Dispersed but not Destroyed: A History of 17th hc

SKU: 9780774825559

Kathryn Magee Labelle
Grade Levels:
College, University
Huron, Iroquois, Mohawk, Ojibwe, Wendat, Woodland, Wyandot
Book Type:
UBC Press
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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. Women also continued to assert their authority during this time, guiding their communities toward paths of cultural continuity and accommodation. Through tactics such as this, the power of the Wendat Confederacy and their unique identity was maintained. Turning the story of Wendat conquest on its head, this book demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat people and writes a new chapter in North American history. Kathryn Magee Labelle is an assistant professor in the History Department at the University of Saskatchewan.

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