The Iroquois Restoration: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Colonial Frontier, 1701-1754 / Edition 1

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Beginning in 1701, the Iroquois, at their nadir after twenty years of warring, sought to rebuild the Confederacy. By design or circumstance, they carried out sophisticated diplomatic relations with their Indian and white neighbors, gradually recouping much of their political, military, and economic power. The Iroquois helped shape the frontier, influencing Westward expansion, the fur trade, and colonial warfare.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History
"This meticulous study, with its interpretive themes, represents a major contribution to Iroquois historiography. It fills a gap in the literature, addresses important issues, and has the further advantage of presenting the Indian perspective."—Journal of American History
Western Historical Quarterly
"Aquila’s work does for the eighteenth century much of what George Hunt’s Wars of the Iroquois did for the seventeenth century: it provides a comprehensive overview of Iroquois history."—Western Historical Quarterly
New York History
"[A] well-organized, deeply researched, and thoroughly documented, as well as highly readable, addition to the literature on Indian-white relations."—New York History
Reviews in American
"Although [Aquila] is no sentimentalist, his study cannot help but contribute to the high reputation of the Iroquois as diplomats and political innovators."—Reviews in American
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803259324
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 285
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

In a new introduction, Richard Aquila discusses recent scholarship and trends in Iroquois studies. A professor of history and director of the American Studies Program at Ball State University, he is the author of Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West in Popular Culture.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9
Preface 1
Introduction to the Paperback Edition 5
Introduction to the First Edition 15
Pt. I Background: The Iroquois in the Seventeenth Century
1 Early Iroquois Expansion 29
2 The Twenty Years' War 43
3 The Effects of the Twenty Years' War on the Iroquois 70
Pt. II The Iroquois Restoration, 1701-1754
4 The Policy of Neutrality 85
5 Rapprochement with the Western and Northern Tribes 129
6 The Pennsylvania Strategy 156
7 The Southern Wars 205
Conclusion: Results of the Restoration Policy 233
Maps 246
Glossary 249
Notes 257
Bibliography 274
Index 279
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