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Ningwakwe's ABC Book
Ningwakwe's ABC Book: Aboriginal Illustrations of the Alphabet is a 56-page book published by Ningwakwe Learning Press. Mohawk illustrator Doug Maracle has produced an appropriate drawing for each letter of the alphabet that connects to Indigenous Peoples including First Nations and Inuit of the Americas as well as the peoples of Tibet and Africa. Each letter and illustration is accompanied by three sentences about the subject of the drawings. For example, the letter M represents moccasins. The caption explains moccasins are made from deer or moose hide and each First Nation has a particular style. The final two pages contain simple endnotes with further explanations about the images.