you a sense of what it was like to be a Cherokee Indian in the past with a bit of information about the current Cherokee tribes.
This was a very interesting book that gave many facts about the Cherokee Indians. I felt that the cartoonish pictures took away from the story though. It made it seem like the book was historical fiction instead of being informational. I felt that having photographs, even if they were posed shots of modern people that are wearing costumes, would have given the book a better feel so the children would realize this was a true event in history.
This was an enjoyable book about the Cherokee Indians and full of information I needed.
This book is an approachable introduction to the Cherokee people. I appreciate that it is focused on one tribe and doesn't try to be too many things at once. Some of the information feels speculative and I'm not sure if it's supposed to feel that way. I like the simple easy to interpret illustrations and I think they serve to help the reader understand the content. This is a technical picture book done right. Factual, interesting and easy to understand. I would use this in a study on the native people of the US. I also appreciate the fact that it doesn't gloss over the trail of tears and how the US government has broken treaties with native people's in the past.