The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by scholar Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offers a ground-breaking volume and intriguing new approach to the well-studied topic of Haudenosaunee's (Five Nations Iroquois) response to European contact. Parmenter applies sophisticated modern concepts about geography, space, and organization and the implications of these to the Iroquois nation occupying most of the area to the south and east of today's Lake Ontario.
The Tonawanda Senecas' Heroic Battle Against Removal: Conservative Activist Indians by SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at SUNY New Paltz Lawrence Hauptman is the result of over forty years of archival and field research about the Haudenosaunee community known as Tonawanda. The remarkable story of the Tonawanda Senecas in the face of overwhelming odds is the centerpiece of this landmark community study.
A Longhouse Fragmented: Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the Nineteenth Century is a historic ethnography of the Ohio Iroquois and, in particular, of the people known as the Seneca of Sandusky during the early nineteenth century. Using contemporary social theory and interdisciplinary methodologies, Brian Joseph Gilley tells the social history of the Indigenous peoples of Ohio before and during the sociopolitical buildup to removal.
Suggested for mature adult readers. Contains graphic violence.
Please read Hayden King's critical review from a First Nation perspective: http://www.muskratmagazine.com/home/node/192#.U0apBKKGqvF
Hayden King is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He is Ojibwe and Pottawotami from Gchi'mnissing in Huronia, Ontario.
Tuscarora: A History is the 278-page history of the Tuscarora Nation in western New York State near Niagara Falls. Anthony F. C. Wallace is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. This highly readable and accessible historical account is told through the author's clear and straightforward voice. Wallace began his initial research at Tuscarora in the late 1940s when he was collecting
The Eighteenth-Century Wyandot: A Clan-Based Study by Humber College professor John L. Steckley examines the importance of clans to the study of the history and cultural traditions of the people known as Wyandot. The Wyandot were born of two Wendat peoples encountered by the French in the first half of the seventeenth century—the otherwise named Petun and Huron—and their history is fragmented by their dispersal between Quebec, Michigan, Kansas, and Oklahoma. This book weaves these fragmented histories together, with a focus on the mid-eighteenth century.
Dispersed but not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth-Century Wendat People Kathryn Magee Labelle examines the creation of a Wendat diaspora in the wake of the Iroquois attacks. By focusing the historical lens on the dispersal and its aftermath, she extends the seventeenth-century Wendat narrative. In the latter half of the century, Wendat leaders continued to appear at councils, trade negotiations, and diplomatic ventures -- including the Great Peace of Montreal in 1701 -- relying on established customs of accountability and consensus.
Mi'kmaq: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Christine Webster describes the cultural history of the Mi'kmaq Nation of eastern Canada. The book provides 1 to 2-page spreads about Mi'kmaq homes, communities, clothing, food, tools, spirituality, ceremonies, language, storytelling, art, and petroglyphs. A recipe for Mi'kmaq Bread is included.
Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture: Algonquin is one of the titles in the Canadian Aboriginal Art and Culture series published by Weigl Educational Publishers. This volume written by Heather Kissock describes the cultural history of the Algonquin also known as the Anishinaabe, the people of the Woodland cultural region who live within Southern Ontario, and Quebec. Originally the Algonquin flourished in the areas around the Ottawa Valley where they first encountered the French.