North American Indians Today: Iroquois is one of the titles in the Mason Crest Publishers series about Native Americans in contemporary society. The series is edited by Martha McCollough, professor of ethnohistory and contemporary Native American issues at the University of Nebraska. The series intends to overcome common misconceptions and stereotypes about Native North American Indians by providing students with information about the ways contemporary Native Americans work to preserve and maintain their culture as well as developing strong economies.
Paddling the Grand River offers Full-colour maps, aerial map photos, river access points with GPS coordinates, and historical information for paddling the Grand River from Belwood Lake to Port Maitland at the mouth of the Grand River in Ontario. Produced by the Grand River Conservation Authority to promote use of the Grand River as a 292 kilometer waterway for recreation.
The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution by history professor at the University of California tackles the complex history of the Six Nations during the times of the American Revolution. By focusing on two larger than life characters, Joseph Brant and Samuel Kirkland, the historian tracks the methods each employed to sway the Nations to join either the British or the Americans. This author examines the divided border between the Grand River and New York State Iroquois.
Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams on the themes of medicine (physical/spiritual/psychic healing). Williams intertwines the stories and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture. At the same time, he writes with an irreverence, irony, and good humour unmistakably his own. Coloured by his wry wit, Big Medicine from Six Nations amply fulfills the promise of its title.
The Iroquois is one of the titles in the Learner Publications series, Native American Histories. Each of the titles in this newly released series covers the basic historical and cultural traditions of the Nations being studied. In this book, the Six Nations Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora) are described in four chapters. The meaning of the name, Iroquois, is explained. Their lifestyle such as village life, clans, housing, clothing, and spiritual beliefs are briefly detailed.
The War That Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War authored by Fred Anderson, professor of history at the University of Colorado, is the companion book to the 2006 PBS television special about the Seven Years War (French and Indian War, 1755-1763). This book is a highly accessible account of the military efforts of the French, the British and the Iroquois Confederacy during the turbulent times in North America.
Lewis Henry Morgan's mid-nineteenth-century assemblage of Six Nation Iroquois-made artifacts featured more than 500 objects and at the time was the largest such collection for a single Native American nation. In this richly illustrated volume, Elisabeth Tooker has brought together much previously unpublished material not only to show how Morgan managed such an impressive feat of scholarship but also to reveal something of his too often neglected research methods.
Households and Families of the Longhouse Iroquois at Six Nations Reserve is the recently published anthropological study conducted during 1956-1958 by Merlin Myers (1923-91). As part of Syracuse University's Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians Series, the book brings the original research completed years earlier to the general reader. Myers studied the kinship (clans) relations, economics, and household organization among Longhouse families on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve.
The Oneida Indians in the Age of Allotment, 1860-1920 is a collection of writings by Oneida educators, historians, scholars, and Elders collected during a 2003 historical conference held in Oneida, Wisconsin. Their writings cover specific years and a variety of topics including education, boarding and residential schools, land claims issues, musical life, economic activities, veterans in the Civil War, leadership, and legal cases. Historian Laurence Hauptman worked with Gordon McLester to compile the essays and oral history accounts.