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Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West: Investigate How the Earth Was Formed
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Illustrated by Eric Baker. In Geology of the Great Plains and Mountain West, kids ages 9–12 have fun learning how geology and physical geography are intertwined as they explore the unique... More > setting of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The region includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Terrain, climate, and the great movements of the earth impact the rivers, lakes, plains, and mountains of America’s heartland. Fascinating facts and educational sidebars help kids learn about big concepts in physical geography, such as how the Rocky Mountains affect climate and why the largest river system in North America meanders across the middle of the continent. Young readers can explore these ideas further with hands-on projects that include creating a tornado, engineering a flood, and forming kettle ponds from melting glaciers.< Less
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Monahsetah, or Meotzi, was a young Cheyenne Indian woman captured by the 7th U.S. Cavalry following Custer's attack on Black Kettle's village on the Washita River in November 1868. Controversy has... More > existed for decades over the question of whether Custer procured some sort of sexual relationship with Monahsetah and whether she bore a child by him. The book allows the reader to make up his or her own mind on this issue. It also fleshes out her long and adventurous life. In addition to her experiences at the Washita, she was wounded during the Sand Creek massacre, helped Custer procure the release from the Cheyennes of two women, was involved in the rescue of two of the German girls, and lived through one of the most tumultuous eras of Cheyenne history. She also was married several times. Her first husband was the son of Cheyenne Chief White Antelope, while later husbands included a retired mountain man, and a former Fort Marion captive who was later a scout for the Army.< Less
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