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The Timucua Indians: A Native American Detective Story

$12.95

By Kelley G. Weitzel, Illustrations by Kelley G. Weitzel, Heather Shuke, and Rachelle Marker

Part of Florida’s Native American Heritage for Young Readers, this unique, interactive book presents the history, language, customs, and daily life of the Timucua Indians who lived in northern Florida and southern Georgia, and offers fun activities to reinforce the information presented.

Each chapter has short informative paragraphs that allow readers to understand archaeology and historical research and to practice language and reasoning skills. Starting 15,000 years ago with the Paleoindians, readers will march across the Bering Land Bridge, past glaciers, down to Florida, learning along the way how Columbus accidentally bumped into the Americas and what happened when the Europeans arrived. Most of all, they will discover the Timucua – and maybe even save an entire native culture from being lost forever.

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Product Description

“An engaging book, The Timucua Indians – A Native American Detective Story is an exploration of Native American history and prehistory in Florida geared for 7 – 12 year olds…. As the student reads along, s/​he is challenged by what the author calls “Detective Directives,” puzzles that engage the reader and allow him or her to pursue some of the ideas more fully…. Weitzel’s writing is brisk and informative, but also personal and personable, drawing the reader in….”

–About.com Archeology book review

Florida’s Native American Heritage for Young Readers:

  • Interactive Format
  • Language and Reasoning Exercises
  • 72 Illustrations

Each chapter has short informative paragraphs that allow readers to understand archaeology and historical research and to practice language and reasoning skills. Starting 15,000 years ago with the Paleoindians, readers will march across the Bering Land Bridge, past glaciers, down to Florida, learning along the way how Columbus accidentally bumped into the Americas and what happened when the Europeans arrived. Most of all, they will discover the Timucua – and maybe even save an entire native culture from being lost forever.

Product Details: Paperback
Publisher: University Press of Florida, 2000
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 7 x 9.6″

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