Description - Tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy by Michael Johnson
The federated Iroquois tribes were absolutely central to the long struggle between the British colonists in eastern North America, and the French and their client tribes. They fought many exciting frontier campaigns, and were generally loyal allies of the British for 200 years from the late 16th century. They provided the redcoats and colonial militias with an invaluable scouting and raiding element, right up to the end of the American War of Independence in 1782, when the Mohawks trekked to new lands they were given in Canada by a grateful Crown. The Iroquois had a rich and individual material culture which is beautifully illustrated in this book.
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(245mm x 185mm x 6mm)
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Author Biography - Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson has researched the material culture, demography and linguistic relationships of Native American people for more than 30 years. A collector of data, photographs and artefacts, he has presented many exhibitions, including annual exhibitions at the American Museum in Bath. He is the author of scores of articles and has previously written a number of titles in the Men-at-Arms series. Jonathan Smith was born in London in 1959. He attended St Martin's School of Art, and obtained a degree in fine art from Goldsmith's College of Art. He has had a lifelong interest in tribal peoples, particularly Native Americans and has travelled extensively in the USA and Canada with peoples of many tribal nations. He currently lives and works in Cheltenham.