An activity book for kids ages 9-12, includes teaching guide. It tells the story of a Kwakiutl girl making her first ceremonial button blanket. Introduces activities that provide information about the crafts and way of life of the indians living along the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada.
Anne, a young contemporary Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl) girl, is going to dance in the ceremonial house for the first time. But who will help make her button blanket robe to dance in? Who will design the special family crest for her robe? As she asks each member of her family, traditions and history behind the button blanket unfold.
Nan’s McNutt’s introduction to Native American people and culture was at the University of Washington, where she developed friendships with Native American students. Since receiving her Master’s in Education (1979), Nan has lived and worked in Native American communities and schools. She has developed instructional materials and lead workshops for teachers in partnership with educators and artists from many Native American communities.