Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800, offers papers by various ethnologists and archaeologists who work to dispel the academic myth of an Iroquois empire. The work of De Witt Clinton proposed that the Iroquois were the Romans of the Western world and this theory is now criticized by scholars. Contributors include Douglas W. Boyce, Mary A. Druke-Becker, Richard L. Haan, Francis Jennings, Michael N. McConnell, Theda Perdue, and Neal Salisbury. First paper edition of 1987 Syracuse University Press title. Includes a new preface by Daniel K. Richter and James H. Merrell. Daniel K. Richter was Professor of History and Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.