Patty Loew Explore the Histories of Wisconsin’s Native People
in Revised and Expanded Book for Young Readers
Explore the stories and traditions of Wisconsin’s twelve Native Nations in this essential title from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Tailored especially for the upper elementary classroom, this newly revised and expanded edition of Native People of Wisconsin meets and exceeds the requirements of the Wisconsin American Indian Education Act (Act 31), providing exceptional and authentic teaching materials about Wisconsin’s tribal history.
Based on her research for her award-winning title for adults, “Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal,” author Patty Loew has geared this book specifically toward young readers. “Native People of Wisconsin”depicts the Native people’s incredible resilience despite rapid change and the impact of European arrivals on Native culture. Young readers will become familiar with the unique cultural traditions, tribal history, and life today for each nation.
Complete with maps, illustrations, and a detailed glossary of terms, this highly anticipated new edition includes two new chapters on the Brothertown Indian Nation and urban Indians, as well as updates on each tribe’s current history and new profiles of outstanding young people from every nation.
An expanded Teacher’s Edition will also be available on CD in January 2016. “Native People of Wisconsin” is also available as an e-book.
About the Editor:
Patty Loew, Ph.D., is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe and a recipient of the Outstanding Service Award of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council. She is a professor in the department of life sciences communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliated faculty with the American Indian studies program. She has written dozens of scholarly and general-interest articles on Native topics and produced several award-winning documentaries that have appeared on commercial and public television stations throughout the country. For 20 years she hosted statewide news and public affairs programs for Wisconsin Public Television. Dr. Loew is also the author of Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal and Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin.
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