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SACAGAWEA: INDIAN INTEPRETER TO LEWIS AND CLARK
SUSETTE LA FLESCHE: ADVOCATE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS



Sacagawea: Indian Interpreter to Lewis and Clark
Copyright © 1988
by Marion Marsh Brown
Children's Book Press
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From School Library Journal Grade 6-9 — Sacagawea is the story of the Indian girl who, with her baby, traveled with Lewis and Clark guiding and interpreting. The biography of Lewis and Clark gives a full account of the expedition as well as background information on both leaders and what happened to each after the expedition. The authors of both volumes used the journals kept by Lewis and Clark and other members of the expedition as source material. The accounts thus told are accurate and free from much of the lore and romanticizing that has been added to the story over the years. The cover art renders the main characters Hollywood-perfect in looks (readers learn otherwise inside in contemporary portraits). All illustrations are from original sources. Unfortunately most of them are grouped in the middle of the books rather than placed appropriately within the text. The same is true of the maps, one in Sacagawea and two in Lewis and Clark. These volumes will satisfy the needs of report writers. — School Library Journal


Susette LA Flesche: Advocate for Native American Rights
Copyright © 1992
by Marion Marsh Brown
Children's Book Press
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Grade 4-6 — Eastman presents the life story of a Native American intellectual who became a physician; ironically, his first assignment with the Indian Health Service came just in time to minister to the survivors of the infamous Wounded Knee massacre. La Flesche tells of the Native American woman who became the toast of society, and who lobbied on behalf of granting Indians US citizenship and against the forced removal of tribes to reservations. Both books give a sense of the difficult balance that these people had to maintain as members of both tribal and white societies, but at times the authors seem to value successes in white society more. Excellent black-and-white photos in the Anderson book are confined to two sections, while the La Flesche photos are more logically placed throughout the text. Each title concludes with an extensive timeline that charts the subject's life along with events in Indian and world history. Detailed indexes round out these fine titles. — School Library Journal


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