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.
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 Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy is part of the Capstone Press series American Indian Nations. Author Mary Englar has written a helpful introduction to the Six Nations Iroquois. Her research was validated by Tara Froman of the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. The book covers the past and present lives of the Iroquois Six Nations Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora) of New York and Ontario, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and government.
The Iroquois: Longhouse Builders is part of the Capstone Press series, America's First Peoples. The author credits Tara Froman from the Woodland Cultural Centre as her consultant and the reader expects an accurate and informative result. That is not always the case for this title. The book is aimed at younger readers and the publisher suggests the book is suitable for grades two to five. The text begins with a description of the Iroquois homeland and the meaning of the name as well as that the Iroquois prefer Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse).
The Collected Speeches of Sagoyewatha, or Red Jacket is the recent publication from the Syracuse University Press. Red Jacket (c.1758-1830) was a noted Seneca orator and diplomat. More than fifty speeches are presented in this reference text. Some of the speeches are from unpublished sources while others are revised texts. The editor provides his technique for editing and verification. Some of the most famous of Red Jacket's oratory are included.