Indigenous Communities in Canada: Odawa Community is an elementary level information book from Beech Street Books about the past and present-day culture and history of the Odawa Nation. The Odawa are allies of the Ojibwe and Potawatomi and together they are known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Influenced by the climate and land around the rivers and waterways of the Great Lakes, these Peoples created complex societies that depended on the animals of the region. In historical times they participated in the fur trade. They maintained their cultural and spiritual traditions despite the impact of devastating European diseases and the loss of their traditional territories through the signing of treaties. The text uses colour images and simple content that introduces primary and junior level students to the Daily Life, Buildings and Dwellings, Materials, Tools and Technology; and Social Activities and Traditions of these remarkable people. Topics covered include birchbark, naming, Pontiac, War of 1812, trade and spiritual beliefs. The book contains Colour Photographs, Black & White Photographs, Table of Contents, Glossary, For Further Information, Maps, Inquiry Questions, and Web Site references. Content consultant was Loretta Roy, Elder, Sheshegwaning First Nation. Guided Reading Level: Q. Recommended.