The Iroquois: Longhouse Builders

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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.

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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Overview

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.

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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Children's Literature
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736815369
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: America's First Peoples Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 829,501
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.26 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Six Nations 4
Chapter 2 People of the Longhouse 8
Chapter 3 Building the Longhouse 10
Chapter 4 Inside the Longhouse 12
Chapter 5 Living in a Longhouse 16
Chapter 6 Winter in a Longhouse 20
Chapter 7 The Longhouse Village 24
Chapter 8 The Iroquois Today 28
Features
Words to Know 30
To Learn More 30
Places to Write and Visit 31
Internet Sites 31
Index 32
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