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|Material Type:||Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Target Audience:||Juvenile Audience|
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Series Title:||North American Indians Today Ser.; Book Collection: Nonfiction.; Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition.; Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition.|
North American Indians are not merely a historical topic. Instead, today's Native Americans are living, productive members of North American society. The contributions of the various Indian cultures enrich our lives in countless ways. For instance, "Indians have the strongest sense of place of anyone in the world," says Amy Mossett, a Native scholar (quoted in the New York Times). This sense of place is reflected in American Indians' connection to the Earth, an intimate relationship that has concrete implications for the way we handle environmental issues. Indians' connection to the traditions of their ancestors is also strong. At the same time, however, Native Americans are modern people confronting the challenges of today's world. They gain strength for the present from their deep foundations in the past. What's more, Native traditions and wisdom have much to offer us all. North American Indians Today portrays contemporary Indians within the present-day context of t.