OUT OF PRINT The Huron by Raymond Bial is part of the Lifeways series published by Benchmark Books. This title discusses the culture and history of the Wendat or Huron Nation. The original homeland of the Huron was situated between Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe in Ontario. The author begins the book with a version of the Huron creation story. He goes on to explain that the history and culture of the Huron is known only through early writings by Europeans such as Samuel de Champlain, and Jesuit missionaries. Unfortunately he does not explain the obvious bias these European accounts contain. Nevertheless the book covers traditional cultural beliefs including creation or origin stories, geographic location, lifestyle, spiritual traditions and ceremonies, roles of men and women, government, houses and village life, kinship and families, and traditional economy. The book then moves into the historical period covering the first encounter between the Huron and the French. Diseases took their toll of the Huron population. The Huron made alliances with the French and many converted to Christianity through the efforts of the Jesuits. Conflict resulted over these alliances and the impact of the fur trade. The Huron experienced numerous changes in their location and eventually a few Huron families made their home in Quebec while others known as the Wyandot moved to the United States. The Huron were essentially farmers and the author includes a recipe using corn meal that is adapted for modern kitchens. Throughout the text there are numerous colour photographs mainly taken at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons as well as illustrations and archival images. One minor error involves the incorrect placement of photograph captions and the confusing reference to the Seneca Reserve in Ontario. These are minor and should not deter students from using this book for projects about the Huron People. Each title in the Lifeways series includes a time line, notable people, a glossary, web sites, suggestions for further reading, and an index.