The Iroquois Struggle for Survival

SKU: 081562350X

Laurence M. Hauptman
Grade Levels:
College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Woodland
Book Type:
Syracuse University Press
Copyright Date:

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The Iroquois Struggle for Survival: World War ll to Red Power is a history of the Six Nations Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) located in the United States and their efforts to maintain sovereignty (self-government) over their lands. Laurence Hauptman of the State University of New York tackles this issue by examining the various ways the Army Corps of Engineers and the New York State Power Authority threatened Iroquois traditional territory. The issues over land rights include the Seneca Nation of New York and their battle with Salamanca lease holders; the fight to stop the Kinzua Dam; the Mohawks of Akwesasne and Kahnawake as they struggled to stop the St. Lawrence Seaway; and the taking of Tuscarora lands by the New York State Power Authority for the Niagara River hydro development. Additional struggles focus on the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Ontario, and New York and their battles over their traditional territories. Hauptman draws on the historical record from government sources, as well as the works gathered anthropologists working in Iroquois communities. The book contains numerous photographs, maps, an index and bibliography. This book is part of The Iroquois and Their Neighbors Series from Syracuse University Press. .

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