Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition by Anton Treur
Because we are so often imagined and so infrequently well understood.
It begins at the cover with intricate eye-catching beadwork created by Jana Schmieding (Lakota). The floral motifs, a hallmark of Ojibwe decorative arts, reflect the author's heritage. This book promises to be unique.
Treur has adapted his 2012 book of the same title for a younger audience. It follows a question and answer format and is divided into sections covering a variety of topics such as History, Religion, Culture & Identity, Tribal Languages, Economics, Education, and Social Activism.
The volume can be read cover to cover for a broad introduction the subject. Some readers may choose to take a deep dive into a specific topic. Others may opt to peruse the Contents or Index for questions of particular interest. Skimming through the book and pausing to digest fascinating factoids is another approach. It is possible to read the book differently each time you pick it up.
Questions. Many Questions.
- How many tribal languages are spoken in the Americas?
- What is the real story of Thanksgiving?
- What's it like for Natives who don't look like Natives?
- Can a non-Native person get an Indian name?