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The ambiguous Iroquois empire : the Covenant Chain confederation of Indian tribes with English colonies from its beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744

Author: Francis Jennings
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The second part of the "Covenant Chain" trilogy, this work reinterprets early American history especially with regard to the Iroquois nation. The other two volumes in the series are "The Invasion of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Jennings
ISBN: 0393017192 9780393017199 0393303020 9780393303025
OCLC Number: 9066383
Notes: Continues: The invasion of America. 1976, c1975.
Description: xxv, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Distinctions in deed and thought --
An empire of convenience --
A mixing of peoples --
An iron Dutch chain --
Logistics of intersocietal commerce --
The Iroquoian "Beaver wars" --
Odd man out --
A silver English chain --
Expansion and reaction --
"They flourish and we decrease" --
A link lost --
Mending chain --
A vise made in Europe --
Desperation in Iroquoia --
A new fire --
Chain into fetters --
Summit and slope --
Conflict and accommodation.
Responsibility: by Francis Jennings.

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[The] joint effort [of historians and anthropologists] to reconstruct the Indian past has produced not only a new definition of "frontier" but a major reinterpretation of early American history. The Read more...

 
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