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).
Oneida History and Culture is the 2013 publication in the Native American Library Series from Gareth Stevens Publishing. This 48-page information book offers students from grades 5 to 8 basic and accurate information about the Oneida in the United States and Canada. Organized in five chapters the book begins with Land and Origins. This two-page spread explains the origin or creation story, names, and geographic location in New York State, Ontario, and Wisconsin. The remaining chapters cover History; Traditional Way of Life; Oneida Life Today; and Current Oneida Issues.
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.
Learning and Teaching Community-Based Research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice is a collection of fifteen scholarly papers that examine Community-Based Research, or CBR. This collection is an unmatched source of information on the theory and practice of using CBR in a variety of university- and community-based educational settings.
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.
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.
Iroquois Art, Power, and History is the richly illustrated book, written by art historian and anthropology professor Neal B. Keating. He explores Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) visual expression through more than five thousand years, from its emergence in North America into the early twenty-first century. The 348-page volume draws on extensive archival research and fieldwork with Haudenosaunee artists and communities allowing the voices of the artists to speak to the reader.
Rabbit’s Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story is a 32-page picture book that explains why rabbits have powder puff tails and how pussy willows came to be. Abenaki storytellers Joseph and James Bruchac cooperate to write this humourous story. They retell this Haudenosaunee legend about Rabbit’s impatience and longing for snow even in the summertime. Rabbit has a long and fluffy tail and he enjoys the tasty leaves on top of willow trees. Rabbit takes his drum and sings a song about the coming of snow. He carries on so much the other animals become annoyed but Rabbit continues.