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Neekna and Chemai

Written by Jeannette Armstrong and illustrated by Barbara Marchand
Published by Orca Book Publisher
Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
$14.95
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Target Age
52
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Neekna and Chemai are two little girls growing up in the Okanagan Valley in the time before European contact. Through these two friends, we learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan First Peoples. The girls spend time with Great-Grandmother, who tells them about important ceremonies, and they gather plants with Neekna’s grandmother. Grandmother explains how bitterroot came to be an important food source, and why the people give a special ceremony of thanks at its harvest. Grandmother also tells the story of how a woman was changed to a rock to watch over the Okanagan Valley. Neekna understands how important it is that she has received the knowledge passed down for generations, from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother.

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culture

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1926886437
ISBN 13:
9781926886435
Publication Date:
May 28, 2019