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Children's Nonfiction Native American

Nations of the Eastern Great Lakes

by (author) Rebecca Sjonger & Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2004
Native American, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, Native Canadian
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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This informative book describes the many Native nations that lived in the eastern Great Lakes region in the seventeenth century. Beautiful images depict the daily lives of these peoples—including housing, transportation, and methods of finding food. Nations of the Eastern Great Lakes also shows children how European contact changed the lives of these nations and how these peoples live today.

About the authors

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

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Nations of the Eastern Great Lakes

This book is one in the Native Nations of North America series. It introduces the indigenous people who lived between Lake Huron and Lake Ontario and the area east of Lake Ontario. This was a region of many plants, animals, rivers and lakes. It consisted of two main confederacies, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat. These nations spoke the Iroquoian language. The book covers the years between the late 1500s and early 1600s. The reader is introduced to the village life, government, family relationships, obtaining food, trade between nations, changes with the seasons, contact with the Europeans and conflicts. Informative and easy to use, each chapter features a double spread with text, colour illustrations and captions of related information. A glossary is included.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2008-2009.

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