INDIANS OF THE EASTERN WOODLANDS by Sally Sheppard

INDIANS OF THE EASTERN WOODLANDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In somewhat greater detail than Beatrice Siegal provided in Indians of the Woodland (KR, 1972), Sheppard describes the kinship and political systems and general lifestyle of the Iroquois and Algonquin Indians, stressing the matriarchal nature of their culture (especially the Iroquois). The coverage is far from thorough or systematic (a two-page chapter of ""Myths and Legends"" mentions only two Algonquin and one far from central Iroquois legend and another on ""Heroes and Leaders"" is limited to three friends of the English) and statements that might well be questioned are made without documentation or explanation. An uneven once-over, with a glance at recent Indian militancy elsewhere in the country tacked on at the end.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1975
Page count: 88pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts