A Native American Thought of It

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Did you know that Native peoples developed their own sign language, syringe needles and a secret ingredient in soda pop?





Everyone knows that moccasins, canoes and toboggans were invented by the Indigenous peoples of North America, but did you know that they also developed their own sign language, syringe needles and a secret ingredient in soda pop?

 Depending on where they lived, Native communities relied on their ingenuity to harness the resources available to them.  Native people invented exceptional agricultural, hunting, and recreational techniques.  And even games – lacrosse, hockey and volleyball – have Native American roots. 

Other clever inventions and innovations include sunscreen, surgical blades, diapers, asphalt, megaphones, hair and conditioner. With descriptive photos and information-packed text, this book explores eight different categories in which the creativity of North American Indigenous Peoples led to remarkable inventions and innovations, many of which are still in use today.

Rocky Landon is an Ojibway band member from Northwestern Ontario.  David MacDonald is a freelance editor and author of several children’s books.

 

Author: Rocky Landon and David MacDonald

Illustrations: Color photos

Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover

Published: 2008

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Various U.S. and Canada Tribes