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

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.31
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 8%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $27.31   
  • New (2) from $27.31   
  • Used (3) from $51.74   

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A must for serious students of the Iroquois and Indian-white relations in the colonial period.”

—William A. Starna, Ethnohistory

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271022994
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel K. Richter is Professor of History and Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His most recent book, Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (2002), won the 2001–2002 Louis Gottschalk Prize in Eighteenth-Century History and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

James H. Merrell is Professor of History at Vassar College. His book, The Indians' New World: Catawbas and Their Neighbors from European Contact Through the Era of Removal (1989), won the Bancroft Prize, the Merle Curti Award, and the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. His most recent book is Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier (1999).

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)