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This nonfiction title is part of the "True Books” series and follows the same format. Opening pages give readers two statements, one that is false and one that is true. Readers are then challenged to read the book and discover the true statement for themselves. This book is about the Iroquois. It begins with a map that shows the location of the Six Nations in the 1600s and the locations of present-day reservations. Subsequent pages provide information on Iroquois history: their unique laws of ...more
Another book centered on a Native people, not surprising it would make my list, although I have yet to find (and would really like to) a book on the Ojibwe. I learned so much from this book. I love that women were considered equals and retained possessions and children. I would like to find as many cultures as I can that share this trait, showing students that men have not always dominated until recently. Once again the book has multiple forms of visual text (illustration) that help to make the ...more
This non-fiction book looks at the Native American nation The Iroquois. It describes the five nations that made up the Iroquois, the arrival of the Europeans, trading, warring, the use of longhouses, the role of women, and how this nation invented Lacrosse! I would use this book as an extension on the Christopher Columbus unit to learn more about the Native Americans that live in United States before the discovery of the New World.