In Defense of Mohawk Land: Ethnopolitical Conflict in Native North America

In Defense of Mohawk Land: Ethnopolitical Conflict in Native North America

by Linda Pertusati
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791432122

ISBN-13: 9780791432129

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

During 1990, a land dispute between the Mohawk territory of Kanehsatake and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada took center stage in the world community, erupting into months of intense and often violent confrontation. Rooted in the historical reality of past injustices, the events of the 1990 Mohawk-Oka conflict epitomized the relationship and struggles which exists…  See more details below

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During 1990, a land dispute between the Mohawk territory of Kanehsatake and the town of Oka, Quebec, Canada took center stage in the world community, erupting into months of intense and often violent confrontation. Rooted in the historical reality of past injustices, the events of the 1990 Mohawk-Oka conflict epitomized the relationship and struggles which exists between Aboriginal nations, ethnonationalist movements, and the state. By examining the Mohawk-Oka conflict, this book tells a story of struggle and survival during the 1990 invasion by the Quebec provincial police and Canadian army into Mohawk sovereign land. The story is one of an embattled nation's struggle and aboriginal right to determine its political and economic destiny. Through extensive research of archived documents, newspapers, and interviews with leaders and members of the Mohawk Warrior Movement and other central figures in the Mohawk nation, the author demonstrates how politicized ethnicity and ideology can become significant factors in the repertoire of indigenous ethno-nationalist social movements for generating and maintaining social protest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791432129
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
SUNY Series in Ethnicity and Race in American Life
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Aboriginal-State Relations1
2The Framing of Politicized Ethnicity and Nationalism11
3Nations at War: History in Perspective25
4Culture, Ideology, and Organizational Formation: The Rise of the Mohawk Warrior Movement39
5The Mobilization of Mohawk Warrior Militancy67
6Nations at War: Voice, Peaceful Resistance, and Mobilization81
7Nations at War: Voice, Armed Resistance, and Maintenance of Mobilization101
8Politicized Ethnicity and Nationalism: Conclusions127
Appendix: Persons Interviewed141
References145
Index159

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