Conservatism Among the Iroquois

SKU: 0815626304

Annemarie Anrod Shimony
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Woodland
Book Type:
Syracuse University Press

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Conservatism Among the Iroquois at the Six Nations Reserve remains the most comprehensive and thorough volume about the Longhouse at Six Nations of the Grand River. Anthropologist Annemarie Shimony conducted field research at Grand River in 1951-1963 and made lifelong friends within the Sour Springs Longhouse community. The original volume was published by Syracuse University Press was updated with a new introduction in 1994. The book discusses the traditional, conservative community or Longhouse and their traditional seasonal round of ceremonies as well as cultural and kinship aspects. The roles of Chiefs and Clan Mothers receives attention as well as death and burial ceremonies for Chiefs and community members. Each ceremony is detailed as Shimony attended all the ceremonies. She records in detail each event and does not allow the anthropological theories to intrude on the writing. In this was the book is an essential volume for all aspects of the Six Nations Longhouse ceremonies and family structures. Her details on the Chiefs' titles are important genealogical sources. This edition contains a map of Six Nations, a biobliography, and a helpful index. Highly recommended.

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