for Meet Christopher by Genevieve Simermeyer and Katherine Fogden
What is it like to grow up Native American in the 21st Century? In this fourth book in the Council Oak / Smithsonian series, "My World: Young Native Americans Today," meet Christopher, an eleven-year-old Osage boy from northeast Oklahoma. Join Christopher and his family at the annual I n-lon-shka Dances on the Osage Reservation, where they gather for outdoor feasts, dress in their traditional outfits, and dance with the entire community. Go fishing at the lake with Christopher and his brothers, hear him play the trombone in music class, and learn the Osage language as he learns it, too. Watch Christopher's mom practice finger weaving, and meet his grandmother, who works at the Osage tribal museum. Learn the stories of Osage ancestors, those who hunted buffalo and lived in hide-covered lodges, and those who first learned to drive cars and pilot airplanes.
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