Native Peoples of the Northeast

Native Peoples of the Northeast

by Liz Sonneborn

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Long before the United States existed as a nation, the Northeast region was home to more than thirty independent American Indian groups. Each group had its own language, political system, and culture. Their ways of life depended on the climate, landscape, and natural resources of the areas where they lived.

• The Lenape carved tulip tree trunks into canoes that held as many as fifty people.

• The Huron used moose hair to stitch delicate patterns on clothing and on birch bark boxes.

• The Menominee combined cornmeal, dried deer meat, maple sugar, and wild rice to make a traveling snack called pemmican.

In the twenty-first century, many American Indians still call the Northeast home. Discover what the varied nations of the Northeast have in common and what makes each of them unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467779333
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: North American Indian Nations Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Liz Sonneborn has written more than fifty books for children and adults, including several titles for the North American Indian Nations series. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 A Rich and Varied land 10

Chapter 2 Society and Spirituality 18

Chapter 3 Making Art 24

Chapter 4 Changing Landscape 30

Chapter 5 Surviving and Thriving 36

Notable Northern Indians 42

Timeline 43

Glossary 44

Source Notes 45

Selected Bibliography 45

Further Information 46

Index 47

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