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Everything you wanted to know about Indians but were afraid to ask
Young Readers edition.
Physical Description:
383 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Introduction: Ambassador -- Terminology -- History -- Religion, culture, & identity -- Powwow -- Tribal languages -- Politics -- Economics -- Education -- Social activism -- Perspectives: coming to terms and future directions -- Conclusion: Finding ways to make a difference.
Reading Level:
Ages 12-18.

Grades 7-12.
From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike. Ranging from "Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?" to "Why is it called a 'traditional Indian fry bread taco'?" to "What's it like for natives who don't look native?" to "Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?", and beyond, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask (Young Readers Edition) does exactly what its title says for young readers, in a style consistently thoughtful, personal, and engaging. Updated and expanded to include: dozens of new questions and new sections, including a social activism section that explores the Dakota Access Pipeline, racism, identity, politics, and more; over 50 new photos; and adated text for broad appeal.