The people who lived in the northeastern woodlands belonged to many nations and spoke many languages including Iroquoian and Algonkian. Life in a Longhouse Village was a way of life all of the nations shared. Children will learn about the fascinating lifestyle of these hunters and farmers and discover what life was like in a longhouse clan.
About the author
Life in a Longhouse VillageLife in a Longhouse Village is another book in the series about Aboriginal people by Kalman. It begins by identifying the five Iroquois-speaking nations who lived in longhouses: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca and the lands in eastern Canada and the United States where they lived. Next a longhouse village is described as to how the houses are built; the sleeping, eating and storage arrangements; and who lived there. Following chapters include methods of food and clothing preparation, children’s lives, beliefs and ceremonies.
Kalman is a prolific author of nonfiction books for children. She writes with particular curriculum needs in mind. She and her team of writers research each topic thoroughly and have covered a wide variety of topics.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.