DOLLS & TOYS OF NATIVE AMERICA: A JOURNEY THROUGH CHILDHOOD by Don and Debra McQuiston. Chronicle Books, 275 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, (800) 722-6657, (800) 445-7577 in CA, (415) 777-8887 FAX. Illustrated (110 photographs total: 85 in color, 25 sepia-toned), index to illustrations, bibliography. 120 pp., $35.00 cloth (0-8118-0570-0), $19.95 paper (0-8118-0572-7). Paperback, $19.95 available from The Mail Order Catalog, 800/695-2241

To Indian children, certain toys that are presented to them contain lessons that have been passed down through many generations. The McQuistons examine the handmade toys of six tribes (Blackfeet, Chippewa, Hopi, Inuit, Haida, and Navajo) and the traditions they represent, in this colorful and authoritative guide. Grade: A-. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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