Tuscarora: A History

Tuscarora: A History

by Anthony F. C. Wallace
4.8 8


View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING


Tuscarora: A History by Anthony F. C. Wallace

The definitive history of the Tuscaroras and their return to western New York.

Tuscarora is the comprehensive history of the small Iroquois Indian reservation community just north of Niagara Falls in western New York. The Tuscaroras consider themselves to be a sovereign nation, independent of the United States and the State of New York. They have preserved a system of social organization and ideal public values, along with the Tonawanda Seneca and the Onondagas that retains matrilineal clans, and a Council of Chiefs nominated by the clan matrons. Over the course of their existence, however, the Tuscarora have faced many struggles. Stemming from over sixty years of research, Anthony F. C. Wallace follows their story of overcoming war and loss of population, migration from North Carolina in the 1700s, the emotional trauma and social disorders resulting from discrimination and abusive conditions in residential boarding schools, and successful adaption to urban industrial society. Wallace weaves together historical detail, ethnography, and his own personal reflections to offer a unique and sweeping look at this fascinating group of people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438444307
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2013
Series: SUNY series, Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building Series
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony F. C. Wallace is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Tuscarora: A History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is deputy open at ur clan? I would love to be deputy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Demon all res talk to kathrine or mina at res 10
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi, im dwputy of eternityclan and my leader wont be on for a long time so he asked me to lead the clan. I eed my nine lives
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so my name is Moonstar and my vlan ,Moonclan ,is at hodden ((no typo)) res one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"You are all added, thank you." She purred. "You'll each have a new cat."