Tribes Of The Iroquois Confederacy

Author: Michael G Johnson
Editor: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781841764900
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The Five (later Six) Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy were central to the story of the white colonization of the American Northeast. The European fur trade transformed their world, and the struggles between English and French colonists forced the tribes to take sides during the Beaver Wars as well as the French and Indian Wars (1689-1763), which included King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's War, and finally ended with the French and Indian War of 1754. Sir William Johnson's efforts in the Mohawk Valley ensured that the Iroquois Nations were allies of the British crown; and the loyalty of his kinsman Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) during the American Revolution forced the Mohawks into Canadian exile. This richly illustrated book introduces Iroquois history, social organization, religion and material culture.

Native American Tribes

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures depicting important Iroquois leaders and art. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. From the "Trail of Tears" to Wounded Knee and Little Bighorn, the narrative of American history is incomplete without the inclusion of the Native Americans that lived on the continent before European explorers and settlers arrived in the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the first contact between natives and settlers, tribes like the Sioux, Cherokee, and Navajo have both fascinated and perplexed outsiders with their history, language, and culture. In Charles River Editors' Native American Tribes series, readers can get caught up to speed on the history and culture of North America's most famous native tribes in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. Among all the Native American tribes, the Iroquois people are some of the most well documented Native Americans in history. Indigenous to the northeast region of what is now the United States and parts of Canada, they were among some of the earliest contacts Europeans had with the native tribes. And yet they have remained a constant source of mystery. The name "Iroquois," like many Native American tribal names, is not a name the people knew themselves by, but a word applied to them by their enemies the Huron, who called them "Iroquo" (rattlesnake) as an insult. The French later added the suffix "ois." Moreover, the Iroquois are not even a single tribe but a confederation of several different tribal nations that include the Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga and the Tuscarora, who didn't become part of the union until the early 1700's. The name Haudenosaunee (pronounced "ho-den-oh-SHO-nee") is the name the people use for themselves, which translates as "the People of the Longhouse." They are also commonly known as the Six Nations. Despite their own cultural differences, the nations that comprised the Iroquois Confederacy established their political dominance across much of America's East Coast and Midwest through conquest, and it is that aspect which has perhaps best endured among Americans in terms of the Iroquois' legacy. European settlers who came into contact with the Mohawks in the Northeast certainly learned to respect their combat skills, to the point that there were literally bounties on the Mohawks' heads, with scalps fetching money for colonists who succeeded in slaying them and carrying away the "battle prize." In addition to the constant state of conflict between the Iroquois and different nations, including the French and the colonists, the Six Nations are perhaps best known for their political structure, and their influence on American democracy is well documented if not well known by most Americans. Far from being relics of history, they are living communities who maintain political relationships with United States and Canada, as they have occupied their territories long before international borders were drawn. Their histories have left an indelible mark on the formation of the United States and Canada. Native American Tribes: The History and Culture of the Iroquois Confederacy comprehensively covers the culture and history of the Six Nations. Along with pictures depicting the Iroquois, you will learn about the Iroquois like you never have before, in no time at all.

The Iroquois Confederacy

Author: Rufus Blanchard
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This brief work describes succinctly the organization and political systems of the Iroquois of New York and Canada.

Iroquois Confederacy Of Nations

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs
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The Iroquois

Author: Barbara Graymont
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438103735
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An agricultural and matrilineal (the women owned all property and determined kinship) society, the Iroquois Confederacy was made up of six nations--Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.

Understanding The Iroquois Constitution

Author: James Wolfe
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 076606879X
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The Iroquois Constitution was created in the late sixteenth century to bring peace and unity to five, and later, six, warring Iroquois nations. But how was this understanding reached? What were its specific conditions? And did it affect later political documents in the United States? Read about the legacy of the Iroquois Constitution and how its influence can still be felt today.

