Native American sports and games by Rob Staeger

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Published by Mason Crest Publishers in Philadelphia, Pa .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRob Staeger.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesNative American life
LC ClassificationsE59.G3 S83 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3700368M
ISBN 101590841182
LC Control Number2003266163

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