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Death and Rebirth of the Seneca
     

Death and Rebirth of the Seneca

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by Anthony Wallace
 

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This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the years around 1800.
 
"Here is a carefully crafted masterpiece of anthropological and

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This book tells the story of the late colonial and early reservation history of the Seneca Indians, and of the prophet Handsome Lake, his visions, and the moral and religious revitalization of an American Indian society that he and his followers achieved in the years around 1800.
 
"Here is a carefully crafted masterpiece of anthropological and historical investigation. It is about both the specific renaissance of the Seneca and the possible renaissance of any people. On its specific subject matter, it will probably remain the definitive study for a long time."—Christian Science Monitor
 
"Until this volume, there has been no single book written that relates the history and life style of one of the Iroquois peoples with the encompassing depth and breadth of knowledge, clarity, and interest that the subject deserves. Finally, this book does it for the Seneca. It is enthralling history, told in a knowledgeable, highly readable way."—Alvin M. Joseph Jr., author of The Indian Heritage of America

"This book is at once troubling and richly textured; for it draws skillfully and impartially on the resources of history, ethnology and psychology to chronicle the agony and decline of one of the proudest of American Indian peoples."—Morris Opler

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"Until this volume, there has been no single book written that relates the history and life style of one of the Iroquois peoples with the encompassing depth and breadth of knowledge, clarity, and interest that the subject deserves. Finally, this book does it for the Seneca. It is enthralling history, told in a knowledgeable, highly readable way."

— Alvin M. Joseph, Jr., author of The Indian Heritage of America

"This book is at once troubling and richly textured; for it draws skillfully and impartially on the resources of history, ethnology and psychology to chronicle the agony and decline of one of the proudest of American Indian peoples."

— Morris Opler Book World

"Here is a carefully crafted masterpiece of anthropological and historical investigation. It is about both the specific renaissance of the Seneca and the possible renaissance of any people. On its specific subject matter, it will probably remain the definitive study for a long time."

— Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394716992
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1972
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
873,121
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Death and Rebirth of the Seneca 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Good intro with some hard to find facts detailing the history of the Iroquois confederacy and some of its notable chiefs and civic leaders. Discusses various clans and cultural attributes of the Iroquois peoples