The Ojibwe is one of the titles in the Lerner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Ojibwe Nation is described in four chapters. The first chapter covers the meaning of the name, Ojibwe, and that the people refer to themselves as the Anishinabe, meaning original people. Their lifestyle, leadership, kinship and clans, spirituality and vision quest are briefly outlined in the first chapter. Chapter two covers the seasonal round of activities such as wild rice gathering, maple sugaring, roles of men, women and children, and the importance of Nanaboozhoo. Chapter three covers the early contact period, the fur trade, conflict over land, treaties, reservation life, and the introduction of boarding schools. The final chapter describes life in modern times including the efforts of the American Indian Movement to improve life for Native Americans living on reservations, the development of tribal schools, and economic development. A recipe for popped wild rice is included. Each of the titles in the series benefits from the advice of a cultural/historical consultant. Jill Doerfler, PH.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota served as the cultural consultant on this title. This accurate and well-researched book for students in grade 3 to 6 contains numerous colour photographs as well as appropriate archival images. Each title contains a suggested reading list, an index, and a listing of Ojibwe cultural museums. Highly recommended. ATOS Reading Level: 4.8; Guided Reading Level: T; Reading Level: 4.8.