If You Lived With The Sioux

If You Lived With THE SIOUX INDIANS is a fun book for children. It offers lots of information about Sioux life in the 1800s.  It is written as a series of questions and answers. Here is a sample:

What would your very first lesson be?

You would learn your very first lesson in the very first hour of your life. Newborn babies leaned how not to cry out loud.

As soon as you made a crying sound, your mother would gently pinch your nose and put her hand over your mouth. Every time you began to cry, she did this. Soon you would learn not to cry out loud.

Why was this lesson so important?…Suppose you cried out loud when your tribe was hiding from the enemy. Your loud cry would give away the tribe’s hiding place. 

If You Lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern was published by Scholastic in 1972.  It has been reissued in paperback and Kindle formats.

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