Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership
The Six Nations Since 1800
By (author) Laurence M. Hauptman
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Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership by Laurence M. Hauptman
Book DescriptionIn "Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership", Laurence M. Hauptman traces the past 200 years of the Six Nations' history through the lens of the remarkable leaders who shaped it. Focusing on the distinct qualities of Iroquois leadership, Hauptman reveals how the Six Nations have survived in the face of overwhelming pressure. Employing a biographical approach and extensive research, the author explores how leaders use the past to enable cultural, economic, and political survival.Celebrated figures such as Governor Blacksnake, Cornelius Cusick, and Deskaheh are juxtaposed with less well-known but nonetheless influential champions of Haudenosaunee culture and sovereignty such as Dinah John. Hauptman's survey includes many female leaders including 35 contemporary women, highlighting the important role women have played in Iroquois survival throughout history to the present day.Including leaders from all six Iroquois nations and all regions of modern-day Iroquoia, the book offers both historical and contemporary portraits. Hauptman's lucid prose and unrivaled authority make this an accessible and indispensable volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815631897
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Laurence M. Hauptman
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Drawing on extensive federal, state, and tribal archival research, Hauptman explores the political background of the Kinzua dam while also providing a detailed, at times very personal account of the devastating impact the dam has had on the Seneca Nation and the resilience the tribe has shown in the face of this crisis.
Conspiracy of Interests, Paperback (March 2001)
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Iroquois in the Civil War, Paperback (August 1998)» View all books by Laurence M. Hauptman
Examines the involvement of the Iroquois in the US Civil War. Based on archival records and wartime letters and diaries, this account shows that the Iroquois were dedicated cavalrymen and soldiers. It asks why they were so loyal to the Union and what their attitude was toward slavery and war.
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Author Biography - Laurence M. Hauptman
Laurence M. Hauptman is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of many books and articles on Native American studies, including Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State and The Iroquois in the Civil War: From Battlefield to Reservation, both published by Syracuse University Press.
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