Native Americans

The Iroquois

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Their history, beliefs, way of life, and situation today.

The Iroquois

Hiawatha: Founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

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For some 600 years, Hiawatha has been revered among the Iroquois people as a hero of mythic proportions. His greatest accomplishment lay in founding the Iroquois Confederacy, a league of nations that stresses cooperation, peace, and unity.

In the time of Hiawatha, the Iroquois--comprising the Onondaga, Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca nations--were embroiled in numerous conflicts, both internal and external. Saddened by the violence, Hiawatha used his great oratory skills to try to convince his people to stop warring. ...

Hiawatha: Founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

Song of the Hermit Thrush: An Iroquois Legend

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Magnificent illustrations and captivating texts tell the legends of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Native America.

Song of the Hermit Thrush: An Iroquois Legend

The Iroquois of New York

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The Iroquois Confederacy was formed when five Native American nations agreed to unite in peace and accept a constitution that guaranteed each nation equal representation in government and the freedom to preserve its own traditions. Later expanding to six nations, the Iroquois Confederacy was an inspiration to the founders of the United States. This book details their religion and culture, while telling the story of their journey from ancient times to today.

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The Iroquois of New York

...If You Lived With the Iroquois

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This book describes what life was like for the Iroquois hundreds of years ago. By putting the reader in the empathetic position of posing the information as questions, the reader is drawn into the subject matter in a realistic and exciting way. The reader discovers the rich culture of the Iroquois from their festivals, religion, education, work, and beliefs.

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810L
...If You Lived With the Iroquois

Legends of the Iroquois

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Tehanetorens is a master story teller in the Mohawk tradition. In Legends of the Iroquois ancient stories are presented both in pictographs and with an English translation. The text is beautifully supported with illustrations by the accomplished Iroquois artist Kahionhes. The legends carry us deep into a Native American culture and teach basic lessons about what it means to be a human being.

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Legends of the Iroquois

Iroquois Voices, Iroquois Visions: A Celebration of Contemporary Six Nations Arts

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Collection of poetry, prose, and pictures by contemporary Iroquois people.

Iroquois Voices, Iroquois Visions: A Celebration of Contemporary Six Nations Arts

Children of the Longhouse

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Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister must make peace with a hostile gang of older boys in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.

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950L
Children of the Longhouse

Iroquois (1993)

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A fascinating study of North American Indians accurately portraying their history, culture and way of life today. Leading Native American scholars discuss the specific histories of each of the North American peoples and challenge many still-prevalent myths and stereotypes. Each program focuses on the unique history of a particular Indian community.

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Iroquois

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