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The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire: The Covenant Chain Confederation of Indian Tribes with English Colonies from its beginnings to the Lancaster Treaty of 1744


Winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars.

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Winner of the Distinguished Book Award of the Society of Colonial Wars.

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Editorial Reviews

Ronald Sanders
“A learned and lively new history of the Iroquois to 1744 . . . [that] stands by itself as a very important book. . . . [It] surely must now be the definite history of the Iroquois in their era of triumph and the first stages of decline.”
James Axtell
“[The] joint effort [of historians and anthropologists] to reconstruct the Indian past has produced not only a new definition of "frontier" but a major reinterpretation of early American history. The scholar who has done most to advance and popularize the "Indianization" of American history is Francis Jennings. . . . [He] has demonstrated once again that the American frontier was not a clear line between 'savagism' and 'civilization' but rather a wide zone of intercultural conflict, penetration, and cooperation.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393303025
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Series: Covenant Chain Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis Jennings is former director of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian.

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