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The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701


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  • Title:
    The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701
  • Subjects: Spatial behavior ; Human geography ; Iroquois Indians ; Power (Social sciences) ; Social life and customs ; Community life ; Social structure ; History ; North America ; Social conditions ; Social mobility ; HISTORY ; Native American
  • Description: Drawing on archival and published documents in several languages, archeological data, and Iroquois oral traditions, The Edge of the Woods explores the ways in which spatial mobility represented the geographic expression of Iroquois social, political, and economic priorities. By reconstructing the late precolonial Iroquois settlement landscape and the paths of human mobility that constructed and sustained it, Jon Parmenter challenges the persistent association between Iroquois 'locality' and Iroquois 'culture,' and more fully maps the extended terrain of physical presence and social activity that Iroquois people inhabited. Studying patterns of movement through and between the multiple localities in Iroquois space, the book offers a new understanding of Iroquois peoplehood during this period. According to Parmenter, Iroquois identities adapted, and even strengthened, as the very shape of Iroquois homelands changed dramatically during the seventeenth century.
  • Publisher: East Lansing: Michigan State University Press
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 9780870139857
    ISBN: 0870139851
    ISBN: 161186139X
    ISBN: 9781611861396
    EISBN: 9781609172145
    EISBN: 1609172140
    DOI: 10.14321/j.ctt130hjr7
    OCLC: 876514411
    OCLC: 923248994
    LCCallNum: E99.I7P26 2010
  • Source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved

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