The Iroquois: Longhouse Builders

The Iroquois: Longhouse Builders

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
     
 

Discusses the Iroquois Indians, focusing on their tradition of building longhouses. Includes a recipe for maple candy and instructions for making a braided raffia wristband.See more details below

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Discusses the Iroquois Indians, focusing on their tradition of building longhouses. Includes a recipe for maple candy and instructions for making a braided raffia wristband.

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Several groups of America's first inhabitants lived in what is now the northeastern United States and southern Canada. The groups—the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora—joined together to form the Six Nations. They agreed to help each other under one law called the Great Law of Peace. They were also called the "Iroquois Confederacy" because each group spoke an Iroquois language. The people lived with their extended families, called clans, in long, narrow wooden and bark homes called longhouses. During the dreary, cold winters, women and girls worked inside the longhouse, grinding cornmeal, cooking, and sewing. The men and boys did woodwork, repairing tools and carving bowls and spoons. They also made snowshoes, which the men wore in order to hunt in the winter without sinking into the snow. The Iroquois Confederacy exists today, and many communities maintain modern longhouses in which to gather. Part of the "America's First Peoples" series, this book includes enrichment activities, such as making Bone Dice to play a game, making maple syrup candy, and braiding a wristband from raffia. Additional references, including places to write and visit both in person and on the Internet, are included. This book will complement texts on Native American history by adding texture on the social life of the Iroquois. 2003, Blue Earth Books/Capstone Press, Patterson

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ISBN-13:
9780736815369
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
America's First Peoples Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
443,203
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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