Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (The Penguin Library of American Indian History)

By: Shannon, Timothy J.

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First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. 260 pp. Timothy J. Shannon tells the story of the most influential Native American confederacy of the colonial era. The Iroquois occupied a strategic region between Canada and New York and engaged in active trade and diplomacy with their colonial Dutch, French, and British neighbors. While they were famous as fierce warriors, it was actually their intercultural diplomacy that accounted for the span and endurance of their power in early America. By carefully maintaining their neutrality in the Anglo-French imperial wars in North America, they were able to claim an unrivaled influence in colonial America at a time when other Indian nations experienced dispossession and dispersal. Europeans who wanted to remain in the good graces of the Iroquois had to learn the ceremonies and the use of sacred objects that their diplomacy entailed. Shannon’s portrayal contradicts the notion of the “noble savage,” showing just how politically savvy—and at times treacherous—the Iroquois Nation was in the face of colonialism.

Title: Iroquois Diplomacy on the Early American Frontier (The Penguin Library of American Indian History)

Author: Shannon, Timothy J.

Categories: Modern First Editions, Native American Studies, Colonial Era, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Viking: 2008

ISBN Number: 067001897X

ISBN Number 13: 9780670018970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2260326

Keywords: TIMOTHY SHANNON IROQUOIS DIPLOMACY ON EARLY AMERICAN FRONTIER PENGUIN LIBRARY AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY NATIVE AMERICAN AMERICANA,