One Nation, Many Tribes: How Kids Live in Milwaukee's Indian Community

by Kathleen Krull and David Hautzig

Eleven-year-old Thirza and twelve-year-old Shawnee are students at the Milwaukee... read more

Eleven-year-old Thirza and twelve-year-old Shawnee are students at the Milwaukee Community Indian School, which is distinctive for a number of reasons discussed in the text: its urban location, its funding through Potawatomi bingo hall profits, and its inclusion of five Wisconsin tribes in the student body. Within this context, both children are presented as unique individuals: Shawnee dreams of becoming an architect and returning to the reservation, while Thirza, an aspiring actress, is headed for Broadway or Hollywood. An upbeat text and appealing color photographs show the two children in their day-to-day activities in and out of school. (Ages 8-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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