Encyclopedia of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy)

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Bruce Elliott Johansen, Barbara Alice Mann
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - History - 366 pages

A comprehensive reference work on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy), containing over 200 entries covering Haudenosaunee history, present-day issues, and contributions to general North American culture. Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) is the name the Iroquois use for their confederacy (Iroquois is the name given them by the French). This encyclopedia surveys the histories of the six constituent nations of the confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora, adopted about 1725). Several entries also trace ways in which the practices of the Iroquois have filtered into general North American society.


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BRUCE ELLIOTT JOHANSEN is Robert T. Reilly Professor of Communication and Coordinator of the Native American Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the editor of Native American Political Systems and the Evolution of Democracy (Greenwood, 1996), The Encyclopedia of Native American Legal Tradition (Greenwood, 1998), The Encylopedia of Native-American Economic History (Greenwood, 1999), and Native America and the Evolution of Democracy (Greenwood, 1999), and Shapers of the Great Debate on Native Americans: Land, Spirit, and Power (Greenwood, 2000).

BARBARA ALICE MANN teaches in the English Department at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

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