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By Barbara Kuipers

This annotated bibliography of greater than 2 hundred suggested reference books has been compiled to help public librarians, college library media experts, and academics in supplying top quality, suitable nonfiction fabrics on American Indians. each one access has whole bibliographic information and shows topic sector and studying point. Annotations are long and speak about the strengths and weaknesses of every booklet and its power use within the curriculum. additionally, a complete part is dedicated to standards for choosing books approximately American Indians that stay away from stereotypes and confirm objectivity, and an easy-to-use list for comparing fabrics is integrated.

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The authors all work with school-age children and are concerned with the materials on native peoples that are placed in school and public libraries: Is the background of the author and illustrator devoid of the qualities that enable them to write about Native peoples in an accurate, respectful manner? Is there an ethnocentric bias which leads to distortions or omissions? Is there anything in the author's and illustrator's background that qualifies them to write about Native peoples? Do their perspectives strengthen the work?

Kuipers 1995 LIBRARIES UNLIMITED, INC. Englewood, Colorado Page iv Copyright © 1995 Libraries Unlimited, Inc. All Rights Reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. LIBRARIES UNLIMITED, INC. O. Box 6633 Englewood, CO 80155-6633 1-800-237-6124 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kuipers, Barbara J.

The movie industry has had a profound impact on the proliferation of American Indian books being published. Although filmmakers still take liberties with historical facts, often failing to see the differences between tribal groups, the Native Americans of recent media releases have been transformed from inarticulate savages to intelligent, complex, humorous, and civilized individuals. Major publishing houses have capitalized on the public's interest in the American Indian and are offering more titles than in recent years.

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