Page Turners

Here is a list of books that have been shared on KMA's Page Turners with the Shenandoah Public Library.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

PEOPLE Of The MASKS—Kathleen O’Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear—Another in the ‘First North Americans’ series, a fictionalized story portraying with archeological accuracy the lives of the Iroquois about 1000 A.D. Centered around ‘Rumbler’, The False Face Child, and ‘Wren’ his savior, the war-like attitudes of several tribes are brought to the possibility of mutual cooperation. Written with great detail (sometimes very repetitive) the Gears portray the similarities and differences of daily life (as well as styles of war) and attitudes in several of the Iroquois villages. Good, albeit lengthy in descriptions. Significant, also, is the Afterword in which the Gears present their thesis the belief system (as shown by behaviors in the story) of the Iroquois in large measure affected the founding beliefs of the United States and thereby the ‘Free World’. In doing so they cite, among others, Thomas Jefferson.


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