The Great Law And The Longhouse

Author: William Nelson Fenton
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806130033
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The Great Law, a living tradition among the conservative Iroquois, is sustained by celebrating the condolence ceremony when they mourn a dead chief and install his successor for life on good behavior. This ritual act, reaching back to the dawn of history, maintains the League of the Iroquois, the legendary form of government that gave way over time to the Iroquois Confederacy. Fenton verifies historical accounts from his own long experience of Iroquois society, so that his political ethnography extends into the twentieth century as he considers in detail the relationship between customs and events. His main argument is the remarkable continuity of Iroquois political tradition in the face of military defeat, depopulation, territorial loss, and acculturation to European technology.

U X L Encyclopedia Of Native American Tribes

Author: Sharon Malinowski
Editor: UXL
ISBN: 9780787628390
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Provides a cultural chronicle of the Native Americans of the Great Basin and the Southwest, with descriptions of each tribe and entries on history, religion, government, and daily life.

Hiawatha And The Iroquois Confederation

Author: Horatio Hale
Editor: Salem, Mass. : Printed at the Salem Press
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This fascinating work gives a complete background on the formation of the Iroquois League and Hiawatha and other's efforts to establish the Five Nations.

Hiawatha And The Iroquois Confederation A Paper

Author: Horatio Emmons Hale
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Johnson S Univeral Cyclop Dia

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How Enemies Become Friends

Author: Charles A. Kupchan
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691154384
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Is the world destined to suffer endless cycles of conflict and war? Can rival nations become partners and establish a lasting and stable peace? How Enemies Become Friends provides a bold and innovative account of how nations escape geopolitical competition and replace hostility with friendship. Through compelling analysis and rich historical examples that span the globe and range from the thirteenth century through the present, foreign policy expert Charles Kupchan explores how adversaries can transform enmity into amity--and he exposes prevalent myths about the causes of peace. Kupchan contends that diplomatic engagement with rivals, far from being appeasement, is critical to rapprochement between adversaries. Diplomacy, not economic interdependence, is the currency of peace; concessions and strategic accommodation promote the mutual trust needed to build an international society. The nature of regimes matters much less than commonly thought: countries, including the United States, should deal with other states based on their foreign policy behavior rather than on whether they are democracies. Kupchan demonstrates that similar social orders and similar ethnicities, races, or religions help nations achieve stable peace. He considers many historical successes and failures, including the onset of friendship between the United States and Great Britain in the early twentieth century, the Concert of Europe, which preserved peace after 1815 but collapsed following revolutions in 1848, and the remarkably close partnership of the Soviet Union and China in the 1950s, which descended into open rivalry by the 1960s. In a world where conflict among nations seems inescapable, How Enemies Become Friends offers critical insights for building lasting peace.

Sovereign Immunity

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs (1993- )
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Ancient Society Or Researches In The Lines Of Human Progress From Savagery Through Barbarism To Civilization

Author: Lewis Henry Morgan
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The Iroquois In The Civil War

Author: Laurence M. Hauptman
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815602729
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"When General Lee entered the room at the Appomattox Courthouse, where the terms of surrender were to be signed, he was startled by the presence of a Native American, Ely S. Parker, who was General Grant's military secretary and the man who would transcribe the historic document. Parker was almost certainly the most prominent Iroquois to serve with the Union Army, but in fact there were hundreds more who were directly involved in the Civil War itself and thousands back home who were adversely affected by its course. This is their story. Despite the perennial interest in the American Civil War, historians have not examined sufficiently how Native American communities were affected by this watershed event in U.S. history. This ground-breaking book by one of the foremost Iroquois historians significantly adds to our understanding of this subject by providing the first intimate look at the Iroquois' involvement in the American Civil War and its devastating impact on Iroquois communities"--Jacket.

Johnson S Universal Cyclopaedia

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History Of Ontario County New York

Author: Lewis Cass Aldrich
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White Roots Of Peace

Author: Paul A. W. Wallace
Editor: Santa Fe, N.M. : Clear Light Publishers
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A faithful retelling of the orally transmitted epic of Deganawidah, the Peacemaker, this book introduces the reader to an enlightened spiritual master on a par with Christ or the Buddha who at the same time possessed a unique gift for politics. Those who value Native American spirituality will appreciate the teachings of this charismatic leader, whose unbroken spiritual and temporal lineage has united the Iroquois peoples since the 15th century. 35 illustrations.