NATIVE AMERICANS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
This issue illuminates the lives and cultures of Southern California Indians, past and present. If you've watched any Western movies, you may think of cowboys and Indians as enemies, but many Southern California Indians are cowboys and cowgirls themselves! Learn how this tradition began with the Spanish missions, and still continues. Learn about Bird Songs, song cycles sung by the Cahuilla and other Southern California Indians that tell of a long migration across the desert. Find out how traditional beliefs and practices have helped Southern California Indians to use their lands wisely throughout their history, and how contemporary Indians are working to protect the environment. Explore three different kinds of rock art created long ago by Southern California Indians: pictographs, designs painted on rocks; petroglyphs, designs carved into rocks; and geoglyphs, huge designs dug into the ground. Learn how Chumash Indians traditionally built tomols, canoes made from planks sewn together with cords; and find out about the contemporary Chumash who build and ride these boats again today. Plus, enjoy two great activities involving math skills.
Paperback 32 pgs. Full Color
Suggested for ages: 9-14
Product Code: CCR9911