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The Iroquois Trail: Dickon among the Onondagas and Senecas

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A Story of American Indian Life in Colonial Times

"This exciting adventure story incorporates [Harrington's] vast knowledge of Indian life, lore, and crafts." --New Jersey Education Association Review

Thousands of schoolchildren have read the adventures of Dickon, the English boy who was rescued from a shipwreck by the Lenape Indians, told in The Indians of New Jersey by M. R. Harrington. Now they and others can follow Dickon's further ...

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Overview

A Story of American Indian Life in Colonial Times

"This exciting adventure story incorporates [Harrington's] vast knowledge of Indian life, lore, and crafts." --New Jersey Education Association Review

Thousands of schoolchildren have read the adventures of Dickon, the English boy who was rescued from a shipwreck by the Lenape Indians, told in The Indians of New Jersey by M. R. Harrington. Now they and others can follow Dickon's further adventures in The Iroquois Trail, now reissued by Rutgers University Press.

As Dickon and his companions travel the Iroquois Trail in search of his Lenape brother, Little-Bear, they learn the ways of Onondagas, Senecas, Mohawks, Oneidas, and Cayugas. Dickon tells his own story, describing the day-to-day activities in the villages along the trail--their ways of making clothing, weapons, household articles, and ornaments, and how they hunt, cook, travel, and worship. He meets Hiawatha, Deganawide, Jigonsasay, and other Indian leaders. His tale is accompanied by line drawings that vividly portray the art of making baskets, moccasins, bows and arrows, clothing, and other everyday articles. These illustrations were done by Don Perceval, a renowned artist and specialist on Indians.

The late M. R. Harrington was for many years the curator of the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Indians of New Jersey: Dickon Among the Lenape, also available from Rutgers University Press.

In 1616 Dickon, an English boy, journeys in search of his kidnapped Indian brother Little-Bear and learns the ways of the five Indian nations making up the Iroquois League.

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Editorial Reviews

New Jersey Education Association Review

This exciting adventure story incorporates [Harrington's] vast knowledge of Indian life, lore, and crafts.
The Home News

Young readers are sure to enjoy the fascinating illustrations.
New Jersey Education Association Review
This exciting adventure story incorporates [Harrington's] vast knowledge of Indian life, lore, and crafts.
The Home News
Young readers are sure to enjoy the fascinating illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813504803
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1965
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 848,335
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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