OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Iroquois by Raymond Bial is part of the Lifeways series published by Benchmark Books. This title discusses the culture and history of the Six Nations Iroquois (Hodenosaunee) including the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. The first chapter includes a version of the creation story, and the standard anthropological version of how First Nations migrated to North America across the Bering Strait. The chapter also describes the geographic location of the Iroquois territory in New York State. Chapter two discusses the village life of precontact Iroquois and the development of the Iroquois League of Peace. The next chapter covers the village life style of the Iroquois including longhouse dwellings; daily life of men, women, and children; and the importance of agriculture. The Iroquois women were farmers who grew crops of corn, beans, and squash. The author includes a recipe using corn that was adapted for modern kitchens. The spiritual beliefs of the Iroquois are explained in the next chapter. The book then covers the history of Iroquois and European contact. The Iroquois experienced many changes after the arrival of the French, Dutch, and English colonists. The text includes a section on Mohawk language and includes a word list of Mohawk words and their English meanings. The final chapter describes some of the contemporary lifestyle of Iroquois reservations and reserves. Unfortunately the author confuses the number of Iroquois reserve or communities in Canada and omits reference to Wahta, Oneida of the Thames, Kahnawake, and Kanesatake. In the final section the author provides brief biographies of some notable Iroquois people from history and modern times. Included are Louis Deerfoot Bennett, Black Kettle, Beth Brant, Joseph Brant, Molly Brant, Cornplanter, Red Jacket, Hancock, Handsome Lake, Hendrick, Emily Pauline Johnson, Oren Lyons, Ely Parker, Maris Bryant Pierce, and Kateri Tekakwitha. Each title in the Lifeways series includes a time line, notable people, a glossary, web sites, suggestions for further reading, and an index. Overall this is a useful resource for school libraries. The author has effectively used colour and archival photographs as well as Iroquois art images throughout the text.