The Mohawks of North America

The Mohawks of North America

by Connie Ann Kirk

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Children's Literature
Kirk begins with the history of these Native Americans, describes the geographic area in which they live and how that influenced their lifestyle in the past. Brief but informational paragraphs on a wide range of topics including traditional housing, governance, language, beliefs, customs and arts give the reader a good overview of the culture. Kirk is very careful to contrast traditional life with that of contemporary Mohawks so the reader will have a clear understanding of the past and present. Readers will learn about the Great Peace, the coming of the Europeans, life in a longhouse, how the organization of the Iroquois League influenced the creation of the United States Constitution, life on a contemporary reservation and ways that the traditions are being preserved today. The index makes it easy to find particular topics. There is a page that lists books, videos, websites and organizations that will provide more information about the Mohawks. Part of the "First Peoples" series, this will be a useful addition and a good replacement for older, out-dated editions. 2002, Lerner Publications, $23.93. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer:Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
First Peoples Series
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.33(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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