"Subarctic Peoples" describes the story of this culture area and its hardy inhabitants - peoples such as the Chippewa, Beaver, and Algonkin - who continue to flourish even in the harshest and most inhospitable of environments, including remote parts of Canada and the interior of Alaska. This informative new title, featuring maps, photographs, and sidebars, serves as a useful reference on the histories and cultures of these groups of people.Coverage includes: the construction of lean-tos; ice fishing; early trade with Europeans; the Canadian Indian Acts of 1876 and 1951; the current impact of oil and mineral exploration and development; and much more.
Craig A. Doherty holds a B.A. in English and history from the University of Massachusetts and studied education at the graduate level at the University of New Mexico. He has experience teaching English at the high school level and teaching social studies at both the middle and high school levels. Coauthors of more than 25 nonfiction books for children and young adults, the Dohertys have written 12 other books on different American Indian tribes and are the authors of Chelsea House's Thirteen Colonies set. Katherine M. Doherty holds a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in history from the University of New Mexico and an M.S. in library science from Simmons College. Now the director of Learning Resources for New Hampshire Community Technical College, she has experience as a librarian with elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as entire school distircts. Doherty has served as a trustee of the Dummer Public Library.