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American Indians Fandex Family Field Guide

Fandex (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 to 98

Availability: In stock



Paperback: 50 pages

Publisher: Workman Publishing

Language: English

ISBN: 9780761125839

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 4 x .2 inches



Covering a subject that is taught in school and embraced by students, American Indians functions like a pocket visual encyclopedia of the history, culture, and customs of fifty major tribes across North America. Written by the former director of public affairs of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, the deck covers geographical origins, myths and religious beliefs, important people and historical events, arts, festivals, and contemporary issues. The mysterious Anasazi. The democratic Iroquois. The friendly Wampanoags, who helped create the holiday we know as Thanksgiving. Elaborate rites of the Hopi. All illustrated with portraits, historic photographs, artifacts, tribal artwork, and other images.

-50 die-cut full color cards
-Hinged together with a plastic bolt
-Deck comes inside a clear plastic box with spine

Fandex is the quirky and wide-ranging series that includes images and text to create a lively family field guide of pure information. Take them along on a trip, use them to spark dinner table conversation, or keep them on hand for instant reference.

Oak, Northern Red:
Quercus rubra/Quercus borealis
The ancient Lation word quercus, probably of Celtic origin, means "beautiful tree"; rubra means "red"; borealis means "northern." In Red Oaks as opposed to White, the lobes of the leaves are pointed and the acors mature in the second year. Squirrels and other animals eschew these acorns because of their bitter taste and so, ironically, there are always multitudes left over to germinate and sprout ever more Northern Oak saplings that will in turn have many more bitter-tasting acorns. And the tree reproduces not only from acorns but also by stump sprouts.

This is a good urban street tree. It is resistant to salt, which is used so much on winter sidewalks, and it grows more rapidly than any other oak.

Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata) has leaves with a rusty or hairy underside and half-inch rounded acorns. California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) has a short trunk and rounded crown, and its one-inch acorns are ellipsoidal, with the cup covering one-third of the acorn. (Excerpted from Fandex Family Field Guides: American Indians. Copyright. Reprinted with permission by Workman Publishing.)

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