Oneida History and Culture HC-SS 6, 7

Gareth StevensSKU: 9781433974250

Author:
Dwyer, Helen|Stone, Amy J.
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Nation:
Iroquois, Oneida, Woodland
Book Type:
HC
Pages:
48
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens

Price:
Sale price$44.48

Description

Oneida History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Oneida in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in New York State, Ontario, and Wisconsin. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Oneida Life Today; and Current Oneida Issues. Throughout this well designed and carefully researched book, the authors offers maps, colour photographs, timeline, glossary, ideas for further study, and an index. The book accurately places the Oneida Nation within the Six Nations Confederacy or Haudenosaunee. Following the American Revolution the some of Oneida Nation remained in New York, while others went to Grand River, and the remainder settled in Wisconsin or along the Thames in Ontario. The book incorrectly lists the people at Grand River purchasing their territory. This in fact was the people who settled along the Thames River, known today as Oneida of the Thames. People of historical and contemporary interest include Polly Cooper, Chief Daniel Bread, Chief Shikellamy, Bruce King, Maria Hinton, Graham Greene, Joanne Shenandoah, and Roberta Hill. Traditional stories included in this volume include the story of the hermit thrush, the Seven Dancers, and the story about mosquitoes. Current issues for the Oneida are casinos and taxation, and land rights. ATOS Reading Level: 7.7; Reading Level: 8.3; Fountas & Pinell: W; Lexile Level: 930

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