The Iroquois (First Reports)

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Provides an introduction to the history, culture, customs, and life today for the Iroquois Native Americans.

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Provides an introduction to the history, culture, customs, and life today for the Iroquois Native Americans.

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Gr 3-6-In simple but clear narratives, these books describe the history and culture of an American Indian people from long ago to the present. Both are lavishly illustrated, with captioned photographs and reproductions on every page. Topics include religion, society, homes, artwork, history, and contemporary lifestyles. Boldface type highlights words included in the brief glossary, although the texts themselves amply clarify the words in question. A few interesting but little-known tidbits are listed under the heading "Did You Know?" There is also a section called "Want to Know More?" that suggests books, Web sites, and organizations to contact or visit. Of the two titles, The Pueblo is the stronger. The illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the text and the captions expand on the information presented in the narrative. The Iroquois is less successful in this respect. The pictures and their captions seem more like non sequiturs than elaborations. Both books, however, offer good information in an engaging and readable manner.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756500801
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: On the Farm Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Petra Press is a freelance writer of young adult nonfiction, specializing in the diverse culture of the Americas. Her more than twenty books include histories of U.S. immigration, education, and settlement of the West, as well as portraits of numerous original cultures. She lives with her husband, David, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

The Great Iroquois Nation 4
People of the Longhouse 8
The Prophet 14
Clans and Councils 18
Iroquois Religion 21
Rise to Power 23
The Fur Trade 26
The American Revolution 32
Reservation Life 36
Modern Iroquois 40
Glossary 44
Did You Know? 45
At a Glance 45
Important Dates 46
Want to Know More? 47
Index 48
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