Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State / Edition 1

Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State / Edition 1

by Laurence Hauptman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815607121

ISBN-13: 9780815607120

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

The period between the American Revolution and the Civil War dramatically changed New York State and the Iroquois. Upstate metropolises - Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo - were founded and witnessed a phenomenal growth, making New York State one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States and creating an urban industrial corridor in the heart of…  See more details below

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The period between the American Revolution and the Civil War dramatically changed New York State and the Iroquois. Upstate metropolises - Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo - were founded and witnessed a phenomenal growth, making New York State one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States and creating an urban industrial corridor in the heart of Iroquoia.. "In Conspiracy of Interests Laurence M. Hauptman shows how state transportation interests, land speculating companies, and national defense policies worked to undermine the Iroquois.. "Hauptman goes beyond simply recounting the tragedy that befell the Indians in New York. He includes memoirs, letters, gazetteers, travelers' accounts, tribal records, personal correspondence, and Indian petitions to Albany and Washington - eloquent documents that reveal a rich culture in crisis and speak to contemporary implications on Indian land claims and the state's power to tax Indian nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815607120
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
768,483
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Figures
Preface
1Introduction: Ditches, Defense, and Dispossession1
Pt. 1The Oneida Country
2The Oneida Carrying Place27
3The Good Indians at the Crossroads34
4Trust Me58
5Vision Quest82
6Silent Partners88
Pt. 2The Seneca Country
7The Lake Effect101
8The Bashaw of the Border121
9Genesee Fever144
10The Disciple162
11The Bucktails Stop Here175
12The Incorporation, 1838-1857191
13Conclusion: The Iroquois Indians and the Rise of the Empire State213
Notes223
Bibliography265
Index293

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