The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization
Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1992 - History - 436 pages
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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Review: The Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European ColonizationUser Review - Brad Hayes - Goodreads
As a student, I found this book imposing. Twenty years later, I realize that Richter's writing style leaves a lot to be desired, but the content is pretty good for a political survey of Iroquoia in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Read full review