THE STORY OF THE IROQUOIS by Marion E. & Eds. of Country Beautiful Gridley

THE STORY OF THE IROQUOIS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A large, thin, stridently-colored volume that's as insubstantial as it looks. If you subtract the illustrations (which you should anyhow -- they're valueless), there are approximately 30 pages for the history, life and legends of the Iroquois. These are a jumble of meaningless to misleading overgeneralization (""people are generally the same the world over;""--the Iroquois were ""gentle and merry""); of misinformation (the Iroquois ""held the land first for England and then for the United States"" whereas most of them fought on the British side in the Revolution); and of uninformative blather (of the thirty-one lines on hunting and fishing, five tell how the animals got away). Some of it is ridiculous (""people were in rags"" when they wore skins) and none of it is as knowlegeable as Bleeker's Indians of the Longhouse.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1969
Publisher: Putham