A refreshing presentation and careful research place this story of the Iroquois Indians in the front ranks. In the introduction, the occupations, villages, and organizations of the Iroquois--a federation of six different tribes--are discussed. The author vitalizes the usual static text book picture of Indian life by using as a framework the four seasons of activity. We see the women making maple sugar, the games of lacrosse (originated by the Indians) at the Maple Festival, the planting and hunting in the spring; weaving, sewing, warring, and trading in the summer; the harvests and festivals of the fall; the life in the long houses in the winter. A great deal of information simplified in informal, lucid prose.