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by David C. King

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Children's Literature - Patrick Hunter
The Huron were a tribe that was nearly wiped out. Through disease and attacks from their enemies the Iroquois, the population of the Huron was decimated from around 40,000 to 10,000 by 1650. The remaining Huron struggled to survive. Many remained inland around the great lakes, but others moved into Kansas where they became known as the Wyandot. As settlers pressed into the land in Kansas, the Wyandot bought land and formed a community called Wyandot City where they welcomed non-Indians. Today that place is known as Kansas City. Prior to this upheaval in their lives the Huron were a farming and hunting society who were skilled bow-makers and canoe builders. One of the more unusual pieces of the Huron diet was maple sap. This was collected and boiled down into a sugar that could be stored and used to sweeten other dishes. The Huron also grew tobacco, which they believed could aid in a person's wisdom. It was often smoked at special ceremonies including war planning, contrary to the "peace pipe belief." Today the remaining Huron/Wyandot have mixed with other tribes. They live in Ontario, Canada, as well as Oklahoma and Kansas, clinging to the last vestiges of their history and passing them to the next generation. Reviewer: Patrick Hunter

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Cavendish Square Publishing
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First Americans Series
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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