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Indigenous ingenuity : a celebration of traditional North American knowledge  Cover Image Book Book

Indigenous ingenuity : a celebration of traditional North American knowledge / Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay ; with illustrations by Kalila Fuller.

Havrelock, Deidre, (author.). Kay, Edward, (author.). Fuller, Kalila J., (illustrator.).


"A middle grade survey nonfiction work celebrating North American Indigenous knowledge and Native contributions to contemporary STEM."-- Provided by publisher.
"Corn. Chocolate. Fishing hooks. Boats that float. Insulated double-walled construction. Recorded history and folklore. Life-saving disinfectant. Forest fire management. Our lives would be unrecognizable without these, and countless other, scientific discoveries and technological inventions from Indigenous North Americans. Spanning topics from transportation to civil engineering, hunting technologies, astronomy, brain surgery, architecture, and agriculture, Indigenous Ingenuity is a wide-ranging STEM offering that answers the call for Indigenous nonfiction by reappropriating hidden history. The book includes fun, simple activities and experiments that kids can do to better understand and enjoy the principles used by Indigenous inventors. Readers of all ages are invited to celebrate traditional North American Indigenous innovation, and to embrace the mindset of reciprocity, environmental responsibility, and the interconnectedness of all life."-- From dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780316413336
  • ISBN: 031641333X
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-244) and index.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Ethnoscience > North America > Juvenile literature.
Traditional ecological knowledge > North America > Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs > Juvenile literature.
Indians of North America > Social life and customs.
Traditional ecological knowledge.
North America.
Genre: Juvenile works.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coldwater Branch J 500.89 HAV (Text) 35401425294435 Juvenile Non-fiction Reshelving -
Union Township Branch J 500.89 HAV (Text) 35406424095931 Juvenile Non-fiction Available -

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