Words of the Huron


Author:
Steckley, John
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Huron, Iroquois, Wendat, Woodland
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
259
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Copyright Data:
2007

Price:
Sale price$68.80

Description

Fascinating study of seventeenth century Huron/Wendat language from early Jesuit writing sources. This form of linguistic archaeology covers the Huron or Wendat as well as the Wyandot (Petun) Nations and their culture, kinship, clans, relationship to the environment, material culture, ceremonies, warfare, medicine and disease, and relationship to the French. Of particular interest is the coverage of the construction of longhouses and wooden armour, terms for trees found in the names of villages, and wampum references. John Steckley is a long-time student of the Huron language and culture and was recently adopted into the Wyandot Nation of Kansas.

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