The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization

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Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1992 - History - 436 pages
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Richter examines a wide range of primary documents to survey the responses of the peoples of the Iroquois League--the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras--to the challenges of the European colonialization of North America. He demonstrates that by the early eighteenth century a series of creative adaptations in politics and diplomacy allowed the peoples of the Longhouse to preserve their cultural autonomy in a land now dominated by foreign powers.

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The Ordeal of the Longhouse is an excellent start to gaining an understanding of how the Iroquois were affected by the onset of Europeans in their territory. This book does an excellent job of looking ... Read full review

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A nuanced, well-documented, sensitive study. A corrective to the stereotype of the all-powerful, warlike Iroquois. By the late 1600's, they were caught in a vise between the English and the French. Read full review

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