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The aboriginal peoples of Australia

Author: Anne Bartlett
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner, 2002.
Series: First peoples.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Taking an in-depth look at six distinct indigenous cultures -- Australian Aboriginals, the Hmong, the Inuit, the Masai, the Mohawks, and the Yanomami -- these comprehensive volumes balance both traditional and modern lifeways of all six cultures. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each culture featured in these beautifully
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Bartlett
ISBN: 0822548542 9780822548546
OCLC Number: 45880086
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm.
Contents: Australia's first people --
Australia --
land of contrasts --
Unusual animals --
Plants of Australia --
Australia's ancient people --
European invaders --
Driven off the land --
Fighting for equality --
Restoring friendship --
Living off the land --
Modern economy --
Home on the land --
Traditional lifestyle --
Relating to one another --
Education and health care --
Pictures and words --
Music and dance --
Ancient languages --
Aboriginal dreaming --
Laws of the ancestors --
Festivals and ceremonies --
Glossary --
Finding out more --
Index.
Series Title: First peoples.
Responsibility: Anne Bartlett.

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Taking an in-depth look at six distinct indigenous cultures -- Australian Aboriginals, the Hmong, the Inuit, the Masai, the Mohawks, and the Yanomami -- these comprehensive volumes balance both traditional and modern lifeways of all six cultures. From their history and cultural practices to their religions and the landscapes they call home, discover the intricacies of each culture featured in these beautifully designed and compelling editions.

By looking at how the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and the Torres Strait Islands lived throughout history, discover the cultural traditions and practices that have influenced the modern societies of both Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

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A nice addition to any collection.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-08-06) Good Permalink

     Attractive book that looks at the culture of aboriginal peoples of Australia and also considers the clash of cultures in history and how they are working together today.  The land, animals and plants of Australia are also considered in relationship to the aborigines. ...
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