Children of the Longhouse

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 150 pages
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In this gripping novel set in a Mohawk village of the late 1400s, eleven-year-old twins are caught up against their will in a dangerous rivalry. Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister are among the most admired young people in their village. Yet an older boy named Grabber has no love for the twins--and he and his friends will surely try to harm Ohkwa'ri in the great lacrosse game coming up. The twins believe in the path of peace, but can peaceful ways prevail against Grabber and his gang? Full-color map.

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Set after the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy, and before the arrival of European settlers, Children of the Longhouse follows the story of twin brother and sister Ohkwa'ri and Otsi:stia, two ... Read full review

CHILDREN OF THE LONGHOUSE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ohkwa'ri and his twin sister, Otsi:stia, 11, are late-15th century Mohawks living in what would become New York State. Both are exemplary young people: He is brave, kind, and respectful of his elders ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
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Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. Coauthor with Michael Caduto of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series, Bruchac's poems, articles and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications, from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief. For more information about Joseph, please visit his website www.josephbruchac.com.

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