By Michael Oren Fitzgerald

What used to be it wish to develop up on this planet of the pre-reservation Plains Indians prior to the arriving of the white settlers? sooner than our glossy period of tv, games, and desktops how did American Indian teenagers dwell, research, and play? during this superbly illustrated ebook, award-winning writer, Michael Oren Fitzgerald, combines gorgeous photos and straightforward quotations via Indian chiefs and elders to provide an explanation for to state-of-the-art formative years what existence might were like becoming up at the American plains.
Children of the Tipi includes sections on girls and boys at play, camp lifestyles, and the $64000 position of oldsters and grandparents. It gains ancient sepia images of kids at paintings and play, in addition to precise colour pictures in their toys, instruments, and daily objects.

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Why not sell the air, the clouds, and the great sea? Why not sell the earth? The Great Spirit made them all for the use of His children. —Tecumseh (Shooting Star), Shawnee 36 Civilized people depend too much on man-made printed pages. I turn to the Great Spirit’s book, which is the whole of His creation. You can read a big part of that book if you study nature. Take all your books, lay them out under the sun and let the snow, the rain, and insects work on them. There will be nothing left. But the Great Spirit provided you and me with an opportunity for study in nature’s university.

Yellowtail, Absaroke pipe bag eagle bone whistle pipe The Great Spirit is everywhere. He hears whatever is in our minds and hearts. And, it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice. —Black Elk, Oglala Lakota 28 Whenever the red hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship. He sees no need for setting apart one day in seven as a holy day. To him all days are God’s. —Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), Wahpeton Dakota 29 Horses There were many ways we boys trained ponies.

Then they could see we would not harm them. After a while we climbed on their backs. They didn’t seem to mind at all. None of the methods we used to train ponies were hard on the animal. A pony trained with kindness makes a finer and more trustworthy animal than one broken through abuse. As we grew up to manhood, they grew up to horsehood. They understood us as well as we understood them. —Standing Bear, Oglala Lakota 30 saddles saddle blanket Of all the animals the horse is the Indian’s best friend, for without it he could not go on long journeys.

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