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Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier
     

Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier

by Timothy J. Shannon, Colin Calloway
 

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The newest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History explores the most influential Native American Confederacy

More than perhaps any other Native American group, the Iroquois found it to their advantage to interact with and adapt to white settlers. Despite being known as fierce warriors, the Iroquois were just as reliant on political

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The newest addition to the Penguin Library of American Indian History explores the most influential Native American Confederacy

More than perhaps any other Native American group, the Iroquois found it to their advantage to interact with and adapt to white settlers. Despite being known as fierce warriors, the Iroquois were just as reliant on political prowess and sophisticated diplomacy to maintain their strategic position between New France and New York.

Colonial observers marveled at what Benjamin Franklin called their "method of doing business" as Europeans learned to use Iroquois ceremonies and objects to remain in their good graces. Though the Iroquois negotiated with the colonial governments, they refused to be pawns of European empires, and their savvy kept them in control of much of the Northeast until the American Revolution. Iroquois Diplomacy and the Early American Frontier is a must-read for anyone fascinated by Native American history or interested in a unique perspective on the dawn of American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440632655
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Series:
Library of American Indian History Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
379,845
File size:
462 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Timothy J . Shannon is a professor of history at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Indians and the Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire as well as numerous scholarly articles.

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