Reading the Wampum: Essays on Hodinöhsö:ni’ Visual Code and Epistemological Recovery by Penelope Myrtle Kelsey, professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the 2014 publication in the Syracuse University Press series, The Iroquois and Their Neighbors. Reading the Wampum offers an academic consideration of the ways in which these sacred belts are reinterpreted into current Haudenosaunee tradition.
The Great Law Kayaneren'ko:wa inspired by the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace has just been published by Métis author David Bouchard's publishing company, MTW Publishers. This narrative poetry version of the Great Law of Peace is told through the words of Bouchard and accompanied by Tuscarora artist Raymond Skye's compelling artwork. This bilingual (Mohawk and English) version of the Great Law takes its rhyming scheme from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1855 poem, The Song of Hiawatha (a misappropriated name Longfellow attached to his borrowed character).
English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary published by the University of Toronto Press offers linguists and second-language learners, and Cayuga language instructors a resource for the Cayuga language that is spoken on the Six Nations of the Grand River. It includes extensive appendices that cover weekdays, months, periods of time, numbers, money, nations, kin, Chiefs' names, place names, traditional and ceremonial language, government and business, Ganohonyohk (The Thanksgiving Address), particles, and a Cayuga grammatical sketch.
The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701 by scholar Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, offers a ground-breaking volume and intriguing new approach to the well-studied topic of Haudenosaunee's (Five Nations Iroquois) response to European contact. Parmenter applies sophisticated modern concepts about geography, space, and organization and the implications of these to the Iroquois nation occupying most of the area to the south and east of today's Lake Ontario.
A Longhouse Fragmented: Ohio Iroquois Autonomy in the Nineteenth Century is a historic ethnography of the Ohio Iroquois and, in particular, of the people known as the Seneca of Sandusky during the early nineteenth century. Using contemporary social theory and interdisciplinary methodologies, Brian Joseph Gilley tells the social history of the Indigenous peoples of Ohio before and during the sociopolitical buildup to removal.
The Rotinonshonni: A Traditional Iroquoian History Through the Eyes of Teharonhia:wako and Sawiskera by Mohawk scholar Brian Rice offers a comprehensive history based on the oral traditions of the Rotinonshonni Longhouse People, also known as the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois. Drawing upon J. N. B. Hewitt’s translation and the oral presentations of Cayuga Elder Jacob Thomas, Rice records the Iroquois creation story, the origin of Iroquois clans, the Great Law of Peace, the European invasion, and the life of Handsome Lake.
Imperial Entanglements: Iroquois Change and Persistence on the Frontiers of Empire chronicles the history of the Haudenosaunee Iroquois in the eighteenth century, a dramatic period during which they became further entangled in a burgeoning market economy, participated in imperial warfare, and encountered a waxing British Empire. Rescuing the Seven Years' War era from the shadows of the American Revolution and moving away from the political focus that dominates Iroquois studies, historian Gail D. MacLeitch offers a fresh examination of Iroquois experience in economic and cultural terms.
Iroquois: People of the Longhouse is a 160-page, colour illustrated volume about the Six Nations Iroquois/Haudenosaunee. The author's approach is standard anthropological and historical but offers a wealth of colour images, maps, archival images, and references. Important People in Six Nations History.
The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontier of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 is a landmark study of Iroquois and European communities and coexistence in eastern North America before the American Revolution. David L. Preston details the ways in which European and Iroquois settlers on the frontiers creatively adapted to each other's presence, weaving webs of mutually beneficial social, economic, and religious relationships that sustained the peace for most of the eighteenth century.
Speculators in Empire: Iroquoia and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix by William J.Campbell, assistant professor of history at California State University, explores the Six Nations Iroquois-British diplomacy leading up to this historic treaty. At the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the British secured the largest land cession in colonial North America. Crown representatives gained possession of an area claimed but not occupied by the Iroquois that encompassed parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.