Bitter Feast: Amerindians and Europeans in Northeastern North America, 1600-1664 is an innovative interdisciplinary study offers a comprehensive analysis of the French, Dutch and English colonization of northeastern North America during the early and middle decades of the seventeenth century. It is the first book to pay serious attention to the European economic and political factors which promoted colonization, and it argues that the prime determinant was the uneven development of agricultural systems in western Europe. Chapter four discusses Huronia and Iroquoia. Denys Delage is a professor in the departments of Sociology and History at Laval University in Quebec City. Jane Brierley (translator) is a Montreal literary translator.