Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 / Edition 1

Beyond the Covenant Chain: The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in Indian North America, 1600-1800 / Edition 1

by Daniel K. Richter, James H. Merrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 027102299X

ISBN-13: 9780271022994

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Penn State University Press

For centuries the Western view of the Iroquois was clouded by the myth that they were the supermen of the frontier—"the Romans of this Western World," as De Witt Clinton called them in 1811. Only in recent years have scholars come to realize the extent to which Europeans had exaggerated the power of the Iroquois.

First published in 1987, Beyond

Overview

For centuries the Western view of the Iroquois was clouded by the myth that they were the supermen of the frontier—"the Romans of this Western World," as De Witt Clinton called them in 1811. Only in recent years have scholars come to realize the extent to which Europeans had exaggerated the power of the Iroquois.

First published in 1987, Beyond the Covenant Chain was one of the first studies to acknowledge fully that the Iroquois never had an empire. It remains the best study of diplomatic and military relations among Native American groups in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century North America.

Published in paperback for the first time, it features a new introduction by Richter and Merrell. Contributors include Douglas W. Boyce, Mary A. Druke-Becker, Richard L. Haan, Francis Jennings, Michael N. McConnell, Theda Perdue, and Neal Salisbury.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271022994
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,162,869
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Foreword by Wilcomb E. Washburn

Preface to the paperback edition by Daniel K. Richter and James H. Merrell

Maps

The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in the Early 1670s

The Iroquois and Their Neighbors in the Early 1760s

Introduction

Daniel K. Richter and James H. Merrell

Part I Perspectives from Iroquoia

1. Ordeals of the Longhouse: The Five Nations in Early American History

Daniel K. Richter

2. Linking Arms: The Structure of Iroquois Intertribal Diplomacy

Mary Druke Becker

3. Covenant and Consensus: Iroquois and English, 1676–1760

Richard L. Haan

part II Near Neighbors

4. Toward the Covenant Chain: Iroquois and Southern New England Algonquins, 1637–1684

Neal Salisbury

5. "Pennsylvania Indians" and the Iroquois

Francis Jennings

6. Peoples "In Between": The Iroquois and the Ohio Indians, 1720–1768

Michael N. McConnell

Part III Distant Friends and Foes

7. "Their Very Bones Shall Fight": The Catawba-Iroquois Wars

James H. Merrell

8. Cherokee Relations with the Iroquois in the Eighteenth Century

Theda Perdue

9. "As the Wind Scatters the Smoke": The Tuscaroras in the Eighteenth Century

Douglas W. Boyce

Notes

Index

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