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The great tree and the longhouse : the culture of the Iroquois

Author: Hazel W Hertzberg
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1966.
Series: Anthropology paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Great Tree and The Longhouse" is a 122-page soft-bound collection of Native American history about the Iroquois culture in pre-Columbian times. The book is designed to present narrative reports about historical events for junior and senior high school students. Included are the description of the native Iroquois lands, and a report of the creation myth of the Iroquois. The book also presents descriptions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hertzberg, Hazel W.
Great tree and the longhouse.
New York : Macmillan, 1966
(OCoLC)609229633
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel W Hertzberg
OCLC Number: 17154697
Description: 122 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Iroquoia --
In the beginning: the creation myth --
Patterns of space: forest and clearing --
Patterns of time: season and lifetime --
Kinship and the family --
Roles of men and women --
The founding of the confederacy --
The confederacy at work --
The Iroquois in recent history.
Series Title: Anthropology paperbacks.
Responsibility: by Hazel W. Hertzberg.

Abstract:

"The Great Tree and The Longhouse" is a 122-page soft-bound collection of Native American history about the Iroquois culture in pre-Columbian times. The book is designed to present narrative reports about historical events for junior and senior high school students. Included are the description of the native Iroquois lands, and a report of the creation myth of the Iroquois. The book also presents descriptions of Iroquois delineations of forest and cleared land, concepts of time, roles for men and women and governing confederacy system. Included is information about the Iroquois interactions with European settlers and cultural changes up to the present. Sepia drawings and maps illustrate the material. A teacher's guide of background information and recommended questions is also included.

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Iroquoia -- In the beginning : the creation myth -- Patterns of space : forest and clearing -- Patterns of time : season and lifetime -- Kinship and the family -- Roles of men and women -- The founding of the Confederacy -- The Confederacy at Work -- The Iroquois in recent history -- Footnotes -- Suggestions for further reading.

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