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Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Young Readers Edition

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Anton Treuer is an acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor. He provides thoughtful, engaging and well-researched answers to questions that Native and non-Native young people alike might have about American Indian culture and practices. Questions are grouped by subjects like “terminology” or “powwow.” Some are very specific (“Why is there such a fuss about non-Native people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?”). Others are more wide-reaching (“What’s it like for Natives who aren’t part of a federally recognized tribe?”). All provide new opportunities for more understanding between Native and non-Native peoples. The original version of this book was published for adults in 2012, but many adults will find the youth version a compelling read.

Author: Anton Treuer
Year of Publishing: 2021
Number of Pages: 400


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  1. Savanna Rilatos (verified owner)

    Such a great read! A great entry point for those who have questions but are scared of saying the wrong thing

  2. ashleyjohnsonbend (verified owner)

    The articulation of where to start is needed in so many important conversations we need to be having! Thank you for offering this book!

  3. Heather Brazille (verified owner)

    Great read and very informative. My young children and I love to have the discussions after reading the questions. We are tribal members and it’s great to have explanations in ways they understand!

  4. Jenny Nunn (verified owner)

    Thankful for this book and really liked the way that it brings tough conversations to the surface to help you understand more and to relate to others!

  5. AmyB (verified owner)

    Unfortunately, this book never arrived. But it looks like a fantastic read, so will definitely be looking for it elsewhere.

  6. sweety95838 (verified owner)

    awesome book with great insight

  7. milagro aguirre (verified owner)

    Such a great read! A great entry point for those who have questions but are scared of saying the wrong thing

  8. hswren (verified owner)

    I was really pleased to see such an in-depth book presented for young readers. This is a must have for all middle school students and older!

  9. Bonnie Anderson (verified owner)

    Very simple and straight forward and the illustrations are so interesting.

  10. brookedjackson (verified owner)

    We are deeply enjoying this book at my house.

  11. delana88 (verified owner)

    Great book to provide introduction to indeginous culture for young adults (and adults). Accessible and easy to understand while being very through.

  12. Blibertad (verified owner)

    Beautiful, hefty hardcover book. Segmented in sections on multiple categories, making it easy to look up certain topics of interest.

  13. Doranne (verified owner)

    Excellent! This book exceeded my expectations. Anton Treuer reminds me of Yuval Noah Harari; they are knowledgeable and passionate. They expertly express the facts clearly and share own opinions/life experiences as well.

  14. alyssakornbrath (verified owner)

    Full of great information and accessible for young readers

  15. nunnj (verified owner)

    Beautiful book and so well written. Definitely stirred up a lot of conversations!

  16. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Very good book. Love that this education is out there!

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