Ordeal of the Longhouse The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization

ISBN-10: 0807843946
ISBN-13: 9780807843949
Edition: 1992
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Description: Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois Leaguethe Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscarorasto the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/14/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois Leaguethe Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscarorasto the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.

Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History and the Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Introduction
The Iroquois in the World on the Turtle's Back
The Great League of Peace and Power
The Great League for War and Survival
The Economic Lifeline to the Dutch
The Ascendancy of the Francophiles
The Revolt of the Anglophiles
The Last of the Beaver Wars
The Political Crisis of the Iroquois Confederacy
The Precarious Settlement Abroad and at Home
The Neutralist Diplomacy of Peace and Balance
The Iroquois in a Euro-American World
Methodological Comments
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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