The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 is a recent historical study by professor of history at Cornell Jon Parmenter. The period under study is the late precolonial period of Haudenosaunee history a time from contact with Europeans to final settlement on reserves and reservations. Using the ideas of geography, space, and organization combined with archival and published documents in several languages, archaeological data, and Iroquois oral traditions, the author skillfully makes the case that the Haudenosaunee identities adapted and expanded as their traditional territories changed during the seventeenth century. Using the language of the Condolence, Parmenter presents this new information in chapters that include: On the journey, 1534-1634; The edge of the woods, 1635-1649; Requickening, 1650-1666; Six songs, 1667-1684; Over the forest, part I, 1685-1693; Over the forest, part II, 1694-1701; Epilogue. Impressive maps express the ideas in clear visual form. The volume contains a detailed index, notes, and several maps. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history.